Fast growing Merseyside operator Abbey Logistics Group has put 10 new DAF XF105 tractor units and 15 Feldbinder dry powder tanks on the road to meet a contract it has secured with Lhoist UK, a leading producer of lime products.
Meeting demanding time critical delivery requirements for the automotive, aeronautical and pharmaceutical industries is a key element of the work that will be undertaken by a pair of Euro 6 compliant DAF XF460 tractor units that have just joined the fleet of GBA Services.
PACCAR Financial Services Achieves Record First Half Pretax Income
“PACCAR reported good revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2013,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s second quarter results reflect the benefits of gradually improving truck sales and strong aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide. I am very proud of our 22,000 employees who have delivered excellent results to our shareholders and customers.”
For DAF's continued growth in Europe and the introduction of Euro 6
PACCAR Parts has opened its new state-of-the-art PACCAR Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Eindhoven. The new parts distribution centre has a surface area of 26,000 m², can store over 65,000 different truck parts and will play an important role in the continued growth of DAF Trucks in the European market. The construction of the new PDC involved an investment of around €30 million.
The first DAF Euro 6 emissions compliant XF Super Space Cab to be ordered by a British operator has gone into service with Glossop based David G Davies & Sons Ltd.
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.