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DAF WINS AWARD PREPARING FOR ZERO EMISSIONS

The DAF CF Electric was awarded the prestigious Green Truck Logistics Solution 2019 at the recent Transport Trade Fair in Munich, Germany. The DAF CF 450 also received a nomination due to its low fuel consumption of only 23.3 litres per 100 km (12.12mpg). Logistics network Contargo was also rewarded for deploying the DAF CFs […]

DAF TRUCKS EXTENDS ITS UK PRODUCT RANGE

DAF Trucks is expanding its range of products in the UK to include new models and axle configurations. The new range includes: 8×4 ‘tridem’ configuration for CF and XF XF with 8×2 ‘FAX’ set-up XF in popular 8×4 ‘FAD’ configuration 10 tonne front axle 7.5 tonne non-steered trailing axle These new developments underline DAF Trucks’ […]

MY LIFE IN THE TRUCK INDUSTRY – Simon Griffin

Simon Griffin was recruited as the Dealer Principal at Watts Truck & Van Limited at the end of 2012, but has been involved in the industry for most of his life. He recently spoke to Commercial Motor magazine about his life in the industry. Simon started out in the family firm of Griffin Mill Garages […]

WATTS TRUCK & VAN WIN DAF UK DEALER OF THE YEAR

Watts Truck & Van were named UK Dealer of the Year at the DAF Trucks International Conference in Spain. Dealer principal Simon Griffin said “We are extremely proud to have won this award. The hard work of our staff and the support of our customers have helped us achieve the extremely high standards required; we […]

THE ADVANTAGES OF DAF GENUINE PARTS

Every DAF truck that comes off the production line has already been through rigorous development and testing before it reaches the customer. This ensures that our trucks meet our very high standards in relation to safety, reliability, performance, operating costs and the environment. To ensure you get the maximum return from your trucks for your […]

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WATTS

The Watts group has been around in some form for more than 160 years and it is the imagination, enterprise, planning, hard work and opportunism of its early founders that set the company on the road to success. See our Group heritage video The very early years The story of Watts began in the early […]

DAF TRUCKS – READY FOR THE FUTURE

This was the DAF theme for their attendance at the IAA 2018 in Hannover at the end of September this year. Showcasing its innovation capabilities throughout its 90 year history, DAF Trucks exhibited its full industry leading product and service range incl The IAA Commercial Vehicles Show takes place in Hannover every two years and […]

NEW DAF XF TRACTOR UNITS PROVIDE MPG BONUS

“With the DAF, we are getting a premium truck at costs that make sense to us” In August this year Knights of Old took delivery of the first DAF tractors to be added to their fleet. The 10 XF 530 FTG tractors join a fleet of 250 trucks and 400 trailers and are part of […]

STOCK SWEEPERS

Stock Sweepers has grown from humble beginnings into one of the market leading road sweeping manufacturers in the UK and it’s the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of Managing Director Jeff Stock that has made it happen. Sweepers were not the starting point in business for Jeff. He began his career as an owner driver […]