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DAF Components unveils new, efficient and quiet rear axle

*Boasting 2% lower fuel consumption thanks to minimised internal friction and a high-speed total reduction, an unmatched low kerb weight and an extremely long service interval, with the highest durability and greatest passenger comfort that DAF Components has offered to date: the new, driven rear axle for coaches and buses is raising the bar in just about every way. DAF Components will also be unveiling the new Euro 3 and Euro 5 PACCAR engines, which run up to 12% more efficiently than their predecessors.* (DAF Components presents a new, driven rear axle for coaches and buses that reduces fuel consumption by...

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Peter Jacobs wins International DAF Driver Challenge 2019

Peter Jacobs from Belgium has been crowned ‘DAF Driver Challenge Champion 2019’ this weekend. In a spectacular international final at the Goodyear proving ground in Luxembourg, 18 candidates from across Europe, competed for this coveted title. Second and third places went to Nerijus Vitkauskas from Lithuania, and Miroslav Svoboda from the Czech Republic respectively. “The competition was so incredibly strong that my win came as a total surprise”, stated Europe’s best truck driver Jacobs (32), who is driver for Alders Bulk Logistics. Clearly emotional: “The national final was tough enough, but we had to really push ourselves here. The trials with...

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Scott Lewis to represent UK in DAF Driver Challenge final

Truck driver Scott Lewis is one of 18 professional drivers from across Europe competing at the international final of the DAF Driver Challenge in Luxembourg this weekend. The drivers will go head-to-head for the coveted title of Truck Driver of the Year after winning through their respective national DAF Driver Challenge finals earlier this year – itself following a tough preliminary round. An outstanding truck driver is able to extract maximum productivity from their vehicle, while at the same time displaying a keen awareness of other road users. The DAF Driver Challenge will determine which truck driver is the ultimate professional. Unique...

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DAF at Matexpo exhibition for construction equipment

DAF Trucks’ 300 m2stand in Hall 5 of the Matexpo will exhibit three vehicles, including the 19-tonne LF Construction for local and regional distribution, the XF Super Space Cab for heavy haulage and new 8x4 CF FAW for a variety of applications. *New FAW* The new FAW chassis – available as both CF and XF rigid – features a tridem axle configuration with a double-drive tandem axle for excellent traction and a steered trailing axle providing a turning circle of just 15.6 meters and industry-leading maneuverability. The chassis lends itself perfectly for tipper, concrete mixer or hook lift bodywork. *Construction segment* Richard Zink, Director...

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100,000th New DAF CF and XF

DAF has already built 100,000 trucks of its newest generation CF and XF. The keys to the 100,000th vehicle were handed over by DAF Trucks President, Harry Wolters, to Luc Gheys, co-owner of Groep Gheys from Belgium. The first vehicles of the current generation CF and XF have been in production since July 2017. Since then, no fewer than 100,000 units have been produced at DAF Trucks in Eindhoven and at Leyland Trucks in Great Britain. “That we have reached this milestone so quickly is a testament to the quality and efficiency of this latest generation of trucks,” said Harry Wolters, DAF...

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Laurence Drake to succeed Robin Easton as DAF Trucks MD

Laurence Drake has been appointed Managing Director of DAF Trucks Ltd, succeeding Robin Easton who is promoted to the role of Assistant General Manager Operations for PACCAR Financial Corporation. Russell Patmore succeeds Laurence Drake in his current position of Truck Sales Director. All appointments are effective from 1st September. Laurence Drake, 44, has enjoyed a long and successful career-to-date with DAF Trucks and PACCAR Financial, undertaking a wide range of management positions in Sales, Credit, Operations and Business Planning, with his most recent role as UK Sales Director. Russell Patmore, 51, has been a ‘DAF man’ for 29 years, joining the company...

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Keep your trucks, and your licence, clean with DAF Genuine NOx Sensors

For several years now, DAF Trucks has made incredible strides forward in achieving the lower emission levels proscribed through new legislation to produce their cleanest truck models ever. In order to maintain effective compliance of the highly prescribed and stringent emission parameters, it is important that any maintenance or intervention of these systems is treated with a level of utmost professionalism.  Failure to ensure the correct level of repair, with guaranteed components can have a detrimental effect on the safe operation and compliance of the vehicle and leave the operator vulnerable to further unscheduled repairs and diagnostic sessions. Any subsequent repair or...

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DAF Trucks popular Nigel Hunt retires; Gareth Halliwell steps-up

Nigel Hunt (above) will be succeeded by Gareth Halliwell (below) as Retail Sales Director. Long-serving and highly-regarded Retail Sales Director, Nigel Hunt, is to retire from DAF Trucks after 36-years committed service with the UK market leader. Hunt, 61, is succeeded by Gareth Halliwell, himself a committed ‘DAF man’ having enjoyed steady management progression over 12-years, and promoted from Regional Sales Manager for the South West. Further new senior director moves at the company’s Haddenham head-office see James Stewart promoted to the role of Fleet Sales Director, replacing Ian Grant, who is appointed Fleet Aftersales Director. Both James and Ian also boast...

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Fly By DAF

*Low-deck DAF XF 480 FT 4x2 tractors for high-profile Fly By Nite fleet* *Reliability key criterion as DAF fleet content rises above 75%* *Major fleet is currently almost all manual gear-shifting, but….* *Low mileages plus own maintenance add up to long-life trucks* Fly By Nite, the international transport and logistics haulier for the entertainment and events industry, has added another five DAF XF 480 FT low-deck tractor units to its high-profile fleet. The 4x2 trucks, all fleet additions, join around 160 tractors and rigids, of which over 75% are now DAF, based at the Fly By Nite centre of operations...

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New Complete hub kit underlines why it pays to stay DAF genuine

DAF Genuine Parts feature a quality guarantee and UK-wide warranty Largest UK dealer network and industry leading parts availability Complete Hub kit underlines DAF’s commitment to continued customer support When you need to replace a part on your truck, you have a decision to make! You either buy a genuine part direct from your DAF Dealer, or a generic part from an alternative parts supplier. Cost is a big factor, but how that cost is calculated is all important when deciding which part to buy. A short-term view might not take into consideration some very important facts, and therefore could end up...

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Nearly-new DAF First Choice Trucks with full warranty

Every First Choice used vehicle from DAF Trucks under four years old is now supplied with a full manufacturer's warranty as standard, with no mileage limit. This unique offering in the used truck market further illustrates DAF Trucks’ industry-leading quality. (Unique in the market: every DAF First Choice Truck that is under four years old now comes with a full manufacturer's warranty as standard) DAF First Choice is the quality label under which DAF offers nearly-new trucks. These DAF trucks are under five years old, have no more than 600,000 kilometres on the clock, look like new, and also have a fully...

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First new DAF ‘in the mix’ for Gareth A. Leese

Stoke-on-Trent owner-driver takes new DAF CF 450 FAD Mixer Dedicated mixer chassis equipped with 8.0 cubic metre Putzmeister drum Operator selects optional manual 16-speed gearbox Owner-operator ‘cements’ wedding day with DAF Mixer After six years of successful operation with used DAF multi-axle vehicles, owner-driver Gareth A. Leese has taken delivery of his first new DAF CF 450 FAD Mixer 8x4. Supplied by DAF Dealer Imperial Commercials, the lightweight CF eight-wheel mixer chassis is equipped with a Putzmeister 8.0 cubic metre capacity drum and equipment, although Leese ordinarily carries 7.5 cubic metres to enable a comfortable weight tolerance; even with the...

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Tip-ex Tank-ex visitors get ready for DAF ‘Ready-to-Go’

*DAF Ready-to-Go programme meets operators’ urgent transport needs* *Construction and utility-spec vehicles, ready-bodied, with immediate availability* *DAF Trucks partnering UK’s leading bodybuilders and equipment suppliers* *Specifications ideal for Tip-ex Tank-ex visitors* DAF Trucks is targeting Tip-ex Tank-ex in Harrogate to promote its ‘Ready-to-Go’ truck sales programme; comprising a dedicated and wide-ranging stock of complete, ready-bodied vehicles for construction and utility-vehicle customers demanding high-specification vehicles with immediate availability. The range of construction and utility configurations are ideally suited to the operations of many Tip-ex Tank-ex show-goers. Key to the appeal of the DAF Ready-to-Go programme is immediate availability of a complete vehicle...

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DAF Trucks partners customers at Tip-ex Tank-ex

*- Range of multi-axle rigid and tractors on display from the market-leader* *- High-profile customer vehicles all supplied by DAF Dealer, Evans Halshaw* *- Increasingly popular ‘FAX’ 8x2 configuration offers impressive manoeuvrability* *- Popular FAD Construction 8x4 tipper forms backbone of DAF 32-tonne tipper range* DAF Trucks is showing three multi-axle variants from its XF and CF ranges at this year’s Tip-ex Tank-ex show in Harrogate. The three trucks, all on loan from local, high-profile operators cover rigid and tractor variants with a broad range of engine / driveline configurations covering principal construction market sectors. The 2019 show also sees market-leader DAF Trucks move its...

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Two DAF CF Electric tractors for Rhenus Logistics in Germany

*DAF Trucks has delivered two fully electric 4x2 tractor units to Germany’s Contargo – a subsidiary of global logistics provider, Rhenus Group. The full electric trucks feature E-Power Technology from VDL and will be used for container transport around hinterland terminals in the German Lower Rhine area. The DAF CF Electric deliveries are the first for operations in Germany, and the 6th and 7th to take part in an extensive field test. * From left to right – Richard Zink (Director Marketing & Sales, DAF Trucks NV), Michael Viefers, (Member of the Board of Rhenus), Martina Klassen (driver, DAF CF Electric trucks)...

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DAF delivers 800th three-axle tractor to Turners

*Turners (Soham) Ltd. takes delivery of 800th DAF ‘FTP’ 6x2 mid-lift tractor* *East Anglian haulier the world’s largest FTP customer* *Latest DAF XF joins 1800-strong fleet* *“Our continuous investment in DAF products shows our allegiance to the brand and our commitment to keep our fleet in premium condition.” Tim King, Turners (Soham)* Cambridgeshire-based haulage firm Turners (Soham) Ltd. has taken delivery of its 800th lightweight ‘FTP’ 6x2 mid-lift tractor from DAF Trucks. The latest XF 450 FTP meets the requirements of the highly flexible, fast growing East of England-based business specialising in temperature control, tanker operations, storage, warehousing and container...

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DAF First Choice used trucks now with one-year manufacturer’s Warranty

*Comprehensive one-year Warranty as standard on all Euro 6 CF and XF models* *Full manufacturer-backed Warranty* *Three premium specification XF 6x2 tractors on show and ready to drive away* *Under five years old, less than 500,000km, 200-point checklist validation* First Choice, the quality-assured DAF used truck programme managed by PACCAR Financial, has boosted its aftersales offering by adding, as standard, a full one-year DAF Trucks warranty package on all Euro 6 CF and XF models. First Choice offers supplemental and extended warranties across its range of late model / low-mileage used vehicles. Three First Choice models will be exhibited at the...

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DAF Connect: standard across DAF range

*Online fleet management tool standard on all new UK DAF vehicles * *Three years access to all critical fleet and vehicle information * *User friendly DAF Connect portal puts operators in control * *Fuel reports, Eco Score Card, Fuel Level Deviation and more * DAF Connect, the online fleet management system from DAF Trucks is now being provided as standard on all new DAF vehicles sold in the UK. Equipment includes factory-fitted DAF Connect hardware, plus three years data access via the DAF Connect portal.   The web-based DAF Connect platform is designed to increase vehicle availability, reduce operational costs, improve logistics and maximise efficiency, with a secure, online customer portal providing easy access to critical business and vehicle information. At its centre the DAF Connect customer portal provides an easy-to-use dashboard affording a clear, unambiguous overview of...

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DAF Fleet Services to deliver real benefits for operators

*New Fleet Insights Portal puts information at operators’ fingertips* *DAF Fleet Services delivers fleet-wide compliance and optimum fleet utilisation* *Key tools include Link & Chase and Non-contract Single Point Invoicing* DAF Trucks is focusing on its aftersales portfolio for CV Show visitors and is showcasing a new web portal that brings all elements of DAF Fleet Services into one easy to access location for users.  DAF Fleet Services is already employed by a number of high profile fleet operators, with many describing it as a highly effective fleet management facility; able to safeguard fleet compliance and remove the administrative burden for...

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DAF Trucks expands UK product range at CV Show

*New model types include 8x4 ‘tridem’ configuration for CF and XF* *New XF with 8x2 ‘FAX’ set-up; new XF in popular 8x4 ‘FAD’ configuration* *New 10-tonne front axle and new 7.5-tonne non-steered trailing axle* DAF Trucks is expanding its model line-up to include a number of new axle configurations, including an 8x4 ‘tridem’ rigid with double-drive tandem and steered trailing rear axle. The UK market leader is also introducing a 10-tonne front axle, and a completely new 7.5-tonne non-steered trailing axle. The new developments underline DAF Trucks’ commitment to expanding its presence in vocational applications in the UK such as construction...

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