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  • South Ribble students take the wheel as future female engineers

    A group of 30 female students from across South Ribble got a taste of what being a future engineer was like and how this career path could benefit them, thanks to an inspiring event hosted by advanced automotive manufacturer, Leyland Trucks.

  • Innovative DAF CF Electric wins Green Truck Award

    The DAF CF Electric has been awarded Green Truck Logistics Solution 2019. On the eve of the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich, Germany, the leading trade magazines VerkehrsRundschau and TRUCKER also honoured container hinterland logistics network Contargo for taking the first DAF CF Electric into operation in Germany. These fully electric field test vehicles collect and deliver containers at the inland Port of Duisburg in Germany. The ‘Green Truck Logistics Solution Award’ is a prestigious accolade for the deployment of promising upcoming technologies for innovative, sustainable logistics around Europe.

  • Two DAFs CF Electric for Rhenus Logistics in Germany

    DAF Trucks has delivered two fully electric trucks to Contargo in Germany. Contargo is a 100% subsidiary of the leading international Rhenus Group. The DAFs CF Electric featuring E-Power Technology from VDL are used for container transport around hinterland terminals in the German Lower Rhine area. The two trucks delivered to Contargo are the first DAFs CF Electric that are put into operation in Germany, and the 6th and 7th to take part in an extensive field test.

  • PACCAR Names Preston Feight as Chief Executive Officer

    PACCAR Inc announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Preston Feight as chief executive officer (CEO) effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Feight was also elected as a member of the Board of Directors, effective on the same date. Preston Feight is currently executive vice president of PACCAR and succeeds Ron Armstrong who has served as the company's chief executive officer since April 2014. Ron Armstrong will retire from the company and the Board on June 30, 2019. Mark Pigott remains as executive chairman and will continue to provide strategic counsel to the company.

  • DAF invests EUR 200 million in Westerlo cab plant

    DAF is to invest EUR 200 million in its cab plant in Westerlo, Belgium in order to be prepared for future production volumes as DAF further expands its success worldwide. DAF made the announcement today during a visit by Philippe Muyters, the Flemish Minister for Work, Economics, Innovation.

  • Leyland Trucks Helping Hand Charity Ball Raises £16,000

    Helping Hand, the not for profit organisation run by a dedicated committee of Leyland Trucks and PACCAR Parts employees, is proud to announce its annual ball has raised £16,000 for charity.

  • Leyland Trucks Helping Hand charity presents £25,000 to local good causes

    Helping Hand, the not for profit organisation run by a dedicated committee of Leyland Trucks and PACCAR Parts employees has awarded local charities with £25,000 at its annual Christmas lunch.

  • Mayor Visits Leyland Trucks

    Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Rainsbury visits award winning Leyland Trucks facility

  • Leyland Trucks honours 42 employees with Long Service Awards

    2018 awards recipients have 1,640 years of service with Leyland between them. Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Barry Hodgson celebrates 50 years with Leyland Trucks