Daimler India CV delivers 120 BharatBenz trucks to CJ Darcl Logistics

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 Apr 2020


Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Daimler’s commercial vehicle subsidiary in India, has announced that just before the country went into lockdown mode on March 24/25, it had completed a major order with the delivery of 120 BharatBenz trucks. The blue BharatBenz 4023T tractors were handed over to its customer CJ Darcl Logistics. in Jamshedpur, in the north Indian state of Jharkand.

CJ Darcl Logistics Ltd, a joint venture between Korean group CJ and Indian logistics company Darcl, is one of India’s leading end-to-end transport and logistics companies. The company already owns 112 BharatBenz trucks and with these additional 120 vehicles has come close to the 250-unit BharatBenz trucks mark.

According to DICV, the BharatBenz 4023T tractors are specifically built for CJ Darcl Logistics' requirements, most obvious of which is the striking blue livery. Furthermore, all trucks are equipped with DICV’s connectivity feature Truckonnect, allowing fleet-managers to track and analyse their vehicles in real time. For additional driver safety, the trucks are fitted with the innovative Driver State Monitoring System (DSMS), helping drivers to stay attentive with the use of AI and vision technology.

As the youngest brand of Daimler Truck AG, BharatBenz trucks are tailored for the Indian market and its customer requirements. DICV says, "BharatBenz trucks are appreciated by Indian fleet customers in particular for their superior reliability, with several customer vehicles already crossing more than 1 million kilometres of running with the original factory built powertrain."

DICV produces and sells BharatBenz trucks and buses above 9 to 55 tonnes and has produced more than 100,000 BharatBenz vehicles since the market launch in 2012 in one of the world's toughest commercial vehicle markets.