The PACCAR Board of Directors elected Harrie Schippers as president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Schippers has worked at PACCAR for 31 years and is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer at PACCAR’s corporate offices in Bellevue, Washington. Schippers was president of DAF Trucks in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from 2010 to 2016. He earned a degree from Tilburg University (M.S. Economics).
Leading Spanish transport company, Primafrio, has taken delivery of 280 DAF New XF trucks into its Murcia-based chilled, frozen and high-value goods operation.
Leading UK drinks wholesaler, HB Clark Ltd., has begun a fleet modernisation programme with the introduction of eight DAF New LF 16-tonne rigid curtain-siders. The first six have already been bodied and delivered, and will be joined early in 2018 by two further New LF models.The rigid curtain-side trucks are fitted with a variety of liveries reflecting products that include well-known brands such as Coors, Carling, Carlsberg Export, Corona, Whitley Neill and its own ‘Infamous Soft Drinks’ range. Bodying and liveries have been handled by Scottish bodybuilder, Tekbo.
Specialist fresh fish transport operator, AMG Transport from Airdrie in Scotland, has taken delivery of a DAF New XF 530 FTG unit as an addition to its six-strong fleet.
DAF Trucks has collected two headline awards at the 2017 Commercial Fleet Awards. The truck industry’s market leading DAF LF scooped the top ‘Commercial Fleet Truck of the Year’ prize, and was quickly followed by Truck Fleet Manufacturer of the Year’. Both awards were received by DAF Trucks’ Director of Fleet Sales, Ian Grant.
Specialist farm feeds manufacturer and distributor, Massey Feeds, has added a DAF CF 440 FAQ chassis – an 8x2 ‘tridem’ axle configuration with lift capability on the second and lift-and-steer on the fourth axle – to its growing Preston office fleet.
In a significant move to cut vehicle emissions in the Capital, wholesale food supplier, Brakes, is championing the use of 18-tonne DAF LF rigids powered by Shell Gas to Liquid (GTL) Fuel from Certas Energy on its London delivery fleet.
DAF’s New CF and XF have been voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’ by an independent jury of leading road-transport journalists from 23 European countries. The most prestigious award in the European truck industry was handed to DAF Trucks president Preston Feight by Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the jury at the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon
Belgium Vice Prime Minister Kris Peeters and PACCAR Executive Chairman Mark Pigott today officially opened DAF Trucks’ completely new cab paint facility in Westerlo, Belgium. The new facility represents a 100 million euro investment and sets new standards in quality, efficiency and environmental-friendliness.
The leading Hungarian Révész Group is putting 400 DAF New CF and New XF trucks into operation. After evaluating several brands this year, DAF was found to be the best in terms of value for money, and low operating and service costs.