Switch International buys New Daf XFs

Carol Millett
May 15, 2018


Switch International has added four New DAF vehicles to its fleet at its Andover base.

The firm, which is a subsidiary of South Wales haulier TWT Logistics Group, runs a long-distance haulage business for customers along the M4 corridor and a pallet network operation.

This latest purchase, supplied by Cardiff based DAF dealer Watts Truck & Van, is part of an ongoing investment in the group’s 80-strong fleet and brings the total number of DAF trucks in the fleet to almost 50%.

Three of the four DAFs are New XF 480 FTG tractor units with Super Space Cabs.

TWT owner Trevor Taylor said: “We go for the larger cabs, and then add things like fridges, Bluetooth phone connections, full-width catwalks and other comfort and safety items, to make our drivers’ lives as pleasant and safe as possible. Drivers are an important part in any transport business, and we try to ‘reward’ ours with the best we can afford.”

Switch International has also taken delivery of a New LF 260 18-tonne rigid with rear-air suspension. The New LF chassis has been fitted with a Montracon curtain-sided body built to ENXL rating, with an all-bolted galvanised steel underframe, post-less design for unhindered side-access loading, and a Dhollandia DH-RM.20 tuckaway tail-lift.

The New DAFs have been acquired without R&M packages. Pointing to TWT’s nine-bay workshop in South Wales, Taylor said: “We want the best deals on overall acquisition costs of any vehicle, which is partly why we handle our own maintenance in-house. The other bonus of having the workshop is the flexibility it gives us and the ability to ensure compliance. Watts Truck & Van then focus on our parts supply and any Warranty requirements.”

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 30 years’ of experience writing across a broad range of sectors, including road transport, construction and civil engineering, project management, private finance, technology, HR, and travel and tourism. She is currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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