According to the survey of the German association BVL, 90% of logistic companies are complaining about the lack of staff

According to the survey of the German association BVL, 90% of logistic companies are complaining about the lack of staff

Federal Logistics Association (BVL) conducted a survey among its members on the shortage of employees. Apparently over 90% of them experience the problem of a lack of staff. BVL conducted a survey among 112 people responsible for staff management in companies that employ in total 40,000 people in all their branches. According to 91% of the respondents, the lack of staff is a noticeable and even significant issue and 71% of them struggles with it at their own companies. 31% of the respondents admit that some job positions have remained vacant...

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A methane powered Scania 6340 was tested in Russia, over a distance of nearly 10,000 km. Are these cars the future of transport?

A methane powered Scania 6340 was tested in Russia, over a distance of nearly 10,000 km. Are these cars the future of transport?

For two weeks, on the route between Moscow and St. Petersburg, there were tests conducted regarding the methane powered Scania 6340 owned by AsstrA, an international transport and logistics company. The tests were carried out in natural conditions: the truck was driving with a load and every day, it travelled an average of 700 km for 10-11 hours. The driver were spending about 6 hours in each of the loading and unloading sites. The total duration of the round trip was 36-40 hours. Overall, the car drove over 9,700 km. The nine-litre engine of...

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Painting with... dirt? Wonderful drawings on trucks

Painting with... dirt? Wonderful drawings on trucks

Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev turns dirty trucks into works of art on wheels. He uses dirty surfaces as canvas. He doesn't need paint to create amazing artworks – dirt and dust particles from truck trailers are enough. Using brushes and his own fingers he turns the grey surfaces into enchanting works of art. He calls them "dirty art". Unfortunately, his works don't last long – just one rain is remove them. That's why Nikita takes photos and posts them on Instagram. Photo: youtube.com/   New York Post

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LNG truck gas worse for the environment than diesel?

LNG truck gas worse for the environment than diesel?

LNG, fossil fuel, which many believe should replace diesel in heavy transport, does not bring such benefits for the environment and the climate as promised to the transport sector. In most cases GHG emissions by gas engines is in fact even higher than in the case of diesel. It has been proved by a study commissioned by a Dutch magazine Down to Earth. LNG, liquid natural gas, is a mixture of mainly methane and other waste gases, refrigerated to -161 degrees to reach liquid state. For several years, the Dutch government has been stimulating the...

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Less than 10% of retail transactions in Europe take place using the Internet. Over the next few years this will increase 2.5 times

Less than 10% of retail transactions in Europe take place using the Internet. Over the next few years this will increase 2.5 times

The number of foreign online store purchases will be the quickest to grow. It's a challenge for logistics and freight forwarding companies. According to the new publication by Savills analysts entitled Logistic Megatrends in 2025 the share of online transactions in the retail trade will rise to 25%. The consumers will buy more products in foreign stores as long as the delivery costs are not too high. The cross-border e-commerce value may, according to the authors of the report, grow by up to a quarter a year! This will have a significant impact...

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We have a photo of the new Tesla truck View more

We have a photo of the new Tesla truck View more

There are new information about the new mysterious "Semi-Truck" from Tesla. According to muskindustries website, it's an autonomous truck designed for long routes which is similar to a traditional truck size-wise but it doesn't have rear-view mirrors. What's interesting, the vehicle's acceleration is comparable to that of a sports car. Reportedly, the prototype is ready and according to Elon Musk he has already taken it for a test drive. This is how Tesla Semi-Truck looks like: Foto: Tesla

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Scania and Dutch Transport Inspectorate cooperate in the fight against tachograph manipulations

Scania and Dutch Transport Inspectorate cooperate in the fight against tachograph manipulations

Truck manufacturer Scania and the Dutch Transport Inspectorate (ILT) start cooperating to combat tachograph-related frauds. Scania trained ILT inspectors so that they would be able to detect even the most advanced types of fraud. Cooperation began in February when ILT stopped 12 trucks from Latvia. There were modifications previously unknown in Europe in all the vehicles. The trucks were taken over by Scania Amsterdam inspection station. The Swedish Scania branch commissioned to examine any deviations from the original software state and not...

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Important! Border inspections in Portugal

Important! Border inspections in Portugal

On 10-14th of May 2017 periodic border inspection for national, EU and non-EU citizens in Portugal. The reason is the visit of Pope Francis in Fatima. The inspections will be carried out from May 10 at midnight until May 14 at midnight. A road border crossing has been designated for this period: Valença - Viana do Caste Vila Verde da Raia – Chaves Quintanilha – Bragança Vilar Formoso – Guarda Monfortinho - Castelo Branco Marvão – Portalegre Caia – Elvas Vila Verde de Ficalho – Beja Vila Real de Santo António Delays in traffic are...

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Lighting in a truck cabin has a significant impact on the work of drivers – here are the results of a recent study by Daimler.

Lighting in a truck cabin has a significant impact on the work of drivers – here are the results of a recent study by Daimler.

Will artificial light in truck cab improve the well-being and efficiency of the drivers? Daimler researchers decided to answer that question and that is why they decided to carry out a number of studies in Finland. The results were surprising. Idea Daylight + was created during a series of experiments in a sleep laboratory at the University of Regensburg. Siegfried Rothe who is involved with many Daimler projects aimed at improving working and living conditions of truck drivers noticed that because of the contour shape of a traditional cabin...

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Toyota keeps up with the times. They want to produce hydrogen-powered trucks

Toyota keeps up with the times. They want to produce hydrogen-powered trucks

Toyota presented 'Project Portal', the concept of a truck which uses fuel cells already known from the Mirai model. Toyota wants to verify whether the solution used in passenger cars will also work out. As part of the 'Project Portal' Japanese designers, in collaboration with American engineers, will create an electric truck designed for use in the Los Angeles port. Parameters of the new Toyota truck There are already first prototypes of the vehicle. The electric engines powered with two sets of fuel cells have 670 HP and 1794 Nm maximum torque....

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