Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Nine DAFs for window maker

Profile 22 Systems, the window maker, has seen nine DAFs enter service with a tenth arriving later in the year.

Five are CF85 three-axle rigids and four are two-axle FT XF105 tractor units. A CF85 drawbar outfit will also soon be joining the fleet.

Chris Follows, warehouse manager at Profile 22, said: “With these trucks and their bodywork and equipment we’ve specified a range of features aimed at making the driver’s job more comfortable, safer and less stressful. And to mark the changeover to DAF, we’ve also had designed a very distinctive new company livery.”

All the trucks are based at Profile 22’s UK distribution centre in Telford, Shropshire.

Bevan Group of Oldbury designed and built the bodies on the rigids, which use air-operated buckle-less curtains, designed to make the drivers job easier on multi-drop work. He still has to manually pull back the curtains but there are no hooks to attach and, when closed, the curtains can be tensioned automatically.