Mercedes Truck News (201)

Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz news pages at Truckpages. Keep up to date with the new Mercedes truck launches, dealer news and coverage of UK truck operator Mercedes truck and van purchases. These pages are important as Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler Trucks, is the largest truck manufacturer in the world. Here you can find highly detailed pages of Mercedes truck launches over the years which represent an archive of important information that is hard to source elsewhere. If you are looking for a ten year old truck, the information published at time of launch is extremely useful.

If you are looking to buy a Mercedes truck, you can read the model reviews on the relevant model ages to be found on the main Mercedes Trucks for Sale pages.

Mercedes Trucks’ parent company, Daimler Truck and Volvo Trucks have reached a preliminary agreement to establish a joint venture to develop a common software-defined vehicle platform and dedicated truck operating system. It is their hope that this will provide the basis for future software-defined commercial vehicles. The intention is to make the new joint venture…

They don’t come any rarer than this. If you were thinking about converting something into a go anywhere motorhome, then this this the vehicle for you. Forget the old military vehicles, this 6 tonne GVW crew cab luton is four wheel drive and has air conditioning and a night heater already installed. Previously owned by…

Mercedes fans will like this week’s front cover truck – it’s an Actros 2545 – nothing unusual abou that – except this one has a huge three pointed star on the side of the cab. The 2014 truck is a 6×2 midlift, looks well maintained and is available from Plantmaster – see the full contact…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is planning for this summer the most extensive test run in the history of the company – with its new electric eActros 600. The intention is for two near-series prototypes of the battery-electric long-haul truck to travel across more than 20 European countries, each completing more than 13,000 kilometres at 40 tons gross…

The precursor to today’s Mercedes Atego truck – the LN2 was launched forty years ago this year. Back in 1984, this was in the days before every truck had some distinct brand name, so the most famous of these trucks was the 7.5 tonner called simply the ‘814’ in the UK. Produced between 1984 and…

Following on from test carried out by Scania in 2023 and MAN in April this year, where rates of 700 kilowatts was achieved, Mercedes have released the details of their Megawatt Charging System (MCS) test where they achieved charging rates of over 1,000 kilowatts. Mercedes developers have successfully charged a prototype of the eActros 600…

The keen-eyed amongst our truck buyers will see that the pair of Mercedes trucks on this week’s front cover are not Actros units, but the beefed-up construction versions, the Arocs. Both 2546 models with 460hp, these are 6×2 models from 2015 with day cabs. This type of configuration doesn’t appear every day, but are ideal…

The automotive industry in general is constantly involved in buying and selling competing businesses. This is absolutely the case in the worldwide truck manufacturing industry. Looking at the short list of truck makers currently selling their vehicles in Europe you would be tempted to think that every single one is independent of each other. You…

Clavell Caravans & Transport opted for a new Actros L tractor unit, joining a second Actros in the Lincolnshire operator’s six-strong fleet. That vehicle, supplied in 2017, has proved to be highly efficient while racking up well over 500,000 trouble-free kilometres. The older truck was a 4×2 1845 unit, with a 12.8-litre in-line six-cylinder engine…

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This beholder is struggling to see the beauty in the new Actros L model’s ProCabin. It is no doubt an excellent truck; it simply looks a little sad. We understand that the truck is designed to look like the new eActros, which may make…

If you are wondering what the ‘L’ means in the Actros L, it now applies to all four- and six-wheeled tractor units with single or double drive axles, and 18- and 26-tonne rigid chassis, that have flat-floored GigaSpace, BigSpace or Stream Space cabs in the wider (2.5m) of the two widths available. Devon haulier Wains…

The arrival of GRS Group’s latest batch of Mercedes-Benz trucks means the operator is now running the country’s biggest fleet of low-entry Econic tippers. The three new trucks take GRS Group’s Econic line-up to 15 – all are 3235 models, and were delivered by Dealers Motus Truck & Van and Sparshatt Truck & Van. Based…

Transport and logistics firm, Currie Solutions, has taken delivery of 13 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks from Asset Alliance Group. The Dumfries-based company, which provides freight forwarding, transport distribution and pallet delivery services in the UK and Europe, had no hesitation in returning to the commercial vehicle specialist for its latest order to renew its fleet. Allan…

If the dealer workshop is next door to your site, then it would be foolish to not even consider a truck from that manufacturer. Location made sales consultant Ryan Lockett’s life easier when attempting to get a demo tractor unit into the Browns Distribution fleet. Soon afterwards, three Actros tractor units were supplied by eStar…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has revealed the all-new UNI-TOUCH operating system for the Unimog implement carrier, which is available to order now ahead of first deliveries in the second half of the year. The manufacturer is making the announcement at LAMMA 2024 – the UK’s leading agricultural machinery, equipment and technology show – where it is…

If you have to rub shoulders with the wrapped Bentleys and Lamborghinis in premiership football club car parks, then you will need a top of the range, matt black Mercedes Actros L for the job. That’s what Xpression Event Solutions’ new Mercedes-Benz Actros L rig is achieving whilst bringing artificial intelligence-driven performance analysis to some…

Airport Autos are showing off their Mercedes Actros 1824 crash cushion truck that also appears in their advertisement on page 13. There is a choice of these important impact protection vehicles, all 2019 models with around 119,000 kms showing. Click to Read Page Turn Magazine Use the form at the bottom of the page to…

Horses travelling to and from the UK and Europe can now make their journeys in safety, comfort and style in a pair of new Mercedes-Benz Actros transporters. Delivered to NRT Horse Transport Ltd by Dealer Motus Truck & Van, the two trucks have jumped straight into position as flagships of the operator’s fleet. One is…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has welcomed the latest member of its Authorised Repairer Network, providing support to heavy vehicle operators in the Central Belt of Scotland and beyond. Alltruck Group was appointed to its new status in July and has now opened to the public, following an intensive programme of staff training and recruitment. Meanwhile the finishing…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks welcomed a new cohort of qualified Mercedes-Benz truck technicians to its UK Dealer Network – and gave them the ultimate inspiration for their future careers. If the 55 attendees at this year’s graduation day celebration were in any doubt about how high they could potentially fly, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK Managing Director Heiko Selzam…