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DAF produces 10,000th PACCAR body

DAF has produced its 10,000th PACCAR body at Leyland Trucks, the Lancashire-based manufacturing facility; a milestone in the truck maker’s in-house body programme which designs, manufactures and installs a wide range of box, aerobody and curtainsided bodies on a dedicated production line.

PACCAR Inc is the US-based global commercial vehicle manufacturer boasting a portfolio of leading brands in the US, Europe and throughout the world. The company is parent to both DAF Trucks and Leyland Trucks in the UK.

The PACCAR body programme – a unique offering among truck manufacturers – is available on 4×2 rigid chassis across DAF LF and CF model series. Over 500 customers have taken advantage of the PACCAR body programme since its launch in 2007, including major fleet operators such as Ryder, Royal Mail and Enterprise.

Bodies include box, Aerobody and curtainsider variants, with a myriad of options for length, height and width, column and tuck-away tail-lifts, load restraints and lighting, and much more, incorporating customer specific-requirements that can extend to full vehicle finish including complete vehicle painting and livery application.

Operator Hallam Express in Sheffield is the recipient of the 10,000th vehicle – a 12.0-tonne DAF LF 180 curtainsider, one of an order for two LF 180s alongside six 18-tonne LF 260 curtainsiders.

At front (from left-to-right) – Martyn Shaw (DAF Trucks Area Sales Manager), Brennan Gourdie (MD Leyland Trucks),
David Simpson (MD Hallam Express), Lester Freakley (Evans Halshaw Franchise Director) and Gareth Halliwell (DAF Trucks Retails Sales Director).