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Mercedes-Benz Actros is Ireland’s ‘Truck of the Decade’

Here’s another award for the Mercedes-Benz Actros long-distance truck. This time, the accolade is the inaugural ‘Truck of the Decade’ award in Ireland, an award given by the Fleet Transport magazine. The award was based on votes through a variety of sources: Fleet Transport readers, Twitter and Facebook users, and attendees at the Mondello Truck Show. Voters chose from among the winners of the Irish ‘Truck of the Year’ award over the last decade, and the stiff competition faced by Mercedes-Benz included bets from Volvo, MAN, and Scania. Perhaps a big factor that helped the Actros win is the fact that it won the publication’s Truck of the Year award… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Wörth Plant Turns 50

Guess who just turned 50? In a huge anniversary gathering, Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrated the 50th year of production in its Wörth plant, to commemorate the first units straight out of the assembly line on October 1st back in 1963. Around 300 guests were present in the celebration. The guests included Mercedes-Benz personnel as well as some figures within the industry as well as in politics. You have Dr Dieter Zetsche, of course, in his capacity as Daimler CEO. Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses chief Dr Wolfgang Bernhard was also on hand, as was Mercedes-Benz Trucks head Stefan Buchner. Dr Zetsche talked about the ‘Spirit of Wörth’, which basically has three elements: innovation,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Provides 11 Actros Trucks to Help in Relief Efforts for Syrian Refugees

The Syria crisis may be coming to an end, but there is still the issue of the thousands of refugees that fled the country. In order to help out, Mercedes-Benz is working with Wings of Help to provide aid for the refugees in Southern Turkey. The German automaker has committed 11 Actros semitrailer trucks to the relief efforts, dubbed as Convoy of Hope — Wings on Wheels. The convoy will be responsible for the transport of relief supplies amounting to an estimated €4 million (around $5.42 million) from the Frankfurt Motor Show location all the way to the Gaziantep near the Syria-Turkey border. Distance to be covered by the Convoy of Hope… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Relies on Actros Trucks to Journey 2,600km from Germany to Russia

With the DTM headed to Russia for the touring car championship’s inaugural race at the Moscow Raceway, the Mercedes-Benz team will be relying on 6 units of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros to shuttle the team’s equipment for over 2,600 kilometers in a journey that goes from the team’s German HQ all the way to Russia, passing through Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia in the process. One of the truck drivers for the team, Charl Lohrmann, noted that the Actros was just the perfect truck for this kind of transport job. The safety and reliability of the truck are among the main advantages, not including the sheer ability to transport such valuable… Continue Reading »

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Spedition Bartkowiak Adds Another Mercedes-Benz Actros Euro VI

Spedition Bartkowiak, a Lower Saxony-based freight forwarder, is adding a new Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Actros to its fleet. To be more precise, the new unit is an opal-green Actros 1845 LS, which was received personally by Klaus Bartkowiak, the freight forwarder’s managing director. The Actros Euro VI was chosen because it suited the corporate philosophy of Bartkowiak, who puts a premium on sustainable growth in terms of the ‘economic, social, and environmental perspective’. In the span of a few years, Spedition Bartkowiak was able to cut consumption figures of its fleet by 20 percent. A major part of this sustainability involves transitioning over to Euro VI variants for its truck… Continue Reading »

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Workers at Daimler Trucks Portland Plant Halt Strike

Workers at Daimler Trucks North America’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing site have ended a nearly month-long strike over wage increases. The strike, started last July 1, involves 725 union workers employed at the truck manufacturer’s Swan Island plant. The workers were looking for a $1.95 increase on what is averaged as $23.33 per-hour rate. Daimler’s initial offer, on the other hand, was for an additional $1.30 per hour. According to The Oregonian, the new contract terms, which will encompass a 40-month period, included an increase of $1.55 on the hourly wage. The new agreement was ratified on Saturday and Monday by two union locals: the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace… Continue Reading »

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First Production Anniversary Celebrated By Daimler Trucks In India

  The 5,000th unit under the BharatBenz brand rolled out of the Chennai assembly facility of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles recently. The event is a celebration of the first production anniversary of the Daimler AG subsidiary. The truck is a BharatBenz 2523C truck with a gross vehicle weight of 25 tons and output of 230HP. This was the model that launched the series production of the BharatBenz truck in June 2012. The CEO and Managing Director of DICV, Marc Llistosella, said that the company has made significant achievements since it started production and launched their medium and heavy-duty truck models in the market. The company aims to enhance its dealer… Continue Reading »

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