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Real, honest DAF customer stories, because everyone has a story to tell. See why customers purchase DAF Trucks Australia wide!

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Garden State

A 40 year company working in garden supplies, O'Connor's Transport, counts on DAF Trucks in a range of applications including the blower trucks it uses for a thriving landscape suppliers business in southern Victoria. Attaching coiled hose into the upper reaches of an office tower, some seven storeys above the ground, requires operational expertise. It's part of everyday operations, however ..

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A SMART CHOICE FOR DOING MORE WITH LESS - DAF XF105

AJM Transport Managing Director Anthony Mansell is capitalising on fleet versatility to provide cost-saving services for his company and the customer. Positioned to address nearly any need, AJM recently acquired four new DAF XF105 prime movers to compliment specific shuttle runs across the eastern seaboard. A heavy diesel mechanic by trade, Anthony Mansell first pursued his career in the Australian …

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ON THE MOVE - CHRIS WATKINS' FT CF85

Chris Watkins, director of Chris Watkins Transport is a man on the move. Being a professional interstate removalist, he can be on the road for ten days at a time. He's also a third-gen relocation specialist, and as you can imagine, he's learned a thing or two about transporting goods. Chris shares his story about his expanding business, including a …

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THE MODERN MIX TEGRA AUSTRALIA CF85

With a continuing need to modernise the fleet and to future-proof the supply of bulk quarry products and pre mix concrete, Craig Sargent's family business, Tegra Australia, recently acquired their first DAF truck to facilitate their medium to heavy-duty market needs. Craig Sargent, director of Tegra Australia, was first introduced to the transport world when his father John sold the …

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SPACKY'S SUCKER TRUCK

Almost a decade ago, Todd Spackman embarked on a career specialising in the servicing of septic waste systems. His repair and care operation employs a new DAF LF series 'vacuum truck' to clean up the mixture of sludge and slurries. Todd Spackman is a salt-of-the-earth, 40-something family guy who often laughs off his occupation of pumping sewerage from septic tanks. …

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SUMMERLANDS XF105: A WORKHORSE ON DEMAND

Operations Manager of Summerland Food Distributors, Geoffrey Davis, has embraced the DAF brand, including a new XF105 model which he relies upon to combat the challenges of same-day delivery' customer service. It's 6 am in the Beef Capital' of Australia the small township of Casino, New South Wales, where Geoffrey Davis is at home eating breakfast and already checking his GPS tracker, making …

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OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND FOR LIVESTOCK YOUNG GUN

It takes courage to run a livestock transport business in times of downturn and drought. Six years into running the business, owner operator Peter Morris continues to find opportunities and defy economic and environmental trends with the inclusion of a new DAF CF85 into his fleet. As the government assistance for drought-affected farming communities continues to roll out across the state of Victoria, …

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DAF TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Creating a good impression wherever they go, Rayner Transport's DAF fleet is more than taking care of business. The regional freight task in Australia is rarely easy on equipment, a fact Chris Rayner, owner of Rayner Transport in Launceston, knows all too well.Along with investing heavily in the development of his new state of the art Launceston depot, Chris's business model has centered …

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Lifting The Pusher

The new DAF LF 6×2 is all about lifting the pusher and the new model, previewed at the Brisbane Show gets a Diesel News test drive around Melbourne. Here in Australia, we are unused to the concept of a pusher axle that can lift out of the way when not needed. If any axles have been capable of being lifted …

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IMMIX XF105: A FIRST OF ITS KIND

Emerging swiftly into the scrap metal scene, IMMIX Integrated Metal Management is making the most of its DAF fleet by doing things differently. A case in point is the recently purchased, PBS-approved XF105 8×4 twin-steer rigid: a first of its kind in Australia. Despite dealing in scrap IMMIX presents itself as an immaculate outfit. In fact IMMIX chooses to operate …

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DAF INSTILLS TOTAL CONFIDENCE.

"The reliability of our DAF trucks gives us total confidence”. For Managing Director, Neville Bobbin of Bobbin Transport Pambula on the far south coast of New South Wales, being good is not simply good enough. "That's why we strive to be the best”. Bobbin Transport's staff understands the value of high quality customer service. Values instilled in the company since …

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SHAZAM! 510HP IN THE CF85

Tasmanian bulk haulage business, Zam Haulage acquired the first Australian-delivered CF85, matched with a PACCAR 510Hp MX-13 engine. The big news is the CF85 is now officially available on the market with its new 510Hp rating and 1,850 pounds-feet of torque. For more than a decade, the CF85 has earned an enviable reputation for versatile, reliable performance and excellent fuel …

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DAF's Fresh Approach

In the fresh food business reliability is the key to success, and that's why East Gippsland based transport company Bonaccord Freightlines has specified a fleet of DAF trucks for their demanding fresh food linehaul operation. Originally dairy farmers, Bonaccord evolved from humble beginnings in 1960 when Max and Kath Ingram left Timbarra, northwest of Buchan, Victoria in search of productive …

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PLANTING THE SEEDS WITH DAF

One of Australia's oldest and most successful wholesale nurseries, Warners Nurseries of Narre Warren North, recently took delivery of a new DAF LF55 to service its demanding plant delivery schedule, citing maneuverability, reliability, safety and build quality as key purchasing decision factors. Warners Nurseries first opened its doors in 1914, when William Richard (W.R) Warner emigrated from England, and founded …

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DAF DRIVES YES, IT'S ACE INDUSTRY-LEADING ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS

Corporate and government services contractor - Yes, it's ACE - is leading the industry with Australia's first 70-metre elevated work platforms fitted with a secondary jib for handling the most extreme aerial operations. Following design and development with DAF Trucks Australia, the industry's tallest cherry pickers have been mounted on two custom-built DAF CF85s configured as tri-axle, twin-steer rigid trucks. …

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DAF XF105 THE TRUCK OF CHOICE FOR TRANSPORTING RAMSAY'S $20M EQUINE PAYLOAD

When you are transporting up to $20 million worth of thoroughbreds and other highly-prized horses across Australia, you don't entrust them to just any truck - you choose the best for the best. That's the view of Paul Ramsay, Managing Director of Perth-based Ramsay's Horse Transport, Australia's largest transporter of premium racehorses and recreational show horses. The company has a …

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CLEANING UP WITH DAF

One of New South Wales leading commercial laundry services, Patto's Delivery and Sorting Services Pty Ltd, in Albury is undergoing a significant fleet renewal program following the exceptional economy and reliability of an FAP CF75 (single drive with pusher axle) that went into service over 18 months ago. The first class back-up and service from their local dealer, Twin City …

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UTILITY LOCATION SERVICES' DAF CF85 WORKHORSE IS THE PRIDE OF THE FLEET

One of Australia's foremost utility locating providers has chosen DAF to handle its largest and most challenging jobs. Gold Coast-based company, Utility Location Services (ULS), uses state-of-the-art ground penetrating radar and hydro-vacuum excavation tools mounted on its trucks to find and unearth various utility assets in underground pipes and cables. These include telecommunications, water, gas and electricity, as well as …

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DAF REIGNS SUPREME IN SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE TRUCKS, SAYS JTS GROUP

When you are operating small to medium-sized trucks in the highly-competitive construction industry, you could be forgiven for thinking the most cost effective vehicles are Japanese. That's what Jay Elpitiya of the JTS Group thought for 12 years- until he drove a DAF. Headquartered in Melbourne's Airport West, the JTS Group specialises in crane-mounted vehicles for construction and carriage of …

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Veteran owner-operator says don't wait, get a DAF

Most of us like to save the best for last. While that makes sense with dessert and movie climaxes, it doesn't apply to trucks, says veteran Perth owner-operator, Neville Willett, of Adept Holdings. Neville has racked up more than 42 years behind the wheel, driving a wide range of American, European and Japanese models, from large prime movers to small …

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Hillman's Transport stays on time with DAF

One of Australia's leading independent express freight firms, Hillman's Transport in Toowoomba, has switched from using a disparate range of American, European and Japanese trucks to a fleet of predominantly DAFs and Kenworths in just two years. Managing Director Lloyd Hillman founded the family-owned business more than 26 years ago. Today, he is joined by his two sons - Chris …

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WHITFORD LIQUID WASTE CLEANS UP WITH VERSATILE CF85 WORKHORSE

When operators think DAF, they invariably think premium comfort, safety and fuel economy. But, according to Ballarat-based Whitford Liquid Waste, DAF trucks are also reliable workhorses that can handle a variety of jobs on and off road. Whitford is the leading liquid waste services provider in central Victoria. Founded in 1971 by Richard and Dianne Whitford, today the business is …

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DAF'S XF105 IS THE PERFECT TRUCK FOR THE JOB SAYS TRUCK JOURNALIST, DAVE WHYTE

Dave Whyte knows trucks better than most. He is a former columnist for Owner-Driver and Power Torque Magazine's current Road Test Editor which has enabled him to test and review literally dozens of American and European heavy-duty models. Dave has also been a full-time driver for the past 14 years. In 2007, he launched his own business - Whyte's Transport …

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DAF CF85 helps Container Cargo maintain timely customer service

Leading WA container handling and transport company, Container Cargo Specialist, lives up to its name by employing the latest industry advances to deliver cost effective and efficient customer service. CCS' European-engineered DAF CF85 prime mover, fitted with a swing-lift side loader trailer for handling shipping containers, enables the company to improve on its already high levels of customer service. Since …

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DOUBLE THE VERSATILITY - SOUTH WEST CAR CARRIERS

Simon Gill, an honest country bloke and owner-operator of South West Car Carriers, dissects the reasons for purchasing two DAF CF85s - and doubts there's any better method to move his cargo. Simon grew up in the township of Casterton, 40 kilometres from the Victorian/South Australian border. From an early age he would stand out the front of Sacred Heart …

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