Dachser puts ecocombi on first international line

2021/09/08 at 9:31 AM

After several years of successful operations in a few European countries, Dachser has switched its ecocombi on the international road freight service to link Germany and the Netherlands. This option will intensify the cross-border traffic between the two countries. The German logistics provider is also planning another new route for its longer heavy goods vehicles.

Dachser has been running ecocombi on its routes since 2009. This summer the German road freight company put this type of heavy goods vehicle on the first international groupage line. It connects the company’s terminals in the Netherlands and Germany: namely in Zevenaar, close to Arnhem, and Frankfurt. To this end, Dachser purchased a new ecocombi truck. The German freight company considers ecocombi as a promising type of vehicle for groupage services. “There are plans to expand our activities in this area,” the company reports to IntermodalNews without unveiling any details.

Efficient and sustainable logistics

By using more and more ecocombi, Dachser is making its logistics more efficient and sustainable. With a length of 25 metres, this type of HGVs provides 30 per cent more space for freight. This, in its turn, results in reducing fuel consumption (up to 20,000 litres per year) and CO2 emissions (up to 63,000 kilograms per year). Moreover, the ecocombi allows the freight companies to tackle driver shortage as each longer truck can save up to 124 trips per year.

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