Why Autonomous Trucks Will Become a Mass Phenomenon
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Why Autonomous Trucks Will Become a Mass Phenomenon

When will autonomous cars actually appear on the roads? The answer depends on your perspective. Companies like Alphabet’s Waymo are already running hundreds of autonomous cars on American roads. These cars can navigate city streets just as well as highways and long-winding country roads. However, they must always have an alert safety driver sitting inside them as...

Test track A9 – A public experimental laboratory for autonomous driving
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Test track A9 – A public experimental laboratory for autonomous driving

Autonomous Driving is considered by politics and industry as the future of driving. Chancellor Angela Merkel said in June of this year, before students in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, that «we […] will only be allowed to drive independently with a special permit in 20 years.» To achieve this milestone, there are still...

The evolution of GPS Tracking and its impact on Business Operations
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The evolution of GPS Tracking and its impact on Business Operations

Originally, GPS was not intended for civilian use. Like so many other technologies of the 1960s, it is a child of the Cold War, fueled by the space race. After the Soviet Union had launched its Sputnik satellite, American scientists discovered something revolutionary: By measuring the doppler effect of the sound signal that was emitted...

The challenges of the truck driving ban for the transportation industry
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The challenges of the truck driving ban for the transportation industry

A typical characteristic of the holiday season are overfull motorways, traffic jams and long waiting times. To limit these problems, driving bans apply for trucks in many places. This may be pleasant for holidaymakers at first glance, however driving bans require complex logistical adjustments and strict timing. Customers and consumers don’t want to give up,...

Transport of goods in a networked world
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Transport of goods in a networked world

Already since the 17th century goods were transported from the German Hinterland-Manufactories with carriages and hand-carts to ports and from there shipped to other continents. These transports were by no means a trend, but a witness to the first steps of the ever-advancing globalisation. Since then, other transport options have evolved: in addition to the...

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Telematics in logistics – fleet management made easy

Spurred by digitisation and technology, the logistics market has grown to a market value of 258 billion Euros in 2016 alone, a continuous increase of almost 4% since 2004. An important technological trend to the prevailing of the manual organisation in the freight forwarding sector is telematics. In the meantime, every major forwarding company has recognized...

Cost optimization in the booking of express trips
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Cost optimization in the booking of express trips

In many companies, of all industries, it is part of everyday life: A replacement part has to arrive still today at a construction site, the brochures need to be at the trade fair as fast as possible, or the customer would like to receive his goods yesterday rather than tomorrow. Cost item express trips These...

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Professional driver – a man’s job?

Truck driving  – a man’s job? The 28-year-old Tanja sees it differently. For the professional driver, her job means variety and excitement. She sees proving herself among the men rather as a challenge rather than an insurmountable hurdle. She is one of the few women in this male-dominated career field. Recruitment problems in the transport...

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Pallet handling – the unloved exchange deal

The pallet exchange between freight operators and shippers is often a fundamental part of transport orders. Nevertheless, this concept is increasingly unpopular, because the exchange process of the wooden loading aids can result in massive costs on the part of the forwarder and logistics service provider. sennder deals extensively with this issue and puts together...

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The e-CMR as a solution for an industry with a pent-up demand

The transport logistics industry is in part still stuck in the 20th Century. At the same time, it experiences a wide variety of digital progress, whose implementation will take time and willingness to adapt. Nevertheless, these digital solutions help the sector to develop timely. An example portrays the pilot project of the electronic waybill, the...