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Leyland Trucks Celebrates UK Truck Manufacturing With the World’s First Truck Trail

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The Leyland Truck team with the Truck Trail model.

The Leyland Truck team with the Truck Trail model.

Leyland Trucks has lent its support to a unique project to champion UK truck manufacturing: the world’s first Truck Trail.

The Truck Trail showcases the heritage of the UK truck industry and its deep roots in Lancashire, marking more than a century of truck manufacturing in the region.

Leyland Trucks manufactures the full range of DAF products, of which approximately 40% is exported to all European Union markets and the wider world.

Each 6-foot high truck model was inspired by the iconic Leyland Trucks models manufactured over the last 120-years, including the Euro 6 DAF LF and XF models.

The Truck Trail has been designed to inspire a future generation of skilled workers and will link up with an education project to encourage more young people to learn about engineering.

Ivan Shearer, HR Director at Leyland Trucks, said: “Leyland Trucks and DAF are proud to sponsor this exciting local community project.

“It is particularly pleasing to work with the project partners to encourage our local education sector to develop their vision of what a future truck might look like, and in doing so we will help inspire the next generation of manufacturers and engineers.”

Part of the sponsorship money will fund an education programme in schools throughout the borough to teach children about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing and engineering under the banner of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).