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More vegetarians – more refrigerated transport?

May 2022

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.

When the robot rings the doorbell

January 2022

With the BeIntelli project, the Technische Universität Berlin, together with many partners, is researching how intelligently networked mobility can function in the city.

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Idle kilometres saved by the Bavarian-Shuttle

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Trailer refrigeration without direct emissions

April 2022

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

August 2021

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”

January 2021

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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Who will take over my succession?

March 2022

If one's own children do not take over the forwarding company, another solution must be found. Dr Marc Evers, Head of the Department for SMEs, Business Start-ups, Company Succession of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, explains how to find the right person for the succession - and when to start the search.

These ideas really help against driver shortages

February 2022

Germany already has a shortage of between 60,000 and 80,000 truck drivers.
-drivers. How do you still attract good people to fill vacancies? And how do you keep them? We present eight approaches from practice that could still use many supporters.

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Award for top graduates

August 2021

Every year, the best graduates of the training programme for freight forwarding and logistics services can apply for the title "Young Freight Forwarder Germany". To do so, they present a creative solution for a logistics task to the expert jury.

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"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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Bulk transport in XXL

May 2022

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

April 2022

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

February 2022

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.