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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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Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Reaches 2-Million-Unit Milestone for Commercial Vehicle Production

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has just completed its two-millionth locally-made commercial vehicle, a milestone achieved in 57 years. That figure is comprised of some 1.4 million trucks along with 600,000 buses and chassis. According to Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe and Latin America chief Stefan Buchner, Daimler Trucks’ operations in Brazil started “way before the country was considered an up-and-coming economy.” He added that Brazil is currently among the brand’s vital truck markets. That is, of course, not just in sales but also in production, as underscored by the 2-million-unit milestone. With around €540 million invested between 2010 and 2013, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil was able to prepare for some considerable growth. With new engine… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Atego 816 To Replace Old Fleet Of Spire Healthcare

Around eight years after Spire Healthcare acquired the Mercedes-Benz Atego, the private hospital operator has finally replaced its fleet with the same reliable and cost-effective vehicles for its operations. The replacement came after a thorough evaluation where a number of manufacturers offered demo vehicles for the company. The Senior Buyer-Indirect of Spire Healthcare, Gill Kite, said the decision to acquire the vehicles was based on a standard that included the price tag, performance, R&M service, and account management. Mercedes-Benz topped all categories of the evaluation process. Even the drivers of the company preferred the vehicle offered by the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. Rygor Commercials supplied all seven units of the… Continue Reading »

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