Partners in action

Transport and logistics operators worldwide rely on Goldhofer’s vehicles and technology to manage their heavy haulage tasks. These impressive builds can be seen in Asia, all of the Americas, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

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New traditionalists

In spite of a decidedly lacklustre year on a number of fronts, the uptake of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) by a broad cross section of the trucking industry has continued unabated as operators seek out ways to improve productivity and efficiency. PBS is a world-leading program that enables Australia’s heavy vehicle industry to use the most productive vehicles for specific freight tasks. It fosters innovation in vehicle design to improve productivity while achieving safer operation and making minimal impact on road infrastructure.

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Hold the line

In the 2019-20 financial year (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020), Schmitz Cargobull produced 46,124 vehicles and achieved sales of 1.87 billion euro with 5,700 employees.

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Excellence on demand

At the official handover of 40 new Krone curtainsider semi-trailers for the transport company STERAC, Managing Director Gerald Rackebrandt and Frank Knuhr (Head of Purchasing/Fleet) visited Krone in Werlte. During a detailed tour of the factory, the guests from Braak in Schleswig-Holstein were impressed by the ultra-modern trailer production in the new Krone surface coating centre.

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Sustainable future ready

Commencing operations in Kortenhoevenseweg, Lexmond, Johannes van Eck manufactured farmer tools such as wheelbarrows, milking stools, wooden cabins and folding trailers. In 1932, with one of his four sons, Johannes van Eck switched from the farmer wagons to cabins and loading platforms on A and T Fords. After a fire in 1961, the company moved across the road of Kortenhoevenseweg.

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Down Dakota way

Legislators in North Dakota are expected to back a repeal of length and weight restrictions on truck and trailer combinations. This would be one step closer to seeing road trains operate on US roads in that region.

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At the tipping point of cylinder safety

The lifting cylinder of a tipper truck is exposed to regular cycles of heavy loads. Yet it is expected to perform without fault over a long working life. In an industry where profit margins are narrow and equipment failure can be catastrophic, the quality of such equipment must never be in question. Thus, the testing standards set by Edbro for its tipping cylinders are designed to ensure safe, reliable performance under all conditions.

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Partnering against pandemic

Kuehne + Nagel has more than 230 good practice certification in the pharmaceutical industry (GxP) operations worldwide, including the US, UK, Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Singapore, India, Panama, the UAE and Australia.

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