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DAF LF Sweeper chassis now available with 12 speed AS Tronic gearbox option

*- AS Tronic brings additional transmission option to market-leading 16-tonne sweeper* *- Gearbox introduction in response to sweeper sector demand* *- 12 speed AS Tronic option available on DAF LF with PACCAR PX-7 engines at 16- and 18-tonnes GVW* *- “…we’ve made an already excellent sweeper truck even more appealing to a greater number of customers.” David Price, DAF Trucks* * * DAF Trucks – in collaboration with Johnston Sweepers – has introduced ZF’s 12-speed AS Tronic transmission as an option on its market-leading LF Sweeper chassis. The wide ratio spread option bridges a gap between existing manual and fully automatic transmission options from Allison,...

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Large Transaid donation from DAF Trucks and Transport Association

- Industry charity receives £10,000 cheque from DAF Trucks and TA - DAF Trucks supplies 26-tonne CF 370 in return for donations from TA members - Innovative fund-raising initiative follows similar 2014 arrangement - “We’ve been very pleased to be able support Transaid with such an innovative endeavour,” Nigel Beckett, Aftersales Director, DAF Trucks DAF Trucks and the Transport Association (TA) have together presented a cheque for £10,000 as a donation to transport industry charity, Transaid. The significant financial contribution comes after DAF Trucks supplied, free of charge, a CF 370 rear-steer 26-tonne 6x2 rigid for use by TA members in regular service in...

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DAF helps supermarket giant Albert Heijn to electrify transport operations

*DAF Trucks helps Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn to supply its shops electrically. It has handed over the first electric trucks to Albert Heijn carriers Simon Loos and Peter Appel Transport. It is the start of a long-term field test involving three fully electric trucks and two plug-in hybrid trucks — with the latter marking a first in Europe.*   In 2014, Albert Heijn – with over 1,000 supermarkets in Holland, Belgium and Germany – signed up to the ‘Green Deal for Zero Emission City Logistics’; an initiative that brings together shippers, carriers, technicians and authorities to jointly conduct research into how...

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DAF Trucks gears up for largest ever presence at CV Show

*Largest ever vehicle display at the NEC across two show stands* *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* DAF Trucks heads to the CV Show in April 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 will also form a significant part of DAF Trucks’ presence at the Show. The market leader’s main stand in...

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DAF Trucks tops market again in 2018; order book at ten year high

*DAF Trucks tops registration league with 27.2% share above 6.0 tonnes GVW* *Market leading position for 24th consecutive year* *Order book hits almost 15,000; highest intake since 2007* *“The DAF Dealer network is, no doubt, a key contributory factor to the success of DAF Trucks in the UK,” Robin Easton* DAF Trucks retained its dominant position in the UK truck market in 2018 ending the year with a 27.2% share of the market above 6.0 tonnes GVW – achieving an unrivalled 24th year as market leader. Importantly, DAF Trucks enjoyed its highest order intake for its trucks since 2007, with...

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OnPoint Logistics points to new marque with DAF

*- Two new XF530 FTG three-axle tractors make fleet debut with OnPoint* *- Birmingham haulier keen to ‘benchmark’ new marque* *- Truck deliveries coincide with new tie-up with Palletforce network* *- “Initial feedback from our drivers is very favourable indeed...” Anthony Delaney* Birmingham-based haulage and distribution specialist, OnPoint Logistics, has taken delivery of two top-of-the-range DAF XF530 FTG three-axle tractors – the first ever DAF products in the company’s fleet. The introduction of the new XFs signals OnPoint’s intention to benchmark DAF Trucks’ premium-duty model against its existing marques. Equipped with Super Space Cabs, the new DAFs coincide with OnPoint’s recent partnership with Palletforce with...

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DAF Trucks awards ‘2019 International Dealers of the Year’

At its International Dealer Meeting in Malaga, Spain, DAF Trucks presented De Burgh/LenGo from the Netherlands with its 2019 DAF International Dealer of the Year award. The honour was given for the dealership’s leading performance in terms of truck sales, parts and financial services, as well as excellent customer satisfaction. UK DAF Dealer F&G Commercials was named ‘PACCAR Parts Europe International Dealer of the Year’, while Poland’s TB Truck & Trailer Serwis Sp. z o.o. dealership was awarded ‘PACCAR Financial Europe International Dealer of the Year’. *2019 DAF International Dealer of the Year* “Winning the Dealer of the Year Award requires an...

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DAF CF Electric for Tinie Manders Transport from Geldrop

*DAF Trucks has delivered a fully electric truck to Tinie Manders Transport in Geldrop, the Netherlands. The DAF CF Electric featuring E-Power Technology from VDL is used on behalf of DHL for shuttle services in the Eindhoven region. The first CF Electric was put into operation last December by supermarket chain Jumbo.* Jos Habets, Director Operations and member of the Board of Management at DAF Trucks, handed over the key of the CF Electric to the management team of Manders Transport. The 83-year-old family business, based in the Brabant region of the Netherlands, is currently under the leadership of the 3rd...

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2018 — A record year for DAF

DAF Trucks broke all records in 2018. Thanks to a historically high market share of 16.6%, DAF has grown to be Europe's second largest brand in the heavy truck (16+ tonnes) segment. DAF is the European market leader in the important tractor-unit segment, with a market share of no less than 19.8%. The European market for trucks of 16+ tonnes amounted to almost 319,000 trucks in 2018 compared to 306,000 in 2017. "The European economy has been very strong over the past year. This resulted in a high demand for transportation with a corresponding requirement for trucks", says Harry Wolters, President...

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Owens returns to DAF for fleet replacement and growth

High profile Welsh fleet operator, Owens Group in Llanelli, has added 36 new DAF XF 480 six-wheel mid-lift tractors to its fleet, signalling a return to the market-leading DAF marque after a ten-year absence. Fuel returns of circa 10.0mpg, driver retention and maximum uptime were ‘strong influencers’ in helping to secure the order. Owens fleet The new ‘FTG’ axle-configuration units, supplied by DAF Dealer Watts Truck & Van in Swansea, consolidate the Owens fleet to just under 400 tractor units and 80 rigids. Specifically, the new DAF XF’s will operate out of Owens’ locations throughout Wales and the West Midlands. The...

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PACCAR Displays Innovative Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks at CES 2019

CES is one of the world’s largest showcases for the latest in technological innovation.  PACCAR is exhibiting three zero emission vehicles: a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 579EV; a battery-electric Peterbilt Model 220EV; and a hydrogen fuel cell electric Kenworth T680 developed in collaboration with Toyota.  These trucks were designed for a range of customer applications, including over-the-road goods transportation, port operations and urban distribution.   Visitors are welcome to climb aboard the trucks and explore these advanced powertrains at PACCAR’s booth, near the Westgate monorail station.  In addition, visitors to the booth can learn about other innovative PACCAR technologies that increase customers’ operational...

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New Winter Essentials brochure out now

New Winter Essentials brochure out now! Pick up the latest brochure featuring key products in the TRP range of workshop consumables, hi-vis clothing, hand & head lamps, de-icer, screen wash and other cleaning and lubricant chemicals – all available from over 100 locations across the UK. It's what every truck operator needs to keep operating safely through the winter period. The TRP range offers the largest selection of parts and consumables in the UK, covering all makes truck and trailer parts as well as workshop consumables - all of which can be delivered to your door!

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540 DAF XFs for Hegelmann Transporte Group

*Renowned international transport company, Hegelmann Transporte Group, is expanding its fleet with 540 DAF XFs. The 480 Super Space Cab tractor units will be supplied to the south German company on a programmed delivery throughout 2019 and 2020. It is the third large order in in quick succession for DAF Trucks following orders for 400 trucks from waste collector Renewi, and a 1,500 unit order from fleet operator Girteka Logistics.* Hegelmann Transporte was established in 1998 and has specialised in just-in-time transport for the car, heavy and food industry. Hegelmann’s 4,000 employees, 2,000 trucks and 2,000 trailers operate from the Algarve...

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Jumbo takes delivery of first DAF CF Electric

(DAF Trucks has today delivered its first fully electric truck to Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo. The CF Electric has been developed in a joint venture between DAF and VDL, and will be used by Jumbo to supply its supermarkets in the south of the Netherlands. Jumbo CEO Frits van Eerd was handed the keys to the DAF CF Electric by DAF Trucks President Harry Wolters alongside Willem van der Leegte, President and CEO of VDL Groep. The first DAF CF Electric to enter in-service operations represents a significant milestone for DAF Trucks, VDL and Jumbo. Delivery of the fully electric DAF...

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New, improved DAF Driver magazine hits the streets

*DAF Driver magazine gets bigger and better; more pages, more stories, more variety* *Modern design and layout; the perfect platform for great photography* *Free-of-charge to all truck drivers and throughout the DAF Dealer network* *“The re-design makes the magazine feel premium quality, just like the trucks we build.” * *Phil Moon, DAF Trucks* Four years after the launch of the original DAF Driver magazine, the popular publication has been completely redesigned and relaunched. The quarterly title, which focuses on all things DAF, is produced and distributed by Commercial Vehicle Media & Publishing and is available to drivers free-of-charge at hundreds of transport...

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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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