Food haulier, Wayne Catt Transport in Preston is keeping busy during the current lockdown.  So much so that he has taken delivery of a brand new DAF XF530 4×2 tractor unit.  Catt was fortunate that the truck had been ordered prior to the outbreak, as truck factories across Europe have been closed in the face of the crisis.

Wayne Catt (left), with brother, Lee Catt
Wayne Catt (left), with brother, Lee Catt

The truck, ordered from DAF Dealer, Lancashire DAF joins a fleet of nine range-topping DAFs among a fleet of 14. Specialising in food distribution, Wayne Catt Transport has seen demand for its services increase rapidly in recent weeks, prompting the swift recruitment of other local hauliers to meet requirements.

Managing Director, Wayne Catt said:

“In the first week of the coronavirus outbreak, it got pretty frantic,” “although things settled down slightly a week later. However, it ramped-up again last week, and I now have 35 trucks out on deliveries to supermarket and RDCs. I know a number of small local hauliers, and tipper drivers, who saw their regular work drop-off significantly,” he said, “so I am pleased to have been able to draft them in and keep them busy.”

“The main priority for me and all the drivers is to make sure we meet demand, but also to support the truck industry while it carries out its essential role in feeding the nation.”

DAF XF530 Tractor Unit
Wayne Catt Transport’s latest 530bhp XF tractor unit comes with DAF’s Super Space Cab and a number of accessories in keeping with the range-topping specification evident throughout the fleet. The 4×2 axle layout suits the haulier’s low-weight / high-volume work profile.