Model: Volvo FH 500 First Class Euro5 6X2 (FH4)
1. Registration: 2012-01-26
Company: Guldager Transport, Nibe (DK)
Fleet No.: G 14
License plates: XS92280 (mar. 2013-dec. 2013)
Previous reg.: CW94653 (jan. 2012-feb. 2013)
Later reg.: n/a
Retirement age: 1 y 10 mo
Photo location: Motorway 501 (Aarhus Syd Motorvejen), Viby J, Aarhus, DK
In january 2012, shrouded by secrecy, Guldager started testing the new FH4 unveiled later that year. In order to cloak the truck, it was covered by white foil and fake bodyparts. It was also completely anonymous, except for a discrete "G 14" fleetnumber. In february 2013, after the public release of the FH4, Guldager's test truck was de-registered for a month, then returned under new registration and a normal Guldager livery. 9 months later it was deregistered again and vanished for good from the danish roads, just 1 year and 10 months old.
I'm uploading two photos, one of the "incognito" secret version flic.kr/p/27YzbKK and one of the late version in full Guldager livery (seen here) Notice that it still says "test vehicle" on the front, just below the Volvo logo.
Going up the steep hill leading sw out of Aarhus past Viby and Stautrup. Underpowered and/or heavily loaded trucks often struggle here.
Tip: to locate trucks of particular interest to you, check my collections page, "truck collection" - here you will find all trucks organized in albums, by haulier (with zip-codes), year, brand and country.
Retirement age for trucks: many used trucks are offered for sale on international markets. If sold to a foreign buyer, this will not be listed in the danish motor registry, so a "retired" truck may or may not have been exported. In other words, the "retirement age" only shows the age, at which the truck stopped running on danish license plates.