Last month three journalists from Commercial Motor, Truck & Driver and Motor Transport got behind the wheel of three trucks from the New DAF range to find out why they won International Truck of the Year 2018.
Excerpt from CommercialMotor.com about the road test.
The new Daf CF and XF have slippery new exteriors, engine innovations, and improved drivelines, which together help to slash fuel consumption by up to 7%.
They're also available in a range of more industry specific guises to maximise efficiency and improve the experience for the driver and costs for the operator. Our test team takes to the road in the Daf CF FAD Tipper, Daf CF FTP tanker, and Daf XF FTG to find out what has changed. On the outside there are a host of cosmetic and aerodynamic changes, while under the skin there are some huge weight savings and alterations to both mechanical and software parts that improve comfort, driveability and total cost of ownership.
Pick up a copy of Commercial Motor (09 Sept 2018) to get the special supplement on the 2018 International Truck of the Year. In the issue, we've also asked operators what they thought of the new Daf XF and CF. From improved reliability and lower fuel consumption to greater earning potential, the two trucks are winning admirers across all sectors.
And there's a very good reason for that...
All XFs and CFs have the new and updated TraXon gearbox fitted as standard, but with very different transmission software each performs individually.
Read the full article here or pick up the 9th Sept edition of Commercial Motor magazine with a special supplement on the International Truck of the Year.