BO’NESS haulier Derek Heeps Ltd has boosted the fleet with a 90th Anniversary DAF XF530 FTG. The eye-catching metallic red truck, with its DAF Super Space Cab, joins a fleet of over 30 vehicles, over three quarters of which are DAF. The latest XF is part of the firm’s cycle of replacing older vehicles in order to maintain a young fleet age profile.
Derek Heeps, owner of the firm, said, ‘We have a good reputation in our business. If we say we are going to do something, then people know it will be done. And done properly. So, to keep that reputation we need reliable trucks and we only run them while they are still in their prime.’
‘The DAFs we have fit this bill,’ he said, ‘and I am happy to be adding this 90th Anniversary XF to the fleet. It’s a great looking truck and it’s a statement of our confidence in the operation we run. Scrap and glass waste, which accounts for a great deal of our haulage work, is a tough area to work in. The DAFs generally offer our drivers a good working environment, which is important to us if we are sending them away all week, which often we have to do.’