You could jet off in this Daf CF Jet-Vac combi

Used deal of the week from Commercial Motor’s classified section is this 2013 Daf CF75.360 6x4 26t Jet Vac combination unit.

This 63-plate vehicle is fitted with a stainless steel tank from Road Tankers Northern.

The truck comes with Jurop 300 degree hydraulic rotating top boom and water cooled spec jetting pump for reduced noise.

There is also a fully hydraulic opening rear door and tank tip, external heated storage cabinet, sleeper cab, reverse camera and beacons.

Vendor Leeds Commercial (LC) Vehicle Hire says it has owned and maintained the vehicle from new and comes with a full service history.

LC’s overall fleet of 2000 owned trucks go on spot hire or long-term contract rental to a wide range of customers in the construction and utilities sectors.

These typically spend between four and four and a half years on hire work before being fed into LC’s used vehicle division.

With the chassis also covered by Daf’s manufacturer warranty until August 2016 we suggest you give LC a call.

Operation Stack petition passes 23,000 signatures

An online petition calling for an end to Operation Stack has attracted more than 23,000 signatures just two weeks after its launch.

The petition aims to put pressure on David Cameron to find a solution to the system, which has seen miles of freight queues stopping traffic on the M20 during the disruption at the port of Calais.

On Tuesday, Operation Stack was implemented for the 16th time in five weeks, just two days after it had last been lifted.

The petition hit 20,000 signatures four days ago. Its founder later said if it can reach 25,000 signatories, Sky News will cover the story.

Earlier this week, Highways England rejected the idea of introducing a contraflow system on the M20 to get traffic moving while Operation Stack was in place, claiming the safety risks for road users and transport officials were too great to justify it.

The FTA’s Natalie Chapman, head of policy for South East England, said: “We understand that Highways England have looked at the contraflow option and are concerned at the risk to safety in introducing this, but the fact remains that we still need a safe and workable solution.”

She added: “The most frustrating thing isn’t that the contraflow has been rejected, but that no other solution ha been put forward. We haven’t got a plan B.”