DAF Trucks Since 1949

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Jul 15, 2010 - Transportation - 128 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
The 1960s refining the product
21
The 1980s one partner leaves and another joins
36
21st century trucks preparing for the future
55
People carriers
71
DAF goes racing
87
Recovery trucks
100
Supply of components
116
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About the author (2010)

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 organizations as BRS and Ryder.

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