Increases Truck Market Share in Major Markets
“PACCAR reported good revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2016,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s third quarter results reflect strong truck markets in Europe, increased heavy-duty truck market share in North America and Europe, and good aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide. I am very proud of our 23,000 employees who have delivered industry-leading products and services to our customers.”
Liquid waste disposal specialist, BioMarsh Environmental Ltd., is expanding its DAF fleet with the first of a programmed delivery of 20 new DAF CF 330 FAS vacuum tankers. DAF’s ‘FAS’ axle configuration comprises 6x2 drive with rear-lift capability – ideal for much of BioMarsh’s operation where high manoeuvrability is required.
Bulk tipping haulage specialist, BJ Waters in South Darley near Matlock, has taken delivery of six new DAF XF 460 FTG tractor units. The delivery confirms the long-established haulier’s return to the market leading, with whom the company has enjoyed a history going back to 1984.
The DAF XF 460 FT Super Space Cab won the prestigious ‘Master Truck of the Year 2016’. The XF won the award for its leading overall efficiency and driver comfort. DAF Trucks’ extensive network of highly professional European dealers were instrumental in selecting the XF as ‘Master Truck of the Year 2016’.
Sole British-ownedroad-sweeper producer heading for record year
Stock Sweepers, the only British-owned producer of road-sweepers,is expecting to take up to 30 DAF LF 220 FA 15-tonne chassis cabs so far this year, as demand for its vehicles grows both at home and abroad. Further orders are anticipated as the latest batch of DAFs has been taken to meet current orders and as buffer stock for anticipated future orders.
The largest privately owned logistics company in the UK is thought to also be the biggest operator of the lightweight mid-lift DAF FTP Models of tractor units worldwide
Product innovations highlighting ‘DAF Transport Efficiency’
‘DAF Transport Efficiency’ is DAF’s overall theme at IAA 2016 - which is being held in Hanover from 22 till 29 September. DAF Trucks is exhibiting its full, industry-leading product and services range. DAF offers the most efficient total transport solutions with the highest return per kilometer. The new and innovative DAF Connect fleet management system optimizes fleet and driver performance and enhances logistic efficiency. Innovations to the reliable and efficient PACCAR PX-5 and PX-7 engines in the popular LF and CF distribution trucks provide the perfect balance of power, torque and fuel efficiency. DAF Transport Efficiency showcases the company’s heritage in providing lowest operating cost and highest fuel economy. DAF is further demonstrating its commitment to environmental and fuel economy leadership with its Innovation truck.
SAL Commercials has taken 10 DAF XF 510 FTG tractors with Super Space cabs as part of a major renewal programme of the Grimsby operator’s 30 strong multi-temperature fleet.
What is said to be ‘the largest mobile shredding truck outside the USA’, and costing in excess of £300,000, has been put on the road with a new DAF CF 310 FAS 6x2 26-tonne rigid by Shred Station. The company, which has BSIA and PCI DSS accreditations and bases in Norwich and Harlow, operates across the UK on high security shredding and disposal work, and has just won a new five-year contract to which the DAF will be dedicated.
DAF Trucks confirms industry-wide appeal with exhibits throughout Show
DAF Trucks goes to RWM ’16 at the NEC (Hall 5, Stand 5T90-W91) as the preferred supplier of utility-specification chassis to the Local Authorities and waste / recycling sectors, while its overall market share of 30% (above six tonnes) continues the built-in-Britain brand’s 21-year dominance of the UK truck business. With two trucks on its Stand (see accompanying ‘Exhibits’ press release), visitors to RWM ’16 will also notice a ubiquitous DAF presence throughout the Show.