Ray Ashworth to retire – Robin Easton to succeed as MD
DAF Trucks is presenting two specialist ‘urban-centric’ trucks at the latest of the CLOCS progress events at London’s ExCel Centre
Incisive product knowledge will allow trainers to demonstrate to drivers how to get the very best from their DAF trucks – regardless of the model
A group of five DAF Driver Trainers has this week successfully completed the DAF Dealer Driver Trainer programme after graduating through the DAF Academy at the DAF Trucks’ Thame headquarters. Throughout 2016, DAF Trucks has been delivering a series of intensive learning programmes to a select group of DAF Dealer Driver Trainers.
Southampton-based container storage and hire specialist, Storage on Site, has taken delivery of its fourth DAF CF 410 FAN draw-bar unit in 12 months from local DAF Dealer, Adams Morey. High service levels from Adams Morey is helping the company achieve 100% utilisation.
DAF Trucks makes its return to the CV Show this year having recently announced impressive annual registrations figures for 2016. DAF Trucks’ overall 13,911 registrations – up almost 20% on 2015 – resulted in a record-breaking 30.1% market share for the company in 2016; its most dominant position in the over-six-tonnes GVW commercial vehicle market which the company has headed for the past 22 years.
Think Logistics, the DAF Trucks-backed drive to encourage 16-19-year-olds into a career within the transport and logistics sector, reports significant progress in expanding its profile and attracting even greater numbers of youngsters to its workshops. Through an increase in sponsorship, Think Logistics has also grown its network of learning centres to nine locations across the country.
With a growth in registrations of nearly 21%, DAF Trucks further strengthened its position in the UK truck market in 2016. Figures released by the SMMT earlier this week showed the built-in-Britain marque ended the year with 13,911 registrations, equating to a commanding 30.1% market share above 6.0 tonnes GVW. It is the first time DAF Trucks has topped 30% share in its 22-year market-leading dominance of the UK commercial vehicle business.
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.