‘Always the right solution’
‘Always the right solution’ is DAF’s overall theme at IAA 2014 - which is being held inHanover from 25 September to 2 October. DAF Trucks will be exhibiting its fullindustry leading product and services range to illustrate that it offers theright solution for every application. A new and extremely quiet CF distributiontruck allows deliveries in city areas where noise restrictions apply duringevening and night. New CF and XF Low Deck tractors maximize the highestefficiency within volume transportation. DAF also announces sophisticatedtechnologies like Predictive Cruise Control and Predictive Shifting to furtheroptimize fuel efficiency.
Debut at IAA Hannover 2014
At the IAA 2014, which is being held in Hannover from 25 September to 2 October, DAF introduces an extremely quiet CF for urban distribution during the evening and at night. The CF Silent will be available from the beginning of 2015.
For extra heavy and special applications
DAF is expanding its new Euro 6 series with a full range of four-axle CF and XFrigids and tractors for special and heavy duty transport applications. DAF underlines to have a tailored solution for every transport application.
The new DAF Euro 6 XF has been voted ‘Truck of the Year 2014’ by readers of the renowned Polski Traker monthly magazin. DAF's top-of-the-range model was awarded for its elegant design, safety features and superb comfort.
"PACCAR reported higher revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2014,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s truck segment results improved compared to last year reflecting the benefits of stronger industry truck sales in North America. PACCAR also generated good aftermarket sales and financial services results. I am very proud of our 21,700 employees who have delivered industry leading products and services to our customers worldwide.”
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PACCAR Parts introduced its Truck and Trailer Parts program (TRP) in 1994 within the framework of the ‘One Stop Shop’ strategy, in which the operator can find everything for his entire fleet at one location. In the last twenty years, the TRP program has expanded into the most professional and market leading range of universal parts for all truck and trailer makes.
At Leyland Trucks in the UK, the 5,000th DAF LF distribution truck with in-house manufactured and mounted PACCAR body came off the production line. The vehicle was handed to Royal Mail, the UK’s postal service that already has more than 700 PACCAR bodied DAF vehicles in its fleet.
Record market shares in 2013
DAF Trucks further strengthened its position on the European truck market last year. In the heavy truck segment (16 tonnes+), a market share of 16.2% was achieved, a record in the 85 year history of the company. With a market share of 11.8% (an all time record as well) DAF was also very successful in the light segment (6-16 tonnes).
For maximum fuel effeciency
DAF is introducing the LF Aerobody, a 12-tonne distribution truck delivered ex-works with an aerodynamic PACCAR body. Combined with a specially developed set of spoilers and fenders, a significant saving on both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can be realised in distribution transport applications.
New Products and Strong Aftermarket Business Generate Higher Profits
“PACCAR reported record annual revenues of $17.12 billion and net income of $1.17 billion for 2013. PACCAR achieved the third best annual net profit in the company’s history and the 75th consecutive year of net income,” said Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer.