Dekotora is the Japanese culture of semi truck customizing, and this documentary lets you take a ride with one owner who explains why he does it. The guy has over a million miles on his truck and over $40,000 invested into its lights and polished metal.
If you're in the market and mood for a 6.5-ton cab-over truck that also offers power to all its wheels, Fuso would like you to have a look at its new Canter 4x4. With the addition of selectable four-wheel drive, Fuso is hoping to expand the 4x2 Canter's traditional market into unpaved uses like construction and municipal services.
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.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), partially owned by Daimler Trucks, is unveiling its Fuso Canter E-Cell, a battery-powered, commercial-duty concept truck at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover this week. The Canter E-Cell boasts a 75-mile range and Daimler believes that the "zero-emissions" vehicle is ideally suited for work in congested urban areas. With its battery pack positioned within the vehicle's frame, the Canter E-Cell chassis cab can be configured to tackle various d