Brisbane-based transport company Team Transport & Logistics has purchased a pair of DAF FAD CF 450 8×4 rigids from Brown and Hurley DAF and Kenworth dealer at Yatala.
The trucks will be on a permanent contract with FRMC (The Fencing and Retaining Mega Centre), a company that manufactures and delivers a range of pool fence and gate products as well as concrete sleepers used for retaining walls.
According to Team Transport & Logistics (TT&L) Business Development Manager, Errin-leigh Ebzery, FRMC has been a client of the company since 2017.
“They were using some of our trucks on an ad-hoc basis and spending quite a bit of money with us each year,” said Ebzery.
“Then in August last year they asked for advice on the best type of truck to buy and I put a proposition to them that we would buy the trucks and have them wrapped in their livery, including their name on the front and doors, and they could then use them for five years and see how it went.”
Ebzery said the TT&L branding on the trucks is confined to the company’s logo on the mudflaps.
TT&L has a strong long-term relationship with Brown & Hurley at Yatala, said Ebzery, and the resultant buying power this gives the company made this an attractive proposition for FRMC.
The DAF FAD CF450 8×4 rigids feature a Euro 6 compliant MX11 (11-litre) engine that produces 450hp matched with a ZF TraXon 12-speed automated manual transmission.
As with all new Euro 6 compliant DAF CFs, the units feature a raft of standard safety kit including side view cameras, lane departure warning, electronic stability control, adaptive cruise control with autonomous emergency braking and electronic braking system.
They also feature climate control air conditioning and a claimed fuel economy gain of 10 per cent over the previous Euro 5 versions under similar operating conditions.
Other standout standard features include a three-stage engine brake, extended service intervals and a three-year/ 750,000km bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Each of the trucks is equipped with a rear mounted forklift that gives the client versatility with unloading operations directly to customers that often involve delivering down driveways or around the backs of houses.