Operating on its British Salt contract, the CF 440 FT Silent is paired with a Feldbinder 'command steer' tanker, and is delivering goods to sites in and around London.
Supplied on hire purchase through Paccar Financial, the vehicle has been joined by seven Euro 6 DAF XF 440 FTP tractors, part of a recent DAF order totalling £2.5 million.
The latest additions were ordered after a three-way competitive evaluation of brands, focusing on fuel, maintenance and driver acceptance.
"DAF won on every count," says Steve Granite, managing director of the Bootle-based logistics operator.
"Over six months, DAF delivered the most convincing cost-effective whole life package."
Abbey worked with DAF on the specification for the CF 6x2 Silent to maximise payload. The truck is built on an FTP chassis with mid-lift axle and a CF sleeper cab, delivering a weight saving of 800kg.