DAF Trucks received a prestigious Irish Truck of the Year category award at the Fleet Transport Awards 2017 in Dublin. The versatile CF distribution truck with the state of the art PACCAR PX-7 engine was named the Irish Truck of the Year in the ‘Distribution – Heavy Duty Rigid’ category. The prize was awarded at the 10th anniversary of the Fleet Transport Awards Gala Dinner.

The award winning DAF CF 6×2 distribution truck is equipped with the 6.7 litre PACCAR PX-7 engine, which stands out in reliability, durability and fuel efficiency. In its report the jury praised the advantages of the low engine weight, which results in an industry leading payload. The jury emphasized that the day cab is very well equipped for drivers in the busy distribution sector, who will also appreciate the smooth operation of the AS Tronic automated gearbox. The steered third axle contributes to excellent manoeuvrability, which is of the highest importance in urban and regional distribution.

Fleet Transport is the Republic of Ireland’s leading truck and transport magazine. Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor and chairman of the judging panel commented: “Congratulations to DAF Trucks on continuously innovating their CF series with the introduction of the smaller displacement engine and enhancing the specification further with Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Assistance to mention a few sophisticated vehicle technologies. The DAF CF FAN with PACCAR PX-7 engine is a superb chassis that combines low kerb-weight with excellent manoeuvrability – a combination that appeals to a great many customers in the demanding distribution segment.”

DAF Trucks N.V. manufactures a full range of tractor units and trucks, offering the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leading provider of services, including MultiSupport repair and maintenance contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first-class parts delivery service from PACCAR Parts. DAF Trucks N.V. has production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Westerlo in Belgium, Leyland in the United Kingdom and Ponta Grossa in Brazil, and over 1,000 dealers and service points in Europe and beyond.