DAF Trucks unveiled today the new, versatile Euro 6 LF and CF truck models and the new, innovative Euro 6 PACCAR MX-11 engine at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.
The CV Show 2013 sees the return of DAF Trucks to Hall 5 at the NEC together with the complete renewal of its market leading truck range which has been developed to meet the exacting standards of the new Euro 6 emissions legislation as well as delivering maximum transport efficiency and industry leading low costs of operation. The Show will see the world premieres of the new DAF LF and DAF CF model ranges as well as the UK debut of the all new DAF XF flagship model.
More customers than ever are ...
Matthew International Ltd. needed to add to its European Fleet and looked for the most fuel efficient and comfortable flagship trucks on the market. Despite competitive offerings from other manufacturers, they ordered four of the latest Euro 5 DAF FT XF 105 460 ATe Super Space Cab tractors from Ford & Slater Norwich, ensuring a driveline configuration similar to the truck Commercial Motor had recorded 9.83mpg during road tests at 40 tonnes GTW. Additionally, Ford & Slater coordinated the supply and ...
The first locally assembled DAF LF distribution truck came of the production line at FASC - Formosa Automobile Sales Corporation – in Taiwan. DAF has been active in Taiwan since 2006 and is the market leader among the European brands.
FASC, responsible for the marketing and sales of DAF trucks in Taiwan, assembles two versions ...
Lincolnshire operator Freshlinc has taken delivery of its 150th DAF XF105 and has treated the truck to a host of additional features including a stunning vinyl wrap colour scheme featuring the nation’s flag and a special gold finish to the badging.
As well as the unique livery, the 150th truck has been specified with ...
Following a rigorous selection process and for the second year running DAF Trucks has been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and City & Guilds as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer.
The award was announced at The Skills Show at Birmingham’s NEC last week at which DAF Trucks was exhibiting.
The life of well-known Staffordshire haulier Stan Robinson, whose sudden death in April shocked the industry, is being commemorated by a specially painted truck that has just gone onto the road.
His son Mark described the new top-of-the-range DAF XF105 with its special paint finish by leading airbrush artist Andy ...
As part of DAF Trucks introduction of EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval, factory bodied DAF LF and DAF CF models designed and built at Leyland Trucks, will be fully approved two years ahead of the deadline required for independent body builders.
As part of DAF Trucks introduction of EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval, factory bodied DAF LF ...
New Aerodynamic Vehicles Establish Industry Quality Benchmark
DAF introduced its new flagship Euro 6 XF model at the Hanover truck show today. The new XF will enter production in Spring-2013. DAF design criteria delivered maximum transport efficiency, resulting in industry leading low operating cost and optimized vehicle ...
Over 1,000 truck technicians working in 136 DAF dealerships across the UK have now been accredited under the irtec scheme of skill assessment and licensing.
The DAF Dealer Service Panel agreed last April that the independent irtec licensing scheme should form an integral part of its service quality improvement strategy centred on DAFcheck, DAF’s purpose built truck maintenance record system.
Since then it has invested heavily in putting technicians through the two stage ...
At the presentation of the prestigious ‘Motor Transport Awards 2012’ in London, the DAF CF85 has been awarded ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ for a record-breaking 11th time. The ‘Motor Transport Awards’ are the UK’s premier transport industry awards, ...
Following its recent move from Bowbridge Road to the Knowhow Distribution Centre and a £50,000 investment in new MAHA brake roller testing equipment, Ford & Slater Newark has recently been appointed as the 4th ATF facility within the Ford & Slater group.
Paul Barnard, Newark Service Manager, has already seen the benefit of the move, "We brought our existing customer base with us and a number of the customers from the previous site occupier have also remained with ...
Over 20 volunteers from Ford & Slater Leicester have spent two days giving a spring clean to a "secret garden" in readiness for a Diamond Jubilee garden party. The volunteers improved the community garden at the elderly perople's bungalows in Audley End, Braunstone - less than a mile away from the Ford & Slater head office.
The 2 day challenge was organised by charity Leicestershire Cares with the support of Leicester City Council's neighbourhood housing team and ...
The Leyland factory has added an Aero, low-drag, box body to its existing manufacturer body program for the LF and CF range of rigid chassis.
The Aero body is designed for the 7.5 tonne to 12 tonne GVW DAF LF chassis and comes in three lengths and two widths. It is available with either barn doors or a roller shutter. Distinguishing features include a curved roof profile on the forward section of the roof and a roof scoop diffuser at the rear, the latter reducing the low-pressure area behind the ...
DAF Trucks is launching a bodybuilder information website (www.dafbbi.com) especially designed for the bodybuilding industry. The online platform is available in ten languages and provides bodybuilders in all details and guidelines they need to efficiently build on a DAF chassis.
Once a truck leaves the factory, it often travels straight to a bodybuilder that installs a specific superstructure, such as a tipper or cargo body, or to mount a loading crane or support legs. In order to provide ...
Improved fuel economy, lower operating costs, consistent high quality and day-to-day practicality are all features of the new PACCAR Aero body which is now available as a factory fit option on the DAF LF at 7.5 to 12 tonnes GVW.
The new body well illustrates DAF’s Advanced Transport Efficiency (ATe) philosophy which optimises specifications for maximum efficiency and fuel economy throughout the product range.
The PACCAR Aero body is designed to be more streamlined than ...
The DAF LF - in its North American specification, as the Peterbilt Model 210 - has just been named by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) as the ‘2012 Commercial Truck of the Year’ in the medium duty category.
Powered by the PACCAR PX-6 engine, it earned the award based on its innovative cab comfort, visibility, excellent manoeuvrability and ease of maintenance, all features which have made the DAF LF model range a success in Europe and are now giving the truck true global appeal, ...
DAF is introducing a new air-suspended single reduction double-drive bogie, which has been specially developed for heavy duty applications requiring additional traction that don’t involve the most arduous off-road driving.
The new SR1360T double-drive bogie is 375 kilograms lighter than the existing hub reduction tandem for off-road applications and the heaviest loads, and it reduces fuel consumption by more than 5%. The new SR1360T is perfectly aligned with the aims of the DAF ATe ...
DAF has further strengthened its position in the European truck market last year. In the heavy class (15 tonnes +) in the European Union* a record market share of 15.5% was achieved, which puts the Dutch truck manufacturer well on its way towards its target of 20% over the medium term. With a market share of 18.9% in Europe, DAF is number 1 in the heavy tractor segment.
With a market share of 15.5%, DAF strengthened its position in the European heavy truck market segment in 2011 (2010: ...
DAF Vlaanderen Manufactures 2,000,000th Axle
On 1 December 2011, the 2,000,000th axle left the production line at DAF Vlaanderen in Oevel in the municipality of Westerlo, Belgium. “This is a tremendous milestone in the history of DAF’s axle and cab ...
The Ford & Slater group of 10 dealerships achieved ISO9001 accreditation in December 2011 covering all aspects of the range of services we offer including new and used truck sales, service, parts and bodyshop.
Nigel Strevens, Joint Managing Director, commented; “Ford & Slater is one of the largest DAF dealership groups in the UK and we frequently become involved in providing customers with complex engineering solutions to their transport needs.
The ISO9001 accreditation ...
January 10, 2012, Bellevue, Washington – PACCAR held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new DAF assembly plant in Ponta Grossa, Brasil on January 9, 2012. The ceremony, led by Mark Pigott, PACCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Paraná Governor Beto Richa, was attended by state and local officials, supplier partners, key transport companies and other business and educational leaders.
“This new DAF assembly facility is a strategically important development for ...
DAF Trucks which signed up to the Institute of Road Transport Engineers Certificate (IRTEC) technician accreditation scheme in January 2011, has had 500 technicians accredited since becoming the first truck manufacturer to adopt the scheme throughout its entire dealer network. The 500th technician was Steve Jones from Ford & Slater Coventry - pictured in front of the new Ford & Slater Coventry dealership.
The scheme assesses the competence of technicians who maintain and repair ...
CESL of Peterborough have taken delivery of their first new DAF FAD CF85.360 8 x 4 tipper chassis with a Wilcox Wilcosteel tipping body.
The DAF is specified with the MX engine rated at 360bhp and the ZF eight speed manual gearbox, providing an efficient blend of performance, economy and high payload potential.
The combination of the DAF chassis and the Wilcosteel body gives a usable payload of approximately 19,650kg.
The Wilcox Wilcosteel body is manufactured in ...
We are very pleased to announce the results of the DAF Apprentice Award Ceremony which was held on Wednesday 26th October 2011 at Bristol.
There were eight Ford & Slater HGV apprentice technicians who attended the graduation ceremony and were awarded their BTEC/NVQ certificate in motor vehicle maintenance and repair. Ford & Slater had the 2nd highest number of qualified technicians of the dealer network.
A number of Ford & Slater apprentices also achieved top 10 ...
To extend its leading position in the field of fuel efficiency and low operating costs even further, DAF is introducing a significant number of innovations to the successful 12.9 litre PACCAR MX engine. New pistons, optimised fuel injection and a unique, fully encapsulated exhaust manifold unit ensure substantially lower fuel consumption and ...
DAF Trucks has joined an elite group of UK companies and organisations supporting the provision of apprenticeships for young people.
The UK’s leading truck maker has just become one of the top 100 ‘Apprenticeship Employers’ under a joint initiative by the National Apprenticeship Service and ...
Customers to Ford & Slaters stand at this years Royal Norfolk Show had a real treat in store. Apart from the good weather, warm hospitality and impressive display of new customer liveried DAF Trucks, the RAF Waddington Pipes and Drums arrived to 'pipe on' visitors and distinguished guests. ...
David Johnson retired from Ford & Slater on Friday 20th May after 47 years and 9 months with the company.
David joined Ford & Slater straight from school as a 17 year old on the 1st Aug 1963 when the company was still owned by its founders Mr Tom Slater, Jack Ford and Ken Ford. When David joined Ford & Slater the company consisted of a very new dealership at Hazel Drive that was completed in 1962, as well as 2 dealerships in Grimsby and Norwich.
There were no ...
A team of Ford & Slater volunteers completed a Keyhole garden project at the Marriott Primary School, Leicester, on Wednesday 25th May 2011.
Under the leadership of Jackie Penney the team comprised 8 team members, namely Pete Cotton, Frank Wheway, Keirran Bannister, Dave Watson, Michelle Bolton King, Dave Humphreys and Natasza Richards.
The challenge comprised improvimg the existing school courtyard garden - EH Smith kindly donated 200 bricks to the school , while Ford & ...
DAF Trucks and Ford & Slater enjoyed an excellent weekend at Truckfest on the bank holiday weekend of May 1st/2nd.
The weather was excellent and a number of Ford & Slater customers were kind enough to agree to exhibit their vehicles on the DAF Trucks stand including Bearts, Butter UK, Donington Packaging Supplies, Hydro-Cleansing Ltd and Wrights Transport. Ford & Slater also had a selection of used trucks on the stand for sale as well as a busy souvenir and parts stand.
The DAFcheck maintenance records system continues to assist road transport operators and technicians improve access to,and retention of, service and maintenance records averaging some 4000 inspection records every week, having just passed 280,000 inspections since launch.
Customers throughout the region will be able to benefit from our newly equipped TRP Parts Delivery Vans which are able to 'supply straight from the van' a wide range of workshop consumable items and Special Offers whilst delivering genuine DAF and TRP Parts to the door.
Look out for our newly liveried Vans and feel free to ask about available special offers and the wide range of supplies we can deliver to your busy workshop. ...
With the increased focus on OCRS scores and VOSA first-time pass rates, vehicle inspection quality is vitally important to our customers.
DAF Trucks is the first manufacturer to introduce an assessment and accreditation program to independently license DAF dealer technicians as skilled to carry out vehicle safety and maintenance inspections.
The licensing is backed by the IRTE, FTA, the IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) and the SOE.
We believe that using licensed technicians ...
DAF Trucks have confirmed that it will be exhibiting at this year’s CV Show which is belng held at Birmingham’s NEC on 12th to 14th April.
DAF Trucks will have their traditional stand position in Hall 5 and will be delighted to welcome all of our customers and contacts throughout the industry.
Ford & Slater staff will be supporting DAF and arranging customer visits to the show each day. ...
XChilled produce distributor Freshlinc has added 25 DAFs to its operations, bringing the total number of new DAFs on its fleet to 100.
Fleet Engineer Andy Marchant says:" We used to have a 100% Scania fleet but when Ford & Slater committed to build its new dealership in Spalding we decided to get to know the products. I knew it wasn't going to be easy to get the owner to buy DAF, but DAF has proved itself with a good cost saving over Scania."
To commemorate the 100th DAF ...
Work has recently commenced on the redevelopment of the new Ford & Slater DAF Coventry dealership.
The £1.7m redevelopment project is expected to take approximately 34 weeks to complete.
The 3.25-acre redevelopment of the existing site represents another major investment by Ford & Slater that embodies the ‘one stop shop’ concept and will provide efficient services and facilities for the benefit of both our customers and staff, with the ...
Lincolnshire County Council has recently taken delivery of a fully converted Fiat Ducato that literally takes the mobile library to your door.
This will allow the less mobile in Lincolnshire toutilize this marvellous service and have access to a large range of books and other media on their door step.
Based on the Fiat Ducatos magnificent Fuel economy and refined drive, Lincolnshire County Council, are proud to have it as an addition to their fleet. ...
Small Beer in Lincoln have invested in another Fiat Ducato, the model in question is a Long Wheel Base High Roof Ducato with Fiats ground breaking and efficient 2.3cc 120BHP Multi-jet Diesel Engine.
The vehicle is fitted with a robust custom Ply Lining that can stand having heavy Beer barrels dropped on it during its daily deliveries.
Davis Scott (Operations Manager) cited the Fiats great Fuel and looks and most importantly his continuing excellent relationship with Ford and Slater ...
The annual DAF Apprentice Award Ceremony was held at Bristol in October and Ford & Slater were proud to see seven of its Apprentices graduate by being awarded their BTEC/NVQ certificate in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and three post graduates receive their IMI Management Certificates from Ray Ashworth, UK Managing Director of DAF Trucks Ltd
Tributes were paid to community champions at Blaby District Council’s seventh Outstanding Achievement Awards on 7th Oct 2010. The prestigious event was held at the Marriot Hotel and Ford & Slater was very proud to sponsor the Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person award.
Young persons make up a significant proportion of our new joiners each year. Against a tricky market backdrop for the public and private sectors, we still recruited fourteen school leavers – mainly 16 year ...
Successful Lincolnshire Haulier J Bradshaw & Sons Ltd, celebrated 125 years in business this year.
They also this year needed to replace their small loads and shuttle vehicle which is enabling them to conquer new business.
Andy Pilgrim transport manager identified the Fiat Ducatos well thought out cab, excellent payload and fantastic fuel efficiency along with a truly great and well established relationship with the local Ford & Slater depot in Lincoln as his main reasons for buying the Fiat ...
Ford & Slater have completed their latest Leicestershire Cares Team Challenge at Ravenhurst Primary School, Ravenhurst Road, Braunstone Town.
Their task to clear the overgrown border of the school playing field was completed by the fourteen strong team after a full days hard labour. With six and a half acres of grounds this was no lightweight challenge and team leader Jackie Penney was delighted with the efforts from everyone. “ we knew we had taken on a real challenge but working as a ...
Norfolk based RBR Crops Limited are purveyors and suppliers of quality potatoes to the High Street supermarkets and food industry. So when looking for a reliable productive replacement for ...
Delivery of the 75th DAF XF105 to Lincolnshire chilled produce distributor Freshlinc has been marked by the application of a special livery and a number of additional features. The truck is one of six being supplied by DAF dealer Ford & Slater Spalding under a four year contract hire deal through PACCAR Financial and joins a 140 strong fleet.
To further enhance its unique livery, the 75th truck has been fitted with twin air horns, stainless steel lighting bars with six lights on the top bar and ...
Once again Ford & Slater exhibited a range of customers new DAF trucks at the annual Royal Norfolk Show. Whilst the show attracted over 100,000 people across the two days, Ford & Slater staff enjoyed the company of customers, their employees and those just interested in trucks whilst the sun shone! ...
Following 25 years of servicing and supporting Leyland and DAF Trucks in Norfolk, Bob Marshall is now looking forward to his well earned retirement. He plans to spend more time with his family and enjoy pursuing his hobbies of caravaning and walking. Bob first joined Carrow Commercials in 1985 prior to the business being aquired by Ford & Slater in 1997. During this time he also took part in motor sport both as a ...
Blaby District Council has recently taken delivery of a “New” Fiat Doblo Cargo SX 1.3 Multi-jet. What makes this even more special is that it’s the UK’s first Yellow “New” Doblo.
The paint job which was completed by Ford & Slater Body Shop and is in the customers words “Fantastic”.
Martin Bennett Service and Fleet Manager at Blaby District Council, sighted the “class leading Emissions” as what first brought the ...
Lincolnshire based specialist beer distributor, Small Beer Ltd have recently taken delivery of two Euro 5 DAF LFs from Ford & Slater Lincoln.
The DAF FA LF45-160 Curtainside vehicles joins their existing DAF Fleet and will be operating from their head office in Lincoln - all their vehicles are maintained by Ford & Slater Lincoln on 5 year R&M contracts
David Scott Operations Manager pictured here receiving the keys from Lincoln Account Manager Mick Denton says “The ...
Bulk potato haulage specialist Butter UK Ltd have added a further three DAF FTGXF105.460 tractor units to their fleet, bringing the total number of DAF tractors in their fleet to eight.
The specification includes Space cab with full air management kit, 460bhp power rating and AS Tronic automated gearbox.
Paul Allen, director of Butter UK Ltd said:
“We favour the DAF product because they are achieving an average of well over eight mpg which is excellent for the type of ...
Lincolnshire Oil distribution company, Chandlers Oil & Gas, have just taken delivery of their ninth Euro 5 DAF vehicle from Ford & Slater Lincoln in the last twelve months.
The DAF FT CF85-410 tractor unit will join their existing fleet operating from their head office site in Grantham. All vehicles are maintained at Ford & Slater dealerships located in Lincoln, Spalding and Corby.
Derek McLachlan, Operations Manager , stated “We have a good history in dealing with ...
Ford & Slater has invested £200,000 to operate an HGV test bay at its Spalding dealership. The DP status allows testing to take place at the Spalding dealership and avoids the need for vehicles to travel to the nearest VOSA test stations located at Grantham and Peterborough.
Ali Drummond, Area General Manager, said “By adding the test lane we will significantly reduce overall vehicle ‘downtime’ for DAF operators in the Spalding area and we expect to see more consistent ...
With the Operators Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system used by VOSA becoming even more important and affecting O Licences, the recording and retrieval of vehicle maintenance records is increasingly critical for truck operators.
Now DAF has developed DAFcheck, its own in house web-based system for recording the inspection and service history of trucks, and it has made it available free-of-charge to operators.
It has also opened up the service to other marques, making it ideal ...
To Mr Nick Hawkes from Tyre Revivers Ltd, for winning a state of the art blackberry.
All he had to do was click the box to enter the competition on the Market To The Max Parts Marketing promotion being run in partership with FORD & SLATER and PACCAR PARTS ...
A 25-strong team from Ford & Slater Leicester gave up two days last week to clear an overgrown patch of land at Danehill Primary school, Enderby.
The team was challenged to clear the area by charity Leicestershire Cares. Challenge team leader Jackie Penney said the back-breaking work left the team shattered but it had been a rewarding experience.
Jackie said” It was a massive undertaking. There was a huge area at the back of the school playing fields that was completely overrun with ...
Tributes were paid to community champions at Blaby District Council’s sixth Outstanding Achievement Awards on 1st Oct 2009. The prestigious event was held at the Marriot Hotel and Ford & Slater was very proud to sponsor the Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person award.
Ford & Slater is a major employer of young people since we recruit a number of school leavers each year to complete a 3 year apprenticeship through the DAF national dealer apprentice program, earning an NVQ level ...
PENSWORTH – The milk delivery company has just awarded Ford & Slater Peterborough the contract to supply 20 new Fiat Ducato Chassis Cabs to be converted
Into milk floats.
The bodywork is being supplied by Essex based conversion specialists Osborne Motor Bodies.
These new vehicles will be used in daily deliveries to residential and retail customers from Pensworth`s Cheshunt and Aylesbury depots.
Dan Bishop Managing Director, is delighted with the new ...
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Within the framework of the ‘One Stop Shop’ strategy, in which the haulier can find everything for his entire fleet at one location, PACCAR Parts introduced its Truck and Trailer Parts programme (TRP) in 1994. In the last fifteen years, this programme has expanded into the most professional and market leading range of universal parts for all makes of trucks and ...
Ford &Slater had a great weekend at Truckfest on the Peterborough showground. The stand in conjunction with DAF included a range of tractors and rigid vehicles, many supplied by Ford & Slater from Peterborough, Spalding, Kings Lynn and Lincoln depots.
Also for the first time Ford & Slater had a used vehicle display on the stand including four tractor units which generated a great deal of customer interest.
Another achievement for DAF was the DAF XF 105 winning the Truck ...
Friars Pride is an independent family owned company established over 40 years ago.
The company is one of the premier suppliers to fish and chip shops, fast food outlets and bakers in the Midlands, South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, the East of England and South East of England.
Friars Pride have just placed an order with Ford & Slater Peterborough for five new FALF55.220 vehicleswith refrigerated bodies to follow on from the four similar new DAF vehicles which recently entered ...
RCS Logistics in Corby have recently taken delivery of their first two DAF FTG XF105.460 tractor units.
The two tractors are covered by 5 year R & M contracts and will be serviced and maintained by our Corby dealership.
The new Ford & Slater Corby dealership opened in December 2006 and offers extended opening hours as well VOSA Designated Premises to enable on-site MOT testing. ...
One of the Country’s specialists of artificial turf found Fiat to be a cut above the rest when evaluating their new vans.
Their first Ducato Maxi van was delivered in October 2008; they have just taken delivery of the second vehicle with a third planned to enter service later this year.
Sweepfast’s Managing Director David Reynolds is delighted with the levels of service he has received from both the Fiat van and Ford & Slater Peterborough which has sold ...
Corby company Maxim Logistics have put a further three of DAF’s top-of-the-range XF105 tractor units into service in their 50 vehicle fleet, bringing to five the number that they now run.
The deal is a direct result of the good performance from a pair of 105s that they acquired in May. Their decision to give the XF105 a try was also largely based on the availability of local service support following the opening last year of a new parts and service dealership in Corby by Ford and Slater.
Adams Self Drive have been so delighted with their recent purchase of 2 new Fiat Ducato vans that they have now also purchased 2 new Fiat Doblo’s.
Adams Self Drive have commented on the excellent performance, ride and fuel economy of the Doblo vans.
There is room for all kinds of goods within the Doblò Cargo Van. The rear doors open wide on a really spacious compartment: 1680 mm long, 1470 mm wide, 1305 mm high (1550 in the high-roof version). With a load space of ...
Ford & Slater Leicester apprentice HGV technician Ryan Collins was the Graduate of the Year in the DAF Apprentice of the Year competition held on 29th October 2008 in Bristol.
Freshlinc have placed an order for Ten DAF FTGXF105.460 Space Cabs for December delivery to be based at their Spalding location.
Andy Marchant, Fleet Engineer commented "We are always striving to minimise our transportation costs and these vehicles will be converted to run on LPG. We believe that this ...
International operator DENBY Transport of Lincoln are taking delivery of their 10th DAF XF105 of 2009.
The increase in the number of DAF trucks within the fleet followed operational trials where DAF proved to be the most fuel efficient vehicle. Managing Director Peter Denby commented “We have a long-standing relationship with ...
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