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DAF scores triple

DAF scores triple

NZ Truck & Driver News

 April 2019   
In just three recent European orders DAF Trucks has sold a remarkable 2440 trucks – one sale alone accounting for 1500 units.

The latest order sees 540 DAF XFs with Super Space cabs and 355 kilowatt/483 horsepower engines bought by Europe-wide German operator Hegelmann Transporte Group.

Giant Lithuanian operator Girteka Logistics recently bought 1500 XFs – after buying another 500 a few months earlier.

And international waste-to-product company Renewi recently placed a 400-truck order.
Siegfried Hegelmann, whose company runs 2000 trucks and 2000 trailers, says of its order: "To make our international growth strategy a success, we require maximum uptime and the highest possible return per kilometre."

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In just three recent European orders DAF Trucks has sold a remarkable 2440 trucks – one sale alone accounting for 1500 units.
The latest order sees 540 DAF XFs with Super Space cabs and 355 kilowatt/483 horsepower engines bought by Europe-wide German operator Hegelmann Transporte Group.
Giant Lithuanian operator Girteka Logistics recently bought 1500 XFs – after buying another 500 a few months earlier.
And international waste-to-product company Renewi recently placed a 400-truck order.
Siegfried Hegelmann, whose company runs 2000 trucks and 2000 trailers, says of its order: "To make our international growth strategy a success, we require maximum uptime and the highest possible return per kilometre."
It also already owned 100 current model XF Super Space Cabs and says that their drivers praise them: "Because there is a large shortage of professional drivers, this also plays an important role in our choice to once again opt for the DAF XF."
The trucks all have predictive cruise control, lane departure warning systems, advanced emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
The XF has service intervals of up to 200,000 kilometres and DAF has 1100 dealers and service providers across Europe.
Girteka, which runs a fleet of 5600 trucks and 5800 trailers, says its earlier DAFs "have performed even better than expected."
CEO Edvardas Liachovi'ius adds: "They are extremely reliable, deliver unmatched fuel efficiency and are highly comfortable for our drivers. With these 1500 new DAF trucks, we can continue to build on our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe."
The Girteka trucks also have the 355kW/483hp PACCAR MX-13 engines and predictive cruise, predictive gearshifting, lane departure warning, AEBS and forward collision warning.  


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