DAF CF 85 tipper grab - Used Truck of the Day

DAD CF grab

The Commercial Motor Used Truck of the Day is this 2014 DAF CF tipper grab from Williams Truck Centre.

The eight-wheeler has covered an almost unbelievable 100,000km in its life so far, and despite the general appearance, is said to be in an excellent condition. It’s already got a fresh MoT on it and is backed up by a six-month warranty.

Fitted with an Atlas grab crane, the CF 85 360hp also has a Massey Maxim tipper body as well as hydraulic landing legs.

Located just outside of Liverpool, this CF tipper grab could be yours for £42,000.

Drivers told to clear windscreens or face fines

DVSA

The DVSA has urged HGV drivers to ensure their windscreens are always clear of obstruction after a cyclist in Birmingham was killed.

Robert Bradbury was found guilty of causing death by careless driving after he failed to see NHS doctor Suzanna Bull because a tray table on his cab dashboard was cluttered with ornaments and restricting his view (CM 12 December 2019).

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison and banned from driving for two years and 10 months.

During the case, it came to light that Bradbury’s employer knew that the lorry wouldn’t pass an annual test with the tray and so it was removed during tests, then replaced afterwards.

The DVSA said it has highlighted cases of blocked windscreens in the past, but that as a result of this case and the coroner’s verdict it was reminding all professional drivers of the importance of having clear windscreens.

In a blog post, the enforcement agency said: “We always check a lorry’s windscreen is clear of obstruction when carrying out our roadside checks.

“Unfortunately, our enforcement staff do still find vehicles where the drivers’ view is obscured.

“In all cases, the drivers will be given a prohibition and penalty. The obstruction must also be removed before the lorry is allowed to move on.”