Lincolnshire operator Freshlinc has taken delivery of its 150th DAF XF105 and has treated the truck to a host of additional features including a vinyl wrap colour scheme featuring the nation’s flag and a special gold finish to the badging.
As well as the unique livery, the 150th truck has been specified with DAF’s ‘Skylights’ fared into the roofline of the Super Space cab, foglights in the bumper and a full width sun visor. Polished alloy wheels, stainless steel lighting bars with six lights on the top bar and four on the bottom, along with the unique registration FL 62 DAF, make it a real flagship.
The truck is part of an order for 63 XF105s being supplied through DAF dealer Ford & Slater at Spalding. They will join a fleet that now numbers 185 tractor units and 300 trailers, making Freshlinc one of the UK’s leading chilled produce distributors.
All 63 trucks are 44 tonne FTG mid-lift axle models, each covering around 180,000 kilometres a year operating throughout the UK delivering locally grown produce.
Freshlinc is taking the DAFs on a four year ‘Hire Plus’ lease agreement through PACCAR Financial which includes a full R&M element with servicing and repairs at Ford & Slater in Spalding. The dealership is adjacent to Freshlinc’s main operating base and the work will be carried out overnight and at weekends to meet operational needs and to ensure maximum vehicle availability.
Ford & Slater sales executive Adrian Briant says that he’s delighted to be supplying the 150th XF105 to Freshlinc and to seeing it in its unique livery.
“This is a highly regarded operator and an important local company in Lincolnshire. I’m very pleased that they have again chosen the 105 and that they have reached the milestone figure of having 150 of these top-range DAFs in their fleet.