Daf Trucks has received an order for 44 new XF tractor units from Lincolnshire-based haulier FreshLinc.
The new vehicles will replace the company’s existing end-of-contract vehicles.
FreshLinc, which has a fleet of 400 vehicles, operates 100 Daf trucks.
The order, through Daf Dealer Ford & Slater, is programmed for delivery from June. It comprises 14 Daf XF 480 6x2 tractors with ‘FTP’ lightweight mid-lift axle configuration and 30 Daf XF 480 three-axle tractors with ‘FTG’ centre-steering axle.
“We took our first Dafs back in December ’08”, said FreshLinc fleet engineer Andy Marchant MSOE MIRTE, “and, based on my experience of the brand, this has paved the way for an excellent relationship to develop with Ford & Slater.
“We have worked together for more than ten years,” he said, “100s of DAFs over this time have instilled a great deal of confidence in the product. The backup we get from Ford & Slater in Spalding and Peterborough is very good indeed – they have a great team from top to bottom.”
With VE Day 75 taking place on May 8-10, FreshLinc has shared an image of a 62-plate Daf AF XF105 featuring a Lancaster Bomber, which Daf Trucks will post on its social channels to mark the special bank holiday weekend.
The image, captured in 2012, feature’s FreshLinc’s 150th Daf at the time. The company, which moved over to the brand in 2008, has operated more than 400 Daf units over the intervening period.