Daimler , the world's largest commercial vehicle maker, may post a loss in 2009 due to volatile markets, its Chief Financial Officer Bodo Uebber said, according to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

One thing has to be made clear: Due to volatile markets I cannot rule out a loss in 2009, Uebber said, adding the company may have to fire workers, the paper reported.

The company will post a clear operating loss in the second quarter, the CFO said.

(Reporting by Peter Dinkloh; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)