DAF has refreshed its LF range with a new ‘city friendly’ engine, exterior design and optional lowered passenger window to enhance safety. The DAF LF, operating in the 7.5- to 18-tonne range, can now be specified with a 3.8-litre PACCAR engine, the PX-4. This has two power ratings: 156hp and 172hp with maximum torque of 500 and 600 Nm respectively between 1,200 and 2,000 rpm. DAF is marketing this option specifically for its LF City, for light, urban distribution. Both […]
Vehicle rental firm Ryder has relocated its Northampton operation to larger premises in the Swan Valley area.
Lloyd Fraser Group has placed a 55-truck order with rental firm Ryder following a major 3PL contract win with an undisclosed fashion retailer. The order comprises 45 rigids – 16 Daf LF 7.5-tonners and 29 CF 18-tonne box trucks – which will be used on multi-drop delivery work, as well as 10 Renault Premium 44-tonne tractor units, which will be used on overnight trunking runs to the company’s five hubs. Ryder won the contract following a competitive tender, and Lloyd […]
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]