Editors and readers of the Slovenian truck, transport and maintenance magazines ‘Transport & Logistika’ and ‘Mehanik in Voznik’ have voted the new DAF CF and DAF XF as the ‘Slovenian Truck of the Year 2018’. Both truck series were awarded for their innovative, fuel efficient power trains and their excellent driver comfort.
The leading European transport company Girteka Logistics has ordered 500 DAF XF trucks for its international FTL operations. “Based on the excellent reliability, safety and fuel efficiency, we decided to add 500 XF trucks to our growing fleet. The majority will be put into operation between July and October 2018”, commented Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics. “These new DAF trucks are part of our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.”
The new DAF XF has been voted ‘Truck of the Year 2018’ in Poland by readers of the leading transport magazine Polski Traker. The top-of-the-range DAF truck was singled-out for its elegant design, state-of-the-art technology and safety features and its excellent driver comfort.
DAF Trucks is partnering with VDL to release a first series of CF Electric trucks into operation with leading customers in the course of this year. The vehicles feature state-of-the-art VDL E-Power Technology for zero emissions and ultra-low noise. These field test trucks will be manufactured by DAF and the full electric installation will be completed by VDL Groep, demonstrating the strong cooperation between both companies in the field of electrification of commercial vehicles.
‘DAF European Technician of the Year 2018’
The 'DAF European Technician of the Year 2018’ award has been won by Marin Pavicic (33), who works at the Walter Aichwalder dealership in Klagenfurt, Austria. The European final, which consisted of various 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.
1928 - 2018
On 1 April 1928, Dutch engineer Hub van Doorne started a small construction workshop in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. From these humble beginnings, DAF has evolved into a leading global truck manufacturer focused on innovation, quality, and transport efficiency.
At its International Dealer Meeting in Seville, Spain, DAF awarded ESA Trucks Polska Sp. z o.o. ‘2018 DAF International Dealer of the Year’ for its leading performance in terms of Trucks, Parts and Financial Services sales, as well as growth realized and customer satisfaction. Dealer DBK sp. z o.o. in Olsztyn (Poland) was named ‘PACCAR Parts Europe International Dealer of the Year’, whereas Ford & Slater Ltd from Leicester (UK) was awarded ‘PACCAR Financial Europe International Dealer of the Year’.
DAF Trucks presents the limited 90th Anniversary Edition of the New XF. This truck commemorates the fact that 90 years ago Hub van Doorne laid the foundation of DAF: now one of Europe’s most successful truck manufacturers. The anniversary edition features a premium option package, exclusive striping and subtle exterior design elements. To stress the exclusivity of this special truck it comes with the class leading Super Space Cab and PACCAR’s most powerful 530 HP/390 kW MX-13 engine.
The leading Spanish transport company Primafrio recently put 280 DAF XF trucks into operation. “Based on the excellent reliability and fuel efficiency of the first 30 XF trucks added to our fleet, we have taken delivery of another 250 units”, commented Juan Conesa, Managing Director of Primafrio. “These great new trucks are part of our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.”
DAF Trucks has opened a new, state of the art dealership in the south of Paris. The opening of DAF Trucks Paris in Massy will be followed by the commissioning of a second new dealership in the North of Paris in 2019.