International transport company, Hegelmann Transporte Group, is expanding its fleet with 540 DAF XFs. The 480 Super Space Cab tractor units will be supplied to the south German company on a programmed delivery throughout 2019 and 2020. It is the third large order in in quick succession for DAF Trucks following orders for 400 trucks from waste collector Renewi, and a 1,500 unit order from fleet operator Girteka Logistics.
Hegelmann Transporte was established in 1998 and has specialised in just-in-time transport for the car, heavy and food industry. Hegelmann’s 4,000 employees, 2,000 trucks and 2,000 trailers operate from the Algarve to the Chinese border. The company’s headquarters are located in Karlsdorf-Neuthard, near Stuttgart.
Maximum uptime, highest ROI
“To make our international growth strategy a success, we require maximum uptime and the highest possible return per kilometre,” commented Siegfried Hegelmann, one of the two owners of the family business. “DAF understands that like no other. Our profitability is their goal – that makes DAF our ideal partner.”
Drivers put DAF on a pedestal
Hegelmann previously bought more than 100 trucks from the latest generation XF, the International Truck of the Year 2018. Drivers praise cab comfort and space in the Super Space Cab alongside excellent driving characteristics inherent in DAF’s top-of-the-range model. “Because there is a large shortage of professional drivers, this also plays an important role in our choice to once again opt for the DAF XF,” Hegelmann added.
Unrivalled low fuel consumption
The newly ordered trucks are equipped with Predictive Cruise Control (PCC), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), ensuring both comfort and safety at the highest level. The 355kW / 483 hp PACCAR MX-13 engine delivers unprecedented flexibility against unmatched fuel consumption.
No less than 1,100 service points
For regular maintenance, the DAF XF has service intervals of up to 200,000km delivered through DAF’s densely populated network of more than 1,100 dealer and service points throughout Europe. In addition, the company has selected DAF MultiSupport repair and maintenance contracts, ensuring timely preventive maintenance and optimum vehicle availability.