From the Frontline: DAF Trucks offers a two-month R&M contract freeze to customers affected by COVID-19

Operators who are being forced to park-up their DAF trucks on R&M contracts during the COVID-19 outbreak, can request help from their dealers, according to DAF Trucks UK MD Laurence Drake.

Talking to Commercial Motor today (25 March), he confirmed that there are currently two options to consider. “Firstly, there’s a two-month credit, where they don’t have to pay anything for two months,” he explained. “The R&M contract continues, and then they catch up in future months. So they have two months at zero, four months at normal payments, and then there will be four months at 150%.”

The second option is a contract freeze, whereby DAF stops the R&M contract for up to two months. “This gives our customers some breathing space, lets them take stock of the situation, and then we can talk again after that,” he said.

The dealer network has been briefed and is ready to help, Drake confirmed.

Iveco Stralis – Used truck of the day


Thursday’s used truck of the day is an Iveco Stralis AS440S46TX/P, courtesy of Essex based Ok Trucks.

External features include pneumatic air suspension, a roof spoiler, a sun visor, electric heated rear view mirrors, tinted glass and a fifth wheel.

The truck also has plenty of driving aids such as Electronic Brake System, brake assist, Electronic Stability Program and Hill Hold Control.

Lighting features include LED daytime running lights, fog lights and a headlight cleaning system.

Inside the cab you’ll find a digital tachograph, air conditioning, navigation system, cruise control, an air-suspended and heated driver seat, Bluetooth, Radio/CD, cooling box, telematics system, and central locking with a remote control.

Check out the full listing with contact details here.

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