The Logistics Driver Apprentices and their mentors visited the DAF Truck Assembly plant in Leyland to see how our trucks are designed, tested and built.
The 710,000 sq ft assembly plant employs circa 1,000 people with a capacity to produce over 12 trucks an hour for delivery in UK and Europe.
The CEMEX Team had educational talks from the manufacturing, engineering and design teams explaining the advanced technologies now used to produce modern trucks with the latest emission and safety features. Trucks from this autumn will come fitted as standard with front radar and automatic braking systems, adaptive cruise control and lane deviation warning. This will prevent trucks driving too close and automatically slow vehicles down when a potential collision is detected.
A full guided tour of the factory was given, seeing a truck assembled from parts arriving at one end to driving off the line in about an hour! It was great to see how closely the Teams had to work on the line to achieve the continuous flow along the moving line and the quality control involved.
The Team at DAF where impressed with CEMEX commitment to train young drivers and we had great feedback from our guys on how informative and enjoyable the experience had been.