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DAF delivers 800th three-axle tractor to UK haulier

Cambridgeshire-based haulage firm Turners (Soham) Ltd. has taken delivery of its 800th lightweight ‘FTP’ 6×2 mid-lift tractor from DAF Trucks. The latest XF 450 FTP meets the requirements of the highly flexible, fast growing East of England-based business specialising in temperature control, tanker operations, storage, warehousing and container distribution.

From left to right: Brennan Gourdie (new Managing Director, Leyland Trucks), Robert Baxter (Managing Director, Chassis Cab Ltd.), Tim King (Group Fleet Engineer, Turners (Soham) Ltd.), Scott Cocks (Regional Sales Manager, DAF Trucks), Joshua Spencer (Sales Engineer, DAF Trucks).

Turners, the UK’s largest privately-owned logistics company, is one of the world’s largest operators of DAF Trucks’ FTP 6×2 mid-lift tractor unit. Delivery number 800, registered as ‘T800 FTP’, was delivered by Cambridgeshire and Suffolk based family-owned DAF Dealer Chassis Cab. The truck joins Turners’ 1800 plus strong fleet.

Scott Cocks, Regional Sales Manager at DAF Trucks, handed over the latest DAF XF to Turners in partnership with Robert Baxter, Managing Director of Chassis Cab Cambridge along with newly appointed Managing Director of the Leyland Assembly Plant (LAP) Brennan Gourdie. Scott said: “Turners is well recognised within the industry as a professional, family-run haulage business – its growth over the years has been exceptional and DAF Trucks is delighted to play such a key role in the company’s development.

“It was less than 11 months ago that Turners took delivery of their 700th FTP which means they are well on their way to the 1,000 mark! Turners and Chassis Cab are both family run business, and both are highly respected in the East of England. It is satisfying to know that DAF Trucks and Chassis Cab are supplying products and services to allow Turners to maximise their uptime in the most efficient way.”