DAF TRUCKS is expanding its construction sector range to include a number of new vehicle configurations, including an 8×4 ‘tridem’ rigid with double drive tandem and steered trailing rear axle. The Dutch and UK truck builder is also introducing a 10 tonne front axle, and a completely new 7.5 tonne non-steered trailing axle.

‘2018 was an historic year for DAF’, says Richard Zink, director of marketing and sales. ‘We ended the year as the second largest truck brand in Europe with a market share of 16.6% in the heavy class. We were the market leader in no fewer than seven countries, produced a record number of 67,000 trucks and were once again the largest import brand in Germany, Europe’s largest truck market.

‘And we have plans for further growth. This is why we intend to make ourselves an even more prominent contender in the rigids and construction vehicle segment which has considerable growth potential for DAF.