Collaboration the key to clever urban logistics

Collaboration the key to clever urban logistics

The best logistics solutions are those that aren’t needed in the first place. That is the opinion of Professor Ani Melkonyan-Gottschalk, Managing Director of the Centre for Logistics and Transport (ZLV) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She argues that individual logistics solutions alone are not enough to meet the challenges of urban infrastructure and that instead dual-purpose concepts hold the key to a sustainable logistics future.

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When electric trucks bring the work gear you need

When electric trucks bring the work gear you need

MEWA Textil-Service provides an especially sustainable sharing service for workwear and cleaning cloths. The company will bring the first two BAX models to the streets of Berlin this autumn: the 7.5 ton vehicles with electric drives will make transport emission-free and will provide all kinds of comfort for drivers.

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“We will soon have conditions like in Britain”

“We will soon have conditions like in Britain”

Nürburgring in July 2022, a Saturday afternoon on the sidelines of the Truck Grand Prix. We are in contact with professional drivers Peter Matthies, René Werner and Michael Finkbeiner, who is also a freight forwarder. They talk about their challenges – and explain why they still love their job.

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The classic in agriculture

The classic in agriculture

The HW80, a particularly flexible 2-way tipper trailer, has been used for decades: its simply yet ingenious construction has proven so successful that it has only experienced very few updates since its development in the 1970s – one of which are the BPW axles.

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Collaboration the key to clever urban logistics

Collaboration the key to clever urban logistics

The best logistics solutions are those that aren’t needed in the first place. That is the opinion of Professor Ani Melkonyan-Gottschalk, Managing Director of the Centre for Logistics and Transport (ZLV) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She argues that individual logistics solutions alone are not enough to meet the challenges of urban infrastructure and that instead dual-purpose concepts hold the key to a sustainable logistics future.

“Mobility is a design task”

“Mobility is a design task”

What mobility matrix will shape our towns and cities in the future and how can a people-centric mobility revolution be successful? Claudia Fischer-Appelt, designer and communications expert, has been working on transforming mobility as we know it for years. In this interview, she outlines possible opportunities and potentially innovative ideas for a more sustainable movement of goods.

More vegetarians – more refrigerated transport?

More vegetarians – more refrigerated transport?

People are eating more consciously – this has an impact on food logistics. Julia Kleineidam, research assistant in the Logistics Department headed by Professor Frank Straube at the Technical University of Berlin, reports in an interview on the challenges and perspectives she sees for the industry.

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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

When electric trucks bring the work gear you need

When electric trucks bring the work gear you need

MEWA Textil-Service provides an especially sustainable sharing service for workwear and cleaning cloths. The company will bring the first two BAX models to the streets of Berlin this autumn: the 7.5 ton vehicles with electric drives will make transport emission-free and will provide all kinds of comfort for drivers.

The classic in agriculture

The classic in agriculture

The HW80, a particularly flexible 2-way tipper trailer, has been used for decades: its simply yet ingenious construction has proven so successful that it has only experienced very few updates since its development in the 1970s – one of which are the BPW axles.

Sustainability in racing – how does that work?

Sustainability in racing – how does that work?

The FIA and ETRA, the organisers of the European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC), have set themselves an ambitious goal: by 2038, the championship should be net emission-free. The team T Spot Bernau has now been awarded for its commitment to climate protection. In an interview with Motionist, Team and Marketing Manager Melanie Derflinger explains which measures T Sport Bernau is already implementing and what is still planned.

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When electric trucks bring the work gear you need

When electric trucks bring the work gear you need

MEWA Textil-Service provides an especially sustainable sharing service for workwear and cleaning cloths. The company will bring the first two BAX models to the streets of Berlin this autumn: the 7.5 ton vehicles with electric drives will make transport emission-free and will provide all kinds of comfort for drivers.

read more
The classic in agriculture

The classic in agriculture

The HW80, a particularly flexible 2-way tipper trailer, has been used for decades: its simply yet ingenious construction has proven so successful that it has only experienced very few updates since its development in the 1970s – one of which are the BPW axles.

read more
Sustainability in racing – how does that work?

Sustainability in racing – how does that work?

The FIA and ETRA, the organisers of the European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC), have set themselves an ambitious goal: by 2038, the championship should be net emission-free. The team T Spot Bernau has now been awarded for its commitment to climate protection. In an interview with Motionist, Team and Marketing Manager Melanie Derflinger explains which measures T Sport Bernau is already implementing and what is still planned.

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LOGISTICS HERO

Dealing with challenges in logistics

Dealing with challenges in logistics

Transport and logistics decision-makers are under a lot of pressure. Mental and movement coach Maria Senz explains how they can deal with this pressure and even use it productively.

“We will soon have conditions like in Britain”

“We will soon have conditions like in Britain”

Nürburgring in July 2022, a Saturday afternoon on the sidelines of the Truck Grand Prix. We are in contact with professional drivers Peter Matthies, René Werner and Michael Finkbeiner, who is also a freight forwarder. They talk about their challenges – and explain why they still love their job.

Getting creative to combat lorry driver shortages

Getting creative to combat lorry driver shortages

According to the German Road Haulage, Logistics and Waste Management Association (BGL), there will be a shortage of 80,000 lorry drivers in Germany in 2022. Many haulage companies are at a loss as to how they can find and keep staff. A new study now aims to identify solutions.

Dealing with challenges in logistics

Dealing with challenges in logistics

Transport and logistics decision-makers are under a lot of pressure. Mental and movement coach Maria Senz explains how they can deal with this pressure and even use it productively.

“We will soon have conditions like in Britain”

“We will soon have conditions like in Britain”

Nürburgring in July 2022, a Saturday afternoon on the sidelines of the Truck Grand Prix. We are in contact with professional drivers Peter Matthies, René Werner and Michael Finkbeiner, who is also a freight forwarder. They talk about their challenges – and explain why they still love their job.

Getting creative to combat lorry driver shortages

Getting creative to combat lorry driver shortages

According to the German Road Haulage, Logistics and Waste Management Association (BGL), there will be a shortage of 80,000 lorry drivers in Germany in 2022. Many haulage companies are at a loss as to how they can find and keep staff. A new study now aims to identify solutions.

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Bulk transport in XXL

16 axles, a proud 32 metres in total length and a gross combination mass of 116 tonnes: The Roadtrain from MGM Bulk and Bruce Rock Engineering, which is used in mining in Australia, sets special standards.

Digital learning from the start

Digital learning from the start

The professional world is increasingly shaped by digitalisation – that’s why it makes sense to optimally prepare even trainees for precisely this world. At BPW, digital training of the next generation is a matter of course: in its own training centre, the company relies on networked machines and robotics, among other things.

Telematics for all

Telematics for all

Telematics systems are becoming the new standard in transport: vehicle manufacturers are increasingly making the hardware standard equipment. And with the electrification of the drive system, telematics is likely to become even more important for inner-city transport.

Digital learning from the start

Digital learning from the start

The professional world is increasingly shaped by digitalisation – that’s why it makes sense to optimally prepare even trainees for precisely this world. At BPW, digital training of the next generation is a matter of course: in its own training centre, the company relies on networked machines and robotics, among other things.

Telematics for all

Telematics for all

Telematics systems are becoming the new standard in transport: vehicle manufacturers are increasingly making the hardware standard equipment. And with the electrification of the drive system, telematics is likely to become even more important for inner-city transport.

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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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A strong partner at your back

When the rape fields blossom bright yellow now in summer, the harvest time of the oil crop is approaching. And that means hard work for men like these, who lean against the tyres of the harvesting vehicle during a break for a snack.

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Historic trucks on tour

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....

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