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The DAF XF105 ATe has been voted Fleet Truck of the Year at the prestigious Motor Transport Awards 2013 in London, giving DAF its fifth win in the last six years. DAF was handed the award at an official ceremony in London, which was attended by 1,600 leading representatives from the transport sector.
The judging panel of leading transport operators awarded the DAF XF105 because of its spacious cab, which they described as highly rated by drivers, good residual values and particularly the ATe Advanced Transport efficiency philosophy which delivers excellent fuel efficiency. They also commented on DAFs industry leading parts and service back up, particularly DAF ITS, still rated as the best on the market.
Right after the awards ceremony, DAF Trucks UK Managing Director Ray Ashworth commented: ‘I am delighted that in making this award the judges recognised that the XF105 ATe offers unequalled low cost of ownership and high fuel efficiency and class leading driver comfort. They also commented very favourably on our outstanding in-service support provided by our nationwide network of dedicated dealers, a great accolade for both our trucks and our people’.
DAF Trucks NV a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world“s largest manufacturers of heavy duty trucks is a leading manufacturer of light, medium and heavy duty trucks in the EU with a 2012 market share of 16.0 per cent in the over 16 tonnes category. DAF manufactures a full range of tractors and rigids, offering the right vehicle for every transport application.
Its so a leading provider of product services, Multi Support repair and maintenance contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first class parts delivery service. In addition, DAF develops and manufactures components such as axles and engines for bus and coach manufacturers all over the world. DAF Trucks N.V. has production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Westerlo in Belgium and Leyland in the United Kingdom, and over 1,000 dealers and service points in Europe.
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