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Digital transport management by DAKO: TachoWeb provides cross-linked functionalities ranging from transport planning, management of tachograph data and telematics to make your fleet processes more transparent. With TachoWeb, you can manage your entire fleet in one portal – web-based, flexible and secure. Get a personal consultation from our Team or register directly here. (Please note: By sending the registration form, you agree to a binding contract with DAKO. The contract documents will be sent to you by postal service.).
EU Commission authorizes subsidies for retrofitting of municipal diesel vehicles in Germany
EU Commission authorizes subsidies for retrofitting of municipal diesel vehicles in Germany
On 18th June, the EU Commission decided to grant Germany the right to fund the retrofitting of municipal diesel vehicles. Based on this programme, nitrogen oxide emissions could be reduced by 1450 tons per year without distorting competition, according to the authorities in Brussels. Subsidies of up to 431 million Euro are planned in order to make municipal diesel vehicles such as garbage trucks, city cleaning vehicles and delivery trucks more environmentally friendly.

The funding program applies to municipalities that exceeded the limit values of nitrogen oxide in 2017. Over one million municipal and commercial diesel vehicles are in use in the about 60 affected communities. The measures are part of the funding programme “Clean Air 2017-2020” of the German federal government and are intended to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Information about the programme is available here (in German only).
New concepts for electric mobility in city logistics in high demand
New concepts for electric mobility in city logistics in high demand
That climate change is of great significance for companies in logistics was once again reflected in the high level of participation of the 6th SMART CITY LOGISTIK Congress. During the event on 22nd and 23rd May at Schloss Heidecksburg in Rudolstadt, more than 130 guests discussed the opportunities that electric mobility offers for the logistics sector. Best practice examples, latest results of research projects and new developments of vehicles took centre stage.

Amongst others, the presentations of the research project SMART DISTRIBUTION LOGISTIK (SDL) made it clear that in order to integrate electric mobility successfully in logistics processes, digital solutions are necessary. One of the latest results of the research work of companies and universities from Thuringia and Saxonia is a software tool for automatic tour planning. It uses intelligent algorithms to create optimal tours from given order data. Other topics were innovative approaches for multi-use which support capacity utilisation and thus, economic use of the e-vehicles, as well as hub concepts and new vehicles for specific purposes in logistics. A detailed review of the congress can be found here (only german).