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Old 04-14-2011, 09:50 AM
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Lightbulb Daimler sending 50 trucks to help relief efforts in Japan

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With the situation still deteriorating in Japan, Daimler has announced that it is donating 50 new trucks to help out with disaster relief. The generous donation is being made to the Nippon Foundation and includes eight Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks, four Unimogs, four G-Class SUVs and thirty Mitsubishi Fuso Canter trucks.

The latter are built by Daimler in Japan, and as such, will be easier to deliver, but the remaining 20 Mercedes trucks had to be airlifted from Germany to Japan by means of two Antonov 124 cargo planes - the largest serially-manufactured planes in the world (second only to its big brother, the Antonov 225, of which only one was ever built in order to transport the Russian space shuttle).

The donation amounts to approximately €4 million ($5.8M), and follows the €2 million ($2.9M) cash donation which Daimler sent shortly after the disaster struck. An additional initiative of the company's employees has already raised another half-million euros, which will be distributed via the Red Cross.

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:23 AM
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Wow....

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Old 04-15-2011, 10:14 AM
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Very generous from Mercedes, the only remark....this picture is...how should I say...WRONG. The MB pictured are 2 years old (09 license plate) and UK register....the article is talking about NEW airlifted from Germany...... I am sure that Autoblog can find a picture of the actual trucks....
Never the less once again supper support from Mercedes including $2.9 million cash donation.
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