Next time you are cooking up a meal and you add a dash of olive oil to your pan, take a quick glance at the back of the bottle, as there is a good chance that it was produced in Iberia! Spain is renowned for producing some of the best olives in the world, which are then used for both for making olive oil and for eating as delicious table olives.
In fact, Spain produces about half the world's total olive oil, of which about 46% is exported, making them the world's leading olive oil producer and exporter. But how did olives become so prevalent and popular?
The first olive trees were brought to Spain over 3,000 years ago by the traveling Phoenicians, the same people who supplied the country with its first grapes! Since then, the Olive industry has boomed with more than 350 million olives being grown each year on 250 different variants of olive trees.
So it will come as no surprise that truckers in Iberia play an important role in helping export products of olive-oil and equipment for farmers who work on the vineyards across the region.
So whether you are a fan of olives or not, we hope you will take the time to visit and be a part of this world famous industry. We are sure there will be plenty of work available for drivers to deliver this delicate and delicious cargo!