Daimler Trucks at a Glance

Welcome to the leader in the world truck market!

2018 was a record year for Daimler Trucks. Sales, revenues and operating profit all rose year over the prior year to reach new historical records. And we are equally optimistic for 2019! Sales should continue to climb and we remain ambitious in terms of our profitability. Daimler Trucks is thus well-positioned for the road ahead.

In our industry in particular the course of business always depends on the market environment - and in this respect the current conditions are good. But to be really successful that alone is not enough. It’s our own contributions that will make the difference. It’s crucial that we at Daimler Trucks work as a team on the right strategic topics.

And that’s just what we’re doing. Around the world we are continuously optimizing our productivity with global platforms. And in all regions we offer our customers leading products that we continuously improve. In North America, for example, we are launching our new Freightliner Cascadia this year; in Europe our new Mercedes-Benz Actros is being delivered to customers; and in Japan we are equipping our FUSO Super Great with new assistance systems.

These new trucks are real high-tech heavyweights. In them are many innovations we will use to shape the future of logistics. Be it in connectivity, automated driving or electric drives – we aspire to be the innovation leader in all three key technologies. We are combining our pioneering spirit with realism and pragmatism. In other words, we do not develop innovations for the sake of innovation. We develop innovations that make our customers more successful - and transport safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

Martin Daum
Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG
and Head of Daimler Trucks & Buses