Canute Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing logistics companies, has put a dozen DAF XF105s into its 600 vehicle fleet to evaluate the whole life cost of running the model.
The DAFcheck maintenance records system continues to assist road transport operators and technicians improve access to,and retention of, service and maintenance records averaging some 4000 inspection records every week, having just passed 280,000 inspections since launch.
Cambridgeshire-based haulage firm Turners (Soham) has recently taken delivery of its 300th specialised DAF CF FTP tractor unit. The arrival of the new truck means Turners (Soham) is now one of the largest fleet operators of FTP CFs in the UK and it will form part of the specialised transport operator’s existing 1000-strong truck fleet.
DAF has introduced its EcoDrive Driver training programme in the UK, to help operators get the maximum out of their drivers and vehicles.
Productivity and efficiency in the collection, delivery and installation of recycling equipment has been considerably boosted by the flexibility designed into an unusual new DAF now in service with Husmann UK.
DAF Trucks will be adding to the sparkle of the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show, which returns to the Birmingham NEC for the first time since 2008. DAF has been the consistent market leader in the UK for over 15 years and has achieved a strong market presence in all sectors.
The ability of a new DAF drawbar outfit to carry several pieces of plant or large site cabins, to self load/unload, and to get in and out of tight spots more easily is bringing increased productivity to plant hire specialists Speedy.
Gritting trucks are a welcome sight when Arctic conditions start to bite. But having the high value vehicles lying idle for the rest of the year doesn’t go down so well with council tax payers.
Few transport companies can be so entwined with a single industry as much as Lynda’s Transport of Huddersfield is with the textile trade. It moves material through every stage of production from raw wool to the finest quality finished worsteds and has done so since the firm was formed by Lynda Porter over 30 years ago.
It was a challenging start for a new DAF LF55 that recently joined the fleet of Carnegie Fuels of Brechin in Angus. Peak demand for heating oils coincided with the worst early winter conditions that Scotland had experienced for years.
The leading trade manufacturer of UPVC windows in the North West has replaced the bulk of its delivery fleet with 16 DAF LF45s with factory-fitted boxvan bodies.
As one of the leading European truck manufacturers, DAF has started production of its hybrid distribution truck. The DAF LF Hybrid uses a parallel diesel/electric hybrid system, where the truck is driven by the diesel engine, the electric engine or a combination of both.
DAF has expanded its popular CF85 series with two four-axle rigid chassis vehicles. Both models feature three rear axles — the middle one driven and the front one steered. On the new FAK CF85, the last axle is a trailing axle and on the FAQ CF85 a steered trailing axle.
Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) will have been opened at two DAF dealers by the end of the year with a further five scheduled to be operating by the end of February 2011.
With many deliveries of its award-winning yoghurts, creams and cheeses made within the London LEZ, Yorkshire’s Longley Farm needed to ensure that it could not only meet the current emission standards but ‘future proof’ itself for several years. To do this it’s put a pair of DAF CF65 18-tonners into service that feature the 6.7 litre Euro 5 compliant GR165 engine.
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