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Search is on for the oldest DAF truck still in service

21 August 2018 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Truck

DAF Trucks is searching for its oldest truck still in transport operation. The Dutch manufacturer wants to hear stories about DAF vehicles that have survived the decades, with the search focusing on typical DAF vehicles from the early-90s, 80s and 70s or even earlier.

1962 2600 Eurotrailer

It comes as DAF Trucks celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The company initially focused on the construction of lightweight semi-trailers and commenced truck production in 1949.

DAF often receives images from operators and drivers from around the world proudly showing trucks that left the production line many decades ago and are still in daily use. This has triggered DAF Trucks’ interest: what is the oldest DAF truck still in operation and where is it?

DAF owners and operators are invited to share images, videos and stories on the DAF Trucks Facebook page. At the end of November the oldest in-service DAF truck will be announced.

John Tarrent and his DAF 2100 from 1984

Irishman John Tarrent has already shared his classic DAF 2100 from 1984 on the company’s Facebook page. The vehicle is still working hard today.

Mr Tarrent said, “She has 34 years of work done, never let us down and she always comes back to base, whether it’s night or day.”


1970 First tiltable cab F1600

Circa 1972

1964 50,000th truck

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