FreshLinc has placed a fleet order for 40 new generation Daf XF tractor units.
Deliveries of the 480 6x2 tractors with Daf’s ‘FTG’ mid-lift axle configuration, are scheduled to commence at the end of the year.
The order follows after Daf Trucks unveiled its new generation Daf XF, XG and XG+ truck range at a pan-European online launch event on June 9.
FreshLinc said ‘performance and reliability’ from its existing fleet of 80 Daf trucks in its 400-vehicle fleet, and support from Ford and Slater, have been instrumental in selecting a new product that will help deliver efficiencies.
The company points to a potential 10% fuel saving, increased safety for the driver and vulnerable road users, and improved driver retention boosted by a all-new XF cab.
30 of the new trucks will be equipped with the Daf Digital Vision system, kerb-view mirror and cinema seat to achieve a three-star cab rating for operation in London in compliance with the Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
Andy Marchant, fleet engineer at FreshLinc, said: “Our order or 40 vehicles demonstrates our faith in the Daf brand, with our existing Daf fleet having delivered good performance and reliability over many years.
“Naturally, we’re keen to see the productivity benefits of the New generation Daf XF, and any new truck has to show an improvement over its predecessor.
“It certainly has the makings of an exceptional fleet motor. Fuel economy and reliability, along with Daf Dealer support will be key to the success of this new vehicle in our fleet.”
New generation Daf trucks will be built in Britain at Leyland Trucks in Lancashire and the FreshLinc vehicles will be supported with Daf MultiSupport Repair and Maintenance contracts handled by Freshlinc’s local Daf Dealer, Ford and Slater.
Acquisition will be funded by PACCAR Financial – Daf Truck’s own in-house finance division.