2018 International Truck of the Year Announcement

In Europe, the 2018 International Truck of the Year Announcement has been made today. DAF’s new XF/CF truck range has been elected International Truck of the Year for 2018 by a jury of 23 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 23 major trucking magazines from throughout Europe.   The prestigious award was handed over to Preston Feight, President of DAF Trucks, during the press day of the Solutrans Commercial...

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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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New Scania, Trucking Optimism, a Major Fine and Electric Axles

The news from Diesel this week shows evidence of a new Scania, trucking optimism, a major fine and electric axles, with stories from around the world.   Images of the next generation Scania driving on Australian roads have started to appear on social media, as the Swedish truck maker run the new models in a, far from secret, evaluation program.    Truck Sales Up   The latest monthly truck sales figures released by the Truck Industry...

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Most Successful DAF

The DAF CF85 has been the most successful DAF model brought into Australia in the past twenty years by Paccar. It is also successful for the company in Europe. The size and shape of the truck fit neatly into a lot of intrastate or around-town type applications. The truck is simplicity itself to drive, climb in and out of and get into tight corners – and it doesn’t look bad at all.     The driver position is just right – far...

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Nothing Too Flashy

The DAF CF85 is one of those trucks that just works – nothing too flashy, but it gets the job done without fuss. This is why we see it in fleets around the country handling the day-to-day tasks. There is no hint of glamour, just a can-do attitude. Anyone who has done a day’s work in one will have found it a truck which functions, as it should, in an uncomplicated way. By adding in an extra slice of power and taking the rating up to...

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A Thirst For Power

The trucking industry has a thirst for power in our trucks. DAF has heard our pleas and upped the power available in its CF85 prime mover. Quite often the art of designing a new truck is not designing and building something from the ground up, but instead mixing and matching the components available in a different way to solve a particular application issue. There are plenty of other examples of these evolutionary developed models...

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