Sydenhams builds fleet efficiency with first DAF XF tractor12 February 2020

Timber and builders’ merchant Sydenhams has taken delivery of a DAF XF tractor to go into service on a supply link in the South West, following its recent acquisition of a new branch in Glastonbury.

Supplied by dealer Adams Morey, the new addition is the operator’s first new tractor and is an XF 480 FTG Space cab. It joins a 64-strong fleet, 58 of which are DAF vehicles.

The DAF XF has been chosen for driver appeal and includes a luxury air seat, navigation and phone system, sun visor and extra comfort mattress.

“The specifications of the DAF vehicles have developed very positively in recent years,” says Jamie Thompson, group transport manager for Sydenhams.

“This includes the change in body shape, more environmentally efficient engines and a move to more automatic gearboxes, though we still use manual for those tricky terrains with hilly and narrow access. Good fuel economy is also very important.”

Laura Cork

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