DAF LF was awarded commercial fleet truck of the year, while DAF Trucks was awarded truck fleet manufacturer of the year – resulting in a double win.
Both awards were received by DAF Trucks’ director of fleet sales, Ian Grant, at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole-based gala dinner, attended by 600 fleet transport professionals.
DAF’s LF lightweight rigid rage emerged victorious following a vote by Commercial Fleet’s readership.
Judges said that: “The LF has a short turning circle, excellent visibility and low emissions making it ideal for urban environments.
“Recently updated, the LF continues to lead the sector with a competitive cost of ownership backed by a comprehensive manufacturer support package.
“It is a driver favourite with its spacious, comfortable cab and ergonomic layout, and offers an effortless driving experience.”
Judges were impressed that DAF had updated or renewed all it's trucks this year, with a focus on safety and environmental features.
"The company has the personal touch when it comes to customer relationships helped by an outstanding support and service network," said judges.
"It continues to innovate with new product offerings, such as its Silent Mode for urban operations.”
View the full list of Commercial Fleet Awards 2017 winners.
Pictured: Mark Bobbins, head of commercial operations WMS (left) and sponsor of the Commercial Fleet Truck of the Year Award with Ian Grant, fleet sales director, DAF Trucks.