CTI Logistics debuts first DAFs in fleet

Five new Euro 6 DAF CF530s.

Western Australian commercial transport operator, CTI Logistics, has landed five new DAF CF530s.

More notable is that these are first units from the Dutch brand deployed into its operations.

The Euro 6 prime movers are rated both 60 and 90 tonnes and will be put to work in the company’s Perth container transport and taxi truck operations.

The heavy haulage work includes container transport to and from the Fremantle wharf with a mixture of pocket roadtrains and sideloader combinations.

“Our taxi truck business is involved in local distribution which includes curtainsider, flattop, drop decks and ramp trailer work,” said Mark Cameron, CTI General Manager.

The new DAF CF530s, in the fleet of 50 prime movers, are replacements for older units.

As the first DAF units CTI have purchased, early feedback from the drivers has been uniformly positive according to Cameron.

“We evaluated these trucks over a number of weeks and felt that they were best suited for the work based on size, manoeuvrability, fuel efficiency, reduced carbon footprint and safety features,” he said.

CTI Logistics currently operates a mix of both European and American trucks in its business.

“For CTI it is important that we find trucks that are best suited to the task first and foremost however value for money, aftersales service, dealership relationship and ongoing maintenance play a big part in our decision-making process,” said Cameron.

Earlier this year CTI Logistics celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Starting in 1973 as a Perth based courier company, CTI Logistics has transformed into an ASX listed national transport and logistics organisation, with revenue over $300m across 30 strategic sites around Australia.

The company employs 1000 staff and 500 dedicated contractors.

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