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Here you will find everything you need to know about current trends and innovations in the world of transport and logistics.

Customer and service provider in one boat: Why Industry 4.0 needs Logistics 4.0


If you want to design an efficient flow of goods in logistics, you cannot refuse a smart data flow. Neither shippers nor transport companies can develop the full potential for high-performance, resilient supply chains if they do without the helpful tools of the digital age.

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Linking the toll to CO2 emissions leaves hardly nobody unaffected


Some of the industry associations and interest groups in the road freight transport sector are taking a hard line on the adjustment of toll rates that will take place in Germany on 1 December. However, even the harshest critics seem to understand the need for the ( truck) transport industry to make a positive contribution to the carbon footprint. We take a look at the debate shortly before the start of what is often simplistically read as a toll increase.

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AI: Generative, practical, good?!


There is a lot to do. Let's do it. This is a motto from advertising. And who wouldn't want technology to help them with complex problems or support them in dull tasks? We take a look at fields of application for artificial intelligence (AI), which has been very much in the public eye lately, in our industry.

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No more paper for the bin


Italy will soon introduce the electronic consignment note. Its establishment in Europe and beyond aims at a more cost-efficient and transparent documentation of road transports. From 2026, the so-called eCMR is to become mandatory throughout the EU. We take a look at the current state of development for you.

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Tell me, where will all the goods go?


Anyone who has read exaggerated headlines in the past about a significant population decline or the deindustrialization of Germany will have been surprised by the transport forecast presented by the Federal Minister of Transport. According to the experts, a massive increase in transport volumes, not least in road freight, is to be expected over the next three decades. We present some of the figures and conclusions that have been hotly debated, and not just within the governing coalition.

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Supply Chain Act comes into force at the beginning of 2023 in Germany


Sharp sword or lame duck? Such an ambitious project as the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD, German: Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz - LkSG) inevitably brings a mixed bag of opinions from a wide range of stakeholders. Above all, however, is the legislator's effort to strengthen the protection of human rights and habitats. We look at the intentions behind this move.

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Violations of driving and rest times burden reputation and budget


Even if the compliance with the rules in other cases such as cabotage is currently attracting more attention, the control of driving and rest times remains an important sanctioning instrument against transport companies on the part of the state. In this article, we will make you aware of one of the perennial issues in the management and life of drivers.

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On guard against worms and Trojans: IT security as a very high good


In 2022, safes, entrance doors and filing cabinets are no longer the only things that need to be protected when it comes to the security of a company's own data. Cyber criminals are looking for loopholes in IT systems to attack and damage companies. We would like to make you aware of this important aspect in turbulent times, without falling into alarmism.

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The eye of the needle in the mountains: Focus on the Brenner Pass and its transport capacities


The Brenner route faces a mountain of problems. These require clever solutions so as not to bring residents to the barricades and harm trade. We take a look at some of the current discussion points.

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Open Source - A New Approach for Logistics?


Making software applications freely available does not have to mean that all distinguishing features between companies disappear in competition. But it should improve interface communication, reduce barriers to entry, and thus increase the networking of all participants. Here we would like to briefly outline how supply chains benefit from this

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All beginnings need not be difficult: Small steps in automation leverage potential savings


The efficiency of supply chain management benefits from a higher degree of digitization. It is not only at the threshold between transport movements and warehouse logistics that transparency represents a high asset for smoothly flowing goods. In logistics centers, for example, the various applications of auto-ID help to optimize processes. We take a look at the use of this technology in warehousing for you.

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