Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

DAF CF 6×2 rear-steer dawns for New Era Fuels

UK fuel distributor, New Era Fuels has taken delivery of its latest DAF CF tanker, as the company ramps-up its ‘go-green’ message with the supply of Green D+ HVO (enhanced Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil) – the markedly cleaner and renewable alternative to diesel – to its domestic and commercial customers.

The new arrival on the fleet is liveried in ‘Green D+ HVO’ brand decals to promote the impressive environmental credentials of Green D+ HVO, which DAF says includes a 90 per cent well-to-wheel reduction in CO2, an 86 per cent reduction in particulate matter and a 30 per cent reduction in NOX emissions.

DAF Trucks is also a vocal proponent of HVO as a simple ‘drop-in’ alternative to diesel, which is helping significantly with the decarbonisation of road transport. DAF’s full range of LF, CF and XF trucks are compatible with HVO, with no requirement for vehicle modifications nor invalidation of vehicle warranties.

The latest six-wheel 26-tonne DAF CF 340 FAN rear-steer axle configuration features DAF’s Electro-Hydraulic Steering (EHS) system on the rearmost axle to boost manoeuvrability on deliveries to New Era customers where access is compromised. A 20,000-litre capacity tank bodywork is supplied by Spanish tanker specialist, COBO, with metering equipment courtesy of Alpeco. A further six DAF CF 340s are in-build and scheduled for delivery in early 2021.

All vehicles are being supplied, serviced and maintained by the local DAF Dealer in Lea Valley, Harris DAF. The latest rear-steer CF rigid joins existing DAF vehicles in the New Era Fuels fleet, including 12, 18 and 26-tonners. With a number of customers in and around London, New Era Fuels’ DAF fleet is fitted with Safe System equipment as required by the Direct Vision Standard which comes into force on March 1, 2021.