At the presentation of the prestigious ‘Motor Transport Awards 2012’ in London, the DAF CF85 has been awarded ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ for a record-breaking 11th time. The ‘Motor Transport Awards’ are the UK’s premier transport industry awards, organised by the trade magazine Motor Transport.
"The CF85 offers excellent cost of ownership, fuel economy and driver acceptance. DAF offers the best all round package for the fleet operator, with top customer service and market-leading after sales service", were the conclusions of operators after comparing all the leading truck manufacturers. The DAF CF’s performance in the Motor Transport Awards is unmatched – 11 wins of the coveted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ title since 1994.
Ray Ashworth, managing director of DAF Trucks UK, received the trophy in front of 1,500 leading representatives from the transport industry at a presentation dinner in London on Wednesday June 13. "This is a great accolade for the CF85 and for everybody in our sales and service dealer network", said Ray Ashworth. "This recognition is so valuable because it is awarded by the users themselves, being demanding fleet operators."
"To go on winning this Award during some of the most challenging years the UK transport industry has ever experienced underlines the key principles of our truck range – maximum reliability, highest driver comfort, together with the outstanding in-service support provided by our nationwide network of dedicated dealers", said Ashworth. "Obviously, it also comes down to highest efficiency. The CF has always been regarded as one of the most fuel efficient trucks on the market and with the latest ATe technologies, again significant savings can be realized, important in times when fuel prices have risen to record levels."