Gam Bakker, a traditional Dutch reefer company located in Middenmeer. The company is focusing on transport of flowers and vegetables throughout Europe. their fleet is 100% dominated by Volvo. This shot is showing one of their current Volvo FH Globetrotters.
The number of reefers running on European roads is rapidly growing. Food production is developing itself into a worldwide business. Reefers like this Iveco combo are used as a mobile warehouse creating very low necessary stock levels.
The DAF LF is reasonable selling but is far away from the numbers sold by Mercedes, MAN and Iveco. The LF is depending heavily on bough components like the Renault cab and Paccar badged Cummins engines. The issue of sales results could be a lack fo real DAF components after all.
A German registered DAF is very special anymore. for quite a while DAF is the best selling import brand on the heavily battled German market. The traditional approach and philosophy of the Dutch manufacturer are attracting many buyers.
The Scania R-line has a much better look than the flat floor S-line. The doors are simply not in proportion on the S and look to massive. Technically the new Scania's are top of the bill of course. The only known issue is cab sway in corners.
Spanish operator J. Corrion runs a huge business. Their current fleet is counting 1.400 Volvo tractors and 1.700 semi-trailers. Alongside this company owned fleet is using subcontractors and individual charters as well. The company is focusing entirely on reefer transport.