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Start of series production for New Generation DAF

Today marks the start of the series production of a new generation of trucks at DAF in Eindhoven. The official ‘Job One’ truck – a red XG+ with a 12.9 litre PACCAR MX-13 engine – was presented by John Jorritsma (Mayor of Eindhoven) and Harry Wolters (President of DAF) to André Verbeek, Managing Director and owner of Verbeek Agra Vision DAF is the first truck manufacturer to introduce to the market a completely new generation of trucks that has been developed in line with the new European regulations for truck masses and dimensions.   “DAF is not just the first company to do...

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Two new DAF LF’s enter service for family-owned Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd

Adams Morey create new commercial vehicle ‘super site’ at Redbridge location

Commercial vehicle dealership group, Adams Morey, has invested in their Redbridge site to create a one-stop-shop location for truck, van and motorhomes. With ten DAF Trucks and Fiat Professional sites throughout the South Coast and South West of England, Adams Morey is one the largest commercial vehicle dealership groups in the country. As part of investment throughout the group, the company has recently upgraded its Redbridge location to offer customers a complete portfolio of services for both truck and van operators. Adams Morey Managing Director, Kevin Swinnerton, explained: “In June 2021 we opened a purpose built Parts Hub and new head office...

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DAF presents zero-emissions LF Electric at Freight in the City Expo

DAF Trucks is showcasing the LF Electric 19-tonner at the Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace next week as part of the drive to cut CO2 emissions and improve air quality. The UK market-leader’s new zero-emissions 4x2 rigid is available now for UK operators alongside its CF Electric 6x2 rigid and 4x2 tractor-unit stablemates. The 19-tonne GVW LF Electric on show – designed and manufactured here in the UK at Leyland Trucks in Lancashire – is fitted with a PACCAR curtain-sided body, also designed and built at Leyland manufacturing facility. Leyland Trucks recently won Government funding to support the...

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Manoeuvrability all the way for DAF Trucks at Letsrecycle Live

DAF Trucks is showcasing a selection of rigid and multi-axle chassis at the Letsrecycle Live event at the NAEC Stoneleigh; demonstrating the UK market-leader’s strength-in-depth range of vocational vehicles for the waste and recycling sector. The rigid chassis on show all demonstrate best in class manoeuvrability – so often critical to maximum operation efficiency in the sector. Two DAF tridems, a CF 410 ‘FAW’ 8x4 chassis on loan from AR Richards in Market Drayton, and a DAF CF 450 ‘FAQ’ 8x2 chassis courtesy of Anglian Water, represent optimum chassis solutions to deliver an intelligent combination of traction and manoeuvrability, according to...

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Roger Warnes Transport Ltd. full of praise for New Generation DAF XF

Leading bulk haulage firm, Roger Warnes Transport Ltd., has welcomed a New Generation DAF XF 450 FTP mid-lift’ into its predominantly DAF-based fleet. The Norfolk-based operator is one of a number of operators across Europe involved in the extensive New Generation DAF field test programme, in order to deliver the very highest standards of reliability, quality and performance from the start of series production. “The arrival of the New Generation DAF XF has captured the imagination of our drivers,” explains Ian Barclay, Operations Director at Roger Warnes Transport Ltd. “It’s a stunning looking truck, with exceptional comfort and space for drivers....

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UK Government selects Leyland Trucks for electric truck trial

Leyland Trucks is to participate in a project designed to help UK operators make the transition to battery electric trucks. A total of 20 DAF LF Electric 19-tonne rigids, together with the required charging infrastructure, will be fitted with data logging equipment and used to support the UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) efforts to encourage the use of battery electric vehicles in commercial transport. An interactive website will inform future fleet operator buying decisions and help stimulate the sale of battery electric trucks. The project is scheduled to commence this summer. Leyland Trucks is to participate in a project designed...

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Turners take to the road with New Generation DAF XF

One of the UK’s largest fleet operators, Turners (Soham) Ltd., has taken delivery of a New Generation DAF XF 450 FTG 6x2 tractor unit, as part of the latest phase of DAF’s extensive Europe-wide ‘pre-production’ field test programme. Turners’ New Generation DAF XF joins a fleet of 1200 vehicles, of which 750 are DAF-branded, soon after the launch of the New Generation DAF XF, XG and XG+ trucks on 9th June. The current Turners DAF tractor fleet comprises FTG 6x2 twin-steer and FTP lightweight mid-lift configurations. In fact, Turners will soon take delivery of their 1000th DAF FTP, making them the...

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Veterans into Logistics names DAF truck in memory of Fusilier Lee Rigby

Not for profit HGV training organisation, Veterans into Logistics, has named its DAF CF85 training vehicle in memory of Fusilier Lee Rigby, in a moving tribute at Rochdale Cricket Club, Greater Manchester.   Guests at last weekend's COVID-safe event included the family of Lee Rigby, Armed Forces Lead for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Chris Thomas, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, Chris Clarkson, and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.   Veterans into Logistics was established last year with the aim of reducing unemployment amongst military veterans. The organisation, which is currently applying for charity status, provides much-needed skills, opportunities, and personal...

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First 1,000 New Generation DAF trucks sold

*Within less than a month after the official launch, DAF has already received over 1,000 customer orders for its New Generation XF, XG and XG**⁺** trucks. The completely new range of vehicles for long distance transport will enter production in October and set a new standard in efficiency, safety and driver comfort.  * On Wednesday, 9th June DAF unveiled its New Generation XF, XG and XG⁺, the first trucks on the market to fully benefit from the New European Masses & Dimensions regulations. These allow truck cabs to be longer to achieve next levels of efficiency, safety and driver comfort.   Features like optimal radii,...

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Start the Future: New Generation DAF makes UK debut at ITT Hub

Following its widely acclaimed pan-European launch on 9th June, the New Generation DAF range is all set to ‘Start the Future’ with the arrival this week for its first public outing in the UK and Europe at the ITT Hub show in Farnborough.   Undoubtedly the star attraction for truck operators at the inaugural event in Hampshire will be the range-topping New Generation DAF XG+ 6x2 tractor unit in ‘FTG’ axle configuration, with maximum rated 13-litre 530bhp engine and cavernous, ultra-high specification new cab – and available to order now in the UK.   Production of the New Generation DAF will commence in October with...

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New Generation DAF trucks come alive digitally

DAF Trucks is making its brand New Generation XF, XG and XG+ come alive on computer screens and mobile devices with a stunning augmented reality app and a fully immersive online virtual experience – an industry first. Both applications reflect DAF’s New Generation slogan ‘Start the Future’. With the interactive augmented reality New Generation DAF app – downloadable via the app stores at Google Play and Apple – each detail of the New Generation XF, XG and XG+ is just a swipe away on the display of any mobile device. Using the camera of your mobile phone or tablet, the software...

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Start the Future: New Generation DAF orders take-off

In just two weeks after its pan-European launch, DAF Trucks has seen a UK network-wide surge of initial orders for its New Generation DAF range.   The market-leader’s ‘Start the Future’ launch on 9th June was widely praised by the media and the wider transport community, with operators racing to become the first New Generation DAF customers. Production will commence in Eindhoven and Leyland from this October with a limited number of build slots reserved this year to satisfy UK customer orders. High-profile Scottish haulier, Derek Heeps, is the first out-of-the-blocks north of the border with his order for a top-of-the-range XG+ 530...

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