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Emission-free and cost-effective: Mercedes-Benz has presented the electrically driven Urban eTruck for heavy-duty short-radius distribution in city centres.
A new Unimog U 430 was brought into service in Leogang in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The temperatures here in the ski regions can reach up to minus 20°C and there are up to 50 cm snow in one night.
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As we look forward to Truckfest Peterborough on 30 April - 1 May 2017 we look back at 2016 which saw record numbers of trucks and people attend the two-day show.
Chrystelle Schafroth is living her dream. The 26-year-old drives an Actros drawbar combination. A man's job? "I love every single day!"
Smart mechanics, modern equipment, a professional organisation: the first Mercedes-Benz Service Camp in the southeast of Nigeria sets new benchmarks. “Mercedes-Benz Transport” spent a week on location.
The Actros as an efficient guarantor of success. When it was launched in 1996, the Actros was the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz Truck product range, and has stayed that way until the present day.
HPH is running its first Mercedes-Benz trucks, after an Actros Fuel Challenger trounced the operator’s fleet favourite and a vehicle by a third manufacturer.
Commitment of Mercedes-Benz to the training and development of its young people recognised with national award.
Mobile suction systems are the innovation in underground engineering. They allow operations to be reduced to a minimum duration as well as damage-free excavation work. This reduces costs enormously.
By using climate-friendly, environmentally responsible concrete, Devagro wants to set the benchmark in their industry. The Arocs fits perfectly with this project.
Mercedes-Benz celebrates the 390 kW OM 471 with a special version of the Actros.
In the second article in the series from Bob Beech, truck driver and transport journalist, Bob discusses the challenges and frustrations faced by drivers. Having been out on the road for 40 years, he has lots to get off his chest!
Víctor Toca Achurra earns his daily bread with sustainability. The president of Grupo Toysal is setting important trends when it comes to recycling in the Galicia region of Spain.
Q&A with Dave Norris, owner of the DN Mobile Services History Truck.
Today the LAK 329 driven by Hans Dietmar Bonin is operating as a beverage delivery truck on an almost daily basis.
Wincanton Fleet Director Carl Hanson at Mercedes-Benz RoadEfficiency LIVE. The operator’s latest order for 100 Actros tractor units with Safety Packs is the first it has placed since Mr Hanson took up his new role last summer
Joaquín Andrés Elena embodies the energy of his native region of Teruel. As too does the material he transports: cement.
Tudefrigo has a logistics platform in Navarra, where some of the most well-known Spanish manufacturers of frozen products are based.
Norwich-based company values drivers highly and appreciates the front line role they play.
It ploughs through this hollow way with a combination of Herculean strength and state-of-the-art technology: in the Bernese Oberland, a brand-new Unimog ensures that one of Switzerland’s oldest cog railways can start into the season.
With 15.6 litres displacement, up to 460 kW output and 3,000 Newton metres maximum torque, the OM 473 is the king of truck engines. It is built at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim.
Daimler Trucks plays it safe: pioneer of innovative safety and assistance systems.
Hot temperatures, kangaroos and endless landscapes in the outback – classic images of Australia. Even Australians have to admit that these are not mere clichés. They really do influence our lives down under. A report about the market launch of the new Actros in Australia.
So delighted was the Swansea-based Gavin Griffiths Group with its first Mercedes-Benz rigid truck that it promptly returned to South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials with an order for a second, identical vehicle.
Designed as the ultimate vehicle solution for an almost endless range of tasks, Unimog has the power to get the job done on any terrain. Watch the video to discover what this unique vehicle with over 1,000 applications can do!
Short-bonnet trucks used to be a common sight. But the 1924 LS belonging to Uwe Harms is a rarity indeed – as a semi-trailer designed for the Middle East.
Gottfried Kübler supplies fuel to filling stations on behalf of Paul Klacska GmbH. Mercedes-Benz ROUTE spent a day with him aboard his new Actros 1842 LS.
Camper manufacturer MAGELLANO is using the Actros with GigaSpace cab. The Edition 1 shows that the Actros is cut out for camping, too.
Around twelve years ago, long-distance trucker Necmettin Tivsiz from the Japal Trans BV haulage firm had recently obtained his driving licence. Today, he drives an Actros RoadStars Limited Edition LZV 1963.
Truckers in a completely different light – exceptional photographs from Norway.
In 1972, the then German Transport Minister, Georg Leber, proposed and passed a law to ensure that 8 hp of engine output per tonne of truck weight was available, and so Mercedes-Benz reacted by introducing the OM 400 engine model series.
UK's largest privately-owned lighting manufacturer adds four 26-tonne Actros to its all-Mercedes-Benz fleet.
Pompbet wants to reach to the skies. Thanks to two new concrete pumps, each covering seventy metres, on special 6-axle Arocs chassis, the company is second-to-none in Europe in terms of equipment.
Father Christmas gets all the credit for delivering the presents, but we know who makes it happen. thank you to all the truck drivers for delivering Christmas.
Demolition company Jan Knijnenburg B.V. was founded 100 years ago. And in its jubilee year it wants to continue improving further – among other things by adding five innovative Arocs 4745 LK 10x4 trucks to its fleet.
The new, interactive communication platform RoadStars by Mercedes-Benz Trucks invites all truck interested people to participate and enjoy exclusive member promotions, social media functions and information about trucks.
Immense know-how, impressive trucks and an enthusiastic crowd – the 15th Deutschlandfahrt for historical commercial vehicles makes for great publicity all across Germany for trucking treasures.
During a week-long event at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK showcased its products and services, allowing customers to experience RoadEfficiency first-hand.
Converso TP relies on innovative vehicle solutions for working in Grenoble and the surrounding area.
A Christmas tree fit for the Queen!
John van den IJssel drives his bitumen throughout Europe, clocking up millions of kilometres in the process. His latest companion: the Actros 1851 BigSpace.
Vincente Connolly, Director National Sales Mercedes-Benz and FUSO Trucks UK, receives the Princess Royal Training Award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal
The forwarding agency Böhm constantly adjusts many variables to make sure their trucks generate solid earnings.
UK's first Mercedes-Benz 8x6 Arocs gritters are ready for winter in Lincolnshire.
With 7 000 employees and clients that rank among the biggest companies in Europe, Girteka Logistics is a transportation heavyweight. The Lithuanian company continues to grow! Key factors of success: “Lean” management and having its own fleet, which now includes 1 100 Actros trucks.
Sweden is the second Scandinavian market to be brought online. Here, we will share some interesting information, facts and particularities about our northernmost RoadStars market with you.
From 1988 to 1998, the NG model series vehicles appeared under the name of MK/SK (Mittlere Klasse/Schwere Klasse = middle-weight class/heavy-weight class) with many improvements.
Trucks are getting smarter, but that doesn’t mean that drivers can relax. It takes skill and experience to get the best out of your vehicle.
Arriving on time and a safe journey – that is what is most important to Actros driver Simón de los Santos. However, the thrill of driving at full throttle remains his passion.
An LA 1113 shuttles tourists to a former fishing village in Brazil up to eight times a day.
She is passionate about the world of engines, is an autodidact, and creates unique trucks. Today, we present the story of Flora Biosca at RoadStars.
Commercial beekeeper Woldgate Honey needs trucks that can carry heavy loads both on and off road, across challenging terrain and in all weathers – the Mercedes-Benz Unimog hits the sweet spot!
We are delighted to present a new RoadStars market: France. But what is it exactly that makes France so special?
From Stuttgart to Hamburg and back – Mercedes-Benz has been measuring fuel consumption along this route for the past 20 years.
Eiffage Infraestructuras are significantly expanding their fleet. 19 Arocs concrete mixers and tractor units mark the beginning for the construction specialists.
Della Santa AG is a highly successful haulage company for the recycling business. Personal contact to customers plays a key role.
Wolfgang Riek and his LAK 312: memories of his dad's truck.
Read how a visit to Truckfest led to a life-changing career path for Louise Thomas.
Have you already noticed the blue truck steering wheel on some profiles? Those are “RoadStars Drivers” who have already registered for this new status.
2007: The Truck 'n' Roll Edition. A unique special model and one of the most attractive Actros models ever built.
Mercedes-Benz is making the job behind the wheel even easier thanks to RoadEfficiency. The service concept unites low overall costs, great levels of safety and high vehicle usage.
Fire services in the north of Portugal regularly fight raging bush fires. All-terrain Unimogs have been in operation in the region for many years – as seaside rescuers too.
Lenham Storage marked its 70th anniversary by commissioning a Mercedes-Benz Actros with a special livery highlighting an enduring relationship with the three-pointed star that dates back to the late 1940s.
Developers and test drivers bring the first new-generation Actros from the deserts of Abu Dhabi back to Germany.
Right on time for the 100th birthday of the truck, its inventor presented the new heavy trucks in 1996, and gave the child a name at the same time: Actros.
The family-operated business is focused on the construction industry and operates a truck and equipment hire agency, a basement excavation operation and its own clean fill sites.
Britain’s road transport industry has a problem. The Freight Transport Association and the Road Haulage Association issued a joint statement last year saying the industry is short by about 45,000 drivers, and another 40,000 are likely to leave by 2017.
The concept vehicle “Light II” based on the Mercedes-Benz Econic is 1.2 tonnes lighter than a standard disposal vehicle.
Wiedmann & Winz ran through what FleetBoard is capable of for "Mercedes-Benz Transport". One thing quickly became clear: if the full potential of telematics is harnessed, everyone benefits: companies, drivers and the customer.
2005 RAI Amsterdam: the Actros Cruiser 1860 took centre stage at the trade fair.
Tipper Haulier of the Year Mick George Ltd has further enhanced its impressive safety credentials by commissioning the first Mercedes-Benz Econic construction vehicles for operation outside London.
Two legends which know no compromise: the Unimog U 5030 and the G-Class 4x4² demonstrate their capabilities in off-road terrain.
Christoph Sandmann is one of the world’s top four-in-hand drivers, the Formula 1 of combined driving.
DFA in Ronneburg is a specialist for site logistics for major building projects.
We asked drivers from around the UK what they love about trucking. Find out what they have to say and then have your say.
The cube-shaped driver’s cab – there is hardly a more beautiful example of a strikingly clear truck design. That sentiment is shared by Uwe Harm’s son Lauritz, who is a big fan of this truck.
The new Mercedes-Benz Uptime service informs customers remotely about the technical state of their trucks and gives them specific recommendations about what to do.
The She’s RHA campaign, launched by the Road Haulage Association in February 2016, celebrates women in the haulage industry. The initiative aims to create awareness of women across the sector and consists of networking events and mentoring programmes.
The greatest possible level of safety is also an integral element in the new RoadEfficiency concept from Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Actros driver Jürgen Breininger won the top prize in the RoadStars competition. His trophy: an Arocs 3245 dump truck from LEGO® Technic.
“The light dumper truck made in Mannheim – a typical example of the short-nosed truck generation of the time.”
Reduced costs for customers are a central component of Mercedes-Benz RoadEfficiency.
It’s the UK Road Haulage Association’s National Lorry Week and the theme for this year’s campaign, which takes place from 19 - 24 September 2016, is 'The Next Generation'.
From April to September – monthly trucker songs.
A comprehensive three-month trial of trucks by four manufacturers ended with a decision by Cheshire-based Boughey Distribution to replace its fleet of tractor units with 100 new Mercedes-Benz Actros.
Several thousand kilometres through Australia's outback, predominantly on sand tracks and off-road terrain – sounds like the ultimate of adventures!
News, photos and a video from the FTA Truck Driver of the Year event held at Mercedes-Benz Wentworth Park.
To mark the occasion Mercedes-Benz will be presenting a special model at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 – together with the new concept RoadEfficiency.
Uwe Harms collects old trucks – specifically those he remembers from his grandfather’s haulage company.
The world’s most successful truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks is presenting the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart today, as the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes.
The first Mercedes-Benz Actros to join the distinctively liveried, 200-strong tractor unit fleet of Lancashire haulier Fagan & Whalley has impressed its new owners so much that they have now ordered another two.
Thomas Rebhan delivers wood chip to wholesale customers and private households. ROUTE spent a day with him on board his Arocs 3248.
Fast-growing live event and exhibitions transport specialist TRUCKINGBY Brian Yeardley has added a stunning new flagship to its high-profile fleet, a low-framed, 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz rigid with range-topping GigaSpace cab.
Angelo Marzano owns three semitrailers which he uses to transport fruit and vegetables northwards from Campania. The most remarkable one is an individually styled Actros Brutale.
"Cost-effective freight transport requires advanced trucks"
Discema supplies more than 8500 customers in and around Valencia with up to 500 different drinks.
The company Lippstädter Transportbeton GmbH & Co. KG (LTB) builds its business on the Arocs, which is now also available with a lower entry.
Northern Ireland-based civil engineering contractor FP McCann is enjoying exceptional productivity, fuel performance and driver feedback from its first new Arocs, as well as top-class service from supplying dealer Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI).
Even with the Actros, sometimes the road is not the shortest route.
Heavy transport might make you think of powerful engines and yellow warning lights. And you'd be right in thinking that.
For the Farny beer brewery in Allgäu, drivers like Franz Weber are irreplaceable. In his Atego, he is a haulier, a counsellor, a packhorse, a tour guide and a Foreign Minister all rolled into one.
A Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor unit belonging to Preston-based GBA Services has recorded a stunning fuel consumption figure of 17.1 mpg over a 100-mile run through Austria.
Uwe Harms has restored a number of vintage vehicles. This one is his newest baby: a round-bonneted 1924 truck with tipper platform dating from 1972.
The first Mercedes-Benz Arocs to join the McCormick Contracts fleet has repaid its owner with problem-free performance and a welcome boost in fuel efficiency.
Courage, yes, but certainly not heroism. Modesty for sure, proper training and very reliable equipment: That's what you need as a lifeboat serviceman.
Reinhard Windbichler makes short work of branches, trunks and treetops. His mission: to produce wood chips. His truck: an Arocs 3363 with a very special body.
After Daimler-Benz recommenced production of cars and trucks after the end of World War II, it was time to enter the van sector.
2010 IAA: Mercedes-Benz presented the Actros Limited Edition – hand-finished trucks with two-tone paintwork.
The Econic-based tipper is used to supply sand and gravel to CEMEX’s London concrete plants and local customers.
J.P. Vis & Zn now have their first ever Actros in service and it's also a first for Fred Koster, too – in his entire driving life, he's only ever driven other brands.
23 year old Alex Schuit drives one of the finest trucks in the Netherlands and wins first prize in the CharterWay photo competition.
So taken was Nestlé UK with the eye-catching appearance of its first seven Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units that it promptly switched from its previous white colour scheme to a new, metallic silver livery which complements their stylish good looks.
Gruppo Bianchetti Costruzioni has successfully diversified its operations in the construction sector.
Claudio Lecis sits at the wheel of an Arocs 4143 concrete mixer, working for the Metelli company. Even difficult situations can't hold the dynamic duo back.
Franz Hartl transports fermentation residues for the Zellinger waste disposal company in Upper Austria.
Before he drives off, Alfons Jung first has to light a fire: the 82-year old drives a Mercedes-Benz L 701 with a wood carburettor.
The reigning Mercedes-Benz Truck Dealer of the Year has served up a perfect blend of reliable, fuel-efficient performance, driver appeal and top-quality back-up to leading Scottish haulier Currie European.
The Actros vehicles used by Carmagn in Apulia cover 200,000 kilometres each year transporting fresh produce over the Alps. A task which is only possible with a two-person crew.
The drivers at Exacompta use the MercedesServiceCard to settle their fuel and toll bills.
Safety was at the top of its shopping list when online grocer Ocado ordered a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks.
Just a few more steps and the new showtruck will be finished. The decal once more requires highest concentration.
Weighing in at 20 tonnes and 22 metres long, this is a special kind of material transport task.
At the new Testing and Technology Centre in Immendingen, Daimler demands the utmost from cars and vans. On the Rough Surface-Dirt Track, for example. A Unimog makes sure that this track lives up to its name at all times.
Customer-focused back-up and impressively low consumption of both diesel and AdBlue convinced South Wales operator John Jones to invest in two more 8x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs tippers.
The Genoa-based Gruppo Spinelli handles the entire container transport chain on land – from the port quay to the recipient.
The LAK 2624 shown here is a prominent representative of the heavy-weight short-nosed truck class.
Outstanding reliability and Dealer back-up contribute to low cost of Mercedes-Benz ownership for a UK success story.
An 85-metric-ton pump turbine needs to get from Wales to Swabia: no problem for the Actros for loads of up to 250 tonnes.
The first high-visibility Mercedes-Benz Econic to be specified for ‘muckaway’ duties has been quick to impress since entering service with fast-growing contractor S Walsh & Sons.
Berlin’s City Cleaning Department turns waste into biogas – and uses it to operate a fleet of 150 Natural Gas Technology Econics.
Global audio visual equipment specialist Creative Technology has turned once again to Mercedes-Benz Dealer Rossetts Commercials to help it bring “great ideas to life”.
The smooth flow of traffic on Germany’s motorways is also attributable to a family-run company from Lower Saxony. Rosinsky builds embankments, does asphalt edging and offers winter maintenance services. The new Euro VI Unimog is an indispensable companion.
Escaping East Germany in the pre-war L 3000 truck and subsequently founding the Zeitfracht logistics company.
A first, 35-mile test drive of a tractor unit in 15 years was all it took to convince AFS Haulage boss Andy Seagrave that an investment in the remarkable Active Brake Assist 3 system from Mercedes-Benz was well worth making.
K+S has been mining and processing mineral raw materials for over 125 years. With the help of the Econic the tradition-steeped company makes excavated potash mines in eastern Hesse secure.
Africa’s roads prove too much for even the best of trucks. The Mercedes-Benz Service Camp mobile mechanics have the task of preventing this.
The 1960s – the LP series heralds the start of modern times: new shapes, new technology, new designations.
Momentum builds for low-entry model which raises construction sector safety to new heights.
Up to 3% less fuel consumption, higher torque in the low rev range – these are the positive experiences gained by the transport and logistics company Ludwig Peetz with the second-generation OM 471 engine in the Actros.
Only three steps to get into the cab – the new Arocs concrete mixer is both comfortable and practical. Jens Fronczyk has already had the chance to get behind the wheel.
It is with great pleasure that we are presenting a new market on RoadStars: Greece. What are the main features of Greece?
The second-generation OM 471 six-cylinder in-line engine has even more pulling power and yet is more economical than its predecessor.
The are the red blood corpuscles in East Africa's veins: Aman Kurji's Actros trucks are fuelling growth in the region. “Mercedes-Benz Transport” met the Head of Scarce Commodities, a subsidiary of Petrocity, in Eldoret in Kenya.
“Obelix” is written in large letters on the side of the driver's cab of Kristian Rytter's Mercedes-Benz Actros 4163 SLT 8x4/10x4.
The first dump trucks were a small sensation. Eckhard Kuhlmann found them fascinating and still does today. That is why he rebuilt an L 311 exactly the way it was.
First-class after-sales service and a focus on economy, that’s the recipe of success for Hasler Transport AG.
The LB 327 shown here is now a very rare specimen. The vehicle has been newly restored and the paint is not quite dry. The vehicle premiered at Retro Classics in 2016.
Turbo Retarder Clutch was key to heavy haulage specialist’s latest order.
That's the slogan of ForFarmers. Logistics manager Frank van Kerkhof gives the low-down on the animal feed sector, and explains how important the Actros and FleetBoard are to the company.
Predictive Powertrain Control retrofit solution for the Arocs.
We are delighted to present a new RoadStars market: Romania. But what is it that makes Romania so special?
A large-volume Actros tractor/trailer combination takes the ferry across the Rhine. This saves it a detour of around 100 kilometres.
Michael Purwins' job takes him to the skies. His passion, however, is very much on the road.
… Chrome parts, airbrush, etc. These are just some of the things with which truck drivers transform a truck into their highly personal masterpiece.
Salt from the mine in Haigerloch-Stetten doesn't just keep our roads free of ice in winter, it also keeps Wacker Chemie busy.
If the technician carries the right part, irritating downtimes can be drastically reduced. Service24h with telediagnosis makes this possible.
2006 IAA: the Actros SpaceMax design study opened a new dimension of homeliness and sleeping comfort in the truck cab.
Mercedes-Benz truck operators can now equip vehicles which are already on the road with fuel-saving Predictive Powertrain Control systems.
At the 1000th Fuel Duel, the Actros from Kreykenbohm Spedition demonstrated an 8.6 percent improvement in fuel consumption.
Two self-propelled heavy-duty modules are used to relocate an oak tree in the US state of Louisiana.
Miguel Reus, a construction haulier based in Majorca, is defying the crisis in his industry.
We are delighted to present a new RoadStars market: Portugal. But what is so special about Portugal?
Overheating was yesterday: with the Turbo Retarder Clutch, Mercedes-Benz trucks can start up, manoeuvre and brake reliably and wear-free in every situation.
“The green path” – this is the name of the road that connects the far west of Brazil with the prospering south.
The Airbus A380 is huge - both in the air and on the ground.
Save time by staying logged in as a RoadStar!
Mustafa-Kerim Aktas drives an Arocs 4463 equipped with a turbo retarder clutch – a big help during his daily trips around the gravel pit.
2008 IAA: 'Trucks you can trust' was our brand promise at the largest trade fair for commercial vehicles in the world.
The all-terrain Unimog U 4023 and U 5023 are now also available in a crewcab version.
Visit RoadStars whenever and wherever you want – now optimized for all end devices!
Actros, Axor and Atego support the carnival in São Paulo and Salvador.
Life in Afghanistan is hard. The drivers make the best of things, artistically painting and decorating their old trucks.
… Chrome parts, airbrush, etc. These are just some of the things with which truck drivers transform a truck into their highly personal masterpiece.
A road construction material from a bygone era is back!
As a registered user, why not take a look at your new personal dashboard?
Everyone is crazy about vintage at the waste management company Lönne in Lippstadt.
There are several ways of maintaining your speed while on the road: with the accelerator or, to take the strain off you, by means of cruise control or the limiter.
Furniture manufacturer Symphony is now conducting its own transport operation, with support from Mercedes-Benz.
David Darras drives an impressively equipped Actros 1851 with tipper semitrailer for the company which his father and uncle run.
Reliability even at temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius. The Actros proves itself under the toughest of conditions.
Wilfried Wirtz is a specialist for ‘high value’, encompassing precious freight and complex transportation throughout Europe.
This service is first class: two new Econics deliver cabin equipment to the aircraft at Frankfurt Airport.
The Atron in action constructing the "Corinthians" football stadium in São Paulo for the 2014 World Cup.
This LP 333 is one of the few "Millipedes" still in existence.
Its operating area is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road: at the Aebi Schmidt Expert Conference on Winter Maintenance Technology, the Unimog implement carrier demonstrated that it is a powerful winter specialist and an efficient all-rounder throughout the year.
Towing has never been easier – thanks to the new "BIG ROCK" of LARAG AG.
PPC is a GPS-controlled system that supports cruise control by reference to topographic data.
Advanced Mercedes-Benz Safety Truck stars at historic Cart Marking ceremony.
Quality is an absolute must for air spring bellows, as they influence safety, economy and comfort.
Forty years ago: in the Swiss mountain community of Betten, waste was carried away by simply attaching the Unimog to the aerial railway.
Transporting components of wind power plants is precision work.
2004: The limited edition of the 450-kW-strong flagship was a real eye-catcher on the streets of Europe.
This remarkable collaboration between the LEGO Group and Mercedes-Benz Trucks will bring a completely new, tailor-made model to life: the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245, one of the world's most complex trucks.
A 7.5-tonne car transporter the same length as a semitrailer truck: it was custom-built in the 1970s.
A fleet of Actros tippers is on the road in northern Siberia constructing roads.
For the Municipal Maintenance Department in Oberhof the Unimog U 430 keeps the roads free from snow and deposits fresh artificial snow from Central Europe’s largest ski sports hall on skiing trails.
Mercedes-Benz gives Transport Minister a driver’s eye view of the road.
This year, DB Schenker took over responsibility for transporting the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team.
Lane Keeping Assist will be required by law from November 2015. The system is activated automatically at a speed of 60 km/h and over.
For the well-established company Eric Hostettmann Transports de Grumes, the newest addition to its fleet is a dream come true.
Up to 3% less fuel consumption while delivering more torque and higher output – the second generation of the OM 471 has been available to order for the Actros since July and has plenty to offer.
Using technologies available on the market, the fuel consumption, and therefore the CO₂emissions, of modern truck combinations can be reduced by a double-digit percentage.
40 tonnes plus in long-distance haulage – Mike Schmies is pleased with the support provided by the assistance systems on his Actros 2548, including Active Brake Assist 3.
Gerhard Huckschlag can call a true gem his own: a Mercedes LS 337.
Forty years ago. Tough work for round-bonneted trucks in the Malaysian jungle.
The El Mosca group aims to increase its sales by almost 25% in 2015 to 156 million euros.
The new generation of Mercedes-Benz Trucks has FleetBoard Eco Support fitted as standard – Your personal coach for the most economical driving style.
Real adventures start where paved roads end. That‘s why the Mercedes-Benz Unimog, with its high off-road capability, is often the first choice when it comes to off-road operations for expeditions and adventurers, for hunting or for rallies.
The first Mercedes-Benz truck purpose-designed for heavy-duty distribution work is a true all-rounder.
When you drive on the road and occasionally off-road, HAD provides the necessary tractive power at the front axle.
AEBS serves to reduce the number of rear-end collisions and to mitigate their consequences.
Economical driving is about you and your truck.
Welcome to Mercedes-Benz Trucks Pro Training.
The departure check routine is essential to truck safety.
The turbo retarder clutch is a system that's really easy to use, as it is controlled via the accelerator pedal.
1,100 litres of fuel per year saved, approx. three tonnes less CO2 – these are two essential basic parameters for a long-distance tractor unit truck with the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz OM 471 heavy-duty engine in the case of an annual mileage of 130,000 km.
The new Mercedes-Benz Arocs ticks all the boxes for a company riding high on the back of London’s construction boom.
The cubic cab set standards in truck design, and the V10 diesel engine was a powerpack few thought possible. So it had to be a 1632 for Michael Kluck.
Braking assistants and lane departure warning systems are to become mandatory – Mercedes-Benz has been meeting these requirements for years.
Weighing 129 tonnes and measuring 46 metres in length – “Transport” magazine was there when the new Actros SLT for loads of up to 250 tonnes with Euro VI engine was put through a final endurance test before its official premiere. The verdict was: the truck sets new benchmarks in heavy haulage.
The tanks of the Antos Loader are filled with around 27 tonnes of fuel before it sets off on the next trip.
It impresses companies with its outstanding economy, drivers with its dynamism and starting power, society with its low emissions – the Mercedes-Benz Actros with the latest-generation OM 471 heavy-duty engine combines seeming opposites.
The new Sky Actros is the backstage lounge for international footballers and presenters when football matches are broadcast.
The British safety initiative CLOCS is intensifying measures to prevent truck accidents that involve cyclists and pedestrians.
In Hüttenheim in Lower Franconia the company Knauf Gips KG mines for anhydrite. In operation underground, a purpose-configured Zetros shows what it can do.
Autonomous driving – the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 already can.
The Hydraulic Auxiliary Drive (HAD) combines the advantages of the all-wheel and conventional drive systems. It offers additional traction when required, a higher payload and lower fuel consumption.
For Olaf Horn, it's a dream come true: a Unimog U 406 from 1970. He's known the vehicle since he was a child.
An Actros Black Liner pulls a hundred-thousand-euro yacht from the Adriatic Sea to Finland.
The Arocs 2651 Euro VI with timber transport body.
In the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant's foundry, several grey cast iron variants are produced for use in engine production.
In the early nineties, Henk van Dieren jumped onto the intermodal train.
A new testing facility is now helping operators ordering non-standard vehicles to hit the road with a minimum of fuss.
The new Econic is now also available as a turntable ladder vehicle for fire service operations.
The skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex travels in the Actros to the Fraunhofer Institute.
Building the safest commercial vehicles in the world is the proviso for the entire Daimler Trucks division, and in particular for Mercedes-Benz.
The latest Arocs is not rolling off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, but in Billund in Denmark – a Lego model, which Mercedes-Benz Transport let two young experts put through its paces.
Fritz Oswald GmbH has been marketing Styrian fruit, vegetables and forest fruits for almost five decades.
Following the success of the LEGO Unimog, the model manufacturer has again joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to bring yet another Mercedes-Benz model onto the market.
It had to be that one: Burkhard Ziegler bought his NG 1632 in the face of tough competition.
Eduard Illmaier is transporting logs. He does this both on motorways and on forest tracks.
The specialists at Mercedes-Benz have scrutinised all of the components for the benefit of payload-sensitive long-distance transport.
Every year forest fires sweep through France, threatening lives and nature. The emergency fire brigades in the Landes department operate 80 all-terrain Unimogs with special fire fighting equipment, and their fleets include two new U 5023 water tenders with Euro VI engines.
Sansibar is the most well-known beach restaurant on the North Sea coast.
This is the claim that Dirk Grabowski, shown here at the firm’s premises in Lübeck, has developed for the family-owned company.
A job for drivers with a vision: Gerwin "Gerry" Engert transports glazing.
“Rare” is not the right term for Heinz Kempf's LPS 333 – he owns the only roadworthy “millipede” tractor unit in the world.
Power meets stubbornness: even the mighty new Actros SLT is forced to make a temporary stop when the road ahead is blocked by a flock of sheep.
About 700,000 cubic metres of snow and ice block the 48-kilometre Grossglockner High Alpine Road every year. This is an ideal operating terrain for the Unimog. In the spring, new models were able to impressively demonstrate their capability.
The new OM 473 is the most powerful unit of the new generation of engines for Mercedes-Benz trucks. The man behind it: Dr Elmar Böckenhoff, Chief Designer Global for Truck Engines and Powertrains at Daimler Trucks.
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Cumbersome, weighing tons, susceptible to damage and really urgent: unusual transport jobs are the bread-and-butter work of Nowatzki Logistik in Hildesheim, south of Hanover.
Since its launch three years ago the New Actros has become a firm favourite with UK operators. Now it’s set to take the used truck market by storm.
The MercedesServiceCard enables automatic toll settlement in 22 European countries. With cost benefits on top, thanks to cooperation with UTA.
With the best will in the world, Uwe Harms' model 1924 short-nosed truck is far too nice to be used as a cement mixer. Just looking at it is a true delight.
Years of searching are finally rewarded – Dennis Rekate finds his LPS 2032 online.
Have you always wanted to go on tour with the new Mercedes-Benz Actros? The time has finally come. Since the end of March 2015, a major highlight has been added to the popular "Euro Truck Simulator 2" software.
The Hydraulic Auxiliary Drive (HAD) starting-off aid offers additional traction when needed – and its added weight is practically negligible on long journeys. Karl Fischer GmbH, which operates more than 20 Arocs trucks, has already tested the new system.
Culina Logistics celebrated its 20th birthday in style, by winning the coveted Motor Transport Temperature-Controlled Operator of the Year award.
Up to 5000 trucks per year – that's the number that Gross, the tow-truck specialists near Stuttgart, have to deal with.
Michael Steiner works for Staber where he uses the Arocs to transport construction machinery, often to almost inaccessible spots.
You never know what awaits you at the next emergency. But you know how you’ll handle it: with the Unimog.
A cab and a chassis come together every three minutes at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. Produced down to the finest details according to the "Trucks you can trust" ethos.This plant has been writing truck history for 50 years now.
The TALKE Group transports sensitive loads for the chemicals industry. For an optimised payload, the company uses a strong athlete from the field of heavy-duty distribution transport: the new Antos Loader.
Heinrich Hauser isn't a fan of motorways. He'd much rather drive his Arocs through the tight forest tracks in the mountains of Tyrol. We joined him on a wood transport run.
Joachim Bauer, Thomas Zollner and their comrades at the THW in Laaber rely on their extremely agile off-road U 5023 when dealing with floods.
The Actros Loader with an ultra-light trailer gives glass haulier Van Huët a payload of 28 tonnes – a quantum leap for the Emons subsidiary.
With its fine control characteristics and enhanced steering, Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ latest 26-tonne demonstrator has been quick to impress.
Owner operator Thomas Allen from JR Allen & Son talks about his new Arocs concrete mixer.
In the rough north of Finland, just below the Arctic Circle, there is the largest chrome ore mine in Europe. Here in the snow and ice the new Arocs shows what it is made of.
Detlev Stolze has a hobby that requires time and space: he works on his L 3500 in a warehouse.
The toughest sections of the off-road course south of Berlin really highlight the familiar strengths of the legendary short-nosed Unimog: its outstanding handling characteristics in difficult terrain.
For over 60 years, the Mercedes-Benz L 3500 has been in operation for Holzbau Hogenmüller in Offenburg, Germany. The few repairs necessary were carried out by the boss himself – a task which he really enjoyed.
The restoration of the historic ADAC support truck was a herculean task – the result is a dream.
Three generations of the Actros SLT pull and push a chemical reactor for a petrochemical plant through the Saudi Arabian desert.
Where other trucks reach the end of the road, the Actros 3365 SLT still keeps going strong. Like when transporting a load of 52 tonnes through the wilderness of New Zealand.
As a rule, the diesel particulate filter regenerates itself automatically. Only in exceptional circumstances does the driver need to initiate this process manually. Tips from professional trainer Peter Bodenseh.
The benchmark in heavy haulage: with a gross combination weight of 250 tonnes, Pete Junttila's new Arocs SLT is one of the most powerful trucks in Europe. And the first SLT on Europe's roads.
An engine failure by no means signals the end of a truck's life. The Mercedes-Benz Engine Remanufacturing department in Mannheim delivers top-quality replacements.
First an army truck, then a donor for spare parts – and now once more an adornment for every classic vehicle event: the Bünemann family's L 5000.
Emil Bölling is one of the most enigmatic collector of old trucks. His passion started with the Mercedes-Benz L 6500. Today, "Ernst" – or Ernest to give it its English name – is the centrepiece of the collection at the Alga museum for commercial vehicles in Sittensen, Germany.
After around 600 hours at work, Vanni Trevisan finished his assignment: the images of four historical Mercedes-Benz models shine out of the paint of a new Actros. A true masterpiece.
The Unimog U 218 amazed the city of Schmalkalden in two ways at one and the same time – through its affordable price and through great manoeuvrability. The multitalented Unimog is now part of the municipal maintenance department’s fleet.
Managing Director Merkur Frucht Michael Hordzewitz talks about the new Antos.
Marathon CEO Emil Lisowski talks about his 22-tonne Atego high-volume articulated combinations.
The right oil is crucial for a truck’s engine performance, service life and fuel consumption. Daimler oil expert Nikolaos Savvanis explains why Mercedes-Benz offers its own engine oil and what its production has to do with Coca-Cola.
Gonzalo Sanz Garcia, Managing Director of the Spanish haulier Astrasa, talks about his New Actros and the Europe-wide service network of Mercedes-Benz.
Whatever the application, the new Mercedes-Benz Atego light rigid truck range has all the answers.
For more than five centuries, the Stiegl brand has stood for the fine art of brewing. Equally suited to this image is the first of the new Antos model series to be delivered in Austria. And not only its driver, Franz Sigl, is impressed with it. The low consumption is also good news for the company as a whole.
From early Monday morning to Friday afternoon in a truck: that's normal for René Brömelhus. He likes living on the road – and even more since he started driving a new Actros.
Open-air fitness studios are soon to be built at key parking areas for trucks throughout Poland. They are part of the "Truckers Life" campaign which is being supported by Mercedes-Benz Polska.
Strapping Alpinist. Everyone who drives the New Arocs at Zbinden is full of praise for its capabilities in extreme terrain.
The Mercedes-Benz Actros is taking on all-comers in a fuel fight to the finish. There can only be one winner…
André Krantzen has no time to lose. He is carrying flowers, and they have to be fresh when they arrive. The assistance and safety systems of his new Actros make his work easier. One of these systems is Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC).
Lower environmental impact and lower costs: the fuel-efficient Euro VI Actros operated by the Emons haulage company requires four litres less diesel per 100 kilometres – and that figure could be improved even further.
With a new engine and drive train, and five percent lower fuel consumption – the new Atego boasts a total of 55 product innovations. These include numerous enhancements for the driver – as demonstrated in a press test drive in Frankfurt.
Thanks to the turbo retarder clutch, Mercedes PowerShift 3 as an automated 16-speed transmission and the OM 473 engine, the New Actros SLT and the New Arocs SLT up to 250 tonnes can reliably put their power on the road.
The diesel particulate filter on all Euro VI Mercedes-Benz trucks is good for the environment and for your budget. With the Full-Service Package there’s no extra stop at the garage for the installation of the original exchangeable part.
In order to optimise fuel cost management and reduce repair time Steffen Heuschkel uses the MercedesServiceCard.
Clay, mud and a whole lot of holes – this is a world in which Wasserbau Wusterhausen is in its element. The helper that stands by the company’s side is even more uncompromising than its employees when it comes to off-road operations: the Zetros.
For payload-sensitive haulage Mercedes-Benz offers special solutions for its three heavy-duty truck model series: the Actros Loader, the Antos Loader and the Arocs Loader. The vehicles are available as tractor units, rigids, and concrete mixers.
A clear loading height of three metres: the Actros Volumer and the Antos Volumer are the optimised solution for high-volume haulage and available as tractor units and rigids.
Transport operators all over Europe are boosting their efficiency with the support of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. PPC and FleetBoard are just two examples of how this is achieved. No other manufacturer offers such a wide array of technologies and services to enable greater profitability.
Satisfied, good drivers, who enjoy getting into their distribution trucks are crucial for Greif, says Siegfried Arnold, shown here with the new Atego and a number of typical linen containers at the company’s headquarters in Augsburg.
Markus Rudolph with one of his new Actros trucks in Lufthansa Cargo’s outgoing pick-up area at Frankfurt Airport.