DAF dealership Motus Commercials Huddersfield has handed over twelve new DAF XF 530 FTG Super Space tractor units to Tom Moorhouse and Son Ltd.
Established in 1887, the general haulage and warehousing business based in Honley, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, is currently managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Moorhouse family.
Josie Galloway, Finance Director at Tom Moorhouse and Son Ltd comments, “We’ve always had DAF’s on the fleet and as a family business we prefer to work with local partners and support other British businesses. We have worked with Motus Commercials Huddersfield for many years for both the supply and aftersales of our vehicles; their extended opening hours mean they’re able to offer flexibility and reduce our downtime. With DAF Trucks built in Britain too, it’s a winning combination.”
Galloway continued, “Our trucks are workhorses and the backbone of our business, therefore reliability and positive feedback from our drivers is important, which is another reason why we continue to purchase DAF’s.”
The new DAF XF’s enter service alongside a majority DAF fleet and have all been fitted with Luxury Air Seats for both the driver and co-driver, an Xtra Comfort Mattress, TruckPhone, Microwave and Fridge; to ensure maximum comfort and usability for our drivers - some of which can be in their cabs 5 nights a week!
‘A happy driver means a happy customer’ which is extremely important to us a business.
For the operator, DAF Connect has been installed to allow Tom Moorhouse and Son Ltd to monitor their fleet’s performance including vehicle health, fuel reports, remote tacho download and ECO score card to promote more environmentally friendly driving behaviour. Not only that, to keep vulnerable road users safe, the twelve vehicles have been specified with Forward Facing Camera, Driver Side Blindspot Camera, Four Channel Recorder and Rear Ultrasonic Sensors, as part of the London Direct Vision Standard.
Galloway, remarks, “Overall, we are very impressed by the improvement in the average MPG and our drivers have commented that the comfort and driveability of the vehicles are second to none.”
Bob Stringer, Head of New Truck Sales Pennine Region at Motus Commercials concludes, “It’s always a pleasure to supply Tom Moorhouse and Son Ltd with their vehicles which we have been fortunate enough to have done for many years, building a strong working relationship during this time.
Their trucks have always been head-turners out on the road and these new DAF XF’s are no exception. We wish the family business all the best and here’s to the next 134 years!”