The Mercedes-Benz Actros range had a huge success and it even won the "Truck of the Year" award for 2009 and 2012. The vehicle is highly appreciated for its premium cabin and the strong build quality. The Mercedes Actros and Volvo FH are considered the most reliable trucks in the 44 tones segment and the German company also offers the biggest warranties for its parts. Moreover, when equipped with the Euro 6 engines, The Actros is also the most efficient truck in the segment and can be rivaled only by DAF’s models. During its history the German truck has been continuously revised and the latest updates were made in 2012.
The Mercedes Actros is available in both rigid and tractor configurations with 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 and 8x4 axles. There are also four different cabs available including ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace.
MAN trucks are considered by many the best option for long haul heavy duty transportation. The TGX is the biggest truck in the manufacturer’s lineup and has received its latest upgrades in 2007. It is hard to find a perfect truck and all models have both strong and weak points. Compared to its 44 tonnes rivals from Scania and Volvo , the TGX V8 range of engines is weaker while the overall build quality is also inferior. However, the TGX offers one of the biggest and comfortable cabs in the segment and its engines are very efficient. Moreover, the reliability factor and the low cost of maintenance are also worth to be mentioned. The MAN TGX is available in three cab designs - XL, XLX, XXL - and three axle configurations - 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4.
One of the most appreciated truck manufacturers from all over the world is Scania. These trucks offer a great value for money and they also have excellent performances combined with low fuel consumption. Their build quality is top notch and they are born to carry massive payloads for long hauls in maximum safety.
The jewel crown of the Scania range is the R Series which competes in the premium 44 tonnes segment against models like the Mercedes Actros orVolvo FH . The R Series was redesigned and upgraded in 2010 when has received both style and technical upgrades. In the same year the Scania R Series was also named the International Truck of the Year. The truck is available in four cab configurations including Day Cab, Sleeper cab Low, Sleeper Cab Normal Sleeper Cab high and Topline.
The Iveco Trakker was designed especially for extreme off road and construction jobs being one of those memorable heavy duty trucks available on Today’s market. The vehicle received its latest upgrades in 2007 when the cab’s comfort was improved and the Cursor 13 engines were added.
The Trakker’s cabin is based on the Stralis and the two models share many common details including the Active Time and Active Day cab configurations. Unlike the Stralis, which was limited to a payload capacity of 44 tonns, the Trakker can carry 72 tonns and it is available in different axle configurations including 4x4, 6x4, 6x6, 8x4 rigid models, and a 6x4 tractor unit.
The Iveco Stralis is one of the most fuel efficient and cost efficient trucks in the 44 tones segment. The Stralis offers a wide range of models and can carry out many missions thanks to its versatile character.
The Iveco Stralis range includes 3 engines (by 8, 10 and 13 litres), 3 cabins (Active Day, Active Time, Active Space) and 3 heights (short roof, medium roof, and high roof). The AD is the smallest cab configuration while the AS high roof is the biggest and marks Iveco’s entry into the premium ‘big cab’ market, offering one of the most spacious high roof cabs available in the 44 tones segment. The AT (Active Time) model is destined for the single driver missions and fills the niche of medium to long range distribution. The starting price of the Iveco Stralis is 76.000 euro (without VAT) and benefits from a comprehensive two year, unlimited mileage warranty.
The Iveco Daily was launched on 1978 and even since its debut, the truck became a benchmark in the LCV segment. The body on frame chassis gives it the character of a strong mountain horse and it’s available with both rear wheel drive and four wheel drive tractions, thus offering a higher degree of versatility.
The Iveco LCV has received its latest upgrade in 2011 and besides the exterior style changes, the truck was also fitted with new technologies and stronger engines. The new Daily chassis cab offers a range of different models with a useful payload of up to 4.7 tons. Moreover, the LCV is also available in both cab and double cab configurations.
The Iveco Daily has a starting price of 33.359 euro and a three-year/100,000-mile warranty with services intervals set at 25,000 miles.
The Premium is one of the most versatile trucks in Renault’s lineup and is available in three cab configurations including the “Day cab”, “Sleeper cab” and “Sleeper cab high roof”. The high roof version is available in three different trim levels: Alliance, Privilege and Excellence.
Together with the Magnum, The Renault Premium offers a powerful, imposing and stylish design and has all the attributes for long-haul applications.
Compared with its rivals the French truck stands out thanks to its affordable price tag and the low fuel consumption and maintenance cost being one of the most cost efficient trucks in the segment. The Renault Premium Long Distance model is available with three engine options including 380 hp, 430 hp and 460 hp units. Globally the French truck competes against models like the Mercedes Actros, Iveco Stralis, Volvo FH or Scania R