DH80994 (18.08.09, Motorvej 501, Viby J)DSC_7058_Balancer
Model: Scania P 320 Euro5 4X2
1. Registration: 2013-12-06
Company: Postnord (Post Danmark) (DK)
Fleet No.: 81 1809
License plates: DH80994 (dec. 2013-?)
Previous reg.: n/a
Later reg.: n/a
Retirement age: still active mar. 2019
Photo location: Motorway 501 (Aarhus Syd Motorvejen), Viby J, Aarhus, DK
Post Danmark was Denmark's national mail operator, using trucks and vans in a orange-yellow livery like the one seen here. In 2009 Post Danmark merged with swedish Posten AB, but no visible changes were made to the vehicles until 2016, when it was announced, that the new colour scheme would be blue and white (to match the swedish vehicles) and the name Post Danmark would be phased out in favour of Postnord.
Severe financial problems meant, that updating the vehicle liveries would take low priority, and well into 2018, the old livery was still a common sight.
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" (www.flickr.com/photos/lavulv/collections/72157684190396672/ ) - 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.