DAF TRUCKS since 1949

This book chronicles the fascinating first 80 years of DAF's history, from being a small Dutch trailer manufacturer through to its acquisition by US truck giant Paccar, and the development of the company to its present position as the top-selling truck in the UK and a major global brand. Buses, cars and army trucks are also covered, as well as details of how DAF has worked with various other truck makers, such as Leyland, International Harvester, Renault, RABA and GINAF, making the book essential reading for truck enthusiasts everywhere.

Synopsis


Interest in trucks has grown tenfold in the past twenty years. Vehicle operators, dealers, drivers and enthusiasts have an insatiable thirst for knowledge about specific marques. This book chronicles the fascinating first 80 years of DAF's history, from being a small Dutch trailer manufacturer through to its acquisition by US truck giant Paccar, and the development of the company to its present position as the top-selling truck in the UK and a major global brand.
The company has a rich history of technical innovation which has helped it become the dominant force it is today. This book highlights these developments, as well as examining how DAF was affected by the ups and downs of the market place, going bankrupt and various rescue deals. It also reveals details of how DAF has worked with various other truck makers, such as Leyland, International Harvester, Renault, RABA, Renault and GINAF, as well as examining its 80-year span of products, ranging from cars and buses, truck and trailers and even trolleybuses. This is essential reading for truck enthusiasts everywhere.

About the author


Colin Peck started his career in road transport in the mid-1960s and held a number of management positions in such companies as Thorn Electrical and Pickfords Heavy Haulage. His experience at such companies led him to a successful career in road transport journalism, writing for trucking magazines from Australia to America, Canada to South Africa. During the 1980s he was European Editor of the leading US-based trucking magazines, Heavy Duty Trucking and Transportation Engineer. He subsequently entered the public relations industry, and has handled the UK PR strategies for such organisations as BRS and Ryder.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787115-04-0 • eV number: eV5504 • Published: • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £TBC / $TBC / €TBC (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4260 • Paperback • 19.5x21cm • £15.99 • 128 pages • 120 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845842-60-4 • UPC: 6-36847-04260-8. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

DAF TRUCKS since 1949

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