TRUCKERMANIA - For the 9th time, we are looking for the best truck driver in the international FleetBoard Drivers' League

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 20, 2011 - Stuttgart - Thousands of Mercedes-Benz truck drivers from around the world will demonstrate their preventative and environmentally conscious driving skills in their daily work with FleetBoard. Registration for the traditional FleetBoard Drivers League is open from May 1st-31st, 2011 at www.driversleague.• Registration is open now at

    • Thousands of truck drivers around the world will measure their economic driving style in their daily work from June 1st-30th, 2011.
    • New: The current drivers' results are always within reach with the Drivers' League app.
    • The finals, supported by our strong sponsors and offering attractive prizes, will be held in Septembercom. The best drivers from each country will qualify for the exciting live finals in September!

    The 9th Drivers' League also promises sporting competition, fun and a sense of achievement for all participants. In national leagues, drivers from companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, South Africa and the Middle East will compete against each other. For four weeks every trip will count. During this time every participant will be driving to the best of their ability in order to win the national title. Rankings are based on the personal driving style grade from the FleetBoard Performance Analysis. This is composed of various factors, such as preventive driving style, speed changes as well as braking behaviour and, under consideration of the degree of difficulty, provides an objective statement on the economical handling of the truck.

    The results from the individual driving styles are tallied and updated daily during the month of June at There is a new feature this year, drivers and companies can use the Drivers' League app for the iPhone and iPad to access their results at any time. In addition to the daily updated single and team ranking, the development of the driving style grade is also shown. A special feature allows the user to follow the ranking of any buddies and the progress of the driver and team performance. The Drivers' League app is available on the App Store for free.

    The best driver from each country will qualify for the exciting live finals in September. Then, after special types of practical driving challenges, the most economical Mercedes-Benz truck driver in the world will be crowned. Partners of this year's FleetBoard Drivers' League are: MICHELIN and Krone as well as Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems, Voith, UTA, Mercedes-Benz CharterWay and FERNFAHRER. They will reward the best drivers with, among other things, attractive prizes:

    1st place: Experience the Truck Race in Spain up close with UTA. UTA will send two people to Madrid for a week to watch the Truck Race European championship on October 2nd, 2011 in Jarama. This includes tickets for the racetrack as well as flights and hotel with breakfast.

    The company with the victorious driver will receive 3-months free driving on an Actros articulated truck including FleetBoard Vehicle Management, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz CharterWay.

    2nd place: DTM VIP tickets for final races on October 22nd-23rd, 2011 at the Hockenheimring tracks, including access to the paddocks, exclusive catering and overnight accommodation for two from Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems.

    3rd place: One set of four automobile tyres - summer or winter - from MICHELIN.

    The companies with the second and third placed drivers will each receive one set of six truck tyres - with the X® ENERGY™ SAVERGREEN XF and XD profiles from MICHELIN.

    All other finalists will receive high-quality watches from MICHELIN.

    "The FleetBoard Drivers' League is a special time of year and provides excitement for thousands of truck drivers and their companies by showcasing driving skills and sporting competition," said Markus Lipinsky, Managing Director of Daimler FleetBoard. The truck drivers prove that they reliably and efficiently master their trips, saving their companies the cost of fuel and saving the environment by reducing CO2 emissions.

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    About the FleetBoard Drivers' League
    The FleetBoard Drivers' League is a yearly competition for economical truck driving style joined by transportation and logistics companies from around the world. For four weeks, all participants' daily trips are measured by FleetBoard Performance Analysis. This considers the degree of difficulty in ranking the national Drivers' League lists and uses various factors such as preventative driving style, speed variation as well as braking behaviour. The best truckers from each country will be invited to the finals in Germany. Here, exciting challenges in economical, safe and talented driving will determine the overall winner. The Drivers' League 2011 is in its 9th season and every year there are more participants from all over the world. In 2010, 8,000 drivers from 240 companies participated. The increasingly high performances at the top of the ranking lists show that more and more drivers and companies are concerned with the consequent implementation of driving styles that protect our resources.

    About FleetBoard
    Daimler FleetBoard GmbH belongs to the European market leaders on the sector of utility vehicle telematics. The FleetBoard end devices and the services are tailor-made for fleet directors and dispatch agents of truck and transporter fleets of all industries and sizes. For years, FleetBoard has established itself as a fleet management system which leads to increased economic efficiency. Technology which is easy to handle supports the driver in his daily work. The 100% subsidiary of Daimler is headquartered in Stuttgart and has been a DEKRA-tested and certified facility according to DIN EN ISO 2008 since April 9001:2008. Since market introduction in 2000, FleetBoard has been installed in over 75,000 vehicles for 2,000 customers.

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