Turners (Soham) has taken delivery of its 1,000th lightweight DAF XF ‘FTP’ 6x2 mid-lift tractor. Vehicle number 1,000 is a new generation DAF XF450 FTP, and part of Turners’ latest order for 69 DAF XF tractor units that will be run by the Cambridgeshire tanker and haulage specialist.
The trucks add to the company’s growing fleet of more thna 2,000 vehicles specialising in temperature control, tanker operations, storage, warehousing and container distribution.
The latest model was delivered by Chassis Cab, a Cambridgeshire- and Suffolk-based family-owned DAF Dealer.
Tim King, group fleet engineer at Turners (Soham), said: “We are very well acquainted with DAF’s FTP model. It’s the best lightweight six-wheeler on the market; maximising our payload potential. It’s very reliable and our drivers have always been more than pleased with the XF cab. The latest new generation XF cab has proved a big hit,” he said, “and it’s certainly a step-change over the previous model. While the product is well proven, it is DAF’s MultiSupport Repair & Maintenance package and aftersales dealer support which has been the ultimate key to our successful long-term relationship with the DAF brand,” he said.
Turners, the UK’s largest privately-owned logistics company, maintains its position as the world’s largest operator of DAF’s lightweight FTP 6x2 mid-lift tractor unit with over 500 currently operating in the fleet.