DAF does the heavy lifting for Recovery North West
- Fleet of six new vehicles get to work for Wirral-based Recovery North West Ltd.
- Order comprises of four new XF Super Space models – three tractor units and one recovery Wrecker
- XFs complemented by two LF rigids – one used to provide specialist covered transport and another fully equipped to perform roadside recovery duties with a sliding flatbed and winch
- “DAF was chosen on the strength of its reputation in providing cost and performance efficiency as well as known reliability and driver comfort.” Stephen Hall, Managing Director, Recovery North West Ltd.
Wirral-based recovery and automotive logistics specialists Recovery North West has taken delivery of six new DAF vehicles as part of its ongoing fleet renewal strategy. Covering the full spectrum of breakdown recovery from passenger cars through to heavy duty trucks and buses, the arrival of the six new DAFs is expected to raise the levels of performance, efficiency and responsiveness to even great heights; attributes the business has become famous for throughout its 40-year history serving the region.
Four brand new DAF XFs with Super Space Cabs are at the vanguard of the fleet with three-off XF 530 FT 4x2 tractor units for specialist transport along and one-off XF 530 FAS 6x2 rigid (dual-mounted trailing axle) wrecker with a remote-operated twin 30,000lb hydraulic winch, 30-tonne K boom and a 32-tonne rear bogie to make light work of the heaviest loads. All six were supplied through DAF franchise dealer, North West Trucks located in Huyton, Merseyside.
Supplementing the XFs are a pair of LF rigids at 12- and 16-tonnes GVW, both on rear-air. Given the LFs renowned versatility, the 12-tonne LF has been taken as a dedicated and secure covered transporter, while the second LF 16-tonner has been equipped as a full-service roadside recovery vehicle with an SLA tilt-and-slide rear flatbed twin deck with spectacle lift and five-tonne winch.
Stephen Hall, Managing Director, Recovery North West, said: “Overall, we run a mixed fleet, but when it came time to replace a portion of our vehicles, it was a simple decision to go with the six DAFs as opposed to changing like-for-like. The cost, performance and well-known reliability were deciding factors, while all our drivers – including myself – rate DAFs interiors as the best in terms of comfort no matter the journey. While the product speaks for itself, we have a great relationship with the team at North West Trucks who guided us through the sales process and will ensure our vehicles are always in peak operating condition through their excellent aftersales and service teams.”
Established for over 40 years, Recovery North West has grown year-on-year from a modest recovery agent to one of the largest breakdown and vehicle recovery companies in the region, covering areas including Wirral, Liverpool and Merseyside, Chester and Cheshire and North Wales. It has garages throughout Merseyside as well as boasting its own commercial fitters.