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DAF Trucks Opens Second Dealership In Paris

The new state of the art DAF Trucks Paris dealership is instrumental in providing DAF customers the highest quality support and service. DAF Trucks reinforces its presence in the Paris region by establishing a new, state of the art dealership in Louvres, just north of the French capital. The opening of the completely new truck sales, parts and service centre follows the 2017 commissioning of a new dealership, south of Paris, in Massy. The new DAF Trucks Paris dealership in Louvres is strategically located close to the A1 motorway from Paris to Lille, national transport corridors, logistical hubs and airport Charles de...

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New CF Electric 6x2

DAF Trucks has introduced a new CF Electric 6x2 rigid chassis. The first vehicles will be field-tested later on this year as refuse collection trucks with Dutch public waste disposal firms HVC and ROVA. The city of Rotterdam and Cure will follow early in 2020 with a fully electric 6x2 refuse collection truck fitted with a loader crane. All of these vehicles are equipped with a VDL E-Power driveline. The fully electric superstructure is supplied by VDL Translift. Since the end of 2018, the first DAF CF Electric vehicles have been operating as 4x2 tractors with various Dutch transporters, including Peter...

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DAF Trucks at Solutrans Exhibition in Lyon

DAF Trucks is participating at the bi-annual Solutrans exhibition, taking place from November 19 till 23, 2019 in Lyon, France. On display at the DAF stand will be, among others, the DAF CF Electric. DAF will have its 450 m2 stand in Hall 5 of the Solutrans exhibition and will have 3 vehicles on display, including the new 8x4 DAF CF FAW chassis for a wide variety of applications and a 4x2 XF Super Space Cab for heavy haulage. They will be next to the full electric DAF CF Electric tractor which is part of extensive customer field tests in Germany...

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DAF Trucks thanks truck industry for Hearing Dogs charity support

DAF Trucks has expressed its gratitude to visitors to the DAF stand at numerous shows and events after spearheading a three-year drive to raise over £18,000 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity. Donations have been garnered at a number of industry shows, including Truckfest events, Convoy in the Park and other local shows across the UK that are attended by DAF Trucks and DAF Dealers, and where visitors to the DAF stand have generously supported this important charity. Volunteer representatives and hearing dogs from the charity have attended events to raise awareness, and help distribute ‘goody bags’. Hearing Dogs for Deaf...

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DAF Trucks presents range of city solutions at Freight in the City

- LF rigid on show at Freight in the City arrives powered by HVO ‘drop-in’ fuel - DAF promoting HVO as an immediately available, cost effective solution for reducing CO2 - Factory-fitted options for CF and XF to comply with HGV Safety Permit - Electric and hybrid in-service trials continue in Netherlands and Germany   DAF Trucks is showcasing an HVO-fuelled 18-tonne LF skip-loader chassis at Freight in the City. The UK’s market-leader is a prominent exponent of HVO (Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil) as an immediately available ‘drop-in’ fuel which requires no vehicle modifications, or alterations to service intervals, and which can deliver a 90% reduction...

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PACCAR Achieves Excellent Quarterly Revenues and Earnings

*October 25, 2019, Bellevue, Washington *– “PACCAR reported excellent revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2019,” said Preston Feight, chief executive officer.  “PACCAR’s third quarter results reflect strong global truck production and excellent global aftermarket parts results.  I am very proud of our employees who have delivered industry-leading trucks, powertrains and transportation solutions to our customers.” PACCAR achieved net income of $607.9 million ($1.75 per diluted share) in the third quarter of this year, 11% higher than the net income of $545.3 million ($1.55 per diluted share) earned in the same period last year.  Third quarter net sales...

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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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