New DAF XFs deliver improved fuel economy for Stalkers Transport Services

George Barrow
May 30, 2018


Stalkers Transport Services latest batch of DAFs are outperforming their fleet predecessors in regards fuel economy. 

Brampton, Cumbria-based Stalkers’ six XF 480 tractor units with Super Space Cabs and 6x2 twin-steer axle configurations have averaging 8.5mpg since hitting the road in April.

If maintained over 12-months this will be an increase of 8.6% compared with the company’s same-spec CFs, which have averaged 7.83mpg annually. 

It comes at Stalkers Transport marks its 50th anniversary. “We’ve always been a DAF operator, and we always will be,” said the haulier’s MD, Karen Stalker.

“It’s a great product supported by an exceptional local dealer, Solway DAF in Carlisle, with whom we have enjoyed a fantastic relationship for 35 years.”

Stalkers has invested in greater warehouse capacity and new equipment for their workshop, thus bringing its own fleet maintenance in-house and also providing a third party commercial service and repair facility.

However, the latest six XFs come with a two-year preventative maintenance package and will be serviced at the dealer for now.



About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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