DAF Trucks and its DAF Dealer network are backing Team BRIT, ‘the most inspirational team in motorsport’, with the donation of a top-of-the-range New XF 530 FT 4x2 tractor with Super Space Cab and race trailer. Team BRIT is a competitive motor racing team made up of disabled drivers – many of whom are ex- or serving-military troops – who compete on a level playing field against able-bodied drivers.
Strong Global Truck Deliveries and Parts Sales Drive Results
DAF President Preston Feight is promoted to PACCAR Executive Vice President. Harry Wolters, DAF European Sales Director, is promoted to President DAF Trucks and PACCAR Vice President.
Alwin Limited, which began life almost 50 years ago as a non-ferrous waste specialist, and still has a four-acre waste site in the West Midlands, has branched out successfully into pan-European temperature-controlled distribution.
The new DAF XF has won its fourth ‘Truck of the Year’ title. Operators and truck drivers in Slovakia jointly voted DAF’s ultimate long-haul truck as their ‘TOP TRUCK 2018’. The award is an initiative from the leading Slovakian magazine Transport a Logistika; its readers praised the new XF for its advanced technology, low operating costs and first class driver comfort. The recognition from Transport a Logistika magazine follows the new XF’s recent successes, including ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’ and national ‘Truck of the Year’ awards in Poland and Slovenia.
DAFcheck, DAF Trucks’ network-wide electronic vehicle maintenance record system, has been validated by the DVSA to align with its new Earned Recognition scheme. DAFcheck becomes one of the first data-sharing systems to pass DVSA validation. Already, DAF Trucks has seen a spike in enquiries from operators wishing to engage in the scheme through DAFcheck.
Recovery operator enjoys two- or three-axle interchangeability with single vehicle
DAF Trucks has set a new standard in creating the ideal truck online. The new 3D DAF Truck Configurator displays all available axle configurations and cab variants, while at the same time including all possible factory options – all in 3D. The configured truck can be shared directly with the dealer and the bodybuilder, thus reducing lead times and providing maximum efficiency.
DAF Trucks’ has picked-up the Employer Partner of the Year award at last week’s Student Awards Evening at City of Bristol College. The accolade was presented in recognition of the partnership between the college and DAF Trucks’ own Apprentice Programme – an association which has stood for 20-years and has helped over 1800 students embark upon a wide range of careers with market leading DAF Trucks and throughout the DAF Dealer network.