Turners (Soham) has added its 600th specialised Daf FTP to its fleet. The 440hp XF tractor with a lightweight mid-lift axle joins Turners’ 1,750-strong fleet. Turners is believed to be the largest operator of Daf FTP trucks worldwide. The Daf, purchased via dealership Chassis Cab, will cover more than 100,000km a year. Tim King, group fleet engineer (pictured left with Eddie Hennessy, Daf Trucks UK regional manager, representing Chassis Cab) said it is “probably the best lightweight truck ever”. He […]
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Truck manufacturers need a “massive” spike in sales in December to hit the predicted total of 45,000 vehicle registrations over 6-tonne for 2013 – the last year Euro-5 trucks can be built for sale in the European Union.