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Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Krone Develop Highly Efficient Semitrailer-Tractor

Mercedes-Benz Trucks and trailer manufacturer Krone worked together to develop this combination of trailer and tractor within the concept of “integrated approach,” aimed at reducing CO2 and reducing fuel consumption. This integrated approach involves everyone—commercial vehicle manufacturers, body/tyre suppliers, logistics companies and political decision-makers—in the haulage sector to play a part in reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emission of up to 20 percent compared to existing combinations. The basis of such a comparison was a 2014 standard semitrailer-tractor combination that was able to save up to 14 percent on fuel. Mercedes-Benz and its partners launched that first Efficiency Run last year. The development efforts of these two companies bring customers… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Expands Its Intelligent Platform Strategy for Trucks

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses, proudly revealed that their strategy for their trucks is working well. As a result, they are taking it further and planning to expand the program. Among the strategies being carried out by Daimler Trucks are coming up with innovative technologies, having efficient drive systems, improving their autonomous driving features, and strengthening the company’s global presence despite already being the leading truck manufacturer worldwide. According to Daimler, is offering uniform electrics/electronic architecture (E/E), chassis and cab for its trucks. Bernhard said that the standardization will bring about quick availability and first-class quality… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Unleashes Fleet of Zero Emissions Trucks

As of April 11, the Global Media Site of Daimler AG announced that they just commenced the first fleet test of their zero emissions trucks. The vehicles are all battery-operated, and the project is run by the Fuso brand of Daimler Trucks with the cooperation of the Municipality of Stuttgart and Hermes logistic company. The trucks are branded as the Fuso Canter E-Cell. Four trucks are used throughout the duration of the test. Each weighs six tonnes and equipped with special equipment to be used in various tasks. Two trucks come with hydraulic tipper bodies to be utilized in road construction and landscaping. The other two have box bodies for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Approved to Use HVO

We’ve featured about a guy before who uses French fries grease to power up his 1981 Mercedes-Benz. Now, Mercedes-Benz trucks have now been approved to use HVO. HVO stands for Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. It is an alternative fuel source, a biodiesel type, that is derived from waste materials such as used cooking oil, oil from plants or even waste fats. The report from Daimler said the approval was made in February 2016. It allows the in-line six-cylinder truck models of certain Mercedes-Benz trucks to use HVO, which will not only reduce its reliance to fossil fuels but also to provide it with a more environmentally-friendly option. HVO has been produced… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Get the Blind Spot Assist

The Blind Spot Assist system is no longer new to Mercedes-Benz luxury cars and vans. The technology provides them added safety features when changing lanes. Daimler, recognizing the added benefit that the tech would provide to its trucks, has integrated the system into them. Early this month, the company premiered its first-ever Mercedes-Benz truck with the Blind Spot Assist. The Blind Spot Assist uses a strategically-placed short-range radar sensor located at the rear axle to scan the areas on the entire length of the truck whether it is in semi-trailer or in a trailer combination. Its strip is even extended two meters forward in front of the truck for optimum efficiency. It is activated at… 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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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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