Daimler Truck Southern Africa celebrates the successful implementation of Litsamaiso’s Fleet Owners Workplace programme!

Daimler Truck Southern Africa celebrates the successful implementation of Litsamaiso’s Fleet Owners Workplace programme!

Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) continues to make giant strides in the commercial vehicle industry with its uncompromising commitment to the well-being of drivers, to ensure sustainable growth and economic success. Through its well-established Fleet Owners Workplace Wellness Programme uniquely available to its key account customers, driven by its DTSA Trucking Wellness project – DTSA has expanded its services to Mercedes-Benz Buses key account customers.

Multiple Volvo electric bus orders secured in Finland

Multiple Volvo electric bus orders secured in Finland

A total of 82 Volvo 7900 Electric buses will be delivered to three locations in Finland. 61 of the buses are destined for Helsinki and represent the largest-ever order for Volvo Buses in Finland. Two further orders include 13 electric buses for Joensuu and eight for the City of Savonlinna in the east of the country.

Volvo Buses wins UITP Climate and Health award

Volvo Buses wins UITP Climate and Health award

The annual International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Awards showcase the most ambitious and innovative transport projects of the last two years in cities and regions across the globe. The 2021 awards ceremony took place in Dubai on 6th February 2022.
“We are delighted to see our electromobility delivery in Gothenburg win this important award,” says Ulf Magnusson, SVP Europe at Volvo buses. “Electrifying 35% of a city bus overnight, demands extensive planning, close collaborations and expertise. The project is part of our ongoing commitment to quiet, clean and sustainable public transport that helps to create Zero cities all over the world”.

DAIMLER TRUCK LAUNCHED ON STOCK EXCHANGE AS AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY

DAIMLER TRUCK LAUNCHED ON STOCK EXCHANGE AS AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY

December 10th 2021 was the first day of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as it marks the start of a new era for Daimler Truck. Following the spin-off from Daimler AG, the first day of listing symbolizes Daimler Truck’s embarkment into unrestricted entrepreneurial independence.

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa celebrates 60 years of Assembly in South Africa!

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa celebrates 60 years of Assembly in South Africa!

• Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa Assembly Plant in East London kick-starts its 60th Anniversary celebrations
• The company announces the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Actros 60th edition range as part of this significant celebration
• The company further unveils the 60th Anniversary badge to be applied on all DTBSA products produced in its renowned Plant in the year 2022

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa ushers in a new dawn for all who keep Africa moving!

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa ushers in a new dawn for all who keep Africa moving!

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) has been the pinnacle of the commercial vehicle industry for over 60 years, offering market-leading transport solutions and services across the region. The recently announced Daimler AG separation into two purely-play independent companies heralds a new dawn for DTBSA, as it prepares to officially transition into a completely independent and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG effective from 1 December 2021. This historic milestone represents the start of a profound reshaping of DTBSA, and with a truck and bus dedicated and customer-centric corporate structure going forward, the company will continue to drive a sustainable transport system to better serve the growing business needs of the Southern Africa market.

Volvo Buses secures two large bus orders in the Nordics

Volvo Buses secures two large bus orders in the Nordics

A total of 166 new buses will be delivered to Sweden and Norway in 2022-23. Global transport operator Keolis has purchased 114 buses, and mid-sized Norwegian operator Setesdal Bilruter L/L has confirmed its order of 52 units.

Bus drivers respond positively to new autonomous support system

Bus drivers respond positively to new autonomous support system

In a unique study, Chalmers University of Technology and Volvo Buses have investigated how bus drivers react to an autonomous driver support system that enables buses to dock at bus stops. The results show a high level of acceptance and many benefits, including a better working environment and increased safety.