Improved DAF Cabin

Diesel News’ Europe Correspondent Brian Weatherley reports on the improved DAF Cabin on the latest Euro 6 XF and CF, launched in the European market. For DAF’s engineers at Eindhoven in The Netherlands, the watchword is with evolution, not revolution and their latest CF and XF proves it.   New CF and XF gain a face-lifted interior along with an updated night control panel by the bed plus an upgraded instrument and dashboard layout....

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Flat Floor Thoughts

The long-awaited arrival of the right-hand-drive Renault ‘T High’ tractor in the UK has given Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, some flat floor thoughts – thinking about the benefits of flat-floor cab-overs to overnighters. Frankly, I’m surprised more manufacturers don’t do it. ‘Do what?’ I hear you ask Down Under. Build more flat-floor cab-over models, that’s what. Given the fact that every night hundreds of...

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Top Power From Sweden

There’s a lot of talk about trucks with top power from Sweden. However, the arrival of a new Scania V8 diesel gives Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, an excuse to examine the real-world demand for high-horsepower super-trucks in Europe. “Just don’t take it personally down-under,” says Brian.     I’m going let you in on a secret. I’m struggling to stay enthusiastic about high-horsepower, big-displacement...

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DAF Looks Good on Saving Fuel

Following the latest release in Europe, Diesel News’ Europe Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, reckons DAFs look good on saving fuel. He has seen them, and driven them. DAF says its latest CF and XF represent ‘pure excellence’.   According to Ron Borsboom, DAF’s chief engineer, director of product development and board member: “One of the things where we feel we do a pretty good job is we are close to our customers, and we understand...

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Protecting the Vulnerable

In a bid to protect vulnerable road users, or VRUs (that’s primarily cyclists and pedestrians), Transport for London (TfL), the authority that regulates all surface transport in the city, has unveiled its very own Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for trucks working in the capital of the UK. Last year, London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and TfL officially-launched the DVS pledging to (in the words of the accompanying press release): “Rid London of...

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