A joy through the bends for more than 35 years

A joy through the bends for more than 35 years

The load-dependent self-steering axle from BPW makes it easier to manoeuvre HGV drawbar trailers and semitrailers and saves costs. Its patent application in 1986 was the starting signal for a real success story: it has become the standard for multi-axle trailers – thanks to an intelligent and simple idea.

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The precision of Predictive Maintenance

The precision of Predictive Maintenance

How precisely can Predictive Maintenance predict when a vehicle needs to go to the garage? Benjamin Adrian, Deputy Head of the System Analysis, Prognosis and Control department at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM in Kaiserslautern, is researching this topic. In this interview, he explains how precisely the optimal time for predictive maintenance can and should be calculated.

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Endurance test in snow and ice: Electric trailer cooling under extreme conditions

Endurance test in snow and ice: Electric trailer cooling under extreme conditions

The ePower generator axle from BPW generates energy while the trailer is moving. The first refrigeration companies are already using the solution to operate the diesel unit of the refrigeration machine in the trailer without emissions. Before going into real operation, ePower was subjected to the endurance test during test drives in Spain and Sweden under extreme temperature conditions. Celine Piepenbrink and Eike Goergen from the project team tell us what the axle had to withstand.

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The precision of Predictive Maintenance

The precision of Predictive Maintenance

How precisely can Predictive Maintenance predict when a vehicle needs to go to the garage? Benjamin Adrian, Deputy Head of the System Analysis, Prognosis and Control department at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM in Kaiserslautern, is researching this topic. In this interview, he explains how precisely the optimal time for predictive maintenance can and should be calculated.

Transportation in new realms

Transportation in new realms

German company Volocopter wants to use electrically powered drones to transport people and goods in the air. This could become reality in around two years, since the technology is already mature and many investors support the idea. Now all that’s missing is certification so the aircraft can be allowed in cities.

ECOMOTION

Trailer refrigeration without direct emissions

Trailer refrigeration without direct emissions

The requirements for low-emission and quiet transport, particularly in inner-city logistics, are increasing. An efficient, autonomously driven trailer refrigeration solution from collaboration partners Thermo King and BPW is designed to sustainably improve the ecological balance. Field trials are currently underway and series production is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Which technology is winning the race when it comes to zero emissions in the commercial vehicle sector? According to a recent study by the non-governmental organisation Transport & Environment, battery-electric long-haul trucks and trolley trucks come out on top in a comparison of total cost of ownership.

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

In order for logistics to make its contribution to climate protection, it needs new drive concepts in road freight transport. The demand on politicians: they should ensure clarity in the funding landscape! Representatives from politics and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) discussed this at the online conference “Politics meets Logistics”.

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Which technology is winning the race when it comes to zero emissions in the commercial vehicle sector? According to a recent study by the non-governmental organisation Transport & Environment, battery-electric long-haul trucks and trolley trucks come out on top in a comparison of total cost of ownership.

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

In order for logistics to make its contribution to climate protection, it needs new drive concepts in road freight transport. The demand on politicians: they should ensure clarity in the funding landscape! Representatives from politics and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) discussed this at the online conference “Politics meets Logistics”.

SUCCESS STORY

Only fertilise the things that should grow

Only fertilise the things that should grow

If plant protection products could be used sparingly, it would reduce costs in agriculture and benefit the environment. Herbert Dammann GmbH has developed a large-volume, high-precision Tridem crop protection sprayer. This means the agricultural vehicle only spreads as much material as necessary – and as little as possible.

A house moves house

A house moves house

The heavy load professionals from August Alborn GmbH & Co. KG carried out an unusual project in Dortmund: they transported the Hoesch-Haus, a steel construction bungalow from the 1960s, to a new location at Westfalenhütte.

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SUCCESS STORY

Only fertilise the things that should grow

Only fertilise the things that should grow

If plant protection products could be used sparingly, it would reduce costs in agriculture and benefit the environment. Herbert Dammann GmbH has developed a large-volume, high-precision Tridem crop protection sprayer. This means the agricultural vehicle only spreads as much material as necessary – and as little as possible.

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A house moves house

A house moves house

The heavy load professionals from August Alborn GmbH & Co. KG carried out an unusual project in Dortmund: they transported the Hoesch-Haus, a steel construction bungalow from the 1960s, to a new location at Westfalenhütte.

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LOGISTICS HERO

Regular meetings for professional drivers

Regular meetings for professional drivers

Truck drivers from across Germany meet at the regular long-distance drivers’ meetings held by the police to discuss ideas and find out what is new. Chief police commissioner Andrea Möller is on the ball in Winsen (Luhe) – she is committed to gaining more appreciation for vehicle drivers and better working conditions.

Woman fights for more truck parking spaces

Woman fights for more truck parking spaces

Anna Kuzynin tackles grievances in the transport industry head-on – both professionally and voluntarily. Since the shortage of parking spaces makes work extremely difficult for truck drivers, she is now campaigning for more truck parking spaces as Key Account Manager at KRAVAG Truck Parking.

Spreading happiness one shoe box at a time

Spreading happiness one shoe box at a time

Holger Philipowski, Branch Manager of Quehenberger Logistics DE GmbH, helps ensure that hundreds of thousands of boxes full of presents are distributed every year to children in need around the world: He organises the transport for the “Weihnachten im Schuhkarton” (Christmas in a Shoe Box) campaign from Berlin to Eastern European countries, thereby showing how logistics does good.

Regular meetings for professional drivers

Regular meetings for professional drivers

Truck drivers from across Germany meet at the regular long-distance drivers’ meetings held by the police to discuss ideas and find out what is new. Chief police commissioner Andrea Möller is on the ball in Winsen (Luhe) – she is committed to gaining more appreciation for vehicle drivers and better working conditions.

Woman fights for more truck parking spaces

Woman fights for more truck parking spaces

Anna Kuzynin tackles grievances in the transport industry head-on – both professionally and voluntarily. Since the shortage of parking spaces makes work extremely difficult for truck drivers, she is now campaigning for more truck parking spaces as Key Account Manager at KRAVAG Truck Parking.

Spreading happiness one shoe box at a time

Spreading happiness one shoe box at a time

Holger Philipowski, Branch Manager of Quehenberger Logistics DE GmbH, helps ensure that hundreds of thousands of boxes full of presents are distributed every year to children in need around the world: He organises the transport for the “Weihnachten im Schuhkarton” (Christmas in a Shoe Box) campaign from Berlin to Eastern European countries, thereby showing how logistics does good.

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A joy through the bends for more than 35 years

A joy through the bends for more than 35 years

The load-dependent self-steering axle from BPW makes it easier to manoeuvre HGV drawbar trailers and semitrailers and saves costs. Its patent application in 1986 was the starting signal for a real success story: it has become the standard for multi-axle trailers – thanks to an intelligent and simple idea.

Endurance test in snow and ice: Electric trailer cooling under extreme conditions

Endurance test in snow and ice: Electric trailer cooling under extreme conditions

The ePower generator axle from BPW generates energy while the trailer is moving. The first refrigeration companies are already using the solution to operate the diesel unit of the refrigeration machine in the trailer without emissions. Before going into real operation, ePower was subjected to the endurance test during test drives in Spain and Sweden under extreme temperature conditions. Celine Piepenbrink and Eike Goergen from the project team tell us what the axle had to withstand.

Endurance test in snow and ice: Electric trailer cooling under extreme conditions

Endurance test in snow and ice: Electric trailer cooling under extreme conditions

The ePower generator axle from BPW generates energy while the trailer is moving. The first refrigeration companies are already using the solution to operate the diesel unit of the refrigeration machine in the trailer without emissions. Before going into real operation, ePower was subjected to the endurance test during test drives in Spain and Sweden under extreme temperature conditions. Celine Piepenbrink and Eike Goergen from the project team tell us what the axle had to withstand.

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Timber transport of superlatives

This semi-trailer combination can carry more than 144 tonnes of logs over selected routes in the Kaingaroa Forest, the largest forest on the North Island of New Zealand.

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Historic trucks on tour

Historic trucks on tourHistoric commercial vehicles such as this Krupp K 960 of the PS Speicher Einbeck from 1965 set out at the beginning of September 2022 on the great tour of Germany organised by ETM publishing house together with the Fehrenkötter haulage company....

A tree moves

This horse chestnut tree in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands had to make way for a housing complex. However, the 70-year-old tree was not felled, but allowed to move!

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5,300 kilos and 1,200 hp

Start of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship season in Misano, Italy: Antonio Albacete of Team T Sport Bernau is waiting here, highly concentrated, for the Super Pole qualification that will decide his starting position in the first race of the day.

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Welding Gods

“Made in Germany” are the trailers, bodies and tipper bodies from Conow Anhängerbau in Fürstenhagen, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. With the HW 80 a real classic of agriculture is produced here.

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Prominent transporter for motor sports cars

Prominent transporter for motor sports carsIn this trailer, valuable motor sports cars are driven to Formula 1 races: The "Race Support Max Pro" accommodates the vehicles and their equipment. Special vehicle manufacturer Bischoff & Scheck The intermediate level of...

1 tour feeds 20 cows for 1 year

This 20-tonne high-speed tractor proves its strength both in the field and on the road for Futtertrocknung Lamerdingen eG.

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Traffic lights and light poles had to make way for these transformers

Each of the four transformers that KAHL SCHWERLAST was to move from Lauenburg to Oststeinbeck in Schleswig-Holstein weighs 300 tons.

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On 96 wheels to the destination

12 axles of the company BPW Bergische Achsen KG and 96 wheels of a self-propelled heavy-duty module were directed by the employee of Hofmann Kran-Vermietung GmbH & Co. KG used his control panel for this transport.

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Erst zweigeteilt, dann neues Leben

Nach vielen Jahren als Ausflugsdampfer auf dem Zwischenahner Meer in Niedersachsen bekommt die „MS Oldenburg“ eine neue Aufgabe: Sie soll gut 20 Kilometer entfernt als Restaurant im Oldenburger Hafen genutzt werden.

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Timber transport of superlatives

Timber transport of superlatives

This semi-trailer combination can carry more than 144 tonnes of logs over selected routes in the Kaingaroa Forest, the largest forest on the North Island of New Zealand.

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