Vehicles that made up a big DAF order from Campeys of Selby have entered service for the Yorkshire operator.  

Initially, the company signed up for seven New Generation XG 450 tractor units.

All of the new trucks feature DAF’s ‘FTG’ 6×2 mid-lift axle configuration.

However, a further 12 units are now scheduled for delivery to the operator before Christmas.

Meanwhile, an even greater DAF presence is expected in Campeys fleet in 2023, it confirmed. 

The vehicles are being supplied by Ford & Slater, with aftersales support by Pelican DAF in Normanton.

Campeys of Selby reports an impressive average fuel economy return of over 11.0mpg from the 450bhp vehicles. 

That’s despite the XG fleet only having entered service in mid-October. 

In addition, transport manager, Harry Campey, said he expects fuel economy to improve still further.

“We’re really impressed with the DAF XG’s economy,” he said. 

“Achieveing 11.0mpg straight out of the box is excellent for our operation and that’s only going to get better once they’re bedded in. 

“The new XG is a big step forward for DAF and the truck is more in line with the type of vehicle we want,” he added.

The next batch of XG tractors that made up the big DAF order will feature the company’s Digital Vision System. 

Therefore, they will offer an enhanced view around the cab and trailer, believes Campey.

“DAF’s new camera system is a superb feature and it will be new to the fleet,” he confirmed. 

“The drivers love on-board tech and, as a result, they’re all fighting to get into the new XG.” 

Continuing, Campey hailed the lead times for the vehicles and explained that was one reason behind further DAF orders.

“There’ll be over 30 New Generation DAF XG tractors with us by the end of next year,” he promised.