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.
DAF Trucks is donating a New CF 370 rear-steer 26-tonne 6x2 rigid for use by Transport Association (TA) members in their support of industry charity, Transaid. The initiative means any TA member may use the vehicle in regular service in return for donations to Transaid.
DAF Trucks and its DAF Dealer network are backing Team BRIT, ‘the most inspirational team in motorsport’, with the donation of a top-of-the-range New XF 530 FT 4x2 tractor with Super Space Cab and race trailer. Team BRIT is a competitive motor racing team made up of disabled drivers – many of whom are ex- or serving-military troops – who compete on a level playing field against able-bodied drivers.
Strong Global Truck Deliveries and Parts Sales Drive Results
DAF President Preston Feight is promoted to PACCAR Executive Vice President. Harry Wolters, DAF European Sales Director, is promoted to President DAF Trucks and PACCAR Vice President.
Alwin Limited, which began life almost 50 years ago as a non-ferrous waste specialist, and still has a four-acre waste site in the West Midlands, has branched out successfully into pan-European temperature-controlled distribution.
The new DAF XF has won its fourth ‘Truck of the Year’ title. Operators and truck drivers in Slovakia jointly voted DAF’s ultimate long-haul truck as their ‘TOP TRUCK 2018’. The award is an initiative from the leading Slovakian magazine Transport a Logistika; its readers praised the new XF for its advanced technology, low operating costs and first class driver comfort. The recognition from Transport a Logistika magazine follows the new XF’s recent successes, including ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’ and national ‘Truck of the Year’ awards in Poland and Slovenia.
DAFcheck, DAF Trucks’ network-wide electronic vehicle maintenance record system, has been validated by the DVSA to align with its new Earned Recognition scheme. DAFcheck becomes one of the first data-sharing systems to pass DVSA validation. Already, DAF Trucks has seen a spike in enquiries from operators wishing to engage in the scheme through DAFcheck.
Recovery operator enjoys two- or three-axle interchangeability with single vehicle