DAF Trucks has collected two headline awards at the 2017 Commercial Fleet Awards. The truck industry’s market leading DAF LF scooped the top ‘Commercial Fleet Truck of the Year’ prize, and was quickly followed by Truck Fleet Manufacturer of the Year’. Both awards were received by DAF Trucks’ Director of Fleet Sales, Ian Grant.
Mark Bobbins, Head of Commercial Operations WMS (left) and sponsor of the Commercial Fleet Truck of the Year Award with Ian Grant, Fleet Sales Director, DAF Trucks.
The gala dinner and awards ceremony, at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, was attended by 600 fleet transport professionals from across the automotive sector.
DAF’s LF lightweight rigid range emerged victorious following a vote by readers of Commercial Fleet magazine. “The LF,” commented judges, “has a short turning circle, excellent visibility and low emissions making it ideal for urban environments. Recently updated,” they said, “the LF continues to lead the sector with a competitive cost of ownership backed by a comprehensive manufacturer support package. It is a driver favourite with its spacious, comfortable cab and ergonomic layout, and offers an effortless driving experience.”
The manufacturer award came about after a stringent judging process including fleet operators and fleet industry professionals. Judges concluded, “DAF has updated or renewed all its trucks this year, focusing on improved safety and environmental features and ensuring they combine an excellent driving experience with competitive cost of running. The company has the personal touch when it comes to customer relationships helped by an outstanding support and service network.” They added, “It continues to innovate with new product offerings, such as its Silent Mode for urban operations.”