At the age of sixteen, Harms Junior wanted to restore his own truck; but he didn’t want a truck from his own childhood – which would have been the first-generation Actros. Instead, it had to be a 1970s LP. Even before Lauritz Harms had passed his car driving licence, there was a machine-green LPS 2226 in the family’s garage. As soon as possible, he took his category C driving licence. With this, he was already allowed to drive his father’s reduced-load tractor unit. Then, on his 21st birthday came a sort of independence day for him: Harms was finally allowed to drive with a semitrailer, without any restrictions at all.