The Malta Independent 20 May 2024, Monday
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Express Trailers invests further in new DAF trucks

Monday, 8 June 2015, 15:37 Last update: about 10 years ago

Express Trailers is once again investing in its ever-growing fleet of vehicles with the acquisition of 8 brand new DAF trucks which will now be deployed on its growing network across Europe.

"At Express Trailers we are obsessed about optimising efficiency and reducing risks for stakeholders. Only a modern and reliable fleet of transportation vehicles, supported by proper monitoring technology, professionally driven by our team of drivers, can sustain increasing business and higher levels of service as demanded by customers," states Franco Azzopardi, Chairman and CEO of Express Trailers.

"This is why Express Trailers invests heavily in its fleet, not only because such an investment enables us to deliver our service more efficiently, or only because our bright Orange flagship colour of our fleet is our brand ambassador everywhere we operate, but also because we want to minimise residual logistic risks to the benefit of our customer and road users," added Mr Azzopardi.

"We are also pleased to have had the opportunity to acquire these trucks from a local company, United Equipment Co Ltd. This company has been a DAF Sales & Service Dealer in Malta since 2006 and we enjoy an excellent business relationship with them. In fact, Express Trailers has already experienced the DAF brand having acquired other vehicles in the recent past. Through United Equipment Co Ltd, we have been able to secure the competitive prices on par with international dealers and we also benefit from the excellent local company's support," added Franco Azzopardi.

Express Trailers has opted for DAF's newly introduced XF models, considered a benchmark in long-distance road transport. Designed for maximum transport efficiency with a newly developed Euro 6, 12.9 litre PACCAR MX-13 engine, the new trucks are built on a completely new chassis which is complemented by a new and attractive exterior design. Together with a revamped interior, this new model offers operators and drivers the best handling within the most comfortable environment.   

DAF Trucks N.V is a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc. and is considered by the industry as one of the most successful truck manufacturers in Europe.

"The company does not only build near-perfect trucks but it seeks to deliver the most efficient and total transport solution where, through the local and international dealer network, we help our clients choose the right vehicle for their operations. Through our subsidiary company United Equipment, we have been representing DAF in Malta for almost ten years, providing the best equipment and service in the industry through a meticulous choice of brands, highly motivated trained staff and expert management," said John Bonello from United Equipment Co Ltd, part of the Bonnici Group of Companies.

"We are proud that Express Trailers have chosen to work with us and that once again have made us part of their constantly growing fleet, one of the largest Maltese transport and logistics fleet operating across Europe" added John Bonello.

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