Cambridgeshire-based haulage firm Turners (Soham) has taken delivery of its 600th specialised DAF FTP truck to meet the requirements of the highly flexible, fast growing East of England-based business. The FTP XF tractor unit from the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk based DAF family-owned dealership Chassis Cab has been added to the 1,750-strong fleet which makes Turners the largest privately owned logistics company in the UK and the largest operator of this model worldwide.
The DAF FTP – sporting its own personal plate T600 FTP – was purchased outright from Chassis Cab. It features a PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 emissions-compliant engine, luxury SpaceCab, AS-tronic automated gear box and Drivers Performance Assist to help the driver to operate the truck to the best fuel economy. The truck will cover over 100,000km per year and during its three-year warranty supporting dealer Chassis Cab will be responsible for the service and maintenance. A variety of other DAF models have also been purchased by Turners, ranging from FTG XFs for use up to 44 tonnes gross combination weight down to FA LF Models for up to 18 tonnes gross weight and fitted with fuel tanker bodies.
Tim King, Group Fleet Engineer of Turners (Soham), said: ‘Our continuous investment in DAF trucks shows our allegiance to the brand and our commitment to keeping our fleet in premium condition. The FTP 440 tractor unit is a top-performer; probably the best lightweight truck ever. They are so flexible that they are the optimum truck in weight sensitive work. And that’s why we are proud to be one of the top buyers worldwide.’