A tailored vehicle for every application
Following the start of production of the first CF and XF Euro 6 tractor variants (4x2 and 6x2 with second steered axle) earlier this year, DAF is now further expanding the range including a complete range of three-axle rigids with trailing, second steered or tandem axles. The air suspension has been completely redeveloped, offering great advantages for applications with swap-body systems, such as the BDF, which is popular in Germany.
Mark Pigott Remains Executive Chairman of the Board
PACCAR Inc announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Ronald E. Armstrong as chief executive officer (CEO) and Mark C. Pigott as executive chairman of the Board of Directors, effective April 27, 2014.
The 2,000th locally assembled DAF CF85 truck has rolled off the production line at FASC - the Formosa Automobile Sales Corporation - in Taiwan. DAF has been active in Taiwan since 2006 and is the market leader amongst the European brands.
Waberer’s International Pte.Co. one of Europe’s largest road freight companies , has ordered 600 DAF tractors as part of a comprehensive fleet renewal program.
Stardes, the UK’s leading provider of high quality specialist international transport services to the concert tour and event industries, has put its first Euro 6 tractor unit into service as part of a major fleet renewal programme.
DAF Trucks Begins Production in Brasil
“PACCAR reported good quarterly revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2013,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. “Higher truck deliveries, record aftermarket parts sales and financial services pretax profits contributed to increased earnings. Our customers in North America are benefiting from higher fleet utilization and record freight tonnage, which are driving industry fleet replacement. I am very proud of our 22,700 employees who have delivered industry-leading products and services to our customers worldwide.”
PACCAR held an opening ceremony today to launch its new DAF assembly plant in Brasil. The ceremony, led by Mark Pigott, PACCAR chairman and chief executive officer, and Parana Governor, Beto Richa, was attended by state and local officials, DAF Brasil dealers, suppliers, transport companies and business and educational leaders.
DAF Trucks Limited has been named as the winner in the Large Employer of the Year category in the Thames Valley regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 for its National Dealer Apprentice Programme.
The handover of five DAF LF55 18 tonners to Northamptonshire palletised distribution operator Freightroute marks a 20 year relationship with the supplying dealer Brian Currie (Milton Keynes) Ltd.
South Wales operator C J Bird Transport has taken delivery of two DAF XF tractor units that meet the Euro 6 emissions standard following what managing director Chris Bird describes as “exceptionally good fuel consumption” during trials with a demonstrator.