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Transformers 4 Optimus Prime is a Daimler Truck

Daimler Trucks is making a big splash on the big screen in 2014, as Transformers 4, which features robots who transform into different things from cars to jets, will see Autobot leader Optimus Prime having a new truck mode. Based on a revealed image, Optimus Prime will now be a truck model built by Western Star, which is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. The new truck form is said to be a ‘completely upgraded, custom-built’ unit, according to producer and director Michael Bay’s website. Optimus Prime’s truck forms in the franchise were based on the Peterbilt Model-379. Bay said that the film is not so much a reboot as… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Trucks Set To Increase Presence In Emerging Markets

A part of the “Daimler Trucks Number One” Global Excellence Initiative, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation or the MFTBC and the Daimler India Commercial vehicles Pvt. Ltd. or the DICV were integrated under Daimler Trucks Asia. This integration will facilitate growth of the commercial vehicle division of Daimler AG in emerging markets located in Asia and Africa. The combination will allow the company to offer the appropriate products to its clients as well as offer suitable services and lower the cost of owning commercial vehicles. The company also revealed during the launch of new FUSO products that it was able to successfully penetrate a number of markets in Asia… Continue Reading »

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Sven Ennerst Appointed As Chief Developer For Daimler Trucks

Starting August 1 this year, Sven Ennerst will take charge of the global development activities of Daimler Trucks. He will replace Georg Weiberg, who is retiring after over four decades in the company. Weiberg integrated the development department of Trucks Asia, Trucks Europe and Trucks NAFTA. He was also responsible for rekindling the model portfolio of Daimler Trucks in these areas, as well as the integration of new engines into Daimler Trucks. He also facilitated the inauguration of the latest brand of Daimler Trucks, BharatBenz. Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, a member of the Board of Management of Daimler trucks, expressed the gratitude of the company to Georg Weiberg for everything he… Continue Reading »

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‘Service Quartet’ Reps Daimler and Mercedes-Benz at Munich ‘Transport Logistic’ Fair

The “transport logistic” 2013 fair, to be held in Munich from June 4 through 7, promises to feature a comprehensive service stop for people and entities looking for Daimler and Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. Representing the brands will be a ‘service quartet with star appeal’ featuring Daimler FleetBoard, Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz CharterWay, and Mercedes-Benz Global Service & Parts. With the all-in-one portfolio, there’s no competitor that can offer such a complete package. Aside from featuring all those service areas, they are also closely interlinked for convenience and extra coordination. Mercedes-Benz Bank is the financial services provider, while CharterWay offers a rental fleet along with its all-inclusive service. Daimler FleetBoard, on the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Trucks Growing its Business in Asia and Africa Through MFTBC and DICV

In order to get stronger results from its commercial vehicles division, Daimler has been working hard to establish itself in new growth markets, particularly in Asia and Africa. Key here is Daimler Trucks’ “Asia Business Model” that allows it to gain traction through ‘stronger bundling and optimization’ of operations within the region. Important facilities within the region are major contributors to the division’s growth. Among these facilities are the Kawasaki, Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), as well as the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) facility in Chennai, India. Daimler Trucks has a 2015 target of 500,000 units sold for that year, and a loftier 2020 target of… Continue Reading »

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Unimog Gets A Facelift And An Engine Boost

Unimog, the Mercedes-Benz variant built like a tank, undergoes a little facelift and an engine upgrade according to Fox News. The 2013 range that was recently unveiled features a little more detailed armor that include panoramic cab, new work and power hydraulics, plus synergic traction. This ensures that it has the same resiliency that can easily cross rough and uneven terrains. The Mercedes-Benz truck also sports a 7.7 liter straight-six unit that is capable of giving off 354 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque. The so-called Daimlersaurus by environmental activists now has BlueEfficiency engines that effectively filter its emission. There were 10 units of the variant that made its debut… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 GigaSpace Wins Green Truck 2013 Award

What’s the greenest, most eco-friendly truck right now? If you answered the Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 GigaSpace, then you’re right! The particular Euro VI-compliant commercial vehicle model was recently awarded with the ‘Green Truck 2013′ award, determined by Trucker and VerkehrsRundschau magazine editorial teams. The key criteria for the award include fuel consumption (test results for which were recorded by the aforementioned magazines) and CO2 emissions. Max payload and exhaust emission classification also factored into the rankings. The Actros 1851 GigaSpace’s fuel consumption was shown to be nearly one whole liter lower compared to the second-ranked commercial vehicle. The Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) technology is seen as key to this result, as… Continue Reading »

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