Evert van den Brug - co-owner
When DAF launched the New CF and New XF, it promised that fuel savings of 7% would be achievable. Naturally, Van de Brug was curious to see whether DAF would be able to deliver on their promise.
Van de Brug: "The simple answer is: Yes, definitely! To be honest, we were all rather sceptical, but the numbers don't lie. Without too much effort, we've achieved savings of seven to eight percent over the previous generation. That's a pretty good improvement, particularly if you consider that our trucks drive around 110,000 to 150,000 kilometres a year."
All of the company's drivers are Dutch and none of them feel they are driving an "economy vehicle". Experienced driver Peter Kreuk enthuses about "his" New CF. "Changing gear is smooth, it maintains acceleration for a long time, and the drive line doesn't contract when the liquids move around in the tanks: it simply maintains its revs. That makes it absolutely great to drive. In addition, the seats are wonderful, the cabin is unbelievably luxurious, and it has a great bed. You feel like you've slept well when you roll off the mattress. I'm really proud of it!"