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Adjustments German toll

As of October 1st 2015 German toll is extended from 12 to 7.5 tons permissible total weight. Vehicles and vehicle combinations with a permissible total weight of over 7.5 tonnes will in the future be subject to distance-based toll charges. Next to the new rules regarding permissible weight, new charges per kilometre for infrastructure costs also come into force. Toll …

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First requirement: fuel card. But how to select the card that fits your company?

The fuel card: no longer to be ignored in the world of transport and logistics. But how to choose a card that fits your company amidst the jungle of fuel cards and fuel card providers? There are a great many reasons to be found for using a fuel card. If you are you planning to start using, or resume using a …

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Self-driving trucks; ultimate solution on the way to climate-neutral business?

In years to come, several truckmakers will be investing in ’self-driving trucks’. But how will this development affect the position of drivers, and will self-driving trucks in fact make your company more ‘climate-neutral’? Truckmakers like Mercedes-Benz have already been making considerable progress experimenting with private cars and self-driving features. Whereas in the United States cars like these are by now …

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CO2 emissions allocating guidelines; a view on the future

Over the last few years, the haulage sector has often found itself confronted with strict regulations regarding CO2 emissions. Although many of these rules have resulted in relatively ‘cleaner’ fleets thanks to, for instance, often necessary investments made in new trucks of lower Euro emission categories, questions regularly crop up in the sector regarding the determination and registration of CO2 …

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What do we require from mobility service providers now?

Increased costs, mainly resulting from external influences in the present economic climate: hauliers both large and small are affected by them. Profitability, financially and in terms of speed, now demands continued mobility. As a haulier, you will undoubtedly have been pondering the question about what other possibilities you might have for keeping your drivers on the road as much as …

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German toll; efficiency makes the difference!

For many years familiar to European hauliers: German toll. As of 2015, the German Federal Government decided that all trucks of 7.5 tons and over will apply for this levy. This affects about 80,000 trucks. In addition, another 1000 km four-lane highways will be added. The German toll system is by now an example to many other countries initiating automatic systems. Many transport …

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5 tips for improved insight and better Key Performance Indicators

5 Tips for improved insight and better Key Performance Indicators Although Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) vary per company, they are essential for adequate decision-making within the scope of the strategic objectives of each individual company. However, defining KPIs often turns out difficult, also because outcomes of measured values do not reflect reality as it is, which in turn affects the …

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EETS, necessary for future efficiency in transport

There are several ways of paying tolls and levies in Europe. The various European toll charging systems regularly form an obstacle for transport and logistics companies, if only because of the hassle and loss of time caused by the mass of paperwork. Companies are therefore searching for a varied package of products and services aimed primarily at cost control, efficiency, …

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How to keep a firm grip on your fleet?

Apart from desirable, the efficient use and deployment of your fleet is necessary if you want to retain your profits. But how to uphold your grip on your fleet; how can you urge on your people to work efficiently? Effective use of your personnel Your drivers are a crucial asset to your company. After all, they are the driving force …

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Heavily fluctuating fuel prices; to your benefit?

It is very common to many regions in Germany: fluctuating fuel prices that vary by the hour. In autumn 2013, the German Federal Cartel Authority, (Bundeskartellamt) founded the Market Transparency Unit Fuels; a price monitoring model aimed to advise customers on the most recent fuel prices, so that they will be able to select the region’s cheapest filling stations. In …

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