Electric and hybrid trucks for Simon Loos and Peter Appel Transport
DAF Trucks helps Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn to supply its shops electrically. It has handed over the first electric trucks to Albert Heijn carriers Simon Loos and Peter Appel Transport. It is the start of a long-term field test involving three fully electric trucks and two plug-in hybrid trucks — with the latter marking a first in Europe.
At its International Dealer Meeting in Malaga, Spain, DAF awarded De Burgh/LenGo from the Netherlands ‘2019 DAF International Dealer of the Year’ for its leading performance in terms of trucks, parts and financial services sales, as well as excellent customer satisfaction. Dealer F&G Commercials from the UK was named ‘PACCAR Parts Europe International Dealer of the Year’, whereas the Polish TB Truck & Trailer Serwis Sp. z o.o. dealership was awarded ‘PACCAR Financial Europe International Dealer of the Year’
DAF Trucks broke all records in 2018. Thanks to a historically high market share of 16.6%, DAF has grown to be Europe's second largest brand in the heavy truck (16+ tonnes) segment. DAF is the European market leader in the important tractor-unit segment, with a market share of no less than 19.8%.
Contract extended by five years
VDL Groep and DAF Trucks have agreed a new five-year contract that will see the two Eindhoven-based technology companies work even more closely together. The agreement includes provisions for the reciprocal supply of parts and components for the production of trucks and buses, the joint production of trucks with electric power trains and for VDL to renew production facilities at DAF.
PACCAR is participating in the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas, Nevada during the week of January 7. CES is one of the world’s largest showcases for the latest in technological innovation.
Further major fleet order for DAF Trucks
Renowned international transport company, Hegelmann Transporte Group, is expanding its fleet with 540 DAFs XF 480 Super Space Cab. The tractor units will be supplied to the south German company on a programmed delivery throughout 2019 and 2020. It is the third large order in quick succession for DAF Trucks following orders for 400 trucks from waste-to-product company Renewi, and a 1,500 unit order from fleet operator Girteka Logistics.
Large-scale field testing begins
DAF Trucks has today delivered its first fully electric truck to Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo. The CF Electric has been developed in a joint venture between DAF and VDL, and will be used by Jumbo to supply its supermarkets in the south of the Netherlands. Jumbo CEO Frits van Eerd was handed the keys to the DAF CF Electric by DAF Trucks President Harry Wolters alongside Willem van der Leegte, President and CEO of VDL Groep.
For the second year in succession, DAF Trucks has scooped the British ‘Truck of the Year’ title for its market-leading DAF LF distribution range at the 2018 Commercial Fleet Awards. It’s already the fifth time DAF has received a top accolade in markets across Europe this year.
A1600 clocks-up an impressive 50 years — and still going strong
"Our truck may be 50 years old, but it is still a long way off retirement". Following an international search, DAF has found the oldest DAF truck still in commercial use — and it is in operation almost every day. The truck in question is an astonishingly sprightly A1600 owned by Frits and Nicky Hoefnagels, who use it to transport a nostalgia-filled fairground attraction all over the Netherlands. "Yes, of course we use it just like any other truck,” said Frits, “What else is a DAF truck for?"