Arie de Lange
"The comfort of DAF is simply unmatched"
“What DAF is doing is fantastic”
The 89-year-old Arie de Lange from the Dutch town of Alphen aan de Rijn has a real DAF heart. In 1958 the former truck driver started at Dutch transport company Van Gend & Loos and drove his first DAF there.
"Until I retired, I drove DAF and have always been 100 percent satisfied," he says. “For a short period I drove a different brand, but I wasn't impressed. The comfort of DAF is simply unmatched. I have experienced the complete development of DAF, from starting as blacksmiths and now being a world player. And from such a small country like The Netherlands. I'm proud of that.” With nostalgia, he reflects on the DAF 2600 that he once drove for years. He still remembers the registration: “DB-30-04", he sighs with a smile. “A wonderful truck that I loved in all respects." He concludes: "I’m sure the quality of the competition is pretty good, but I don't see them doing what DAF does. DAF is great. ”
Arie de Lange (89)
Former truck driver and DAF-fanatic