Cummins on the hunt for oldest trucks with Darlington-built engines
Cummins is looking for the oldest surviving trucks or buses powered by its Darlington-built engines to show at a commerative event. The Darlington engine plant (pictured below) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Cummins is planning a celebration on 11 July.
The earliest ones are likely to be from the ‘small vee’ range, such as the 7.7-litre V8 used in some Ford D-series trucks. Production of the iconic B-series started in 1986, followed by C-series in 1989, and then the ISBe in 2000.
Anyone with a truck or bus featuring early examples of Darlington-built engines should contact [email protected].
- This story was published in the 29 January issue of Commercial Motor. Why not susbcribe?
Farrall's Transport names Jim Perry as MD
Farrall’s Transport has appointed Jim Perry as its new MD, following a restructure of its senior management team. Former MD Mike Farrall will take on the role of company chairman.
The Chester-based operator said the management shuffle follows a period of “exponential growth” in the business, including a £3.5m investment in its Deeside warehousing facility.
Perry told Commercialmotor.com: “The business is going through an exciting phase of development and I am looking forward to leading a committed, dynamic and extremely focused team in delivering best-in-class solutions and service.”