DAF Trucks was awarded the ‘Truck Fleet Manufacturer of the Year’ and the New LF received the top ‘Commercial Fleet Truck of the Year’ award by judges and readers of Commercial Fleet magazine at the Commercial Fleet gala ceremony. It is the third year in a row DAF received both of these prestigious awards in the United Kingdom.
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 honor in the European truck industry was awarded to DAF Trucks 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.
New Products and Record Aftermarket Sales Drive Results
“PACCAR reported excellent revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2017,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s third quarter results reflect a strong European truck market, increased PACCAR market share in North America, and record global aftermarket parts results. I am very proud of our 25,000 employees who have delivered industry-leading products and services to our customers.”
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.