The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a truck capable of conquering harsh off-road conditions. This is the reason why it is preferred by companies as their medium in transporting goods from one point to another. The vehicle is also one of the favorites of some of the world’s armed forces due to its versatility. It is very rare or unusual to see one fitted with a luxurious cabin because its massive frame does not exactly match an executive ride. Usually, the Mercedes-Benz vehicles which are transformed into cozy dwelling places are the Sprinter, Vito, and V-Class types. The latest examples of these are the Marco Polo, Marco Polo ACTIVITY and Brabus Business Lounge. However, the collaboration of the specialists at Hartmann Spezialkarosserien… Continue Reading »
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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 »
Unveiled in Brussels only last June, Mercedes’ new Actros truck has once again been named Truck of the Year for 2012, making it two years in a row for this commercial vehicle from Mercedes’ truck division. Equipped with the Mercedes OM471 engine, the Actros fully complies with the latest Euro emissions standard. Its highly efficient design also allows it to consume up to 7.6% less fuel, a significant metric when you’re talking about fleet efficiencies. Said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK, “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from the International Truck of the Year jury for our New Actros. This award has confirmed our… Continue Reading »
Daimler will acquire a 10 percent stake in the share capital of Kamaz from Troika Dialog for 250 million USD to be paid in December 2008. Another one-time payment of up to 50 million USD will be due in 2012 subject to successful business performance of Kamaz. Daimler AG will receive a seat on the Board of Directors of Russia’s largest truck manufacturer, furthermore other rights of Daimler being a minority shareholder in Kamaz, as well as its status of the exclusive strategic partner will be governed and secured by the agreement signed today.
According to the findings of development engineers at Mercedes-Benz following a fleet test conducted with a total of 1,000 Mercedes-Benz Actros trailer in 2005/2006, half of the serious truck accidents could be prevented. For the purposes of the trial, half of the trucks were equipped with the Lane Assistant, proximity control and stability control assistance systems. The number of accidents for the vehicles fitted with the safety package was shown to be halved compared to the 500 trailer with a conventional specification; furthermore, where an accident did occur, the cost of the damage was 90% lower. The results were derived based on an observation period of twelve months and a… Continue Reading »