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.
DAF Trucks’ has picked-up the Employer Partner of the Year award at last week’s Student Awards Evening at City of Bristol College. The accolade was presented in recognition of the partnership between the college and DAF Trucks’ own Apprentice Programme – an association which has stood for 20-years and has helped over 1800 students embark upon a wide range of careers with market leading DAF Trucks and throughout the DAF Dealer network.
BSS, the pipeline and heating supplies specialist (and part of Travis Perkins), is using one of its latest DAFs – a New CF 430 rear-steer rigid – to promote mental health charity, Mind. The New CF is also the first with an ‘FAN’ 6x2 axle configuration for BSS, joining just under 100 existing DAFs in (and 40% of) the company’s national fleet.
AG Barr, the Scottish soft drinks giant, famed worldwide for its IRN-BRU and other brands, has taken 16 DAF New LF 230 FA 18 tonne curtain-siders in a partial fleet renewal programme. They are the first DAF trucks ever to appear in the company’s 100-strong fleet. The supplying dealer is F&G Commercials, at Trafford Park, Manchester.
Editors and readers of the Slovenian truck, transport and maintenance magazines ‘Transport & Logistika’ and ‘Mehanik in Voznik’ have voted the new DAF CF and DAF XF as the ‘Slovenian Truck of the Year 2018’. Both truck series were awarded for their innovative, fuel efficient power trains and their excellent driver comfort.
The leading European transport company Girteka Logistics has ordered 500 DAF XF trucks for its international FTL operations. “Based on the excellent reliability, safety and fuel efficiency, we decided to add 500 XF trucks to our growing fleet. The majority will be put into operation between July and October 2018”, commented Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics. “These new DAF trucks are part of our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.”
The new DAF XF has been voted ‘Truck of the Year 2018’ in Poland by readers of the leading transport magazine Polski Traker. The top-of-the-range DAF truck was singled-out for its elegant design, state-of-the-art technology and safety features and its excellent driver comfort.
DAF Trucks will later this week present its New LF and New CF models at Tip-ex 2018 in Harrogate. Both vehicles will be exhibited with ‘Construction’ specifications designed for the rigours of on- / off-road applications. A New LF 260 FA 18-tonner is kindly loaned by LC Vehicle Hire in Leeds while a New CF 450 FAD eight-wheeler – supplied by DAF Dealer, Evans Halshaw – comes with a steel muckaway Thompson tipper body.
Highly respected commercial vehicle industry parts executive, Glen Crompton, has joined DAF Trucks as Parts Marketing Manager with responsibility for DAF genuine parts and for TRP – the company’s highly successful, all-makes truck-and-trailer parts brand. Glen replaces long-serving Stewart Davies who retires from the company.