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Here you can find current press releases on various topics about TIMOCOM, our customers and the sector.

Record results in 2017

Erkrath, Germany 2018-03-16 – The TimoCom transport platform continued to grow in the fiscal year 2017. With 90.7 million freight and vehicle offers (2016: 68.3 million), the IT company from Erkrath reached a new record for the number of offers placed online. Around 1.4 billion tons of freight were listed on the platform in Europe in 2017.

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Transport platform TimoCom is cooperating with UTA

- Europe’s leading transport platform is expanding their digital application
- Route planning now includes 44,000 connected petrol stations across Europe
- Fuel stops for 2.6 million routes

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TimoCom transport barometer: Vehicle shortage continues to worsen

Erkrath, Germany, 2018-01-23 – Free vehicle capacity is getting scarcer in Europe, according to TimoCom’s Transport Barometer. In the 4th quarter of 2017, Europe’s largest transport platform had only 29 vehicle offers to fulfil 71 transport orders.

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Women in logistics: Interview with Marita Saarres-Lakso, Ibertrans Oy

Erkrath, Germany, 22.01.2018 – CEO Marita Saarres-Lakso is, together with her transport company Ibertrans Oy, “The Strongest in Finland“ conquering the Iberian Peninsula. Our exclusive TimoCom Interview reveals why neither the south nor the north can do without her company, and what exactly the new title means.

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Women in logistics: Interview with Biljana Muratovska, General Secretary of the Macedonian transport ass. MAKAM-TRANS

Erkrath, Germany, 2017-12-15 – In an interview with TimoCom, General Secretary Biljana Muratovska reveals what makes her transport association, MAKAM-TRANS from Macedonia, special, and why a morning game of Backgammon creates better work conditions within the transport industry. 

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Case study: Integrated GPS Tracking for Transport Logistics of the Future

Erkrath, Germany, 2017-11-28 - How do you automatically transfer information on the position of a truck belonging to a short term transport partner into your own TMS (transport management system)? The large company and ELVIS - member of Spedition Schwarz - approached TimoCom, who run Europe’s largest transport platform, with that very question. Together with the internationally active IT specialist Arvarto Systems, TimoCom developed not just a solution for this particular use-case, but rather for a key problem in today’s transport industry. The result is an interface that enables GPS data from contracted transport service providers to be received and processed at any time - improving the service quality and customer satisfaction for transport orders.

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Confirmed by German magazine freundin: TimoCom is Top Employer 2017

Erkrath, Germany, 2017-11-24 - On 4 October the German magazine freundin together with the rating platform kununu chose the 100 most family-friendly employers in Germany. The family run company in Erkrath, TimoCom, was also on the list and joined the ranks of the IT giants such as SAP SE and Adobe. As Top Employer 2017, the medium-sized company ensures optimal working conditions and a specially family friendly organisation.

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Changes to German winter tyres obligation law

On 1 June 2017 a change in the German law concerning winter tyre obligations for HGVs came into effect.

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The transport barometer: Freight increase above average in the third quarter

Erkrath, Germany, 2017-10-17 - The TimoCom transport barometer shows that freight continued to exceed available loading capacity in the past third quarter. The result was an average freight to vehicle ratio of 71:29. On the whole, the amount of freight during the summer months July, August and September increased. But, what is the explanation for this phenomenon in the European transport market?

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Women in logistics: Interview with Vaida Stelingienė, UAB Mobiletrans

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 3 is an interview with Vaida Stelingienė, MD at the transport company UAB Mobiletrans.

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TimoCom App now available in TomTom Bridge devices

Erkrath, Germany, 2017-08-10 - As of June, the TimoCom app is included as a standard, out of the box feature on TomTom Bridge, the professional driver's terminal from the navigation system manufacturer TomTom. HGV drivers who are TimoCom customers can log into the TimoCom platform directly from their TomTom Bridge device — finding the right load or offering free storage whilst on the go.

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The transport barometer: High freight surplus in the second quarter

Erkrath, Germany, 2017-07-18 –  The TimoCom barometer app shows a freight - vehicle ratio of 70:30 for the past second quarter. The exceptionally high freight surplus was consistent throughout the three spring months - but what were the reasons for such a high surplus in the European transport market?

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