The biggest obstacle to digital transformation

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External factors are also influencing supply chain planning digital transformation goals planned for 2022. In response to labor shortages and rising turnover among employees, 51% of companies say they will increase automation in 2022 to free up employees for higher value-added tasks. At 47 percent each, the ability to respond better and faster to unplanned… Read more

U.S. women on discrimination in the transportation industry

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Virginia Clark has been a long-distance driver for nearly 40 years and has seen and experienced it all. And she believes now is the best time for women to enter the long-haul trucking industry. Although Virginia Clark has always loved and been fascinated by this industry, trucking hasn’t always been squeamish with her. She began… Read more

Benz Tourrider wins innovation award

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Hardly introduced and already awarded: In the run-up to the BUS2BUS trade fair, which took place in Berlin on April 27 and 28, Daimler Buses received the “busplaner 2022 Innovation Award” for its new Mercedes-Benz Tourrider coach. Brand new and already award-worthy: the Mercedes-Benz Tourrider for North America The innovation award for the Mercedes-Benz Tourrider… Read more

Economic consequences of the war

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The first quarter of 2022 will be heavily influenced by the effects of the Russian war in Ukraine. Sentiment among companies has plummeted throughout Europe. Demand for transport services remains high. However, rising energy prices are having a massive impact on road freight transport. The sector is facing immense challenges. Demand for cargo space is… Read more

TIMOCOM celebrates its 25th anniversary

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The story of TIMOCOM begins early in the morning in the parking lot of a German discount grocery store in Düsseldorf. In this week of 1997, desktop computers are on sale, which freight forwarder Jens Thiermann can put to good use for his IT start-up project. His goal is to develop a pan-European platform for… Read more

Gebrüder Weiss hydrogen trucks prove themselves

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After one year, transport and logistics service provider Gebrüder Weiss gives the first hydrogen-powered truck in its fleet a good interim report. The Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell stationed in Altenrhein, Switzerland, is used daily for short-haul retail and has proven itself there in all seasons. Even when driving uphill, the electric motor, which draws its… Read more

Volvo electric buses for Finland

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A total of 82 Volvo 7900 electric buses will be delivered to three locations in Finland. 61 of these buses are destined for Helsinki and represent the largest order Volvo Buses has ever placed in Finland. Two other orders include 13 electric buses for Joensuu and eight for the city of Savonlinna in the east… Read more

Snow plow causes an accident

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There are always dangerous situations on the road. In the series “Dangerous Road Traffic” we show interesting videos from around the world. “I was driving eastbound to deliver a load to NH, which is about 70 miles from where I live. The snow plow was coming westbound at an excessive rate of speed, while it… Read more

New generation DAF truck of the year 2022

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The new DAF XF, XG and XG+ were named “Truck of the Year 2022″ at the Solutrans motor show in Lyon. DAF’s new generation sets a new industry standard for efficiency, safety and driver comfort,” the jury said after a series of extensive tests. The hydrogen-powered version of the new DAF won the award for… Read more

Daimler becomes Mercedes-Benz

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Daimler will be a brand new company. The plan is to split the company into two independent companies. Daimler Trucks, i.e. the truck and bus business, will be split up and most of it will be floated on the stock exchange this year. The Stuttgart-based group will in turn be renamed Mercedes-Benz and will then… Read more