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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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How to excel!

Would you like to stand out in your professional sector? Although this is familiar to many of us, it is not always attainable, for a number of reasons. Together with ING bank, TLN, umbrella organisation for Dutch road transport, recently published a report on ’Entrepreneurship in Transport and Logistics’. This report provided a clear picture of the requirements for companies …

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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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Improved efficiency, thanks to process improvement and transparency

Efficient business operations are very important to any enterprise these days. In the current market conditions, companies just cannot afford weakening, or allowing additional profit or cost structure improvements to slip by or go unnoticed. Process improvement is the basis Process improvement is essential here. After all, it is in the first place processes like these that determine the 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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Eco Performance Award: News from the future

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. In our branch, this means when we are driving, we are producing CO2. These emissions, however, can be reduced or avoided to a certain extent, for example with driver trainings, vehicle services and intelligent route navigation. You can compensate remaining carbon dioxide emissions to 100% to actively support environmental protection – with …

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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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What will the future bring in a changing world of logistics?

Recent events and seminars regarding the logistics and transport sector were dedicated to the many issues confronting the business. One of them has been really prominent these last months, namely the future vision of the sector and the type of strategy to be adopted in the face of the (economic) situation of the past few years, and, even more so, …

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How does the new UK HGV levy affect your company?

By now you might have learnt that on 1 April 2014, a new levy will be introduced in the UK. Named HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) Levy, this new charge is imposed on all foreign trucks weighing over 12 tonnes. Below we will inform you about this new levy and its implications for the continuity of your transport company. Another new …

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