Beaches Logistics Carlisle has taken delivery of four DAF 530 XFs which are fully equipped with tracking, camera systems and state-of-the art transmission, for the transportation of modular buildings.
The 4x2 units are being used by Beaches to assist Modular Movements all over the UK. Modular buildings are being increasingly used to construct schools, hospitals and office buildings due to their low cost and more environmentally friendly credentials, and the XFs are already being put to the test on long-distance deliveries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new vehicles are supplied by DAF dealer Motus Commercials, the largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group in the UK, with 30 sites from Scotland to the South West. Handed over by Motus Commercials Derby, the DAF XF 530 FT 4x2 Super Space Cabs are fully equipped to benefit the operator and driver featuring: the fuel-efficient DAF MX-13 engine, TraXon gearbox, Alcoa Dura Bright alloy wheels, skylights and full AMK.
Bryan Jones, Commercial Director at Beaches Logistics Group said: “The DAF XF is ideal for this type of work and we’ve already seen an improvement in our fuel economy with the units averaging between 9.5 and 10.5 MPG and some light loads up to 12 MPG.
“We have been delivering a number of these loads from the Isle of Wight to Inverness but these units are built for trampers. Our drivers think they are brilliant, they are fully kitted out plus they look the part too.”
Beaches has been working with Modular Movements for the last eight months, but with demand high, they needed a further four vehicles. The units have been delivered, supplied with full R&M and are fleet managed by Hexagon Leasing.
Beaches Logistics Group provides quality supply chain services including warehousing, heavy haulage, distribution and pallet services, and has depots in Carlisle, Oxford and the North East.
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