Truck History

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  • Stuttgart, Feb 21, 2014 - Mercedes-Benz is giving an insight into the development of the distribution sector with twelve historic models and four modern commercial vehicles at the Retro Classics show in Stuttgart (13 – 16 March 2014). The Mercedes star has emphatically made its mark on the distribution sector over the last 118 years of commercial vehicle history.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 13, 2013 - One of the forebears of the new Mercedes-Benz Atego was the “Daimler 4 hp” truck from 1899 – the third version of the world’s first truck, dating back to 1896. The first ignition in the truck – still with petrol from the pharmacy in those days – had occurred just three years previously in Bad Cannstatt, where Gottlieb Daimler built his motor vehicle for the transportation business 117 years ago.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 5, 2013 - This year's Retro Classics 2013 show, which is taking place in Stuttgart from 7 - 10 March, will see Mercedes-Benz exhibit no less than 14 historic trucks, three modern-day dump trucks and two heavy-duty trucks. As a result, visitors to the commercial vehicle area in Hall 8 will be treated to a journey through the history of the Mercedes-Benz construction vehicles of the post-war years, made up primarily of all-wheel dump trucks which once tackled operations in the building industry - and in some cases continue to do so to this day.
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