New DAF for loyal Bolshaws driver

Bolshaw Industrial Powders has received a brand new DAF XG+ from Motus Commercials DAF – Stoke-on-Trent, UK – ready for life on the road with driver Martin Shaw.

Based in Macclesfield, Bolshaws is a supplier of hydrated lime and other blended products for agricultural and industrial applications. The goods are transported by the Bolshaw fleet which is made up of six tractor units and 10 trailers.

Of this fleet, one truck is a DAF belonging to Martin Shaw; a loyal DAF driver who won’t drive anything else. Shaw explained: “I personally really like DAFs and have driven a succession of DAF models over the years. The driver comfort is much better than the rest of our fleet.”

So, when Shaw’s truck was due for an upgrade, Bolshaws contacted its local DAF supplier, Motus Commercials.

Director Jonathan Bolshaw said: “The decision behind which truck to buy is mainly down to driver preference. Martin previously had the DAF XF but we try to give drivers the very best truck we can so now, with bigger and better cabs available, we chose the DAF XG+.”

The DAF XG+ 530 FTN is a rear-steer tractor unit, featuring Hyva tipping kit. It has a microwave, DAF Digital Vision System (camera mirrors), and additional Kelsa light bars. The new truck will be used for tipping work, but it will mainly be delivering products with a curtain sider trailer.