Based at Newtown in mid-Wales, G.Owen & Sons, a successful family business for some 60 years, has taken delivery of a new DAF 8x2 bulk-blower. The DAF CF 440 FAQ ‘Tridem’ axle configuration has been acquired for distribution of animal feeds to farms across Wales and large parts of England.
LTS Distribution has put two of the first New DAF XF tractors on the road with its Birmingham based operation. Launched in the UK at the CV Show in April, the two XF 530 FTG tractors are also about to be joined by three 7.5-tonne LF and an 18-tonne CF, all from the same manufacturer, as the 50-strong fleet expands to meet business demands from the operator's growing customer base.
DAF Trucks has confirmed the appointment of the latest addition to its DAF Dealer network – DW Commercials in Dosthill near Tamworth. The family-run DAF service and parts location has full ADR and Pet. Reg. capability, and is strategically located close-by to one of the UK’s principal oil terminals at Kingsbury, thus providing DAF operators of hazardous goods with a one-stop-shop aftersales facility.
DAF Trucks has delivered a fleet of New CF and XF demonstration tractor units to the DAF UK Dealer network. Following the global launch of the new trucks at the CV Show earlier this year, the new, upgraded models are about to hit UK roads.
The UK’s largest purchaser and recycler of waste glass, URM (UK), has added seven new specialist DAF multi-wheel rigids to its South Kirkby-based fleet. Key among them is DAF’s CF 440 FAQ chassis – an 8x2 ‘tridem’ configuration with lift-and-steer capability on the second and fourth axles.
DAF Trucks is delighted to be showcasing a ‘Construction’ CF 400 FAD eight-wheel tipper-grab at Tip-ex Tank-ex 2017 in Harrogate, kindly loaned by high-profile LC Vehicle Hire – one of the UK’s largest rental and contract-hire providers specialising in tipper and tipper-grab applications. The Thompsons-bodied 8x4 is specially painted with a black cab and red chassis in recognition of the company’s 60th anniversary.
David G Davies & Sons in Glossop has placed the first order for a new, uprated DAF XF 4x2 tractor unit, as launched alongside its DAF CF stablemate at the CV Show last week.
DAF is introducing the new generation CF and XF trucks, which set a new standard in transport efficiency and driver comfort. Engine innovations, new drivelines and aerodynamic optimizations result in an up to 7% lower fuel consumption. The new DAF Connect fleet management system will drive even larger efficiency gains. The new generation CF and XF also feature lower weight for increased payload and an updated interior and exterior design for the highest driver comfort and greatest appeal. These excellent new trucks provide our customers with the lowest operating cost and the highest uptime.
You are invited to the DAF Trucks stand in Hall 5 at the CV Show next week – Tuesday 25th April at 9.30am – for arguably the news highlight of the Show. Robin Easton, Managing Director of DAF Trucks UK and Ron Borsboom, Director of the Board of Management for DAF Trucks, will present important innovations to the successful CF and XF series, which will set a new standard in transport efficiency and driver comfort.
Signalling a fundamental shift in operations, commercial fuel delivery specialist, mini-TANKERS, has taken delivery of a new DAF CF draw-bar configuration to provide greater operational flexibility. Supplied by Evans Halshaw DAF in Stockton, the new maximum-weight rig is the first of its kind in a previously rigid-only fleet.