DAF 6x2 tanker drives renewable fuel agenda of New Era Fuels12 November 2020
South-east England fuel distributor New Era Fuels in Harlow 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) – a renewable alternative to diesel – to its domestic and commercial customers.
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. The 20,000-litre capacity tank bodywork is supplied by Spanish tanker manufacturer 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 1st March, 2021. New Era Fuels is also a member of FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, having now attained Gold accreditation – the highest level of membership.
The new arrival on the fleet is liveried in ‘Green D+ HVO’ brand decals to promote the impressive environmental credentials of Green D+ HVO, including a 90% well-to-wheel reduction in CO2, an 86% reduction in particulate matter and a 30% reduction in NOX emissions. Its fuel supplier is Green Biofuels. DAF Trucks is also a proponent of HVO as a simple ‘drop-in’ alternative to diesel, and its range of LF, CF and XF trucks are compatible with HVO.
Transport operations manager Brett Jacobs says: “For ADR-spec operations, we need a solid, reliable workhorse with a good range of safety features – and the DAF CF ticks all the boxes. The DAF total cost of operation is very competitive too, and the service support from Harris DAF means our fleet is running at optimum uptime.”
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