Food wholesaler Brakes is extending a trial that will see all 18-tonne DAF LFs based at its West London depot run on Shell Gas to Liquid (GTL) fuel from Certas Energy. Following a successful pilot involving a “handful of LFs” at its Park Royal facility earlier this month, all of its trucks operating at the site will now change over to GTL. If the expanded trial is successful, the firm will switch more of its UK-wide fleet to GTL. DAF’s […]
Ryder Europe has purchased CV contract hire and fleet management specialist Euroway for an undisclosed sum. Euroway has a total fleet of 1,419 CVs, ranging from 3.5 tonners to tractor units, plus trailers. Daf is the dominant supplier to Euroway. In 2010, its combined divisions generated a combined turnover of about £22m and a pre-tax loss of circa £730,000. The acquisition means Ryder’s fleet totals nearly 25,000, comprising 10,514 trailers and 13,905 vehicles. David Hunt, vice president and MD of […]
Batemans Brewery has taken on six custom built Daf LFs at 21, 18 and 12-tonnes GVW, as it looks to refresh its fleet and boost carrying capacity.