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Another 1,500 DAF XF trucks for top European Logistics operator

Based on what it describes as outstanding in-service experience, leading European transport company Girteka Logistics has ordered a further 1,500 DAF XF trucks. Earlier this year, Girteka Logistics has taken delivery of an initial 500 DAF XF tractors.

“The trucks from DAF have performed even better than expected,” said Edvardas Liachovičius , CEO of Girteka Logistics. “They are extremely reliable, deliver unmatched fuel efficiency and are highly comfortable for our drivers. With these 1,500 new DAF trucks, we can continue to build on our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.”

Since its foundation in the mid-90s, Girteka Logistics – with its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania – has developed into an industry leading European transport company. Its modern fleet consists of over 5,600 trucks, 5,800 trailers and more than 13.000 employees.

“Our decision to opt for the first batch of 500 DAF XF trucks followed comprehensive market research”, added Edvardas Liachovičius. “In daily practice, the vehicles even surpass our high expectations in every aspect. Not only from a business point of view, but also from the perspective of the drivers who love the highly comfortable cab and the great driving characteristics. In addition, the DAF trucks support our efforts to reduce our CO2footprint. The new XF sets a new standard in fuel efficiency, which is directly related to lowest CO2emissions.”

The 1,500 DAF XF Girteka Logistics trucks will be equipped with the 12.9 litre PACCAR MX-13 engine (355 kW/480 hp) in combination with the new TraXon automated gearbox. The trucks have the latest technologies on board, including Predictive Cruise Control, Predictive Shifting, Lane Departure Warning, AEBS and Forward Collision Warning.

“We are delighted that leading transport operator Girteka Logistics has again opted for the new DAF XF – International Truck of the Year 2018 – to further expand its impressive fleet”, said Richard Zink, member of the Board of Management and director Marketing and Sales. “The fact that the decision is driven by the excellent experiences of Girteka with the DAF XF, illustrates the truck’s outstanding quality, reliability, efficiency and driver comfort. In addition, the new order is a great recognition of our professional dealer network throughout Europe.”