New owner chooses DAF because of low TCO and high reliability
DAF has delivered its 500th truck to Jordan. This is much more than just a milestone as the Eindhoven-based truck manufacturer, considering its very recent entry into the Jordanian market in 2014. The delivery of a DAF CF85 4x2 Euro3 tractor is indicative of the strong position of DAF Trucks in Jordan, where the Dutch manufacturer now leads the market with a market share of over 25%.
DAF Trucks will participate in a two year truck platooning trial in the UK, led by TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory. Together with its partners, TNO, Ricardo and logistics company DHL, DAF Trucks has been selected by the UK government’s Department for Transport, in conjunction with Highways England to gain experience with truck platooning on selected routes on England’s strategic road network. The first platooning DAF test trucks are scheduled for trials in the UK in the coming months.
DAF introduces New LF
DAF is introducing a large number of innovations to the LF, which will reinforce the truck's industry leading position in the 7.5 to 19-tonne class. The innovations include a new 3.8 litre PACCAR engine and the possibility to select faster drive lines for maximum fuel efficiency. At the same time, the design of the exterior and the interior is aligned with the New CF and XF and bring ‘Pure Excellence’ to the entire DAF range of vehicles.
DAF is introducing the new generation CF and XF trucks, which set a new standard in transport efficiency and driver comfort. Engine innovations, new drivelines and aerodynamic optimizations result in an up to 7% lower fuel consumption. The new DAF Connect fleet management system will drive even larger efficiency gains. The new generation CF and XF also feature lower weight for increased payload and an updated interior and exterior design for the highest driver comfort and greatest appeal. These excellent new trucks provide our customers with the lowest operating cost and the highest uptime.
2016 marks growth in major markets
DAF Trucks increased its European market position in 2016. Market share in the heavy segment (16 tons+) grew by a significant 0.9% to 15.5%. DAF strengthened its position in almost all European countries and holds market leadership in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria.
“PACCAR reported very good annual revenues and profitability in 2016. PACCAR achieved its 78th consecutive year of net income,” said Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s financial results reflect the company’s premium-quality products and services, increased European truck deliveries, higher truck market share, and good aftermarket parts and PACCAR Financial Services results. I am very proud of our 23,000 employees who have delivered outstanding products and services to our customers.”
DAF Trucks and PACCAR Parts present the brand-new ‘TRP eCatalogue’. As well as carrying a total of more than 70,000 parts for all makes of trucks and trailers, the online catalogue is now also available in no fewer than 17 languages. The TRP eCatalogue can be found at www.trpparts.com.
DAF Trucks is the market-leading European brand
DAF Trucks is experiencing impressive growth in Taiwan. The 5,000th truck has rolled off the assembly line less than ten years after it opened in Dadu. With a market share of almost 30% in the 12 ton+ segment, in Taiwan DAF is the undisputed market leader among non-Asian truck brands.
DAF LF, DAF CF ánd DAF Trucks awarded by UK transport industry
DAF Trucks collected three prestigious awards at the 2016 Commercial Fleet Awards ceremony: next to DAF Trucks being awarded ‘Truck Fleet Manufacturer of the Year’, the DAF LF-series was voted 'Best Urban Delivery Truck' and the DAF CF-series won the 'Best Distribution Truck' Award. It is for the second year in a row DAF Trucks scoops the Commercial Fleet Award for both the LF-series as well as for ‘Truck Fleet Manufacturer of the Year’.
DAF Trucks presents a completely new High Gear clothing line, complemented by elegant accessories and gadgets for anyone with a DAF heart.