One of the largest DAF dealership groups in the UK, Ford & Slater, provided Denby Transport, Lincoln based international haulier, with a brand new DAF FTG XF480 tractor unit in just one week and exceeded all expectations.

“The average wait time for a new truck to be built is between three and four months. I have been known to sit on a waiting list for well over a year, but never in my life have I had a truck delivered in such a short time,” explained Peter Denby, Denby Transport Managing Director.

Peter contacted Ford & Slater in March 2018, looking for a DAF truck to add to the company’s extensive fleet and was immediately offered a brand new truck as part of Ford & Slater’s Stock Tractor Unit programme. On the course of one week, the dealership group managed to tailor the new FTG to the specific operational needs of the haulier.

“For our customers, having enough vehicles to handle their growing business demands is a key factor for ensuring a cost effective and efficient operation. It is for this reason that the Stock Tractor Unit programme has been so successful for customers. It gives businesses the option to choose a brand-new DAF truck from our stock for a quick turnaround, meaning no loss of income due to downtime,” commented Ford & Slater Lincoln Sales Manager, Mick Denton.

The new DAF FTG XF480 unit has now joined Denby Transport’s fleet of around 40 tractor units.

“Ford & Slater has worked with Denby Transport for over 45 years and in that time, we have come to know Peter and his company well. We are grateful for Peter’s kind words about our services and look forward to seeing the new Denby Transport DAF FTG out on the roads of Lincolnshire and Europe,” concluded Mick Denton.