Used Truck of the Week 1 November
Used truck of the week is a DAF XF 6x2 tag-axle tractor unit that is just over a year old.
This 510hp unit on a 17-plate has covered just 100,000 miles, has a lifting rear and steer axle, and an AS-Tronic automatic transmission.
On the inside there’s full leather upholstery, as well as wood dash, satellite navigation, camera system and fridge. It is fitted with a flashing light bar and Dura-Bright alloy wheels.
MoT’d until March 2019 and being sold by DTL (Lancashire), it has a one-year driveline warranty and six-month manufacturer warranty.
Clipper cuts CO2 with LNG Iveco order
Northern Commercials has helped Clipper Logistics with the introduction of 11 new low carbon vehicles.
The new LNG-powered Iveco Stralis NP will help save more than 500 tonnes of CO2 per year and have been paired with new, double-deck longer semi-trailers from Don Bur and TIP.
The total of 16 new 15.65m length trailers have resulted in a massive increase in capacity with 18 additional pallets compared to previous trailers.
Together, the longer-range trucks and increased capacity is said to reduce trunking requirements for Clipper by 20 percent.
Mick Doe, transport operations director of Clipper Logistics, says: “As a business, we recognise we are high mileage road users, but we are committed to reducing unnecessary road miles, and ensuring that what we do accumulate is cleaner. This is only the first step in our fleet renewal strategy, which will see us move away from diesel powered vehicles, adopt additional LNG vehicles and trailers, whilst also introducing electric rigid vehicles for transport in city centres, where possible.”
Tony Mannix, Clipper Logistics CEO, says: “We are delighted with the addition of these new vehicles and trailers to our fleet. They are the largest and most environmentally conscious in the industry, demonstrating our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment across all areas of our business.”