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DAF Donates A CF 370 In Support Of Transaid


DAF’s CF 370 is available with either a 367-horsepower PACCAR MX-11 engine or a 530-horsepower MX-13. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)

DAF Trucks recently donated a CF 370 rear-steer 26-tonne 6x2 rigid truck to the Transport Association (TA), which will use the truck to promote its Transaid charity. Transaid offers professional driver training courses in Africa and funds programmes that provide bicycle ambulances to transport pregnant mothers to medical care during childbirth. TA members can support Transaid through donations in exchange for a use of the truck, which will bear a special Transaid livery on its Don-Bur curtain-side body.

“Transaid continues to do great work in improving access to safe, available and sustainable transport to communities in Africa and beyond,” says Nigel Cook, chairman of the TA and managing director at Elddis Transport. “A basic community-led emergency transport framework, with easy-to-maintain vehicles such as bicycle ambulances, can bring health and relative prosperity to communities otherwise cut-off. The Transport Association is very pleased to be providing support.”

Ongoing Support

The DAF CF 370 6x2 rear-steer comes in the company’s FAN configuration and is designed for maximum manoeuvrability, which makes it perfect for use in a variety of applications. This isn’t the first time DAF Trucks has used this fundraising approach, as the company loaned three XF trucks to the Transport Association back in 2014 to raise money for the Helen & Douglas House charity.

“It’s an extremely effective approach to fundraising, and our members have shown that they will get right behind the initiative,” says Cook. “Together, we raised £17,500 in 2014 and our target is to top that in 2018. DAF Trucks has shown a clear commitment too, and I am enormously grateful for the loan of such a well-spec’d truck – a truck that is equipped to perform a wide range of tasks and one which will suit the needs of a great many of our members.”

You’ll find hundreds of nearly new DAF trucks for sale every day at TruckLocator, including a wide selection of DAF CF models and several CF 370s.


Posted On 9 August 2018
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : daf rigid trucks
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