Turners (Soham) Ltd. has added 20 DAF XF six-wheel tractor units to its 450-strong refrigerated fleet. Five of these are the manufacturer’s New XF 450 FTG models, with twin-steer and mid-lift axles.
Brian Yeardley Continental, already regarded as operating one of the highest profile advanced fleets of international mega trucks and trailers in Europe, is adding three New XF 480 FT low-deck tractor units to its fleet – the first to be delivered in the UK. Kevin Hopper, managing director of the business, says he expects, “more to come if the success of the initial fleet additions lives up to expectations”.
Aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete producer, Hanson UK, says its trials with a new DAF CF 6x2 mid-lift tractor with Muldoon trailer and McPhee mixer combination has been a ‘resounding success’ in reducing its traffic movements. The truck / rear-steer trailer configuration, unusual for UK mixer operations, is proving to be highly effective in boosting delivery volumes while at the same time reducing the number of Hanson’s rigid mixer vehicles on the road.
Following the global launch of DAF’s New CF and XF models at the CV Show earlier this year, one of the first customer deliveries has gone to AAD Transport in Forfar. The XF 530 FTG is a 6x2 mid-lift tractor unit with a new uprated 530bhp PACCAR MX13 engine and new TraXon 12-speed automated gearbox.
New owner chooses DAF because of low TCO and high reliability
DAF has delivered its 500th truck to Jordan. This is a significant milestone for the Eindhoven-based truck manufacturer considering its very recent entry into the Jordanian market in 2014. The delivery of a DAF CF85 4x2 Euro-3 tractor is indicative of the strong position of DAF Trucks in Jordan, where the Dutch manufacturer now leads the market with a share of over 25%.
In just four months since receiving their global launch at the CV Show in Birmingham, DAF Trucks’ New CF and XF models being handed over to UK customers in ever-increasing numbers. The UK market leader’s order book has now topped 1450 units, as deliveries to UK operators start to ramp-up.
DAF Trucks arrives at RWM ’17 delivering its ‘Pure Excellence’ update to the entire DAF product range, most recently its New LF series launched at the end of August. The introduction of the New LF follows the launch of its New CF and XF stablemates at the CV Show in April, and all featuring substantial updates to engines, drivelines and cabs.
DAF Truck Line Up complete!
The New CF and New XF range is complete. DAF Trucks has added 11 tractor and rigid axle configurations to its new line up; eight 2, 3 and 4 axle rigids and three 3 and 4 axle tractors. The new trucks are up to 7% more fuel-efficient, are at least 100 kg lighter which enhances payloads, have integrated body builder modules to shorten body building time and provide best in class jobsite performance. DAF now has a complete set of industry leading work trucks for its customers and is proud to offer them the highest performing custom-made solutions for every application.
DAF Trucks will participate in a two year truck platooning trial in the UK, led by TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory. Together with its partners, TNO, Ricardo and logistics company DHL, DAF Trucks has been selected by the UK government’s Department for Transport, in conjunction with Highways England to gain experience with truck platooning on selected routes on England’s strategic road network. The first platooning DAF test trucks are scheduled for trials in the UK in the coming months.
DAF introduces New LF
DAF is introducing a large number of innovations to the LF, which will reinforce the truck's industry leading position in the 7.5 to 19-tonne class. The innovations include a new 3.8 litre PACCAR engine and the possibility to select faster drive lines for maximum fuel efficiency. At the same time, the design of the exterior and the interior is aligned with the New CF and XF and bring ‘Pure Excellence’ to the entire DAF range of vehicles.