Considerable flexibility in the use of a new DAF that recently entered service with Fife company Robert Purvis Plant Hire Limited has come from the ability to alter the body from a beavertail to a full flatbed and by fitting a high capacity crane.
With over one million customers a year to supply, Cormar Carpets runs a highly intensive nationwide delivery operation using swap bodies for efficiency and flexibility.
They’re already gearing up for winter in Scotland where the 140,000 citizens of Dundee can expect well-gritted and snow-free streets thanks to the arrival of three new DAF based gritter-snowploughs.
The UK’s leading foodservice company, 3663, has put 46 DAF CF65s into service fitted with the AS-tronic automated transmission.
DAF will start production of the DAF LF Hybrid, a 12 tonne distribution truck with a parallel hybrid system, before the year is out. This follows a comprehensive field test where vehicles have been tested for two years in the most diverse practical applications in daily use with customers in Great Britain and on the Continent.
Long established Yorkshire operator Tom Moorhouse & Son Ltd has replaced a dozen DAF XF95’s with a baker’s dozen of its ‘Truck of the Year’ successor, the XF105.
It’s going to be a Highland life for a pair of DAF CF85 tractor units that have entered service with Scotland’s leading flour millers, Hutchison’s Flour of Kirkcaldy, part of the Carrs Milling Group. The new trucks will spend their days entirely in Scotland and for much of the time in the Highlands.
Delivery of the 75th DAF XF105 to Lincolnshire chilled produce distributor Freshlinc has been marked by the application of a special livery and a number of additional features.
With its new DAF CF85 eight-wheeler tipping the scales at just under 12 tonnes, East Midlands operator Sanders & Woods Transport Limited is achieving a payload of over 20 tonnes.
Bulky Bob’s, an innovative social enterprise providing a specialist bulky household waste collection service to local councils in the North West, has put a quartet of DAF LF45s on the road under a fleet renewal programme.
A dozen new DAFs in the fleet of famous Suffolk brewer Greene King are sporting a variety of colourful liveries to promote the company’s highly popular beers.
With the Operators Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system used by VOSA becoming even more important and affecting O Licences, the recording and retrieval of vehicle maintenance records is increasingly critical for truck operators.
Nine DAF XF105s have joined the fleet of Huntingdonshire operator Williams Transport to support the recent extension of its activities onto the Continent.
Continued expansion despite the recession has led to four new DAFs joining the waste collection fleet of Staffordshire company H Brown & Son (Recycling) Limited.
A vehicle weight reduction project with a target of increasing payload by over seven per cent is underway at leading foodstuffs tanker operator Abbey Road Tanks with the arrival of 13 ultra low weight versions of the FTP model from DAF’s CF85 range.
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