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DAF fridge trucks are a firm favourite amongst UK truck buyers. Their build quality and reliability make them an ideal choice for local refrigerated transport. When looking to buy a used DAF fridge truck, check over carefully the DAF chassis and driveline, but spend more attention on the fridge body and chiller unit. Make sure that the body will cool to the required temperature both using the inbuilt donkey engine but also the overnight standby, (where fitted). If the body is multi temperature, dual compartment then test all sections for temperature and general condition.
Check the insulation around the body and the fit of the doors – any issues in these areas could end up costing you. Has the refrigerated unit recently had a service? Is the unit too noisy? When properly maintained, the DAF fridge truck should give you no problems – whether a DAF LF fridge truck or the larger DAF CF refrigerated truck that will go to 26 tonnes GVW.
The good news for the environment is that a national food wholesaler and distributor, Reynolds Catering Supplies, has put a new, zero-emissions DAF LF Electric at 19-tonne GVW into service for multi-drop deliveries around Leeds. However, the order also included no fewer than 29 diesel DAF trucks. The truck will be saving around 70 to 80 tonnes of CO2 every year, but think of the CO2 reductions from thirty of these trucks. We all understand that the electric trucks are still in their infancy, but they will need to grow up fast at this weight range, as they will be…