Almost 100 years ago this Dutch company was founded and today it survives under the name DAF Trucks NV, which is an acronym for Van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek Trucks Naamloze Vennootschap. The slogan Driven by Quality indicates the truck maker's goal, which it has successfully achieved so far. Among other successes and achievements of the company - quite impressive victories of its trucks in the contest International Truck of the Year. Throughout the history of this competition, DAF has won seven times. Including in 2022 and 2023, when it took first place two times in a row. The tractor units, dump trucks, chassis of this trademark take into account many years of experience of specialists in the field of cargo transportation. The vehicles received the highest expert assessment based on the following criteria: load capacity, environmental friendliness, efficiency, handling, safety. The brand from the Netherlands, which has received worldwide recognition, is part of the Paccar Inc and is participant of Europe’s Big Seven.More
MAN traces its origins back to the mid-18th century from metallurgical plants in North Rhine-Westphalia. The company received the name MAN at the beginning of the 20th century; it is an acronym for the words Machine factory Augsburg - Nuremberg. The company's 265-year history is rich in events, ups and downs. Currently, this automaker is very successful as a part of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus holding, which ranks third in Europe in terms of production. In 2021, the heavy TGX tractor unit topped the International Truck of the Year competition. Throughout the 46-year history of this European competition, trucks with a silver lion on the hood have taken the first place 8 times. Under the modest slogan Simply My Truck, MAN trucks combines German quality with extensive experience in mechanical engineering. The well-known trademark of Neoplan buses is under the control of this concern. The concern's headquarters is based in Munich.More
Daimler Truck Holding AG is the largest truck producer in the world, in whose portfolio, in addition to the famous Mercedes-Benz trademark, there are available brands such as Freightliner, Setra, FUSO and others. In the professional environment, almost all countries of the world know the very good reputation of Mercedes-Benz trucks. In the construction and cargo transportation industries, medium and heavy trucks of this trademark have gained an image of very reliable, fault-tolerant equipment. The company is rightfully included in the “Big European Seven” and holds leading positions there in many respects. Model ranges: Atego, Axor, Actros correspond to the slogan “Trucks You Can Trust”, which is confirmed by sales statistics. The company is currently actively developing the eActros family of innovative electric-powered trucks, which are still in the testing phase but should soon enter series production.More
Swedish Scania AB (JSC) was born at the end of the century before last, when two separate companies were established. They merged in 1911 under the name Scania-Vabis, placing an image of a griffin in a crown on their emblem. The red griffin still adorns the hoods of tractor units, reminding everyone around about the truck producer's slogan "King of the Road". Indeed, high-quality products are produced under this trademark; it is not for nothing that Scania is one of the Big European Seven trucks makers. The company is now owned by the VW Group and successfully develops the line of all-electric trucks. At the same time, it is one of the few makers of electric trucks that applies battery cells of its own production. Scania has won the International Truck of the Year contest five times.More
Swedish Volvo Trucks is one of the three largest producers of trucks with a century-old history.
The company emphasizes safety in its trucks, declares the slogan Driving Progress and has a very good reputation among operators not only in Europe but also in North America, where it produces truck tractors with bonnet design of the VN series. The FH line is cabover tractors for the European market, which have an army of fans among professional drivers of long-haul tractors. In addition to the Volvo brand, the group owns the trademarks Mack and Renault Trucks. Six times European truck models achieved victory in the International Truck of the Year contest. Volvo attaches great meaning to the rapid transition of its trucks to electric traction and already offers production electric trucks. The concern's main office is located in Gothenburg.