DAF throws in 12-month warranty for charity truck auction

wolves truck

DAF will provide a complimentary 12-month driveline warranty for the winning bidder at JJX Logistics’ charity auction of its XF.

The logistics firm will sell its XF 460 FTG 6x2 tractor unit, sporting orange paintwork and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club livery, on 18 September in aid of breast cancer charity Legacy4Lucy.

The mid-lift Super Space Cab model is fitted with Bluetooth, satnav and a fridge/freezer and has a reserve bid of £15,600, which the company expects will be “exceeded significantly”. All funds raised above that figure will go to the charity and it expects the truck will go to a local operator with connections to the club.

The sale will be conducted online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and replaces JXX’s usual annual charity event.

“This is such a unique opportunity for what we presume will be a local haulier, although a top football club like Wolves will have supporters throughout the UK,” said DAF’s marketing manager, Phil Moon.

“The truck certainly has aesthetic appeal, but with the added peace-of-mind of our 12-month, manufacturer-backed driveline warranty thrown-in. It makes for a seriously attractive business proposition. We are very pleased to be able, hopefully, to make even more money for the Legacy4Lucy charity.”

Hauliers warned following spate of freight thefts

HGV drivers in Staffordshire are being urged to secure their vehicles and avoid laybys after a rise in freight crime in the county.

There has been an increase in lorries being targeted for their goods in recent weeks – in one incident thousands of pounds worth of televisions were stolen in Audley, north Staffs.

Police said they are now working in partnership with the Central Motorway Police Group, the national vehicle crime intelligence service and the RHA to increase patrols and target criminals, but they also said drivers need to do their bit too.

Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, commander of Stafford Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We fully appreciate the impact this type of crime has on drivers, haulage companies and businesses as a whole.

“We are fully committed to taking necessary and pro-active measures to ensure we catch those responsible - deterring them from committing further crime.

“It’s important you listen to the advice and take the necessary precautions when parking up within our county.”

Drivers are asked to plan their journey in advance and if possible avoid insecure parking locations such as laybys.

They should always secure their lorry if left unattended and lock trailer doors while driving.

In addition, they should park with the trailer doors close to another vehicle or wall and to lock the cab and remove keys when loading or unloading.