There’s always the frustration of having to wait for parts if something does go wrong with one of the vehicles in your fleet.

Sometimes, we have to even wait for parts to come in from overseas.

But that should now be a less likely process for the owners and operators of Mercedes-Benz, Fuso and Freightliner vehicles with Daimler Trucks opening a massive new truck-dedicated parts warehouse in Melbourne.

Located at Truganina (and seen in the image above), the 30,000 square metre facility has just come online and represents a break away from tradition – typically the bus and truck parts divisions have had to share a warehouse with parts for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and SUVs.

The new eco-friendly warehouse will also house the parts storage for Alliance Truck Parts and can dispatch a mammoth 1500 parts a day.

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific president and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, is understandably excited about what this means for truck and bus owners.

“This dedicated truck and bus parts warehouse is at the centre of our commitment to our customers across Australia and New Zealand,”

“It will allow us to better meet their specific needs, which are very different to those of passenger car customers.”

To be operated by global logistics leader DB Schenker, Craig Davison, CEO, DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand Cluster says the warehouse is the first Daimler Truck operation in the world to stock parts for three different truck brands all under the one roof.

“Daimler Truck Australia Pacific offers a vast range of class-leading vehicles covering every segment of the Australian road freight industry with its Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso trucks, as well as Fuso buses.

“We were delighted to build on our long-term and productive relationship with Daimler Truck with the contract to operate this new warehouse.”