1896 - Gottlieb Daimler creates the first truck.
1896 - Carl Benz creates the first van dubbed a "combination delivery vehicle."
1926 - Daimler and Benz merge to form Daimler-Benz AG, which begins producing commercial vans and trucks under the name Mercedes-Benz.
1995 - First generation Sprinter launches in Europe to replace the Mercedes-Benz T1 van.
2003 - The Sprinter cargo and passenger van models officially launch in Canada under the Dodge brand.