A Manchester operator has taken delivery of its first new generation DAF truck.
The new fleet addition at JSP Hauliers is an XG+ 530 FTG.
Futhermore, it is part of an expansion programme within the company, not a replacement for an existing truck.
Therefore, five more DAF XFs will gain the fleet of the Manchester operator in the coming months.
Specifically, the new DAFs will be fuelled with HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) renewable diesel.
The remainder of the 22-strong fleet already run on HVO.
The HVO – an aromatic-free paraffinic diesel marketed as Green D by renewable fuels specialist, Green Biofuels.
As a result, it delivers a reduction of up to 90% in greenhouse gas emissions, compared to conventional diesel.
Importantly, use of HVO or similar GTL (Gas-To-Liquid) fuels require no vehicle modifications nor changes to service intervals.
Steven Singh heads-up JSP Hauliers alongside his father Jarnial and brother Danny.
“It’s company policy for us to use HVO fuel in all of our trucks, although it costs us more than diesel,” he said.
“However, we’re pleased to play a part in reducing our overall emissions.
Continuing, Singh said the choice of HVO is viewed favourably by current and prospective customers.
The Manchester operator says it has seen an initial increase in efficiency and economy over previous generation DAF XFs.
However, the truck has not yet been used on consistent long-distance journeys.
“We were really impressed by the New Generation DAF range when it was launched,” added Singh.
“Therefore, I was keen to get one of the first examples into our fleet.
“The truck feels like a step above the competition and you can tell that DAF has made it an excellent all-round truck.”
Finally, all vehicles are supplied to the Manchester operator by the DAF Dealer in Manchester, Motus Commercials.