Top Ten Features of the DAF XF Truck - As voted for by drivers

24th August 2016

Last month we asked all of you what the most important features of a truck were to you as a driver.

We had a fantastic response and some very clear results, so without hesitation, here are the top 10 most important (as voted for by drivers) features of the DAF XF truck.

 

10. Interior Design & Appearance

Everyone wants their work space to be a positive environment, this is no different for truck drivers. The interior of the cab is the kingdom of the driver, and no one knows this better than DAF. So following a long tradition, with the launch of the new XF we introduced a new level of high quality interior design. With a variety of finishes to choose from and a ergonomically designed control layout, drivers can rest easy knowing DAF has created a exceptional working environment, allowing them to focus on the job at hand

 

9. Interior Storage Space

A life out on the road means the ability to pack light, even so ample storage space in a modern truck is a must. The XF Super Space Cab has more than 1.000 litres of stowing place divided in practical zones, allowing the driver easy access to what he or she needs on a daily basis. This has brought about the saying from many drivers "If your gear doesn't fit in a DAF, you're bringing too much."

 

8. Strong Dealer Network

As a DAF customer you can rely on a first class network of over 1000 DAF dealers across Europe and 134 dealer just in the UK, that's twice as many as any other manufacturer! One-stop shopping is the principle in that case, meaning you can find everything you need at one address, whether it's buying a new truck, or looking for a specific part. All DAF dealers are supported with the same knowhow, systems and training from DAF to enable them to offer the high quality service to you. 

 

7. Parts Availability

Across the DAF Genuine Parts and TRP Parts product ranges we're able to offer the largest range of truck and trailer parts in the UK, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With daily deliveries being made between the DAF factory in Eindhoven, the DAF UK factory in Leyland and our dealer network, first time availability for our parts is over 94% and you're never more than 24hrs away from receiving the part you need.

 

6. Performance

Extremely reliable and durable, the latest PACCAR MX engines find the perfect mix of fuel economy and high driveability with loads of torque. Available with up to 375 kW/510 hp and torque of up to 2,500 Nm within a broad range of up to 1,425 rpm going into the newly deigned gearboxes featuring Fastshift, performance is a key feature in the new DAF trucks.

 

5. Customer Service

What makes DAF different from many other manufacturers is way we approach customer service and interaction. The DAF mentality is to be approachable, personable and professional, every customer is our most important customer. From DAF HQ in Thame, to one of our many dealers, even online or over the phone you will find the same high quality of customer service with DAF.

 

4. Space

Space is incredibly important for drivers, particularly those who spend a large amount of time out on the road who are having to drive, work, eat and sleep in their truck. We're incredible proud to say that at 12.6m3 of space (and standing height of 2.25m) the DAF XF Super Space Cab is the largest in the European market. If you need space, look no further than the DAF XF Super Space cab.

 

3. Roadside Support

Modern day trucks are quite rightly worked incredible hard, so it's not uncommon for us now to see vehicles with over 1 million miles on the clock. In an emergency situation when you need support fast you can rely on DAFaid, our industry-leading roadside assistance and recovery service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The average time from the initial call time to vehicle moving only 96 minutes and over 80% of vehicles are fixed on the roadside.

 

2. Driving Position

Taking visibility, comfort and driveability into consideration, driving position is crucial for any driver, especially over long distances. Optimal accessibility, an excellent seating position and the ergonomic position of controls all contribute to the highest driving comfort. The pedals also make a significant contribution to creating an ideal driving position. All of these things are taken into consideration at DAF to create the best driving experience.

 

1. Comfort

Voted as the most important thing drivers look for in a truck, comfort is essential, whether you're making multiple deliveries in an urban environment or long distance driving across the county. Unlike most of us, drivers will often work, eat and sleep whilst out on the road, meaning the more that we can do as a manufacturer to make their cab as spacious and comfortable as possible the better. From optional extras like a fitted fridge and microwave, to the industry leading bed and pocket spring mattress the DAF XF has become known for it's comfort. After all, a comfortable driver is a safe driver.

So those were the top 10 features of the DAF XF as voted for by you, the drivers. How do these match up with features that you want to see in other modern trucks? Let us know in the comments below.

Here are the full results (in order of highest first) from our survey asking drivers what the most important features on a DAF XF were to them.


1

2

3

4

5

Total

Weighted Average

Comfort

2.13%

1

0.00%

0

2.13%

1

10.64%

5

85.11%

40

 

47

 

4.77

Driving Position

2.13%

1

2.13%

1

4.26%

2

10.64%

5

80.85%

38

 

47

 

4.66

Space

2.13%

1

0.00%

0

4.26%

2

21.28%

10

72.34%

34

 

47

 

4.62

Roadside Support

4.44%

2

0.00%

0

4.44%

2

15.56%

7

75.56%

34

 

45

 

4.58

Performance

2.13%

1

0.00%

0

6.38%

3

23.40%

11

68.09%

32

 

47

 

4.55

Customer Service

6.38%

3

2.13%

1

4.26%

2

14.89%

7

72.34%

34

 

47

 

4.45

Dashboard Controls

2.13%

1

0.00%

0

6.38%

3

42.55%

20

48.94%

23

 

47

 

4.36

Interior Storage Space

0.00%

0

2.13%

1

14.89%

7

27.66%

13

55.32%

26

 

47

 

4.36

Interior Design & Appearance

0.00%

0

6.38%

3

10.64%

5

27.66%

13

55.32%

26

 

47

 

4.32

Parts Availability

4.26%

2

6.38%

3

4.26%

2

23.40%

11

61.70%

29

 

47

 

4.32

Strong Dealer Network

2.17%

1

8.70%

4

8.70%

4

19.57%

9

60.87%

28

 

46

 

4.28

Adaptability

2.13%

1

2.13%

1

10.64%

5

36.17%

17

48.94%

23

 

47

 

4.28

Fuel Tank Capacity

2.13%

1

2.13%

1

17.02%

8

29.79%

14

48.94%

23

 

47

 

4.21

Features

0.00%

0

8.51%

4

10.64%

5

38.30%

18

42.55%

20

 

47

 

4.15

Exterior Design & Appearance

4.35%

2

2.17%

1

13.04%

6

39.13%

18

41.30%

19

 

46

 

4.11

Maximum Payload

6.38%

3

4.26%

2

21.28%

10

23.40%

11

44.68%

21

 

47

 

3.96

Operating Cost

12.77%

6

2.13%

1

10.64%

5

25.53%

12

48.94%

23

 

47

 

3.96

Longer Service Intervals

6.38%

3

4.26%

2

25.53%

12

23.40%

11

40.43%

19

 

47

 

3.87

Telematics & Reporting

8.51%

4

4.26%

2

25.53%

12

27.66%

13

34.04%

16

 

47

 

3.74

 


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Nana koffee

11 months ago

I want dealership networking