The leading European transport company Girteka Logistics has ordered 500 DAF XF trucks for its International FTL operations. “Based on the excellent reliability, safety equipment and fuel efficiency, we decided to add 500 XF trucks to our growing fleet. The majority will be put into operation between July and October 2018”, commented Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics. “These new DAF trucks are part of our plan to further expand our business throughout Europe.”
Since its foundation in the mid-nineties Girteka Logistics – with its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania – has developed into an industry leading European transport company, with specialisation in International Full Truck Load (FTL) transportations. The modern fleet of Girteka Logistics consists of over 4,400 trucks and 4,700 trailers. The fleet, now expanding with 500 DAF trucks, will be operated by Girteka Logistics’ more than 9,000 skilled truck drivers.
Decision based on market research
“Our decision to opt for the top-of-the-range DAF XF truck follows comprehensive market research”, added Mindaugas Raila. “To support our position as a premium transport operator we required a premium product, offering lowest operating cost, among others through lowest fuel consumption. In addition, Girteka Logistics is committed to the environment. DAF surpassed our expectations because it offers low CO2 emissions, thanks to the introduction of the New XF which sets a new standard in fuel efficiency.
At the same time, we want to offer our drivers the best comfort possible for which reason we have chosen the luxurious XF Space Cab and Super Space Cab versions.”
Highest fuel efficiency
The 500 DAF XF Girteka Logistics trucks will be equipped with a 12.9 litre PACCAR MX-13 engine (365 kW/480 hp, 2,500 Nm at only 900 rpm) with the latest TraXon gearbox. The trucks have the latest technologies on board, like Predictive Cruise Control, Predictive Shifting, Lane Departure Warning, AEBS and Forward Collision Warning. The DAF Driver Performance Assistant supports the driver for optimal fuel efficiency, as does DAF’s advanced Eco Roll. As every new XF, the 500 DAF trucks of Girteka Logistics provide from the down speeding power trains with multi torque for highest performance at low revs. For maximum availability, the trucks are equipped with the extended service interval of up to 200,000 kilometers.
Strong recognition of DAF’s trucks
“The fact that leading transport operators like Girteka Logistics are opting for the New DAF XF – International Truck of the Year 2018 – is a strong recognition of the trucks’ quality, reliability, efficiency and driver comfort”, added DAF Trucks President Preston Feight.