DAF has delivered its 500th truck to Jordan. This is, according to DAF, much more than just a milestone as the Eindhoven-based truck manufacturer, considering its very recent entry into the Jordanian market in 2014. The delivery of a DAF CF85 4×2 Euro3 tractor is indicative of the strong position of DAF Trucks in Jordan, where the Dutch manufacturer,according to it’s press release, leads the market with a market share of over 25%.
The 500th truck delivered is part of an order of 50 trucks for Euro Shipping Services (ESS) in Amman. ESS is a large intermodal haulier that specialises in shipping, freight forwarding, container cargo, general cargo, air freight and warehousing. With the 50 new DAF trucks, ESS aims to capitalise on the growing demand for transport in Jordan.
For ‘rough terrain’ regions like the Middle East, DAF equips its trucks with – among other components – a heavy duty driveline, a reinforced wheel housing, an oversized cooling system and a specially adapted air intake.