Inefficiencies
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Inefficiencies

Shipping products via road freight is the number one solution in Europe. The industry is known for much higher transport demands than there is actual available capacity. It must be clear that no truck on the road should travel empty. However, there are still large inefficiencies, even in optimization focused countries like Germany. In western...

Truck Platooning
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Truck Platooning

Ever rising emission standards and the diesel being in discredit, makes it even more important to develop alternative fuel options for the road freight trucking industry and to discover further fuel saving possibilities. One of these technologies that are being tested and refined is “truck platooning”. It is a technology that allows trucks to safely...

The sennder Academy: Our formula to boost employees to maximum potential
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The sennder Academy: Our formula to boost employees to maximum potential

Boosting employees to their maximum potential and creating a mutual way to success is essential for any company, though oftentimes not a focus in daily business. At sennder, we decided to challenge this status quo. We consider employee development as a key factor for our success across all departments as well as the entire industry....

Amazon’s Plans to be the Number One Innovator in Logistics
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Amazon’s Plans to be the Number One Innovator in Logistics

Amazon, one of the biggest online sellers that has started out as an online bookstore in 1994, has reached numerous target markets, one of them being logistics and its modernization. All the success is brought by the ‘Person of the Year 1999’, Jeff Bezos, the founder, and his team. In 2017, despite the rising expenses, decreased...

Service drivers between the company and the customer
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Service drivers between the company and the customer

The Transport and logistics industry is booming like never! Every day, millions of goods must be delivered from one place to another, and the services provided. In recent years, the rapid development of the online trade has strongly contributed to this growth. Thereby goods are usually delivered by package carriers. A special type of delivery is...

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The importance of autonomous vehicles for the transport industry

Autonomous driving promises not only safety on the road but also greater efficiency and cost savings in logistical processes. The often very media-effective topic of self-driving cars and trucks had again shown an upswing in the last week. The Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has agreed, in cooperation with his French counterpart Alain Vidalies to...

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 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...