DAF its fifth win in the last six years. DAF was handed the award at an official ceremony in London, which was attended by 1,600 leading representatives from the transport sector.
The Motor Transport Awards are the UK’s premier awards for the transport industry and DAF has now been a winner on 17 occasions, more than four times as many as any other manufacturer in the history of the awards, organised by the Motor Transport trade magazine.
The judging panel of leading transport operators gave the DAF XF105 the thumbs-up because of its spacious cab, which they described as “highly rated by drivers,” “good residual values” and particularly the ATe philosophy that delivers excellent fuel efficiency. The jury also commented on “DAF’s industry-leading parts and service back-up, particularly DAF ITS, still rated as the best on the market.”
At the awards ceremony, DAF Trucks UK Managing Director Ray Ashworth commented: “I am delighted that in making this award the jury members recognised that the XF105 ATe offers unequalled low cost of ownership and high fuel efficiency and class leading driver comfort. They also commented very favourably on DAF’s outstanding in-service support provided by our nationwide network of dedicated dealers, a great accolade for both our trucks and our people.”
DAF Trucks NV – a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks – is a manufacturer of light, medium and heavy duty trucks in the EU with a 2012 market share of 16.0% in the over 16 tonnes category. DAF manufactures a full range of tractors and rigids.
Babcock is the sole importer and distributor of DAF trucks in the Southern African market and the recent opening of a new facility in Durban brings the number of Babcock-owned and independent DAF dealer network representation points around South Africa to 23, with a new facility planned for Middelburg, Mpumalanga, in the near future.
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