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  • Marlin Industries switches to top-spec DAF XF fleet

    Cable reel and drum producer, Marlin Industries, in Wrexham has replaced its entire artic fleet with new top-of-the-range DAF XF Super Space Cab tractor units. Supplied by DAF Dealer, Imperial Commercials, also in Wrexham, ten XF 460 FTG 6x2s and one XF 460 FT 4x2 unit are already in service and, the company says, already delivering vastly improved returns over its pre-existing mixed fleet.

  • ASH Waste Services smoking hot with DAF eight-wheel rear-steers

    ASH Waste Services, part of the ASH Group, has taken delivery of four DAF CF 440 FAX 32-tonne GVW eight-wheelers with Heil Farid rear-end-loader bodies and MOBA weighing systems for the company’s trade waste operation. Bodywork incorporates new waste management software from Dataset Solutions enabling real-time data transfer on bin identification, weight and cost.

  • 5,000th DAF truck produced in Taiwan

    DAF Trucks is experiencing impressive growth in Taiwan. The 5,000th truck has rolled off the assembly line less than ten years after it opened in Dadu. With a market share of almost 30% in the 12 ton+ segment, in Taiwan DAF is the undisputed market leader among non-Asian truck brands.

  • Turners’ DAFs bloom at Francis Flower

    Turners (Soham) Ltd. has added 18 new DAF XF and CF tractor units to its fleet for a new contract with Francis Flower. The manufacturer and distributor of limestone powder products recently acquired a Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) powder plant in Scunthorpe. The DAF vehicles, a mix of eight XF 440 FTP and ten CF 440 FTP models with light mid-lift axles and all fitted with Space Cabs, will be coupled with 18 new, specialised Feldbinder bulk powder tankers on the GGBS work across the UK.

  • Five DAF XFs go tipping at Fermac

    DAF XF 460 FTP tractors represent new face of fleet expansion and renewal

    With over a million tonnes a year of agricultural and industrial bulk tipping work already in hand, and still growing fast, Fermac has invested in its first company-owned DAF XF460 FTP three-axle tractors. The trucks come with Super Space Cabs and form part of a small initial fleet expansion and renewal programme.

  • Drury’s Transport grows with new DAF three-axle tractors

    Pair of DAF XF 510 FTG tractors mark 70th anniversary of the East Anglian haulier

    Drury’s Transport, with three bases across Norfolk, has taken two DAF XF 510 FTG 6x2 tractors with Super Space Cabs as part of celebrating its 70th year in business.

  • Lightweight DAF waste collection fleet for Carmarthenshire County Council

    Carmarthenshire County Council has taken delivery of ten new DAF LF 220 FA refuse collection trucks for its waste collection service. With an eye on whole-life-cost benefits, the Council has switched from its previous hire-in policy to outright ownership, with support from local DAF Dealer, Watts Truck & Van in Swansea, a key ingredient to the new method of acquisition.

  • DAF CF Wins Prestigious Award in Ireland

    DAF Trucks received a prestigious Irish Truck of the Year category award at the Fleet Transport Awards 2017 in Dublin. The versatile CF distribution truck with the state of the art PACCAR PX-7 engine was named the Irish Truck of the Year in the ‘Distribution – Heavy Duty Rigid’ category. The prize was awarded at the 10th anniversary of the Fleet Transport Awards Gala Dinner.