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DAF donates truck for Transaid

The UK’s biggest truck manufacturer is donating a 6×2 rigid truck to members of the Transport Association to raise funds for the global transport charity, Transaid.

There are 60 haulage firms in the Transport Association, any of which is allowed to use the Transaid-liveried DAF in exchange for a contribution to the industry charity.

The Don-Bur bodied curtainsider has been liveried to promote Transaid’s work in developing countries, and is also a good way of getting DAF’s new three-axle rear-steer rigid in front of potential customers.

“This is an innovative approach to raising funds,” said Robin Easton, Managing Director at DAF Trucks, “and we hope the flexibility of the three-axle rear-steer New CF will maximise appeal to the widest range of operators, thus boosting donations.”

This is the second time DAF has used the donations-for-lease approach – a similar initiative in 2014 helped the truck maker raise £17,500 for UK charity Helen & Douglas House.