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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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DAF champions professional vehicle hand-over with Driver Training Vouchers

*- DAF Driver Training Vouchers included with new DAF CF and XF vehicles* *- 25 DAF Dealer Driver Trainers to deliver training nationwide* *- Professional vehicle handover delivers maximum performance, economy and uptime* *- Three month ‘shelf-life’ provides operators with timing flexibility* DAF Trucks’ new DAF Driver Training Voucher scheme is already starting to deliver benefits for its customers, and their drivers, following its inclusion on new retail CF and XF orders placed from February. The new initiative from DAF Trucks encourages operators and their drivers to take advantage of a professional introduction to their new trucks by one of the team of regionally-based...

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DAF Trucks has its largest ever vehicle display at CV Show 2019

*- Largest ever DAF vehicle display at the NEC across two show stands* *- Zero-emission CF Electric innovation vehicle takes centre-stage* *- Full range of vocational vehicles to cover wide range of sectors* *- Exciting customer support portfolio includes DAF Connect and DAF Fleet Services* *- New driver training voucher scheme available to all CF and XF retail customers* *- Briefing sessions in DAF Showtrekker* DAF Trucks is attending the CV Show with its largest ever vehicle display at the NEC covering its full range of new LF, CF and XF chassis across two exhibition areas. Exciting aftersales initiatives also form a significant part of DAF...

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Abbey Logistics in £1.6 million DAF Trucks fleet update

Bulk tanker operator re-establishes relationship with market-leading DAF marque £1.6 million order to be delivered by DAF Dealer, North West Trucks Order follows significant new-business wins for Abbey Logistics New DAF XF lightweight mid-lift tractor units for bulk liquid and bulk powder operations Bulk tanker specialist, Abbey Logistics, has confirmed a fleet order for 20 DAF XF FTP lightweight mid-lift 6x2 tractor units in a £1.6 million investment into its bulk liquid and bulk powder operations. The order re-establishes the market-leading DAF brand with the national tanker operator. The truck order, comprising 16 XF 480 FTPs and four XF 450 FTPs,...

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DAF expands its product range for the construction segment

In order to further enhance suitability for the specific requirements of operators in the construction sector, DAF Trucks is expanding its range to include a number of new vehicle configurations, including an 8x4 ‘tridem’ rigid with double-drive tandem and steered trailing rear axle. DAF is also introducing a 10-tonne front axle, and a completely new 7.5-tonne non-steered trailing axle. The new developments underline DAF's ambition to expand its presence in vocational segment — particularly in the construction sector. *Range of axles expanded* *New 10-tonne front axle* - Avoids overloading with diminishing loads - For use with heavy cranes directly behind the cab *New 7.5-tonne non-steered...

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TRP 25th Anniversary

We are celebrating 25 years of building the UK’s largest range of All Makes Truck & Trailer parts by launching our TRP Silver Anniversary rewards programme for customers! It’s 25 years since DAF Trucks decided to create a comprehensive range of All Makes Truck and Trailer parts for the commercial vehicle market, to complement the DAF Genuine parts range, effectively creating a one-stop-shop for truck and trailer parts. Now, the TRP range is the largest of its kind in the UK, offering over 80,000 parts, workshop consumables and lubricant products to operators and independent repairers all over the UK. We now believe our...

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