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  • Stuttgart, Jun 15, 2021 - In 1923 Benz & Cie. presented the first diesel truck to the world. The five-tonne vehicle was driven by a four-cylinder diesel OB 2 engine with an output of 33 kW (45 hp) at 1000 rpm. When compared with a petrol-driven truck of the same design, the efficiency of the diesel truck was immediately impressive:
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 9, 2021 - One of the greatest talents of inventor Gottlieb Daimler was finding new areas of application for his engine. He invented the motor cycle, then went to the motorised trolley car, a motorised firefighting hose and then, almost inevitably, to the truck in the year 1896.
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  • Burgwedel/Volkach, Mar 31, 2021 - ROSSMANN Logistik has greatly simplified driver training for store delivery processes – all thanks to the HABBL app’s digital guidance and intuitive interface. New drivers can become proficient users of the mobile software after a brief orientation.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 29, 2021 - When it comes to increasing vehicle safety, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has always been a pioneer in the industry. The company has invested hundreds of millions of Euros per year in research and development, for assistance systems to provide even greater assistance to drivers in their work and increase safety for all road users.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 26, 2021 - It's not an everyday sight for the star to be travelling in tandem – not even in the home city of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Two tonnes of steel spread over a diameter of five metres are being transported safely in a tilted position on the back of a hydraulic heavy-duty transporter with a Mercedes-Benz Actros semitrailer truck.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 26, 2021 - 2021 is a very special year at Daimler Trucks and Buses – there are four anniversaries to celebrate: in 1896 Gottlieb Daimler presented the first truck and in 1951 Otto Kässbohrer followed with the first bus to feature a self-supporting structure – the Setra. Five years before that the first prototype of the Unimog scrambled across difficult terrain.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 20, 2020 - No matter whether someone is in a car, on a bike or on foot, to name just three examples – if there is an accident involving a truck, the collision can quickly end with serious or even fatal injuries for the "weaker" party, as they have no chance against the much "stronger" truck due to the huge difference in mass.
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  • Volkach, Mar 20, 2020 - New features, a new look and new markets – HABBL is taking bold leaps forward. HABBL has been a Daimler Truck AG brand for only a year, but the mobile product has already evolved dramatically.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 10, 2020 - Stefan Buchner (60), Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, will retire on September 30, 2020 after approximately 35 years in a wide variety of management positions.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 6, 2020 - the new Actros is a compelling proposition – first of all in daily operation with more and more European transport companies, and then also as the winner of numerous awards across the whole of Europe. Such awards underline the fact that the flagship of Mercedes-Benz Trucks continues to set standards for safety, efficiency and connectivity. The new Actros is the truck for the 2020s.
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  • Stuttgart / Lyon, Nov 21, 2019 - Specialist commercial vehicle journalists from 24 European countries voted for the Mercedes-Benz Actros to be crowned Truck of the Year of the fifth time.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 30, 2019 - Maximum flexibility and minimum risk when buying a truck – the new "Rent&Buy" program from Mercedes-Benz CharterWay offers customers the option of buying a rented Actros as a "newer used vehicle" and supports them even better with their individual mobility, fleet and procurement strategy.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 20, 2019 - Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a new Actros or Arocs with Multimedia Cockpit interactive will find themselves just a click away from an innovative, fully networked world of vehicles, drivers and logistics: an overview of all the installed apps is accessible simply by pressing “Connect” on the main screen of the instrument panel touchscreen.
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  • Stuttgart / Las Vegas, Jan 7, 2019 - Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR 500 million (around 570 million USD) over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 29, 2018 - Mercedes-Benz is expanding its service and parts range in Europe from now on: With the introduction of the new parts range TruckParts by Mercedes-Benz, customers with older vehicles have a further alternative to the existing Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts and Mercedes-Benz Genuine Remanufactured Parts.
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