DAF Trucks – Keeping the Country Moving with inaugural Fleet Transport ‘Irish Fleet Truck Brand of the Year Award 2021’


By winning the inaugural Fleet Transport ‘Irish Fleet Truck Brand of the Year Award 2021’ DAF Trucks Ireland has been recognised as the “The Fleet Choice of Many“. With a continuous and increasing presence in the fleet segment, DAF Trucks offer a comprehensive range of combinations and configurations to the Irish fleet market. From the LF light range of rigids, to the popular CF series of rigids and tractor-units up to the range-topping DAF XF tractor with its Super Space Cab, all applications are covered.

“We can tailor our customers’ needs to achieve the lowest cost of ownership along with the latest emissions standards and the highest levels of driver comfort and safety,” explained Simon Teevan, Managing Director, DAF Trucks Ireland.

While fleet managers are attracted to DAF Trucks for their many attributes, another strength of the Dutch brand is its aftermarket service which receives high acclaim from transport companies that operate mixed brand vehicle fleets.

DAF Trucks Ireland operate fully equipped workshops at Baldonnell and Ballycoolin in Dublin and at DAF Trucks Cork. Further support comes from our dealer workshops in Cavan, Galway, Sligo, Dundalk and Waterford. On top of this spare parts availability is enhanced by the DAF & TRP Parts Stores co-located at its workshops and dealers and at TRP locations in Limerick, Kilkenny, Letterkenny and Rathcoole, County Dublin.

“All DAF workshops in Ireland, and across Europe, provide 24/7 DAF ITS roadside assistance via DAF-trained technicians using specially equipped mobile workshop units that carry emergency parts supplies and DAF diagnostic computers to minimise down-time and inconvenience for our customers. Our HQ in Baldonnell, Dublin provides 24/7 spare parts cover from a warehouse that covers over 95% of DAF spare parts,” added Simon.

“DAF customers enjoy complimentary access to the unrivalled ‘DAFCheck’ on-line portal that facilitates the sharing of service records with our customers in real-time. The majority of our service workshops also carry out CVRT and tachograph calibration services on site. Combining

‘DAFCheck’ with our Repair & Maintenance Packages (R&M), that also include CVRT and Tacho calibration, results in an unbeatable one-stop-shop of DAF service expertise for all our customers; from large fleets and owner-operators. All customers are offered discounted, tailored R&M package quotes when they purchase from us. We also offer competitive R&M packages for used trucks and for those who purchase elsewhere. We can use our in-house finance company PACCAR Financial to tailor a package to suit,” concluded Simon.

On receiving the news of the award win, Simon said: ”We’re thrilled that DAF Trucks Ireland has been awarded Irish Fleet Truck Brand of the Year 2021 at the Fleet Transport Awards on-line presentation. A huge well done to all our team and thanks to Fleet Transport for making this innovative virtual event possible.”

DAF Trucks Ireland were presented with a specially commissioned Magpie Art stained glass painting of the DAF XF & CF trucks by Fleet Publications in honour of the award