Here you can find current press releases on various topics about TIMOCOM, our customers and the sector.
Erkrath, Germany, 2017-01-20 – In the fast changing transport business, contractors are operating with low profit margins and high time pressure. If pallet exchange is also included, it can quickly end up in a loss-making job. TimoCom's lawyer Alexander Oebel summarises the major problems with the pallet exchange.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2017-01-18 - In the fourth quarter of 2016, TimoCom's transport barometer shows a freight to vehicle ratio of 53:47. It was the first time TimoCom registered a freight surplus during this period! One thing is for sure: the European transport market was anything but frozen.Read more >
TimoCom is a future-oriented company that has taken on the mission to give the transport industry a more positive image. This involves breaking old patterns of thinking and creating room for new ideas. In a male-dominated industry such as the transport industry, the intention of this series "Women in logistics" is to support and recognise their efforts. Part 1 is an interview with the Danish freight forwarding Cargo 2000 A/S' MD, Vivi Aakjær Jensen.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-01-04 – Europe's largest transport platform made an especially important resolution last year: to equip the platform with even more digital added value. Said and done. Since last September over 36,000 customers have been able to use the up- and download feature for documents.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-12-16 – The Weihnachtspäckchenkonvoi (Christmas packet convoy) drove from Germany, to the Ukraine, then to Romania and Moldavia. TimoCom employee and HGV driver Jochen Dieckmann, who had already summoned his colleagues during the warm summer to donate presents, was there for the second time. 146 presents were distributed amongst the children at the beginning of December.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-12-01 - Inspired by an identical initiative the previous year, TimoCom's employees are participating in the Christmas packet convoy of the Round Table Deutschland this year. In the warm summer months, the employees of Europe's largest transport platform started gathering packets shoe-box size - 146 in total.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-11-11- Euro-pallets are increasingly popular. However, more in its processed form as furnishings like tables, benches or "industrial style" shelves. Whereas in the transport world, where the wooden pallet has its original use, it is often the bone of contention. But why does the pallet have such a bad reputation?
According to a recent study by EKUPAC GmbH on re-usable transport packaging, the use of re-usable pallets in European goods transport has increased in the last 15 years from 280 million to 550 million units and has become indispensable. Germany is the European leader with around 100 million wooden skids circulating yearly.
The difficulty with the pallet is its "re-usability" which comprises an exchange of goods delivered on pallets in return for empty pallets. But Euro-pallet is not equal to Euro-pallet. Behind the supposedly simple pallet exchange principle there are challenges for all involved: for the transport company as intermediate consignee, for the driver who transports the consignment and for the recipient of the unloaded goods.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-11-10 – The TimoCom transport platform has been cooperating many years with educational institutions Europe-wide: in work-oriented teaching with the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, regular workshops at the University of Maribor in Slovenia or as a long-term partner of the Poznan School of Logistics (WSL) in Poznan in Poland. This has now been officially acknowledged.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-11-03 – TimoCom, Europe's largest transport platform, renders a valuable contribution to environmental protection with its many applications and optimises vehicle capacity utilisation. The Italian company GreenRouter has recently investigated the impact of logistics software on CO2 emissions and economic efficiency showing results which could lead to a future trend.Read more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-09-21 – A 12-letter word is increasingly becoming an essential item of vocabulary in the transport and logistics industry and can no longer be ignored by companies. The word is "digitisation". It is undeniably picking up momentum. Companies have to start optimising their processes to secure competitive advantage. In order to support its 110,000+ users, the IT service provider TimoCom has expanded its transport platform to include an important feature: The new upload and download feature for documentsRead more >
Erkrath, Germany, 2016-09-16 - Three years after implementing the tracking solution with the integrated route and calculation tool, TimoCom integrates the 200th telematics provider Webbase. The IT service provider is one big step closer to achieving the goal of offering all customers across Europe the means to quickly and easily call up and communicate information about the status of their vehicles within the transport platform, and to forward this information to the contractor.Read more >