Walkers Transport has taken delivery of eight new DAF XF 480 trucks featuring Digital Vision System, replacing the wing mirrors as part of a fleet upgrade.
The DAF XF 480 tractor units include large cabs and are specified with smart safety features including City Turn Assist and Electronic Park Brake.
As part of the order, a ninth XF 480 will join the haulier’s fleet in December.
Supplied by Asset Alliance on three-year contract hire deals, the new vehicles join a fleet of 120 trucks and 220 trailers at Walkers Transport.
The trucks will be based at its Manchester depot, distributing goods through The Pallet Network and carrying out general haulage work nationwide.
It is the first time Walkers Transport has partnered with Asset Alliance which initially supplied used trucks to temporarily replace the haulage firm’s DAF CF fleet following the end of its lease contract with another company, while it waited for the new vehicles to arrive.
Paul Clarke, Fleet Director at Walkers Transport, said: “When the new trucks arrived, Asset Alliance Group provided training for our drivers about the Digital Vision System on the new DAFs because it’s totally different to what they have been used to before.
“Asset Alliance Group’s fleet engineer went over the finer details and took time to ensure everything was right for us.”
“The key change for us was going mirrorless. It’s a great system, our drivers love it, and we expect it to increase fuel efficiencies in the long run.”