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Grundy Excavations digs in with DAF CF 8x4s

*- First ever DAF 8x4s for busy Widnes-based excavations and recycling operator* *- Low kerb weight allows heavy-duty bodies without loss of payload* *- Low fuel consumption astonishes operator and drivers* *- Drivers enjoy cab comfort and ‘improved performance’* Bulk-excavations contractor and specialist recycling company, Grundy & Co Excavations Ltd., has taken delivery of its first DAF 8x4 tippers. The CF 450 ‘FAD’ eight-wheelers join the operator’s mixed heavy-duty tipper fleet runing out of Widnes alongside the firm’s own washing and recycling plant. Grundy also has a Transfer Station, Skip Hire operation, Waste Disposal facilities and a Landfill site. The decision to take the DAF...

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DAF finds the oldest DAF truck still in commercial use

"Our truck may be 50 years old, but it is still a long way off retirement". Following an international search, DAF has found the oldest DAF truck still in commercial use — and it is in operation almost every day. The truck in question is an astonishingly sprightly A1600 owned by Frits and Nicky Hoefnagels, who use it to transport a nostalgia-filled fairground attraction all over the Netherlands. "Yes, of course we use it just like any other truck,” said Frits, “What else is a DAF truck for?" (The oldest DAF Truck still on the road – Hoefnagels’ A1600 in Bakel, Netherlands) DAF...

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Another 1,500 DAF XF trucks for Girteka Logistics

*Based on outstanding in-service experience, leading European transport company Girteka Logistics has ordered a further 1,500 DAF XF trucks. Earlier this year, Girteka Logistics has taken delivery of an initial 500 DAF XF tractors.* “The trucks from DAF have performed even better than expected,” said Edvardas Liachovičius , CEO of Girteka Logistics. “They are extremely reliable, deliver unmatched fuel efficiency and are highly comfortable for our drivers. With these 1,500 new DAF trucks, we can continue to build on our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.” Since its foundation in the mid-90s, Girteka Logistics – with its headquarters in Vilnius,...

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90th Anniversary DAF XF for Scottish haulier, Derek Heeps

*- Special edition DAF XF 530 FTG joins young 30+ fleet on tough waste work* *- Driver rates DAF Super Space Cab as ‘a great place to work and rest’* *- DAF MultiSupport R&M delivers top performance and reliability* *- Fleet ‘constantly busy’ on waste across Scotland and Northern England* Highly regarded Bo’ness haulier, Derek Heeps Ltd., has boosted the fleet’s on-the-road presence with a 90th Anniversary DAF XF 530 FTG. The eye-catching metallic-red truck, with its distinctive DAF Super Space Cab, joins a fleet of over 30 vehicles. Over three-quarters of the fleet are already DAF, and the latest XF is part of...

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DAF Dealers pick-up top honours at Commercial Motor Awards

*- Ford & Slater and Brian Currie both scoop top awards* *- Apprentice of the Year and Dealer Principal of the Year won respectively* *- Imperial Commercials highly commended in Forecourt category* *- Awards recognises industry’s best is truck sales, aftersales and support services* * * (Dealer Principal of the Year, Brian Currie from DAF Dealer, Brian Currie in Milton Keynes (centre), with Chris Walton, Editor-in-Chief at Road Transport Media and Commercial Motor Awards host, Jamie Sutherland) DAF Dealers Ford & Slater headquartered in Leicester and Brian Currie in Milton Keynes have emerged victorious at 2018 Commercial Motor Awards. They were among 16 award winners last...

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90th Anniversary DAF No.44 makes double-sense for D&A Rhead

*- Limited edition 90th Anniversary DAF joins specialist Hazchem haulier D&A Rhead - New XF 530FTG 6x2 ‘flagship’ already delivering improved fuel economy - Comfort and reliability also key to operator buying decision - Long-service driver gets Super Space Cab with ‘everything already on it’* Specialist, palletised Hazchem finished goods and Hazchem waste haulier, D&A Rhead, has taken delivery of No.44 in the limited edition run of 90th Anniversary New XFs from DAF Trucks. Based in Stoke, the operator runs nine trucks, the majority DAF tractors, on the demanding work that sees it cover the country. Andrew Rhead, MD of the firm, explained the choice...

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All-makes TRP brand introduces brake calipers for DAF LF range

*All-makes TRP brand introduces brake calipers for DAF LF range* - UK’s leading all-makes brand brings in OE-approved calipers for DAF LF vehicles - Remanufactured to original specification and with two-year manufacturers’ warranty - Key benefit of extremely competitive price point - “Perhaps of most appeal to repairers and fleets of any size, is the outstanding value for money we can provide through the TRP parts brand”, Glen Crompton, Parts Marketing Manager TRP, the UK’s leading all-makes truck and trailer parts brand is to stock and supply remanufactured brake calipers for DAF Trucks’ LF rigid range. Remanufactured to OE-approved specification, TRP brake calipers for DAF...

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Myers celebrates 50 years with three 90th Anniversary DAFs

*- Kent ‘traction’ specialist adds three 90th Anniversary specials to DAF fleet* *- Build quality and fuel economy keep buoyant family firm loyal* *- Long-service drivers receive three new fleet-leaders in 50th year of business* *- DAF Dealer Channel Commercials described as ‘the benchmark in dealer support’* BJ Myers Transport, the Kent traction operator founded in 1968, has taken delivery of three DAF ‘90th Anniversary Edition’ XF 530 FTG twin-steer 6x2 tractors as part of celebrating its 50 years in business. The trucks are in the special DAF 90th Anniversary colour choices; one in special metallic ‘Rouge Flamme’ red, the other two in metallic ‘Jamaica...

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DAF XF gives extra lift to Askey fleet

*- Sheffield haulier’s DAF XF 480 FTR tractor features PM 38.5SP crane - Operator rates DAF Super Space Cab as ‘best living space on the market’ - Fuel consumption is ‘all about the driver’s right foot’ says operator - Fleet handles wide-load, heavy-haulage, crane-assisted and hazardous materials* H.Askey Transport has taken delivery of a DAF XF 480 6x2 tractor with single-mounted trailing axle, plus a PM 38.5SP crane to increase the spread of capabilities from the diverse Sheffield fleet. The operator, which describes itself as ‘just a haulier really’, already has vehicles and ancillary equipment that see it routinely handle wide-load movements, heavy haulage jobs,...

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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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