Van de Brug Int. Tanktransport BV
We have taken a big step when it comes to fuel consumption. Between the first generation Euro 6 and the current one, we are seeing a fuel saving of 7-to-8%. We’ve really seen that measurement.
The New CF and New XF are setting fresh benchmarks
For 55 years now, the trucks belonging to tanker specialist Van de Brug Int. Tanktransport BV have been transporting plant-based and animal oils and fats through Europe. Most of the vehicles in the blue-and-white fleet are DAFs. "A strategic choice", says co-owner Evert van de Brug. "The quality of the vehicles and the service is fantastic. And DAF is really setting fresh benchmarks with the new generation CF and XF."
Evert van de 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!"
Driver Peter Kreuk
Peter Kreuk: "As far as we're concerned, the New CF and New XF have rightfully been named as International Truck of the Year 2018. They are simply super trucks that fulfil all of our wishes."