2024 DAF Technician of The Year


Melbourne Australia, March 2024: From a shortlist of four DAF Technicians across Australia, Matthew Henderson of Kenworth DAF Adelaide was named the 2024 PACCAR Australia’s DAF Technician of the Year. Brad May, Chief Engineer PACCAR Australia and Steven Tomaro, Aftersales Manager PACCAR Australia, presented the 2024 DAF Technician of the Year award to Matthew Henderson congratulating him on his win …

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DAF CF450 Hook lift

Complete Waste Solutions, DAF in for the long haul

Modern, environmental and operationally efficient equipment is the backbone of a Queensland company that’s found a niche in waste management. Walking the talk is imperative when you work in an industry where recovery and reuse is paramount. When Paul Haslam, Ian Bock and Keith Megaw started Complete Waste Solutions (CWS) in 2022 they made a conscience decision to align themselves …

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Kenworth DAF Huntingwood Named DAF Dealer of the Year 2023.

Kenworth DAF Huntingwood Named DAF Dealer of the Year 2023

Kenworth DAF Huntingwood has been named the 2023 DAF Dealer of the Year. This is the first time Kenworth DAF Huntingwood has been awarded the accolade since its introduction in 2002. The award was presented to Kenworth DAF Huntingwood General Manager, Zane Jamieson. The DAF Dealer of the Year program is structured to reward the best performing dealer within the …

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Coates Hire DAF CF530

Hire Fidelity

National equipment hire and solutions business, Coates, is committed to a sustainability framework and supply partners like DAF Trucks are playing a vital role. Australia’s biggest equipment hire and solutions provider, Coates, supports industry across a broad range of sectors. It offers customers quality equipment in compaction, confined space entry, concrete and masonry — and that’s just the ‘C’ section …

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DAF CF530_Nippys Farm

Fruits of Labour

From driveability to fuel economy, there are many reasons why Ben Knispel trusts his family’s fruit and beverages to DAF trucks. Oranges are a surprisingly delicate fruit. Despite their tough exterior, they can bruise and spoil easily which means transporting them is a fine art. For Ben Knispel, who is joint managing director of Nippy’s, a family-owned juice producer, he …

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Euro 6 DAF CF450 prime mover

Trail Blazing – ColdRex Refrigerated Logistics

Soon to mark ten years since its founding in October, 2013, ColdRex Refrigerated Logistics offers an inimitable value proposition through a regional network it has nurtured and grown steadily over that time. The next phase of expansion, when it comes, will see the company move further north into Bundaberg and then Central Queensland. At current, the Sunshine Coast is its …

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DAF CF450 6X4

Waste removal on the up

GCH is a family business that has grown in size, becoming a serious player throughout the region. This growth can be, in part, connected to its partnership with DAF Trucks and PACCAR. GCH is part of Geelong and Coastal Hire. The hire arm of the business has existed since the 1980s and was growing rapidly. In the late 2000s, the …

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DAF CF450 10x4 Tipper Truck

Petrob paved the way on the Sunshine Coast using their new DAF CF450 10×4 Tipper Truck

Asphalt carting business, Petrob, has introduced a new DAF CF450 10×4 into its Sunshine Coast operations. The unit features a custom-made bin designed and built in conjunction with the business’s regular boilermaker. Petrob does most of its work for Main Roads, Downer and Boral complemented by ongoing jobs for the Sunshine Coast Council for whom it carts asphalt primarily for …

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DAF CF 450

Nyanda Excavations embarks on fleet renewal with DAF

Queensland-based excavating and demolition contractor, Nyanda Excavations, has taken delivery of four new DAF trucks. The latest order made by the independently owned and operated company consists of three DAF CF450s and one CF530, which have replaced the fleet’s previous Japanese trucks. Nyanda Excavations Operations Manager, Damien Caldaia, told Prime Mover the new DAFs perform well above the fleet’s past …

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DAF CF350 Prime Mover

Australian asphalt surfacing specialist, Elite Roads, discovered the versatility of DAF

Australian asphalt surfacing specialist, Elite Roads, has discovered the versatility offered by the Euro 6 DAF CF530, of which it recently deployed four new units on projects. Dedicated commitment and mastery of technological innovation has paved the way to achieving repeated, successful client outcomes for top tier businesses. Quite literally in the case of Elite Roads. New technology, a decade …

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