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  • DAF Trucks - 90 Years of Innovative Transport Solutions

    1928 - 2018

    On 1 April 1928, Dutch engineer Hub van Doorne started a small construction workshop in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. From these humble beginnings, DAF has evolved into a leading global truck manufacturer focused on innovation, quality, and transport efficiency.

  • ‘New XF’ 480 DAFs confirm growth at 2MV Logistics

    2MV Logistics has added two DAF New XF 480 FTG tractors to its fleet at its Portsmouth base. The haulage, groupage, HazChem and pallet services operator says it is seeing consistent growth, which fuelled its decision to bring fleet numbers up to 20.

  • Matt Lawrenson appointed MD at DAF Dealer group Imperial Commercials

    Loyal and long-serving Imperial Commercials executive, Matt Lawrenson, has been appointed as Managing Director at the leading DAF Dealer group – DAF Trucks’ largest dealer group both in the UK and in Europe with 25 locations in the UK.

  • Imperial Commercials Hull wins top UK and overseas dealer awards

    UK Dealer of the Year prize follows international Gold Award

  • DAF Dealer Ford & Slater lands top UK and international dealer awards

    Ford & Slater picks-up ‘2018 PACCAR Financial International Dealer of the Year’

    Ford & Slater picks-up ‘2018 PACCAR Financial International Dealer of the Year’ Leicester-based DAF Dealer also scoops UK DAF Dealer Award prizes PACCAR funding arrangements key to successful business model “Our sole use of PACCAR Financial is key to our success…” Ford & Slater joint Managing Director, Tim Strevens

  • DAF Trucks tops market in 2017

    Market leader nudges 30% market share above 6.0 tonnes GVW

  • DAF Trucks’ New CF and New XF wins Transport News ‘Top Truck Award’

    UK market leader picks up fourth major industry accolade in recent weeks

  • DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge 2018 – the return

    DAF Trucks in new quest to find the UK’s driving elite

  • DAF Trucks looks back at strong performance in 2017

    DAF Trucks saw strong performance around the world in 2017. DAF’s European (EU+2) market share in the heavy segment (16 tons+) stood at 15.3%, and in the light segment it increased to 10.5%. In addition, a record number of over 9,000 DAF vehicles were registered outside Europe, while PACCAR engines sales to leading coach and bus manufacturers also reached a new record.

  • DAF Trucks Presents Limited 90th Anniversary Edition

    DAF Trucks presents the limited 90th Anniversary Edition of the New XF. This truck commemorates the fact that 90 years ago Hub van Doorne laid the foundation of DAF: now one of Europe’s most successful truck manufacturers. The anniversary edition features a premium option package, exclusive striping and subtle exterior design elements. To stress the exclusivity of this special truck it comes with the class leading Super Space Cab and PACCAR’s most powerful 530 HP/390 kW MX-13 engine.