APC Overnight has taken delivery of two new DAF FTG CF85 tractor units from Greenhous DAF as stage one in the expansion of its national fleet. The award-winning EURO 5-rated 410 hp, 6 x 2 tractors operate at 44 tonnes and will be added to APC Overnight’s midlands’ fleet. The investment in the vehicles represents APC Overnight’s approach to using the latest truck technology to provide superior customer service, while actively reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
The trucks use the most advanced technology on the market, including the innovative AS-Tronic gearbox to harness the power of their 12.9 litre, six-cylinder engines, making it an effortless and safer driving experience for the drivers. The intelligent drive-train technology coupled with the specially developed air management kit provides high performance with class-leading fuel economy and low emissions.
"After trialling various manufacturers, DAF delivered an overall better solution to meet our requirements on efficiencies, performance, driver satisfaction and value for money. Also, DAF has a strong presence in the UK, with a significant amount of manufacturing and assembly work performed here. APC Overnight’s strategy is to support British business and to play our part as the UK fights recession," says Syed Ziaullah, Operations Director, APC Overnight.
"The new tractors represent our view on investing in the future of our fleet while taking a proactive approach to our environmental responsibilities. The DAF CF85 is proven to be among the best vehicles available for demanding applications and the two new units will take pride of place in our midlands operations," he adds
Rob Binnion, Retail Truck Sales Manager, Greenhous DAF says: "We are delighted that APC Overnight has selected Greenhous DAF to supply the new tractor units. APC Overnight is a forward-thinking company that puts service first and we are confident that the DAF CF85 will provide superb all-round performance. Moving forward, we hope that we shall build a long-term relationship with APC Overnight as its fleet supplier of choice."