The Queen of the tank trailers

The Queen of the tank trailers

A vehicle manufacturer from Leverkusen is shaking up the industry. Sentences like “We have always done it this way” are taboo at the SEKA Group. The company has specialized in the production of food tanks – with enormous weight savings, short delivery times and above all with a great deal of emotion.

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Electrified reading

Electrified reading

Electric drives such as eTransport from BPW can revolutionise the commercial vehicle industry. But how exactly does the technology work and how can it be optimally applied? Bernd Rhein, Application Engineering Manager at BPW, has written a compact technical book on this subject, which conveys in-depth knowledge in an easily understandable way.

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“We are fully convinced”

“We are fully convinced”

Telematics, roof height adjustment system, self-steering trailer axle: modern technologies are conquering the fleet. But what do they really achieve? That is exactly what the Italian haulier Bennato Ulisse & Figli wanted to know: As part of the BPW Movin’ Stars campaign, they extensively tested the innovative products of the BPW Group in their day-to-day business for four weeks.

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Telematics gets everything onto the supply chain

Telematics gets everything onto the supply chain

The Swiss forwarding company G. Leclerc Transport AG handles a large quantity of refrigerated transports for its food and pharmaceutical customers on a daily basis and delivers the ordered goods to their destination quickly, safely, in a resource-saving manner and fully documented. Without the telematics from idem telematics, this would hardly be possible.

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“This is exactly the technology we need”

“This is exactly the technology we need”

Germany should not get bogged down in long discussions about fuel cells but should take action and get this alternative drive technology on the road quickly – otherwise, as with the development of electromobility, valuable time would be lost. This is what Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kampker urges. He is head of the Chair for Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) at RWTH Aachen University and co-founded Streetscooter.

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FUTURE LAB

“IdenT” research project: focus on autonomous driving

“IdenT” research project: focus on autonomous driving

Trucks with a total weight of 40 tons are part of the normal road scene. But without a driver? Especially in the commercial vehicle sector, autonomous driving offers enormous potential, but also special risks. Although trailers have a strong influence on the driving dynamics and reliability of semitrailers, they have so far received little attention when it comes to autonomous driving. The “IdenT” research project is changing this.

Where are the trucks with alternative drive systems?

Where are the trucks with alternative drive systems?

To transport goods without emissions, vehicles with alternative drive systems are needed. Hauliers have long complained that such vehicles are not available. Is this true? motionist.com has brought three sides together in a video conference: Peter Prijak, Director New Vehicle Sales at Volvo Trucks, Kirsten Lühmann, transport policy spokeswoman of the SPD parliamentary group and member of the committee for transport and digital infrastructure, and Wolfgang Thoma, managing director of Spedition Ansorge. A debate between manufacturer, logistics expert and politician.

Collective responsibility for climate protection

Collective responsibility for climate protection

Freight transport accounts for a large proportion of global CO2 emissions. The greenhouse gas is considered to be the biggest contributor to climate change. So what responsibility do companies in the transport and logistics sector have for climate protection, and how can they deal with it?

ECOMOTION

Electrified reading

Electrified reading

Electric drives such as eTransport from BPW can revolutionise the commercial vehicle industry. But how exactly does the technology work and how can it be optimally applied? Bernd Rhein, Application Engineering Manager at BPW, has written a compact technical book on this subject, which conveys in-depth knowledge in an easily understandable way.

“This is exactly the technology we need”

“This is exactly the technology we need”

Germany should not get bogged down in long discussions about fuel cells but should take action and get this alternative drive technology on the road quickly – otherwise, as with the development of electromobility, valuable time would be lost. This is what Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kampker urges. He is head of the Chair for Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) at RWTH Aachen University and co-founded Streetscooter.

Quick battery swap rather than long charging frustration

Quick battery swap rather than long charging frustration

Pull up at the swap station, park the vehicle and after a short coffee break continue on your way with a fresh battery: ‘Route Charge’ turns electromobility into a new experience for Meyer & Meyer drivers – without becoming frustrated by long charging times. The fashion logistics specialist plans to use the battery swap system along specific regular routes. And this is not the only e-mobility project from the family-owned company in Osnabrück.

“This is exactly the technology we need”

“This is exactly the technology we need”

Germany should not get bogged down in long discussions about fuel cells but should take action and get this alternative drive technology on the road quickly – otherwise, as with the development of electromobility, valuable time would be lost. This is what Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kampker urges. He is head of the Chair for Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) at RWTH Aachen University and co-founded Streetscooter.

Quick battery swap rather than long charging frustration

Quick battery swap rather than long charging frustration

Pull up at the swap station, park the vehicle and after a short coffee break continue on your way with a fresh battery: ‘Route Charge’ turns electromobility into a new experience for Meyer & Meyer drivers – without becoming frustrated by long charging times. The fashion logistics specialist plans to use the battery swap system along specific regular routes. And this is not the only e-mobility project from the family-owned company in Osnabrück.

SUCCESS STORY

The Queen of the tank trailers

The Queen of the tank trailers

A vehicle manufacturer from Leverkusen is shaking up the industry. Sentences like “We have always done it this way” are taboo at the SEKA Group. The company has specialized in the production of food tanks – with enormous weight savings, short delivery times and above all with a great deal of emotion.

Telematics gets everything onto the supply chain

Telematics gets everything onto the supply chain

The Swiss forwarding company G. Leclerc Transport AG handles a large quantity of refrigerated transports for its food and pharmaceutical customers on a daily basis and delivers the ordered goods to their destination quickly, safely, in a resource-saving manner and fully documented. Without the telematics from idem telematics, this would hardly be possible.

“We are ready for any kind of diversification”

“We are ready for any kind of diversification”

Insights into a troubled industry: How badly have the recession and Corona crisis hit automotive logistics? And what gives hope for an upturn? Bernd Janssen, Managing Director of Brucherseifer Transport + Logistik, explains how to take new paths with flexibility and thus give companies and employees new dynamic.

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The Queen of the tank trailers

The Queen of the tank trailers

A vehicle manufacturer from Leverkusen is shaking up the industry. Sentences like “We have always done it this way” are taboo at the SEKA Group. The company has specialized in the production of food tanks – with enormous weight savings, short delivery times and above all with a great deal of emotion.

read more
Telematics gets everything onto the supply chain

Telematics gets everything onto the supply chain

The Swiss forwarding company G. Leclerc Transport AG handles a large quantity of refrigerated transports for its food and pharmaceutical customers on a daily basis and delivers the ordered goods to their destination quickly, safely, in a resource-saving manner and fully documented. Without the telematics from idem telematics, this would hardly be possible.

read more
“We are ready for any kind of diversification”

“We are ready for any kind of diversification”

Insights into a troubled industry: How badly have the recession and Corona crisis hit automotive logistics? And what gives hope for an upturn? Bernd Janssen, Managing Director of Brucherseifer Transport + Logistik, explains how to take new paths with flexibility and thus give companies and employees new dynamic.

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LOGISTICS HERO

From truck driver to pilot coach

From truck driver to pilot coach

Pilot coach – that sounds like something linked to aviation. But it is, in fact, very down-to-earth as we’re talking about the kings of the road: truck drivers. So that they can fulfil their tasks responsibly and to the best of their ability, the haulier Reinert Logistics trains special driving trainers. After all, it is about much more than just manoeuvring the drawbar trailer from the loading point to the unloading point.

‘As a woman, you can accomplish anything in the logistics industry.’

‘As a woman, you can accomplish anything in the logistics industry.’

On 8 March, it is International Women’s Day – it has been a public holiday in Berlin since 2019, while in other countries, such as Russia and Vietnam, it has been for much longer. How are women faring in logistics? The best way to find out what’s going well and where difficulties lie is for successful women in logistics to tell us themselves.

The Transport Ambassadors are flying the logistics flag

The Transport Ambassadors are flying the logistics flag

What does a Transport Ambassador actually do? Neither the Federal Foreign Office nor Wikipedia has an answer to this question. Perhaps it’s best asking someone who already has this title on their business card, such as Jens Thiermann, Chair of the Die Transportbotschafter (The Transport Ambassadors) e. V. association.

From truck driver to pilot coach

From truck driver to pilot coach

Pilot coach – that sounds like something linked to aviation. But it is, in fact, very down-to-earth as we’re talking about the kings of the road: truck drivers. So that they can fulfil their tasks responsibly and to the best of their ability, the haulier Reinert Logistics trains special driving trainers. After all, it is about much more than just manoeuvring the drawbar trailer from the loading point to the unloading point.

‘As a woman, you can accomplish anything in the logistics industry.’

‘As a woman, you can accomplish anything in the logistics industry.’

On 8 March, it is International Women’s Day – it has been a public holiday in Berlin since 2019, while in other countries, such as Russia and Vietnam, it has been for much longer. How are women faring in logistics? The best way to find out what’s going well and where difficulties lie is for successful women in logistics to tell us themselves.

The Transport Ambassadors are flying the logistics flag

The Transport Ambassadors are flying the logistics flag

What does a Transport Ambassador actually do? Neither the Federal Foreign Office nor Wikipedia has an answer to this question. Perhaps it’s best asking someone who already has this title on their business card, such as Jens Thiermann, Chair of the Die Transportbotschafter (The Transport Ambassadors) e. V. association.

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“We are fully convinced”

“We are fully convinced”

Telematics, roof height adjustment system, self-steering trailer axle: modern technologies are conquering the fleet. But what do they really achieve? That is exactly what the Italian haulier Bennato Ulisse & Figli wanted to know: As part of the BPW Movin’ Stars campaign, they extensively tested the innovative products of the BPW Group in their day-to-day business for four weeks.

Shop telematics solutions online

Shop telematics solutions online

Purchasing telematics hardware and software from different manufacturers on one portal: This is now possible with the new online marketplace telematics24.de. One of the leading tech partners is the IT service provider tiramizoo. Its transport management system for urban logistics enables highly efficient inner-city logistics processes.

Quality in the face of a crisis – a Turkish success story

Quality in the face of a crisis – a Turkish success story

The Turkish commercial vehicle industry is struggling with declining sales, but quality remains in demand, particularly in difficult economic times – more than 20,000 BPW axles and air suspension systems were assembled in BPW Otomotiv’s plant near Istanbul in 2018, and the company’s production output has tripled in the past five years.

Shop telematics solutions online

Shop telematics solutions online

Purchasing telematics hardware and software from different manufacturers on one portal: This is now possible with the new online marketplace telematics24.de. One of the leading tech partners is the IT service provider tiramizoo. Its transport management system for urban logistics enables highly efficient inner-city logistics processes.

Quality in the face of a crisis – a Turkish success story

Quality in the face of a crisis – a Turkish success story

The Turkish commercial vehicle industry is struggling with declining sales, but quality remains in demand, particularly in difficult economic times – more than 20,000 BPW axles and air suspension systems were assembled in BPW Otomotiv’s plant near Istanbul in 2018, and the company’s production output has tripled in the past five years.

BIG PICTURE

Through the eye of a needle

Construction sites are often difficult to access – if a colossus like this pile driver is also to be used, it literally becomes as narrow as the eye of a needle.

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High up: A new record at Hämmerle!

A proud ten metres high was the last element for the upper deck of the new Lake Constance ferry, which Hämmerle Spezialtransporte brought to Fußach in Austria.

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Getting round the bend

In order to manoeuvre special transports such as this wooden construction through the many roundabouts and curves in Austrian Tyrol district, the highest degree of flexibility is required.

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Heavy on the road

Tools for the automotive industry weigh up to 60 tons. To move them, you need strong axles – and more than usual.

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A freight locomotive moves into the museum

Many fans associate great emotions with Märklin’s trains: The model trains from the toy manufacturer from Göppingen run worldwide through lovingly and elaborately designed miniature landscapes.

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Big fair guest: a 31-metre “princess”

This lady named “Princess”, a yacht from Holland, almost 31 metres long and more than nine metres high, was a guest at the water sports fair “Boot Düsseldorf”.

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Please don‘t get in: Subway runs on the street

When a subway needs to be repaired, it sometimes switches from rail to road for the way to the workshop.

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The ‘Transport of the Year 2019’

Almost a whole year of preparation was necessary for the extraordinary transport that the KAHL Group carried out in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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A Christmas tree in the horizontal plane

What a tree! A proud 17.50 metres high and weighing 4.5 tonnes is the spruce that lights up the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at Christmas 2019.

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Heavy load in the land of the pharaohs

The people of ancient Egypt moved huge stones for their buildings with the help of clever strategies.

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Through the eye of a needle

Through the eye of a needle

Construction sites are often difficult to access – if a colossus like this pile driver is also to be used, it literally becomes as narrow as the eye of a needle.

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