Selwood adds six new multi-wheel DAF CFs to its fleet

Commercial pump rental specialist Selwood with added six new DAF CFs to its 55-strong HGV fleet.

The newcomers, which consist of five 370hp 6x2 26-tonners and a 410hp 8x2, all feature rear-steer axles.

Supplied by Lancashire DAF in Preston, they are fitted with beavertail and flatbed bodywork from PPS Commercials in Bury, with three of the 26-tonne 6x2s having Hiab cranes.

“We’re impressed with the DAF product and the aftersales support, hence the increasing presence on our fleet,” says head of transport Paul Green. “We’re especially pleased with the back-up from Lancashire DAF. They’re always on hand to help with any issues.”

Uninsured and unlicenced HGV driver jailed for killing cyclist

An uninsured HGV driver whose licence had been revoked has been jailed for more than three years after his vehicle struck and killed a cyclist in Derby.

Herbert Wyatt, 65, had lost his licence 12 weeks before the fatal collision in January with 25-year-old Josephine Gilbert, but he kept the revocation from his employer. Wyatt pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court to causing death by dangerous driving, as well as causing death by driving a vehicle while uninsured and causing death by dangerous driving while unlicensed. He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison and disqualified from driving for five years and three months.

DC Richard Marshall said: “This was an investigation into the tragic, unnecessary death of a young lady who had the whole of her life to look forward to. Josephine had set off that day on her road bike, doing what she enjoyed, one of her big passions in her life. Not only was Josephine’s death totally avoidable, the driver of the lorry should not have been on the road, having had his licence revoked.”

Marshall added: “No sentence any court in the land can pass is able to compensate the loss to her family and friends. This is an investigation which captured the hearts of many within the team, some of whom are keen cyclists.”