Andover-based Switch International has added four New DAFs to its fleet. A subsidiary of South Wales haulier, TWT Logistics Group, Switch runs a long-distance haulage business along the M4 corridor, as well as a pallet network operation that includes regular Hazchem work, in the South Coast region.
TWT owner, Trevor Taylor, bought Switch almost 13 years ago and invests regularly in building and modernising both fleets. The latest order for DAFs takes the manufacturer’s presence in the 80-strong fleets to around 50%.
Three are New XF480 FTG tractor units with Super Space Cabs. Trevor Taylor says: “We go for the larger cabs, and then add comfort and safety items, to make our drivers’ lives as pleasant and safe as possible. Drivers are important and we try to ‘reward’ ours with the best we can afford. The Super SpaceCab is great by any standard, and adding a extras makes them very special indeed.”
Alongside XFs, Switch has also taken delivery of an LF260 18-tonne rigid with rear-air suspension. It has been fitted with a Montracon curtain-sided body and a Dhollandia tail-lift.
The trucks have been supplied though Watts Truck & Van in Cardiff, though the operator handles all service and maintenance needs in its nine-bay workshop in South Wales. This allows TWT Logistics/Switch International fleet additions to be acquired without R&M packages. Says Trevor Taylor: “We’re a family company and handle our business in a straight-forward and honest way. When people sell us a lorry, we simply want them to stand behind us in the event of any manufacturing issues.”