Truck of the Year 2009

The Actros receives a coveted distinction

At the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Exhibition in Hanover, a jury of experts voted the Mercedes-Benz Actros "Truck of the Year 2009". Specialist journalists from 21 European countries recognised its innovative technology in the service of increased economy, environmental compatibility, safety and comfort. With its standard-fit Mercedes PowerShift 2 automated transmission, it helps further reduce the stress on the truck driver in day-to-day operation.

Since its market introduction in 1996 over 600,000 vehicles have been sold. In all three generations the Mercedes-Benz Actros has been a real trend-setter in the market and has been voted "Truck of the Year" upon each of the market introductions. It is still the only truck equipped with Active Brake Assist – an assistance system which can help minimise the risk of a rear-end collision with the vehicle travelling ahead. This third generation of the Mercedes-Benz Actros has been available since March 2008. Find out more about this vehicle on these web pages. We also have a screensaver showing the Mercedes-Benz Actros "Truck of the Year" for you.

Installation instructions

PC: Click on the PC Download link. You can now save the zipped screensaver file directly to your hard drive. Once you have unzipped the files, the screensaver will be installed automatically by double-clicking on the EXE file.

Mac: Click on the Mac Download link. You can now save the zipped screensaver file directly to your hard drive. If you copy the file to your control directory, the screensaver will be automatically activated when you restart your computer.