Abbey Logistics Magazine Spring Edition 2021

In early November we will take delivery of 30 new DAF trucks and we are particularly excited about this latest order as it includes the latest New Generation DAF XF. INVESTMENT CONTINUES WITH NEW TRUCK ORDER INCLUDING DAF’S NEW GENERATION XF

W e have used DAF’s excellent XF unit across our fleet since the model was first introduced by the Dutch manufacturer in 1997, and it has been a firm favourite of the business ever since. DAF’s New Generation XF, which was announced in June, is the culmination of DAF’s superior knowledge and experience in long-distance vehicles which DAF says is the new benchmark in safety, comfort and efficiency. The completely redesigned XF takes advantage of the latest European ‘masses and dimensions’ legislation, resulting in a new cab which offers unrivalled space and

larger, curved windscreen. The new legislation has also allowed DAF to focus on aerodynamics. Thanks to a redesigned cab shape combined with DAF’s new electronic wing mirrors, the manufacturer claims a potential fuel saving of 10% compared to the previous generation of XFs. Improved aero doesn’t stop at the cab: DAF has also adjusted engine compartment and under-cab airflows. These include closures around the charge air cooler and the radiator, flow guides and recirculation barriers, and closed wheel-bay covers. Further reducing its impact on the environment, the XF’s all-new diesel engine is ready for the latest

generations of biofuels and future e-fuels.

New safety features have been added too, which include brake assist, lane departure warning and emergency brake lights. The latest version of DAF’s Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS-3) can provide autonomous emergency braking to assist with collision avoidance of both stationary and moving vehicles from a speed of up to 80 km/h, and DAF’s City Turn Assist system further supports the driver as it detects other road users or objects at the co-driver side. As you can probably tell, we’re very excited to get our hands on these new units. More details and pictures will be shared as soon as they arrive.

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