A highly accurate dynamic weighbridge installed by axle weighing specialists Axtec is helping the UK's only remaining volume truck maker, Leyland Trucks, to meet the recent European Community WVTA (Whole Vehicle Type Approval) regulations.
The DAF XF105 ATe has been voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ at the prestigious ‘Motor Transport Awards 2013’ in London, giving DAF its fifth win in the last six years. DAF was handed the award at an official ceremony in London, which was attended by 1,600 leading representatives from the transport sector.
Tony Pain, 63, DAF’s long term and highly respected Marketing Director, is to retire from the company later this year.
On Friday May 17, the Prime Minister of Belgium, Elio Di Rupo, paid a working visit to the ultra-modern DAF axle and cab factory in Oevel (Westerlo). DAF invested about one billion Euros in a completely new vehicle series for Euro 6 and in modifications to its factories in the Netherlands and Belgium to make production of the new generation of trucks possible. Prime Minister Di Rupo came to DAF Trucks Flanders to inform himself of the many innovations in the modern axle and cab plant.
Jersey based freight company Ferryspeed has put 30 DAF tractor units into service to support growth in its services in mainland UK and to the Channel Islands.
New DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks Launched
“PACCAR reported good revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2013,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s truck segment results compared to last year reflect a decline in industry truck sales in North America due to slower economic growth. PACCAR generated steady aftermarket parts and service business and strong PACCAR Financial Services performance. I am very proud of our 21,700 employees who have delivered industry leading products and services to our customers worldwide.”
For high volume transport
DAF have introduced the new Euro 6 XF as a Low Deck tractor, specially designed for high volume transport operations. The new 4x2 tractor unit has a fifth wheel height of only 960 millimetres enabling the operation of trailers with an interior height up to three metres. Consequently, within legal parameters, load volumes of up to 100 m3 are possible.
New vehicles establish new quality and efficiency standard
DAF Trucks unveiled today the new, versatile Euro 6 LF and CF truck models and the new, innovative Euro 6 PACCAR MX-11 engine at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.
First new XF comes off the production line
His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange officially started production of the new DAF XF on Wednesday April 3. The new truck was developed to meet the Euro 6 emissions standards that will come into force in the European Union. DAF has invested around one billion euro to develop an entirely new Euro 6 vehicle range and to prepare its production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Westerlo in Belgium for the new generation of trucks.
With over 75,000 parts the most comprehensive offer on the market
With the addition of a complete series of supports legs, airbrakes and LED lighting for trailers, the TRP product range now contains over 75,000 parts. It represents a leading range of parts for all truck and trailer brands and workshop requisites. PACCAR Parts introduced its TRP Truck and Trailer Parts programme in 1995 within the framework of the "One Stop Shop" strategy, whereby a haulier can find everything for his fleet from one address.