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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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Dr. Bernhard Upbeat After First 90 Days as Commercial Vehicles Head

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the Daimler Board of Management member who is in charge of the commercial vehicles division, was positive when he assessed his first 90 days on the job. This was the sentiment at a press event held at the Worth plant of Mercedes-Benz. The past three months have been marked by some excellent initiatives that saw Daimler Trucks maneuver into a position where it’s poised for global leadership. The product range has been fully realized, and there’s still a bright future ahead for the Trucks division. According to the commercial vehicles chief, current programs will be continued systematically, and this should sustain the moment of the division going… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Trucks Asia Ship First India-made FUSO Units, On Pace for ‘Asia Business Model’ Targets

It looks like Daimler Trucks is successfully implementing its ‘Asia Business Model’ plan, as the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck  and Bus Corporation and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles are on pace to achieve its joint target of 290,000 units in sales by 2020. This is evidenced by the start of exports for new ‘Made in India’ FUSO trucks, which share the same platform as the BharatBenz trucks. Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG board member in charge of the trucks and buses divisions, spoke of the two companies’ strengths and how they help keep the business plan in the region on the right track. “In May we announced the start of production for… Continue Reading »

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Tauris Acquires 14 Fuso Canter Units

In an effort to increase the size of its fleet, the biggest sausage and meat manufacturer in Slovakia opted to acquire fourteen Fuso Canter units. The 3.3-t loading capacity, positive price/performance ratio, and maneuverability of the Canter were among the factors Tauris considered when they purchased the truck. The Fuso Canter 7C18s features freezer box body and can be utilized in delivering the products of the company. The fleet of Tauris consists of vehicles from Iveco, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, and Renault. The sale of the fourteen units signifies a significant accomplishment for the Fuso brand. The rear axle of the Fuso Canter 7C has a carrying load of 6.0t, which leads… Continue Reading »

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Popularity Of The Fuso Canter With Crew Cab Increases

The popularity of the Fuso Canter with crew cab has increased since it is the only Daimler AG truck in the 7.5t perm GVW segment that has the crew cab in the. The crew cab has enough space for seven people, which is a necessity for warehouses that require a number of people to go accompany the cargo. The rear axle of the Fuso Canter has a 6.0t carrying capacity, which is a standard in its weight class. The wheelbase determines its load-carrying capacity, which can go up to a maximum of 5,030 kg. The Canter Eco Hybrid and the Duonic dual clutch transmission are the technical highlights of the… Continue Reading »

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Off Road Magazine Readers Vote Mercedes-Benz Unimog Vehicle of the Year (Special Vehicles Category)

In the Special Vehicles category, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog won the best off-road vehicle of the year, as voted by the readers of the Off Road trade magazine. The Unimog garnered 31.1 percent of the votes in its segment. A total of more than 74,000 votes cast for some 125 vehicles that were included in the thirteen categories. The magazine has been conducting reader polls since 1982. For the 2013 model year, the different Unimog variants got a major overhaul, as the interiors and exteriors had been completely redesigned. The changes covered implement carriers (U 216 to U 423, as well as the U 530), along with extreme off-roaders (U 4023 and U… Continue Reading »

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