Combining materials from Mercedes-Benz's official archives with information collected from professionals involved with the marque, this book provides a unique, never before seen, perspective on how the brand developed its products to provide transportation solutions across some of the most diverse operating conditions in the world. With rare and previously unpublished photos of working trucks in action, this comprehensive book also features historical information, explanations of model codes, descriptions of models and variations from around the world, and shows some of the biggest, 'baddest' and most unusual Mercedes-Benz trucks from around the globe.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is not only the first new book examining the history and development of Mercedes-Benz trucks in decades, but is also the first to examine the brand's truck products and operations from a truly global perspective. Originally perceived as a European manufacturer, today, the company builds trucks in the four corners of the world - from the Americas and Australia, to China and Russia - and all of these entities and the products they build are explored here.
Historical information and material from Mercedes-Benz's official archives is combined with original colour images of working trucks, including the very latest environmentally compliant models, to give the reader an in-depth picture of how the company has grown, both organically and by acquisition, to become the most dominant global truck maker.
Extensively researched, and encompassing information from operators, dealers, drivers, and individuals who have been involved with the marque, this unique book provides a never before seen perspective on how Mercedes-Benz developed its products to provide transportation solutions across some of the most diverse operating conditions in the world.
About the author
Colin Peck worked throughout the 1970s in the road transport industry, both in transport management, and as a freelance correspondent to major trucking magazines in the UK, the US and around the world.
He co-authored Trucks of the World Highways and Off-Highway & Construction Trucks, and, more recently, wrote comprehensive profiles of DAF Trucks, plus British & European Trucks of the 1970s and British & European Trucks of the 1980s.
Today, as a successful public relations practitioner, Colin handles the press and PR for one of the world's largest independent truck rental and contract hire firms, so is more than able to bring a wide range of experience and professionalism to this book.