DAF CF85 again awarded ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’

The DAF CF85 wins the UK ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ For the 11th time.

CF85 wins the UK ‘Fleet truck of the year’ for the 11th time.

At the presentation of the prestigious ‘Motor Transport Awards 2012’ in London, the DAF CF85 has been awarded ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ for a record-breaking 11th time. The ‘Motor Transport Awards’ are the UK’s premier transport industry awards, organised by the trade magazine Motor Transport.

“The CF85 offers excellent cost of ownership, fuel economy and driver acceptance. DAF offers the best all round package for the fleet operator, with top customer service and market-leading after sales service”, were the conclusions of operators after comparing all the leading truck manufacturers. The DAF CF’s performance in the Motor Transport Awards is unmatched – 11 wins of the coveted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ title since 1994.

Ray Ashworth, managing director of DAF Trucks UK, received the trophy in front of 1,500 leading representatives from the transport industry at a presentation dinner in London on Wednesday June 13. “This is a great accolade for the CF85 and for everybody in our sales and service dealer network”, said Ray Ashworth. “This recognition is so valuable because it is awarded by the users themselves, being demanding fleet operators.”

“To go on winning this Award during some of the most challenging years the UK transport industry has ever experienced underlines the key principles of our truck range – maximum reliability, highest driver comfort, together with the outstanding in-service support provided by our nationwide network of dedicated dealers”, said Ashworth. “Obviously, it also comes down to highest efficiency. The CF has always been regarded as one of the most fuel efficient trucks on the market and with the latest ATe (Advanced Transport Efficiency) technologies, again significant savings can be realized, important in times when fuel prices have risen to record levels.”

The award winning CF85 is available in Australia in various rigid and prime mover configurations. Adapted to cope with the extreme conditions of the Australian environment, the CF85’s smooth 12.9 litre PACCAR MX Euro 5 engine is fitted with an advanced cooling package rated to a minimum 45º Celsius ambient temperature capability

DAF Trucks Australia, a division of PACCAR Australia Pty Ltd, distributes a complete range of medium and heavy-duty trucks throughout Australia. PACCAR Inc, a Six Sigma company, is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

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