Significantly more fuel-efficient, quieter, more powerful and more comfortable
Substantially more fuel-efficient, quieter, more powerful and more comfortable. DAF Components introduces significant innovations at Busworld 2017 in Kortrijk, Belgium – downspeeding engines and accompanying axles for buses and coaches. The newly improved PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines are incredibly quiet, providing optimum return at extra-low engine speeds. DAF is also introducing newly developed, extremely fast DAF rear axles, which - in combination with optimised transmissions - delivers exceptionally low fuel consumption and unprecedented travel comfort.
Effective October 1 organizational moves will be implemented within the Board of Management of DAF Trucks N.V.
New owner chooses DAF because of low TCO and high reliability
DAF has delivered its 500th truck to Jordan. This is much more than just a milestone as the Eindhoven-based truck manufacturer, considering its very recent entry into the Jordanian market in 2014. The delivery of a DAF CF85 4x2 Euro3 tractor is indicative of the strong position of DAF Trucks in Jordan, where the Dutch manufacturer now leads the market with a market share of over 25%.
DAF Truck Line Up complete!
The New CF and New XF range is complete. DAF Trucks has added 11 tractor and rigid axle configurations to its new line up; eight 2, 3 and 4 axle rigids and three 3 and 4 axle tractors. The new trucks are up to 7% more fuel-efficient, are at least 100 kg lighter which enhances payloads, have integrated body builder modules to shorten body building time and provide best in class jobsite performance. DAF now has a complete set of industry leading work trucks for its customers and is proud to offer the highest performing custom fit solutions for every application.
DAF Trucks will participate in a two year truck platooning trial in the UK, led by TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory. Together with its partners, TNO, Ricardo and logistics company DHL, DAF Trucks has been selected by the UK government’s Department for Transport, in conjunction with Highways England to gain experience with truck platooning on selected routes on England’s strategic road network. The first platooning DAF test trucks are scheduled for trials in the UK in the coming months.
DAF introduces New LF
DAF Trucks is introducing a large number of innovations to its New LF series, which will reinforce the truck's industry leading position in the 7.5 to 19-tonne class. The innovations include a new 3.8 litre PACCAR engine and the possibility to select faster drivelines for maximum fuel efficiency. At the same time, the design of the exterior and the interior is aligned with the New CF and XF bringing ‘Pure Excellence’ to the entire DAF range of vehicles.
Increased Truck Deliveries and Record Aftermarket Parts Revenues Drive Results
“PACCAR (Nasdaq:PCAR) achieved strong quarterly revenues and net income in the second quarter of 2017,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s financial results reflect increasing North American truck production and market share, strong European truck markets and higher global aftermarket parts sales. I am very proud of our 24,500 employees who have delivered outstanding products and services to our customers.”
Increasing Global Truck Deliveries and Record PACCAR Parts Profits Drive Results
“PACCAR reported good revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2017,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR benefited from increasing truck production in North America and Europe, as well as record quarterly PACCAR Parts pretax profits. I am very proud of our 23,000 employees who have delivered industry leading products and services to our customers.”
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.
After nearly thirty years in Thame, Oxfordshire DAF UK is moving to a new facility in neighbouring Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. Last week, an official groundbreaking ceremony took place that signals the beginning of a £20 million investment that is “Instrumental in further strengthening DAF’s market leading position in the UK”, commented Ray Ashworth, DAF Trucks UK Managing Director.