Mercedes-Benz Trucks – "Trucks You Can Trust"
Gottlieb Daimler sold the world's first truck in 1896. For over 100 years the name Mercedes-Benz has guaranteed trucks of highest quality. In the European and Latin American markets Mercedes-Benz Trucks has always been synonymous with reliability and economy, first-rate quality in product and service as well as global competency in customer-focused transport solutions.
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This applies in equal degrees to the Actros, Axor, Antos and Atego truck lines and to the special-purpose vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Trucks. That includes the specialist for municipal, collection and short-range distribution services, the Mercedes-Benz Econic, and the universal working machine Unimog for applications in the municipal sector and the power-supply and construction industries, in road-rail service and in the forest industry, where it is deployed to fight forest fires, for example. The new off-road truck for operation in the most difficult terrain, the Mercedes-Benz Zetros, rounds off the range.
Mercedes-Benz trucks traditionally have been trailblazers in the area of safety. The Safety Truck, a Mercedes-Benz Actros, combines all currently available assistance and safety systems. With Active Brake Assist the Safety Truck autonomously initiates emergency braking if a collision with a vehicle traveling ahead appears unavoidable. Other assistance systems like the Lane Assistant, roll control and proximity control complete the safety package in the Actros. In the opinion of the experts, the Safety Truck from Mercedes-Benz is the safest truck in the world at present – and Mercedes-Benz is the only brand offering trucks with a system like the Active Brake Assist. It's our customers mainly who bank on the safety features of Mercedes-Benz: at the end of 2011, around 158,000 assistance systems were in operation on board Mercedes-Benz trucks.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks also is well-positioned where environmental protection is concerned: diesel engines from Daimler have become efficient, low-emission high-tech power plants through continuous development. The emissions of particulates and nitrogen oxides have declined by an average of well over 90 percent since 1990. Mercedes-Benz trucks with advanced BlueTec diesel technology combine this progress in ecology with economic benefits for the customer. The Mercedes-Benz Actros and the Mercedes-Benz Antos are now available with the latest Euro VI engines. Fuel consumption has been drastically reduced since the 1990s, for example by some 2000 liters annually in a long-haul truck. Compared with other vehicle types and measured in terms of haulage performance, the "one-liter car" is long since reality in the commercial vehicle sector.
The brand with the star is a trustworthy partner to customers and business partners. With "Trucks you can trust" Mercedes-Benz Trucks stands for highest quality and reliability. This brand promise as a guideline for work in all areas is an incentive to the more than 43,000 employees of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks world organization to always deliver premium quality – from development through production and sales to the service in the workshops.