Selwood has expanded its Daf multi-axle rigid fleet with the delivery of six new Daf CFs.
The trucks, supplied by Lancashire Daf in Preston, consist of 6x2 rear-steer 26-tonners and a four-axle 8x2 rear-steer.
The national pump hire, rental and distribution specialist is headquartered in Hampshire, with a nationwide network of 25 locations, and operates a fleet of 55 LGV trucks, 171 LCVs and 127 cars.
The latest delivery follows a similar earlier intake of Daf vehicles and was thanks, in part, to “excellent” driver feedback.
The new 410bhp Daf CF eight-wheeler joins three existing four-axle rigids – all benefitting from Daf’s ‘Fax’ 8x2 axle configuration, which the company describes as offering an ideal low-profile flat-bed platform.
Latest truck deliveries include beavertail and flatbed bodywork from PPS Commercials in Bury, with three of the 26-tonne 6x2 CFs equipped with cranes supplied by Hiab.
“We’re seeing better productivity returns from the eight-wheelers,” said Selwood’s head of transport, Paul Green.
“The higher carrying capacity coupled with excellent manoeuvrability mean the Daf ‘Fax’ set-up is ideal for our operation.
“Drivers are really enthusiastic too; the 370bhp engines on the 26-tonners represent a boost in power over our previous truck-brand, which they appreciate.”
Green explained that he was impressed with the Daf product and the aftersales support, hence its “increasing presence” on the fleet.
The inclusion of this Daf order brings the total of Euro-6 compliant trucks in the Selwood fleet to 95%.
The van fleet will be 70% Euro-6 compliant, while 75% of the car fleet has now moved away from diesel and onto PHEV or EV, meeting compliance strategies for various Clean Air Zones being introduced in the UK.