Special Topics

  • Stuttgart / Helsinki, May 9, 2018 - Good drivers are hard to find – and even harder to keep hold of. Finnish haulier Miks Auvinen has his own successful model for staff retention:
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 19, 2017 - Time to celebrate at Mercedes-Benz Ireland: because, according to Fergus Conheady, Commercial Vehicle Sales Manager (left) and Stephen Byrne, Chief Executive of Mercedes-Benz Ireland, it is now 50 years since Mercedes-Benz introduced the first commercial vehicle sporting the three-pointed star to Ireland.
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  • Wörth/Heidelberg, Feb 26, 2016 - The drivers who work for Heidelberg Cement, one of the world's leading building materials companies, spend their working hours at the wheel of mixer trucks, concrete pumps and tankers based on the Arocs and Actros, transporting aggregates, cement and ready-mixed concrete. At the beginning of February, instead of heading to the cement works or the construction site, however, the company's complement of just under 160 drivers made their way to Wörth on the Rhine to take part in a two-day training course in compliance with Driver CPC legislation.
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  • Stuttgart/İstanbul, Dec 10, 2015 - Major order for Mercedes-Benz Turkey: Barsan Global Logistics has expanded its fleet with 450 new Mercedes-Benz Actros 1841 trucks. The lowliner semitrailer tractor produced in Plant Wörth is equipped with a pneumatic suspension, a low frame and an additional suspension system for the front axle. In addition, all trucks come with the environmentally friendly Euro V technology.
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  • Stuttgart/Bonn, Apr 23, 2015 - The Mercedes-Benz Actros 1842 has impressed the editorial teams of the reputed "Trucker" and "VerkehrsRundschau" publications at this year's Green Truck Award and succeeded in taking first place in the rankings. As a result the Mercedes-Benz Actros 1842 has emerged as the most environment-friendly truck, edging ahead of the competition by virtue of its low fuel consumption. The vehicle clocked up an average fuel consumption of 22.9 l per 100 km in independent tests conducted last year for the editorial teams' Green Truck Award.
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  • Stuttgart/Wörth, Oct 11, 2013 - Major order for Mercedes-Benz Trucks: Spanish forwarding agent Primafrio has ordered 400 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks. The ordered vehicles are intended to modernise the fleet of this company specialised in the transportation of refrigerated goods, with reliable semi-trailer tractors from Mercedes now set to make up over half of its total fleet of some 750 vehicles. The 400 Actros trucks are equipped with environment-friendly Euro V technology and will be handed over to the customer up to January 2014.
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  • Wörth/Molsheim, Sep 16, 2013 - With the sales launch of its new Mercedes-Benz SLT heavy-duty tractor unit for the European markets, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is completing the introduction of its new truck model series featuring Euro VI in-line six-cylinder engines. The new family of Mercedes-Benz trucks for heavy-duty transport is available for the first time as the variants Actros-SLT with air suspension and Arocs-SLT with steel suspension, while the Arocs is also alternatively available with all-wheel drive.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 12, 2013 - Actually the almost 600 kilometres of her impending tour are purely a matter of routine for truck driver Bianca Dold. Her journey will be from Ulm to Berlin. She has already been there a few times, so no problem. But this time she is pretty excited as she climbs into her white Actros. Because this trip is not a normal assignment by her employer Schenker Deutschland AG - the destination is the TV station ZDF.
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  • Hannover, Sep 27, 2012 - On each day of the IAA Commercial Vehicles show the asphalt cowboys of country rock band BossHoss took to the truck stage at the top of every hour to treat their fans to a rendition of their song "Truckstar", which is dedicated to the new Antos. Also in the spotlight were the two stars of the show – the new Actros and the new Antos – , along with four striking girl dancers. The new Mercedes-Benz trucks displayed their strengths in impressive style, both in a video clip and "in the flesh" at the show. The video presents the new Antos in various heavy-duty distribution scenarios. The bass-dominated sound starts up in sync with the new in-line engine and segues into the performing band.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 30, 2012 - Mercedes-Benz sets sustainable trends in truck design with maximum aesthetic appeal. The judging panel of the most internationally acclaimed design competition has acknowledged this fact by awarding the Stuttgart-based company the coveted red dot award for the new Actros truck.
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  • Stuttgart / Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 17, 2012 - Daimler’s subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Türk has reeled in another major sale. By placing an order for 150 Mercedes-Benz Actros 1844 LS trucks, Turkish fruit and vegetable wholesaler Cekok Gida continues to put its trust in the dependability of Mercedes-Benz trucks. The food company relies primarily on Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks, which make up about 90 percent of the firm’s total fleet of more than 240 vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart/Munich, Nov 30, 2011 - The new Mercedes Benz Actros has taken the “European Transport Sustainability Prize 2012” award in the “Trucks from 7.5 tonnes” category. This is the first year the prize sponsored by the Huss-Verlag publishing house has been awarded. The jury statement highlighted the vehicle’s low fuel consumption, which was achieved in spite of the technology measures required to meet the Euro VI standard.
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  • Stuttgart/Kortrijk, Nov 25, 2011 - On the occasion of the international specialist trade fair “Trailer 2011” in Kortrijk, Belgium, an international expert jury awarded the new Mercedes-Benz Actros the title of “Truck Of The Year 2012”. The industry journalists, coming from 24 European countries and specialised in commercial vehicles, voted the flagship from the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle fleet the best truck of the year for the fourth time.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 24, 2011 - The latest success for Mercedes-Benz Trucks involves another major order for 202 units of Mercedes-Benz Actros 1844 LS trucks placed by the Turkish chocolate manufacturing company Tören Gida, which is converting most of fleet to the tried and tested truck model. Tören Gida, which has its headquarters in Gaziantep in Southeast Anatolia, is one of the most important industrial companies in the region. The truck fleet delivers the company’s products to 25 countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
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  • Wörth, Oct 25, 2011 - The first Actros Euro VI was handed over to the Transalliance transport company today as part of a major order for over 500 Mercedes-Benz trucks. Ulrich Bastert, head of sales at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, handed over the vehicle to Alexandre Michel, owner and CEO of the Transalliance Group, in Wörth today.
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