The German transport and forwarder business, and the industry and trade logistics sector are under more challenge now than ever before. Business is booming, as evidenced by increasing demand, the growing traffic volumes and the high number of new HGV registrations.
However, political decisions and rising costs increasingly limit margins and development scope for companies in the market. Firms have to cope with record high diesel prices as well as the changes brought about by new digital tachographs.
Firms also have to struggle with movement bans imposed by fine particle dust emissions, blocked trunk roads and low-wage competition from middle and eastern Europe.
Furthermore, they have to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the transport and vehicle industry - as well as the the potential for cost reduction which they present.
Only those who stay on the ball can lead their business successfully. With its unique range of subjects trans aktuell is a real help - independent, objective and critical. Features, background reports, case studies, tests, tips and real practical value form the basis for the themes covered.
30 trans aktuell readers decide upon the van of the year, by testing 21 models in 4 categories during the international automobile exhibition in Leipzig each year.
The publishing house ETM awards the prize in cooperation with the Leipzig Exhibition Centre, as part of the programme of the international automobile exhibition (AMI).