On Wednesday, February 25th, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte unveiled the millionth Eindhoven-produced DAF truck. He then presented the truck to Mr. Bálint Révész from the Hungarian transport company bearing the same name, which specializes in bulk and tanker transport.
For a high payload and maximum manoeuvrability
DAF is launching the CF and XF tractor units with a steered trailing rear axle. These units have been specially designed for applications requiring a high payload combined with maximum manoeuvrability.
The Leyland Trucks Charity ‘Helping Hand’ is proud to continue its tradition of supporting local good causes by recently donating £500 to Galloway’s Society for the Blind which supports over 7,000 blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire.
New functionalities for maximum efficiency
DAF Trucks has completely renewed its special website for the bodybuilder industry (www.DAFBBI.com). The online platform is now available in no less than thirteen languages and makes it even easier for bodybuilders to access advice and guidance on mounting superstructures on DAF chassis in the most efficient way.
DAF Transport Efficiency
At the start of 2015, DAF will introduce a large number of innovations that will significantly contribute to optimised transport efficiency. Enhancements to the already efficient PACCAR MX engines combined with innovative technologies such as Predictive Cruise Control, Predictive Shifting and Eco Mode add up to fuel saving opportunities of 4–5%. New deflectors and fenders offer possibilities for additional savings. All these innovations are part of the new ‘DAF Transport Efficiency’ programme, with products and services aimed at achieving maximum return per kilometre.
To support further growth in Turkey
DAF Trucks N.V. will establish its own marketing and sales office in Istanbul to further strengthen its market position in Turkey. The new subsidiary – DAF Trucks Turkey Otomotiv Ticaret Limited Şirketi – will be operational December 1, 2014.
DAF European Technician of the Year 2014
The DAF European Technician of the Year 2014 Award has been won by 39-year old Mike Christensen of Truckcenter A/S in Padborg, Denmark. The European final, which consisted of several assignments and tests, took place at DAF Trucks in Eindhoven. The trophy was presented by Johan Drenth, After Sales Director of DAF Trucks N.V.
Leyland Trucks has appointed Conlon Construction to undertake a renovation project at its headquarters at Lancashire Business Park, in Farington, Leyland.
“PACCAR reported higher revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2014,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s third quarter results reflect the benefits of strong truck sales in the U.S. and Canada, and excellent aftermarket parts revenues and financial services results worldwide. I am very proud of our 23,400 employees who have delivered outstanding results to our shareholders and customers.”
The PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 engine has won the Truck Innovation Award at the annual Fleet Transport Awards 2015 in Ireland. The engine received the recognition because of its state-of-the-art technology, resulting in maximum reliability, high fuel efficiency and low weight for optimum payload.