Shaping Future Transportation

  • Düsseldorf, Mar 21, 2016 - 120 years after the invention of the truck, Daimler Trucks is bringing the truck into the internet. In doing so in the IAA (International Commercial Vehicle Show) year 2016, the world's leading truck manufacturer is demonstrating its technological leadership in the field of connectivity and systematically consolidating its worldwide lead in connected trucks. Around 365,000 Daimler trucks around the world are already connected via the FleetBoard and Detroit Connect systems – more than any other manufacturer can offer.
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  • London, Mar 29, 2010 - The halfway stage has been reached in the fleet trial of the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid in the London area. Since August 2008, ten light-duty trucks equipped with hybrid drive systems have clocked around 265,000 km in eight fleets operated by customers. The vehicles are in service every day and travel between 400 and 2,800 km each month. The trial for the model under European conditions, which is scheduled to run for three years, is part of Daimler Trucks’ “Shaping Future Transportation” global initiative, the goal of which is to turn the zero-emission commercial vehicle of tomorrow into a reality by means of efficient and clean drive systems and alternative fuels.
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  • Munich/Stuttgart, Mar 1, 2010 - Germany's truck hauliers and commercial transport operators have chosen the best brands in the commercial vehicle market. On behalf of the Munich-based weekly magazine "VerkehrsRundschau", market research institute TNS Emnid surveyed 400 executives to ascertain the image of the most important suppliers of commercial vehicles as well as fleet products and services. The commercial vehicle brands of Daimler AG were nominated in six of the specified categories, and emerged victorious in no fewer than four.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 24, 2009 - Daimler AG has delivered the 10,000th Mercedes-Benz truck equipped with the Active Brake Assist feature for emergency braking. Hubert Troska, head of Mercedes-Benz's trucks division, handed over the anniversary vehicle, an Actros 1841 LS, to Robert Gammisch today. Mr Gammisch is managing director of the Log-In transport company, one of the largest logistics operators in the Czech Republic.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 21, 2009 - Shaping the future of transport on a sustainable basis is more than just an economic or technical challenge for Daimler and its well-known brands as the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer – it is a social responsibility. "Shaping Future Transportation" is the name of an initiative that takes a comprehensive approach to place the focus on both environmental aspects and safety.
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  • Berlin , Jun 9, 2009 - Today in Berlin, Daimler AG, Deutsche Post DHL, the energy group OMV, the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG public transportation company, and the Finnish oil company Neste Oil took part in a discussion-oriented event titled “Diesel from renewable resources — A step toward zero-emission transportation?”. At the event, the companies presented the initial results of their joint pilot test project focusing on fuel from sustainable production.
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  • Portland, Oregon, USA, May 15, 2009 - Together with Eaton Corp., Daimler Trucks North America has developed the first hybrid truck for use in hazardous material transport. The truck in question is a Freightliner Business Class M2e equipped with a hybrid electric drivetrain system. It was developed for Pennington Gas Service, which specializes in delivering propane gas primarily to customers in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. It marks the first time a Freightliner hybrid truck will be used for a hazardous material delivery application.
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