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DAF Genuine Parts – it pays to ‘go genuine’

- DAF Genuine Parts come with a quality guarantee and UK-wide warranty - New complete hub kit for the DAF CF and XF underlines the case for genuine OE parts - New OE componentry and competitively priced - “Quite simply, it pays to go genuine.” Glen Crompton, Parts Marketing Manager DAF Trucks is underlining the importance of its DAF Genuine Parts programme as the market leader launches its new complete hub kit for the popular CF and XF ranges. The company says its hub kit assembly offers long-term financial benefits thanks to its durability and reliability. Hub kits, as with all DAF Genuine Parts, are...

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DAF New XF fleet shows immediate fuel bonus for Knights of Old

- 10 New XF 530 FTG tractors set new fuel standards - Drivers ‘love the space, comfort and performance’ - Operator investing confidently in vehicles and training - DAF ‘still good value’ as premium truck costs rise The Knights of Old fleet has been joined by 10 DAF New XF 530 FTG tractor units, the first DAF tractors to enter service with the operator at its Kettering headquarters. They join the fleet of 250 trucks and 400 trailers as part of significant business investments being made by the operator. Scott Mason, Group Fleet Manager at Knights of Old, says, “Alongside this investment, we have been...

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Brakes sees major NOX reduction with Shell GTL Fuel-powered DAF fleet

- Nine-month evaluation sees significant air quality and operational benefits - Independent testing at Millbrook confirms 47% reduction in NOX emissions - Use of Shell GTL Fuel improves uptime by cutting static DPF regeneration - Trials also show quieter running and odour-free refuelling An intensive nine-month trial with 50 DAF New LF 230 fridge trucks fuelled with Shell Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Fuel, Brakes, a leading supplier to the foodservice sector, has delivered significant air quality improvements including a 47% reduction in NOX emissions. The company also reports quieter running and odour-free refuelling of the Shell GTL Fuel product at the pump. Importantly for Brakes’ urban operations,...

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DAF Trucks supplies 6x2 rigid in support of Transport Association and Transaid

- Market-leader donates New CF 6x2 rigid for Transport Association members - TA members use New CF in return for donations to Transaid - Initiative follows similar successful tripartite arrangement in 2014 - “It’s an extremely effective approach to fundraising,” Nigel Cook, Elddis Transport and Transport Association Chairman DAF Trucks is donating a New CF 370 rear-steer 26-tonne 6x2 rigid for use by Transport Association (TA) members in their support of industry charity, Transaid. The initiative means any TA member may use the vehicle in regular service in return for donations to Transaid. The Don-Bur bodied curtain-sider has been liveried by DAF Trucks to promote...

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DAF Dealer network backs Team BRIT disabled racing team

- New XF 530 donated to ‘the most inspirational team in motorsport’ - Race Trailer unveiled at Fun Cup championship last weekend - Team BRIT aims to be the first all-disabled team to race Le Mans 24-Hour - “We are extremely impressed with Team BRIT’s dedication to helping disabled racing and this was big draw for us.” Phil Moon, DAF Trucks. DAF Trucks and its DAF Dealer network are backing Team BRIT, ‘the most inspirational team in motorsport’, with the donation of a top-of-the-range New XF 530 FT 4x2 tractor with Super Space Cab and race trailer. Team BRIT is a competitive motor racing...

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Changes to DAF Trucks Board of Management

  Preston Feight has been with PACCAR for 20 years, with his most recent assignment as PACCAR Vice President and President DAF Trucks. In this new role he will have responsibility for DAF Trucks and PACCAR Parts at PACCAR’s corporate office in Seattle. Preston has held positions as Director Product Planning, Chief Engineer, Assistant General Manager Sales and Marketing, and was promoted to General Manager of Kenworth Trucks in 2015. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University (B.S.-Mechanical Engineering) and the University of Colorado (M.S.-Engineering Management) and is a registered professional engineer (P.E.). In 2017, Preston Feight served as the chairman...

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High-spec New XF 530 DAFs reflect confidence at Alwin

*High-spec New XF 530 DAFs reflect confidence at Alwin* - Business growth drives addition of two New XF 530 FTS 6x2 units to fleet - Diversification from waste into temperature controlled European distribution pays off - Operator exceeds DAF’s 7% fuel improvement claims with New XFs - Power and Super Space Cabs delight dedicated drivers Alwin Limited, which began life almost 50 years ago as a non-ferrous waste specialist, and still has a four-acre waste site in the West Midlands, has branched out successfully into pan-European temperature-controlled distribution. The current joint-managing director of the family owned firm, David Rowlingson, who shares the responsibilities with his brother...

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DAFcheck earns DVSA’s Earned Recognition

*- DVSA validates DAFcheck against new Earned Recognition scheme* *- DAFcheck is DAF Trucks’ own electronic vehicle maintenance record system* *- “It makes the whole business of compliance so simple…” Howard Marriott, Barton Petroleum* *- DVSA encouraging mixed-fleet involvement with April 2021 concession* DAFcheck, DAF Trucks’ network-wide electronic vehicle maintenance record system, has been validated by the DVSA to align with its new Earned Recognition scheme. DAFcheck becomes one of the first data-sharing systems to pass DVSA validation. Already, DAF Trucks has seen a spike in enquiries from operators wishing to engage in the scheme through DAFcheck. Earned Recognition – launched at the CV Show...

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DAF new XF series awarded ‘Top Truck Slovakia 2018’

The new DAF XF has won its fourth ‘Truck of the Year’ title. Operators and truck drivers in Slovakia jointly voted DAF’s ultimate long-haul truck as their ‘TOP TRUCK 2018’. The award is an initiative from the leading Slovakian magazine Transport a Logistika; its readers praised the new XF for its advanced technology, low operating costs and first class driver comfort. The recognition from Transport a Logistika magazine follows the new XF’s recent successes, including ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’ and national ‘Truck of the Year’ awards in Poland and Slovenia. *‘The XF is the best’* The new DAF XF received the...

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DAF Truck Configurator: the Best in the Industry

*DAF Trucks has set a new standard in creating the ideal truck online. The new 3D DAF Truck Configurator displays all available axle configurations and cab variants, while at the same time including all possible factory options – all in 3D. The configured truck can be shared directly with the dealer and the bodybuilder, thus reducing lead times and providing maximum efficiency.* The data used by the 3D DAF Truck Configurator is retrieved online directly from the original design source files at DAF. This means they are 100% accurate. That is unique in the automotive industry. *All variants and options available* The 3D...

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Statham’s takes DAF New CF 530 4x2 recovery vehicle with detachable tag-axle

- Recovery operator enjoys two- or three-axle interchangeability with single vehicle - 530bhp engine proving ultra-economical with 9.5mpg average - £210,000 chassis and NRC recovery vehicle body combination provides versatility - “Fuel economy from such a big engine is an extremely welcome bonus, and is a significant improvement on our previous, lower-powered DAF CF.” John Statham Dunstable-based vehicle recovery operator, Statham’s Motor Engineers, has taken delivery of a DAF New CF 530 FA chassis with NRC recovery bodywork including detachable tag-axle functionality. Featuring two-axle and three-axle options, the 80-tonne GTW New CF operates primarily as a 4x2 rigid albeit capable of greatly enhanced operational...

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DAF Trucks scoops Employer Partner of the Year

DAF Trucks Apprentice Programme honoured at City of Bristol College Student Awards Market leader in 20-year partnership with local college Over 300 students currently enrolled on DAF Trucks Apprentice Programme Over 1800 individuals have passed through DAF Trucks Apprentice Programme DAF Trucks’ has picked-up the Employer Partner of the Year award at last week’s Student Awards Evening at City of Bristol College. The accolade was presented in recognition of the partnership between the college and DAF Trucks’ own Apprentice Programme – an association which has stood for 20-years and has helped over 1800 students embark upon a wide range of...

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DAF Trucks’ New CF rear-steer for BSS keeps charity in Mind

BSS, the pipeline and heating supplies specialist (and part of Travis Perkins), is using one of its latest DAFs – a New CF 430 rear-steer rigid – to promote mental health charity, Mind. The New CF is also the first with an ‘FAN’ 6x2 axle configuration for BSS, joining just under 100 existing DAFs in (and 40% of) the company’s national fleet. The truck, supplied by DAF Dealer Ford & Slater, will perform trunking duties from the BSS distribution hub at Magna Park, Lutterworth, down to the company’s south coast branches in Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth. It is also the first...

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500 DAF XF Trucks for Girteka Logistics

Mingaugus Raila, Chairman of Girteka logisitics and Preston Feight The leading European transport company Girteka Logistics has ordered 500 DAF XF trucks for its international FTL operations. “Based on the excellent reliability, safety and fuel efficiency, we decided to add 500 XF trucks to our growing fleet. The majority will be put into operation between July and October 2018”, commented Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics. “These new DAF trucks are part of our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.” Since its foundation in the mid-nineties Girteka Logistics – with its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania – has developed into...

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Scott Lewis is 2018 DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Champion

Scott Lewis (right), from operator Best Connection, receives the DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge 2018 trophy from 2016 winner, Paul Barlow Scott Lewis of the Best Connection driving agency has won the 2018 DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge – a UK-wide search to find Britain’s best commercial vehicle driver. In an exciting climax to the event, Scott edged clear of runners-up, Chris Ray from Waitrose, and Colin Court from construction materials supplier, Hanson UK. Following a robust selection process – including an invitation to non-DAF drivers – 20 of the country’s best truck drivers were set a series of rigorous challenges at a...

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DAF New XF delivers fuel economy boost for Stalkers

Stalkers Transport Services in Brampton, Cumbria, has reported ‘an uplift in fuel economy’ following the delivery of six DAF New XF 480 tractor units with Super Space Cabs and ‘FTG’ 6x2 twin-steer axle configurations. The New XFs are already delivering superior economy over the company’s same-spec DAF CF models, averaging 8.5mpg and improving week-on-week. Over 12-months and compared to the CFs’ average economy of 7.83mpg, this represents an increase of 8.6%. This latest fleet replacement programme also marks the haulier’s 50th anniversary and continues its long association with the UK’s market leading DAF marque. The New XFs replace a long-serving fleet of...

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DAF partners with VDL Groep for fully electric CF truck

DAF Trucks is partnering with VDL to release a first series of CF Electric trucks into operation with leading customers in the course of this year. The vehicles feature state-of-the-art VDL E-Power Technology for zero emissions and ultra-low noise. These field test trucks will be manufactured by DAF and the full electric installation will be completed by VDL Groep, demonstrating the strong cooperation between both companies in the field of electrification of commercial vehicles. *Customer First Technologies* “DAF has a strong history of developing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers and we will continue to provide them the...

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Switch turns on with DAF

Switch International has added four New DAF vehicles to its fleet at the operation’s Andover base. A subsidiary of South Wales haulier, TWT Logistics Group, Switch runs a long-distance haulage business for customers along the M4 corridor, as well as a pallet network operation that includes regular Hazchem work, in the South Coast region. TWT owner, Trevor Taylor, bought the Switch operation almost 13 years ago and, along with the TWT fleet at his head office in South Wales, invests regularly in building and modernising both fleets. The latest order for DAFs takes the manufacturer's presence in the 80-strong fleets to...

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Experienced Parts executive Glen Crompton joins DAF Trucks

Highly respected commercial vehicle industry parts executive, Glen Crompton, has joined DAF Trucks as Parts Marketing Manager with responsibility for DAF genuine parts and for TRP – the company’s highly successful, all-makes truck-and-trailer parts brand. Glen replaces long-serving Stewart Davies who retires from the company. Glen’s remit is to enhance the already successful position of both the DAF and TRP brands in the highly competitive CV aftermarket sector. With the support of the DAF Dealer network – the UK truck industry’s largest and arguably best dealer network – including a growing network of dedicated TRP Shops, Glen is tasked with developing...

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DAF partners with VDL Groep for fully electric CF truck

State-of-the-art DAF CF Electric trucks put into operation VDL E-Power provides for 100 km range and fast battery charging Zero emissions in city distribution Ultra-low noise for quiet night-time deliveries *DAF Trucks is partnering with VDL to release a first series of CF Electric trucks into operation with leading customers in the course of this year. The vehicles feature state-of-the-art VDL E-Power Technology for zero emissions and ultra-low noise. These field test trucks will be manufactured by DAF and the full electric installation will be completed by VDL Groep, demonstrating the strong cooperation between both companies in the field of...

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