Offering quality, service and value have been key to the successful growth of Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke cartons and packaging products, and the same criteria applied for its choice of a new truck for its flexible, efficient and reliable delivery service - a 7.5 tonne new DAF LF Euro 6.
With a fleet that’s expected to travel about 3,000,000 km a year on domestic and international deliveries, Maru International, the freight forwarding specialist needs complete reliability, value for money and quality from its fleet, which now includes 22 DAF XF trucks.
Market leading truck maker DAF is working with the members of the Transport Association to support Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice when it was created in 1982. Located in Oxfordshire near DAF’s HQ in Thame, the hospice offers care for children and young adults with life shortening conditions as well as support for their families.
Having owned new and used DAF trucks since 2008, Huws Gray, one of the UK’s leading builders’ merchants, has invested in 14 new DAF trucks worth approximately £1.2 million for its network of 44 depots across Wales and North West England. These will be the first Euro 6 models on its fleet of over 80 vehicles and will be used for daily deliveries of materials to households and construction sites.
DAF has introduced a new, premium used trucks scheme called First Choice for carefully selected models that meet its strict criteria of being no more than five years old with a maximum mileage of 600,000km on tractor units, and are offered with a class-leading warranty package. First Choice LF used vehicles up to 16 tonnes GVW and multi-axle rigids have a maximum mileage of 300,000km whilst 18 tonne rigids can be up to 400,000km.
Leyland Trucks has produced the 125,000th DAF LF at its state-of-the-art factory in Leyland, Lancashire. The vehicle was officially handed over by Ron Augustyn, Managing Director of Leyland Trucks and Ray Ashworth, Managing Director of DAF Trucks Ltd to Calor Gas representatives David Brown, Fleet Asset Manager and Iain Carr, Operations Manager, at a ceremony held today, 1 July.
Four new DAF LF220 16 tonne trucks with Gray and Adams refrigerated bodies are the first Euro 6 compliant models to join the Ferryspeed fleet of 75 vehicles in the Channel Islands and are already delivering fresh and frozen food from the port to hotels, supermarkets and wholesalers across Jersey and Guernsey. They are believed to be the first Euro 6 trucks on the islands, and are expected to be serviced and maintained by the DAF Service Dealer based in St Saviour, Jersey.
The comprehensive my DAF app is available for free download from the iTunes store and Google Play. It’s quick and easy to use and is constantly being updated with new information to ensure users get the best out of their DAF.
With a range of off-road models specifically tailored for the tipping and construction industry, DAF is proud to be showcasing the latest examples of its new CF and LF Euro 6 Construction range at Tip-Ex 14, the national exhibition for the tipping industry, in Harrogate from 29 to 31 May.
The fleet management company, Translease Services Limited, has used its experience of the builders’ merchants sector to develop a new, smaller, more versatile truck for making deliveries and driving in busy city traffic conditions.