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Denby’s DAFs break ‘magic’ 30 litres/ 100km barrier

*- Denby Transport lauds DAF XFs’ consistently impressive fuel figures* *- 29.96 litres / 100kms (9.43 mpg) from DAF contingent in company’s mixed fleet* *- Lincoln-based international operator favours continental style measurement* *- Long-standing relationship with DAF Dealer, Ford & Slater* * * As part of its thorough and ongoing mixed-fleet fuel analysis programme, Lincoln-based Denby Transport has seen its entire DAF-only marque achieve an average fuel consumption figure of 29.96 litres / 100km for the four-week period during August. It is the first time the average for any fleet sub-group has dipped below what Denby describes as the ‘magic’ 30 litres / 100km mark. With...

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All-makes TRP brand unveils new Propshaft range

*- UK’s leading all-makes brand launches Propshaft programme* *- High quality OE-quality coupled with extremely competitive price point* *- Bespoke manufacture available for customers’ exacting specifications* *- “… our new all-makes Propshaft range makes the TRP offering an exceptionally attractive proposition to cost conscious fleets and repairers alike” * *Glen Crompton, Parts Marketing Manager* TRP, the UK’s leading all-makes truck and trailer parts brand, has launched a new Propshaft range. With the key benefit of an extremely competitive price point, and with over 100 part numbers in the range, TRP Propshafts are suitable for mixed fleets across a range of popular vehicle marques. Propshafts from TRP...

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AIM targets DAF XF for fleet growth

*- 12 New XF 480 6x2 tractors expand temperature-controlled fleet* *- Consistent 10-11mpg on mixed work* *- DAF provides best whole-life-cost following experience with all major marques* *- New £5 million distribution centre signals diversification into wholesale sector* Temperature controlled transport specialist, AIM Logistics in Evesham, has added 12 DAF New XF 480 ‘FTG’ 6x2 tractor units to its fleet – increasing the DAF marque’s representation in the AIM fleet to over 80% and coinciding with the company’s move to a new £5 million distribution centre and cold-store. The trucks were supplied by local DAF Dealer, Imperial Commercials in Worcester, from whom AIM Logistics reports...

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All-makes TRP brand adds to Clutch Programme

*- UK’s leading all-makes brand sees upturn in demand for TRP branded clutch range* *- TRP catalogue contains over 200 clutch kit assemblies* *- Key benefit of extremely competitive price point* *“We can now offer, via our DAF dealer and TRP Stores network, a wider, brand new, no surcharge, OE specification clutch kit range…” Glen Crompton, Parts Marketing Manager* Since the Spring launch of its TRP Clutch Programme, TRP, the UK’s leading all-makes truck and trailer parts has seen a significant upturn in demand for its clutch assemblies. Mixed-fleet operators will now be able to choose from over 200 kits in the range, with...

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DAF Trucks opens new UK Headquarters

*- £20 million investment* *- State-of-the-art new office and training facilities* *- Enhances DAF’s market leading position* (Left to Right – Bryan Sitko (Managing Director, Leyland Trucks, Ray Ashworth (retired and former MD, DAF Trucks in the UK), Mark Pigott, KBE (Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of PACCAR Inc, Simon Smits, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UK, and Robin Easton (Managing Director, DAF Trucks in the UK). DAF Trucks UK held an official opening ceremony this week to celebrate its recent move to a new head office facility in Haddenham. The £20 million investment in the new headquarters...

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DAF Trucks and Power Electrics support ‘ultra-clean’ HVO fuel at LoCITY

- DAF Trucks teams-up with Power Electrics to promote ultra-clean HVO fuel - DAF Showtrekker vehicle travels to LoCITY running on HVO fuel - Use of HVO and GTL requires no vehicle modifications across full DAF range - Impressive results from GTL-fuelled DAF fleet trialled with Brakes (Photography supplied by Jake William Self - Power Electrics) DAF Trucks is heading to the third LoCity Annual Conference and exhibition this week and is doing so powered by clean burning HVO (Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil) fuel. The company’s state-of-the-art Showtrekker hospitality unit and New XF low-deck tractor combination heads to the Kempton Park Racecourse venue running on the...

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Proud of our Heritage, Leading Today, Ready for the Future

Proud of our Heritage, Leading Today, Ready for the Future. That is the overall DAF theme at the IAA 2018, which will be held in Hanover, from 20 to 27 September. DAF Trucks will proudly showcase its innovation capabilities throughout its 90 year history, which is illustrated by the classic DAF A1600 from 1967 through to the future DAF CF Electric Innovation truck – both of which will be displayed on the DAF Trucks stand in Hall 17. A prominent position will be taken by DAF’s latest LF, CF and XF ranges, setting the industry benchmark in quality, reliability and...

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What is the oldest DAF truck still in operation?

Operators and drivers are being invited to share their truck on DAF Trucks N.V.'s Facebook page.    DAF Trucks celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The company initially focused on the construction of lightweight semi-trailers and commenced truck production in 1949. Ever since, DAF vehicles have earned a reputation for their class leading fuel efficiency and driver comfort, as well as for their outstanding reliability and durability. Old DAF vehicle Regularly, DAF receives images from operators and drivers around the world, proudly showing trucks that left the production line many decades ago, and are still in daily use. This has triggered DAF...

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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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PACCAR Achieves Record Quarterly Revenues and Excellent Profits Strong Global Truck Deliveries and Parts Sales Drive Results

*July 24, 2018, Bellevue, Washington* – “PACCAR achieved record quarterly revenues and excellent net income in the second quarter of 2018,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer.  “PACCAR’s financial results reflect strong global truck demand, increasing PACCAR truck production and market share, and robust global aftermarket parts sales.  I am very proud of our 27,000 employees who have delivered outstanding products and services to our customers.”  Armstrong added, “The positive economic and freight growth in North America and Europe are good indicators that 2019 will be another strong truck market.” PACCAR earned net income of $559.6 million ($1.59 per diluted share)...

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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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