Since its foundation in the mid-1990s, Girteka Logistics – with its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania – has developed into an industry leading European road transport company. Its modern fleet consists of over 5,600 trucks, 5,800 trailers and more than 13.000 employees.
Based on outstanding in-service experience, Girteka Logistics has ordered a further 1,500 DAF XF trucks. “The trucks from DAF have performed even better than expected,” says CEO Edvardas Liachovičius , CEO of Girteka Logistics. “They are extremely reliable, deliver unmatched fuel efficiency and are highly comfortable for our drivers.”
Earlier this year, Girteka Logistics has taken delivery of an initial 500 DAF XF tractors. “Our decision to opt for the first batch of 500 DAF XF trucks followed comprehensive market research”, explains Edvardas Liachovičius. “In daily practice, the vehicles even surpass our high expectations in every aspect. Not only from a business point of view, but also from the perspective of the drivers who love the highly comfortable cab and the great driving characteristics. In addition, the DAF trucks support our efforts to reduce our CO2 footprint. The new XF sets a new standard in fuel efficiency, which is directly related to lowest CO2 emissions.”
The 1,500 DAF XF Girteka Logistics trucks will be equipped with the 12.9 litre PACCAR MX-13 engine (365 kW/480 hp) in combination with the new TraXon automated gearbox. All of them have the latest technologies on board, including Predictive Cruise Control, Predictive Shifting, Lane Departure Warning, AEBS and Forward Collision Warning. For maximum uptime, Girteka Logistics has opted for service intervals of up to no less than 200,000 kilometres.