When you see the new CF and XF model range from DAF, the new cab shape is instantly recognisable. The much more rounded profile is clearly much more slippery in the wind than its predecessor. Overall, the aerodynamics are much improved and a new sun visor design has further enhanced air flow. Read more
Paccar in Australia is clearly introducing a step-change in DAF Trucks on offer with this new range, it is talking about at least a 10 per cent improvement in fuel economy, a big call from a normally conservative organisation. Many of the major changes are going to give the brand a much better fuel consumption and the ability to compete on this score with other European brands who have seen considerable growth in market share on the back of much improved fuel figures. Read more
With the release of its new range, the new look, new technology, new DAF brings the brand’s technology design and driveline smack up-to-date, on a par with all of its main competitors. Diesel News looks at what is on offer in the new range and gets an early experience of the new product. Read more
The month of April has seen some surprise truck sales figures released as the Covid-19 crisis seems to be having an effect on some truck sales numbers. The latest results released by the Truck Industry Council show a decline in sales numbers, but the months to come will give us a better handle on the real effects of the current crisis. Read more
At an event on the Gold Coast, the Paccar pizazz, with flashing lights and loud music, announced the latest addition to the stable, as the Euro 6 DAF arrives in Australia. The New XF and the New CF are now at the same level of technology and using the same driveline as the latest models on European roads. Read more
At the recent Brisbane Truck Show, visitors got to see something new from Kenworth and Volvo, with new models and new features on display. These two brands are the heavy duty sector’s dominant players with well over 35 per cent of the truck sales in that sector between them. The show was a chance to see what keeps these brands at the top and what we can expect from them in the future. Read more
In this video, Will Shiers asks the question, were they the good old days? The answer is always going to lead to mixed feelings, nostalgia is a wonderful filter which makes past experience a lot better than it was at the time.
At the Australian trucking industry’s top technical night, two of its most outstanding technical contributors received well deserved awards. At the Castrol Vecton Awards Dinner in Melbourne, the social event which forms part of the Australian Trucking Association’s 2018 Technology and Maintenance Conference, the Craig Roseneder and the ATA Technical Achievement Awards were announced and presented.
At Bayswater in Victoria this week, a locally-produced DAF CF85 prime mover, the first DAF truck assembled in Australia was presented to, long-term customer and supporter of DAF, Cahill Transport, by Paccar Australia managing director, Andrew Hadjikakou. Read more
A second parts distribution centre sees Paccar increase capacity in its Parts Division. The new PDC in the Brisbane logistics hub of Berrinba, south-west of Brisbane, is a move to reduce delivery times to dealers and boost parts availability to customers in its retail network.