Girteka Logistics has ordered 500 DAF XF trucks for its International FTL operations. They are part of their plan to further expand the business throughout Europe. “The majority will be put into operation between July and October 2018”, says Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics.
Since its foundation in the mid-nineties Girteka Logistics – with its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania – has developed into an industry leading European transport company, with specialisation in International Full Truck Load (FTL) transportations. The modern fleet of Girteka Logistics consists of over 4,400 trucks and 4,700 trailers, operated by more than 9.000 skilled truck drivers.
“Our decision to opt for the top-of-the-range DAF XF truck follows comprehensive market research”, adds Mindaugas Raila. “To support our position as a premium transport operator we required a premium product, offering lowest operating cost, among others through lowest fuel consumption. In addition, Girteka Logistics is committed to the environment by using trucks with low CO2 emissions. At the same time, we want to offer our drivers the best comfort possible for which reason we have chosen the luxurious XF Space Cab and Super Space Cab versions.”
The 500 DAF XF Girteka Logistics trucks will be equipped with a 12.9 litre PACCAR MX-13 engine (365 kW/480 hp, 2,500 Nm at only 900 rpm) with the latest TraXon gearbox. The trucks have the latest technologies on board, like Predictive Cruise Control, Predictive Shifting, Lane Departure Warning, AEBS and Forward Collision Warning. The DAF Driver Performance Assistant supports the driver for optimal fuel efficiency, as does DAF’s advanced Eco Roll.