First new XDC eight-wheelers go to Day Aggregates

DAF XDC Day Aggregates

DAF Trucks has delivered the first of its latest DAF XDC 8×4 tippers to construction industry supplier, Day Aggregates.

The first of two XDC 450 8x4s has been delivered and the second is imminent, with a further two trucks currently being bodied to make up the quartet.

The new eight-wheelers will join the Day Aggregate fleet operating out of the company’s Greenwich wharf.

The XDC 8×4 tipper chassis is part of DAF’s recently launched range of multi-axle ‘voctional’ vehicles targeting operators in the construction and utility sectors.

T&D had a chance to drive XDC and XFC recently and you can read our first impressions in the July 2023 issue, on sale now.

The trucks, supplied through DAF dealer Channel Commercials, join a 200-strong fleet which includes existing CF eight-wheelers.

DAF XDC Day Aggregates

Instrumental to the company’s buying decision was the XDC’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) three-star rating, allowing the 8x4s to operate in London’s DVS zone after October 2024 without additional equipment to comply with the DVS Safe System.

XDC chassis include a robust steel bumper and radiator protection plate, plus impressive 25-degree approach angle.

The vehicles will all be supplied on six-year manufacturer-backed R&M contracts.

Channel Commercials is also delivering professional driver training through the DAF Driver Training Voucher scheme, where individual drivers receive a 90-minute handover session plus a 60-minute on-road familiarisation session.

DAF XDC Day Aggregates

“The XDC’s three-star rating was the major attraction for us and there was also a great deal of new product appeal with the new DAF – it looks like a superb piece of kit,” said Chris Cooling, group transport manager, Day Aggregates.

“We’ve run DAFs historically since 2005 and have a good number of 18-tonne and 32-tonne examples on the fleet.”