Virtual truck racing: racing drivers also work from home

Virtual truck racing: racing drivers also work from home

Pushing the throttle as far as it will go on the straight. Braking at the last moment, turning the steering wheel and heaving the 5,300-kilo truck through the chicane: It almost feels like being on the real track – but it is a virtual race. This is how the European truck racing scene shortens the waiting time until the season starts.

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From the idea to real innovation

From the idea to real innovation

As a running gear system manufacturer for truck trailers and semi-trailers, BPW has always stood for merging tradition with modernity. With the iGurt, an intelligent system for securing loads, BPW in Wiehl has presented a real innovation: The smart product was developed to production readiness within 2.5 years. How exactly does such a process work?

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BPW Active Reverse Control: The axle thinks and steers

BPW Active Reverse Control: The axle thinks and steers

Manoeuvring on narrow farms and their even narrower access roads is an art in itself. With these special requirements in mind, trailer specialist Finkl has developed a new generation of vehicles for animal transport and uses the BPW Active Reverse Control auxiliary steering system. Customers from all over Europe are enthusiastic about the advantages.

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“Professional drivers deserve more respect!”

“Professional drivers deserve more respect!”

Jörg Schwerdtfeger never imagined that he would become an influencer at the age of 50. But with his voluntary initiative “I am a professional driver and deserve respect”, the experienced haulage expert has hit a nerve. More than 27,000 subscribers and a lively exchange on the Facebook channel of the same name speak for themselves.

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“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”.

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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?

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“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”.

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.

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.

SUCCESS STORY

Reduced weight – not stability

Reduced weight – not stability

Lose a good 20 per cent of weight in just three months. The vehicle manufacturer experts at August Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG from Hagen have succeeded in this feat: Their new coil semitrailer meets all the requirements of modern lightweight construction without sacrificing stability. Numerous lightweight components from BPW contribute to the successful diet – from aluminium wheel hubs to lightweight trailing arms.

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.

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SUCCESS STORY

Reduced weight – not stability

Reduced weight – not stability

Lose a good 20 per cent of weight in just three months. The vehicle manufacturer experts at August Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG from Hagen have succeeded in this feat: Their new coil semitrailer meets all the requirements of modern lightweight construction without sacrificing stability. Numerous lightweight components from BPW contribute to the successful diet – from aluminium wheel hubs to lightweight trailing arms.

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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.

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LOGISTICS HERO

“Professional drivers deserve more respect!”

“Professional drivers deserve more respect!”

Jörg Schwerdtfeger never imagined that he would become an influencer at the age of 50. But with his voluntary initiative “I am a professional driver and deserve respect”, the experienced haulage expert has hit a nerve. More than 27,000 subscribers and a lively exchange on the Facebook channel of the same name speak for themselves.

“Sometimes the nerves lie bare”

“Sometimes the nerves lie bare”

The corona pandemic once again shows how important professional drivers are for the supply of society. Torsten Busch is on the road for the Seifert Logistics Group with an articulated truck with a 13.60-metre tautliner trailer in local transport in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. For motionist.com he reports how he experiences his job in 2020.

Truckers present a Christmas miracle

Truckers present a Christmas miracle

As a “Christmas Trucker” Stefan Giuliani travels to poor regions of Eastern Europe every year to distribute aid packages to the needy. Using a 40-tonne truck from REICHHART Logistik GmbH, he brings food and hygiene products to people for whom these are the most precious gifts.

“Professional drivers deserve more respect!”

“Professional drivers deserve more respect!”

Jörg Schwerdtfeger never imagined that he would become an influencer at the age of 50. But with his voluntary initiative “I am a professional driver and deserve respect”, the experienced haulage expert has hit a nerve. More than 27,000 subscribers and a lively exchange on the Facebook channel of the same name speak for themselves.

“Sometimes the nerves lie bare”

“Sometimes the nerves lie bare”

The corona pandemic once again shows how important professional drivers are for the supply of society. Torsten Busch is on the road for the Seifert Logistics Group with an articulated truck with a 13.60-metre tautliner trailer in local transport in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. For motionist.com he reports how he experiences his job in 2020.

Truckers present a Christmas miracle

Truckers present a Christmas miracle

As a “Christmas Trucker” Stefan Giuliani travels to poor regions of Eastern Europe every year to distribute aid packages to the needy. Using a 40-tonne truck from REICHHART Logistik GmbH, he brings food and hygiene products to people for whom these are the most precious gifts.

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BPW Active Reverse Control: The axle thinks and steers

BPW Active Reverse Control: The axle thinks and steers

Manoeuvring on narrow farms and their even narrower access roads is an art in itself. With these special requirements in mind, trailer specialist Finkl has developed a new generation of vehicles for animal transport and uses the BPW Active Reverse Control auxiliary steering system. Customers from all over Europe are enthusiastic about the advantages.

Virtual truck racing: racing drivers also work from home

Virtual truck racing: racing drivers also work from home

Pushing the throttle as far as it will go on the straight. Braking at the last moment, turning the steering wheel and heaving the 5,300-kilo truck through the chicane: It almost feels like being on the real track – but it is a virtual race. This is how the European truck racing scene shortens the waiting time until the season starts.

From the idea to real innovation

From the idea to real innovation

As a running gear system manufacturer for truck trailers and semi-trailers, BPW has always stood for merging tradition with modernity. With the iGurt, an intelligent system for securing loads, BPW in Wiehl has presented a real innovation: The smart product was developed to production readiness within 2.5 years. How exactly does such a process work?

Virtual truck racing: racing drivers also work from home

Virtual truck racing: racing drivers also work from home

Pushing the throttle as far as it will go on the straight. Braking at the last moment, turning the steering wheel and heaving the 5,300-kilo truck through the chicane: It almost feels like being on the real track – but it is a virtual race. This is how the European truck racing scene shortens the waiting time until the season starts.

From the idea to real innovation

From the idea to real innovation

As a running gear system manufacturer for truck trailers and semi-trailers, BPW has always stood for merging tradition with modernity. With the iGurt, an intelligent system for securing loads, BPW in Wiehl has presented a real innovation: The smart product was developed to production readiness within 2.5 years. How exactly does such a process work?

BIG PICTURE

An oversized water tap

A standard tap for a hand basin weighs only a few hundred grams – this relative, on the other hand, weighs in at a hefty 105 tonnes!

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14 tanks in 3 nights

For more than 111 years Beer has been brewed at the Früh Brewery in Cologne. For this purpose in the summer of 2020, COLONIA Spezialfahrzeuge brought 14 new tanks to the company.

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Where the truck wears Lederhosen

This splendid guy drives in a pair of Bavarian Lederhosen and classic blue and white chequered beer on the streets of Southern Germany.

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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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An oversized water tap

An oversized water tap

A standard tap for a hand basin weighs only a few hundred grams – this relative, on the other hand, weighs in at a hefty 105 tonnes!

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