John Pearce Glynneath takes delivery of two of the UK’s first New Generation DAF XFs

Will Shiers
February 1, 2022

South Wales-based haulier John Pearce Glynneath, has taken delivery of a pair of New Generation DAF XFs 480 FTG 6x2s. Both have been specified with DAFs optional Digital Cameras System, which replaces the main and wide-angle mirrors.

“We’ve been buying DAF since the 1970s and we have a long-standing relationship with the dealership,” said John Pearce Glynneath’s MD Clive Davies (pictured). “DAF is our preferred manufacturer because they’re always fantastic for reliability and the service from the dealership is outstanding.

“We’ve not long taken delivery of the new XFs but on first impressions we’re really pleased with them. The cab itself is a big improvement in terms of visibility with the lower dashboard, bigger windows, and camera systems helping the drivers out. Liveried up, they look fantastic. DAF has done a great job with the overall design.”

The trucks, which were supplied by Watts Truck & Van of Swansea, will be used to pull curtain-sided trailers in the UK and on the continent.

About the Author

Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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