Lithuanian haulage firm Girteka Logistics will add 1,500 DAF XF trucks to its fleet, following a previous order of 500.
The fleet operates more than 5,800 trucks and said the new XFs are part of its expansion throughout Europe.
“Our decision to opt for the first batch of 500 DAF XF trucks followed comprehensive market research”, said Edvardas Liachovičius, CEO of Girteka Logistics.
“In daily practice, the vehicles even surpass our high expectations in every aspect. Not only from a business point of view, but also from the perspective of the drivers who love the highly comfortable cab and the great driving characteristics. In addition, the DAF trucks support our efforts to reduce our CO2 footprint. The new XF sets a new standard in fuel efficiency, which is directly related to lowest CO2 emissions.”
The 1,500 DAF XF Girteka Logistics trucks will be equipped with the 12.9-litre PACCAR MX-13 engine (480hp) in combination with the new TraXon automated gearbox. The trucks have the latest technologies on board, including Predictive Cruise Control, Predictive Shifting, Lane Departure Warning, AEBS and Forward Collision Warning.
“We are delighted that leading transport operator Girteka Logistics has again opted for the new DAF XF – International Truck of the Year 2018 – to further expand its impressive fleet”, said Richard Zink, member of the Board of Management and director marketing and sales.
“The fact that the decision is driven by the excellent experiences of Girteka with the DAF XF, illustrates the truck’s outstanding quality, reliability, efficiency and driver comfort. In addition, the new order is a great recognition of our professional dealer network throughout Europe.”