2000th MAN truck for Hegelmann Group

The Hegelmann Group was able to take delivery of its 2000th truck from the Munich-based commercial vehicle manufacturer at Hauser Schloss on the MAN Truck & Bus factory premises. Another 680 vehicles will follow.

  • Hegelmann Group receives 2000th truck from MAN
  • Another 680 vehicles to follow in the next few months
  • Hegelmann Group specializes in time-critical deliveries for the automotive, heavy goods and food industries

The Hegelmann Group is an internationally active transport service provider. The family-run company offers cross-industry standard, special and express transports and specializes in time-critical deliveries for the automotive, heavy-duty and food industries. To this end, Hegelmann has a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles and employs around 8,500 people.

The 2,000th truck from MAN Truck & Bus has now been handed over in Munich. The vehicles recently handed over are mainly MAN 18.510 4×2 tractor units. A further delivery of around 680 vehicles to Hegelmann will follow in the next few months.

“We are very pleased about the enormous order from the transport service provider Hegelmann as well as the huge number of vehicles delivered over the last few years. This is proof of the strong partnership as well as the reliability, profitability and great driver orientation of our vehicles”

Christoph Huber
Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH, during the handover of the 2000th vehicle.

TuSimple Partners with Global Logistics Leader, Hegelmann Group

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2022 – TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP), a global autonomous driving technology company, has announced its partnership with Hegelmann Group, a major European transport and logistics provider, that operates a fleet of over 5,000 vehicles, including an initial reservation of purpose-built SAE Level 4 (L4) Autonomous International® Trucks for operation in North America.  The trucks will be equipped with TuSimple’s advanced autonomous driving system and will be based on a world-class global vehicle platform developed by Navistar.

Hegelmann’s partnership with TuSimple signals the symbiotic path of both partners to offer innovative solutions that address the ongoing driver shortage while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and improving vehicle and environmental safety. Hegelmann’s reservation of factory-production units with TuSimple technology is a primary action in developing a new state-of-the-art logistics network in North America called the TuSimple Autonomous Freight Network (AFN). Early studies show that autonomous trucks in this type of network have the potential to reduce fuel consumption for middle mile transportation.

“TuSimple’s innovations will elevate our ability to compete and prosper in the North American market and are analogous to our stated objective to become a global logistics technology adopter,” said Andrew Jasinskas, Business Development Project Manager – Hegelmann USA. “Undoubtedly autonomous trucks with TuSimple technology are the future of transportation, and Hegelmann’s strategy is to likewise be a standard bearer for innovations that push safety and efficiency to the next era of logistics excellence.”

“We are pleased to add Hegelmann to our rapidly growing fleet partners who wish to adopt, integrate, and scale SAE L4 truck operation in the United States,” said Lee White, Vice President of Strategy. “Hegelmann chose TuSimple as their autonomous vehicle technology partner due to TuSimple’s leadership in the rapidly approaching full-commercialization of autonomous vehicles.”

TuSimple demonstrated its leadership with the industry’s first Driver Out (no human intervention or operator) runs in 2021 which the company plans to continue through 2022 as it prepares for full commercialization. TuSimple’s Driver Out pilot program is the product of a year and a half of work to co-develop a L4 autonomous Class 8 vehicle with Navistar to demonstrate the level of redundancy, reliability, consistency, and safety necessary to remove the driver from the truck.

By the end of 2023, TuSimple plans to carry paid freight operations in high-density freight lanes in the southern US. Driver-out runs have been critical in scaling autonomous trucking operations on the TuSimple Autonomous Freight Network. 

Videos of TuSimple’s Driver Out operations can be found [here].

TuSimple’s Safety Case for Driver Out operations can be found [here].

About Hegelmann Group
The Hegelmann Group was founded in 1998 in Germany. The company has established many branches and has become a transcontinental, international company on a professional high level. On the basis of more than 24 years of experience, owned fleet of more than 5000 transport units, and the resulting know-how, the company provides a wide range of logistic solutions where the customer can be on the pulse of the service. The company offers customers temperature-controlled transport, standard, special, intermodal and non-stop express transport, providing solutions for a wide spectrum of different requests. These include heavy-lift transports, transports of dangerous goods, transporting consolidated cargo, and grouped cargo. The Hegelmann Group never loses a focus on the environment and economy by enhancing sustainable growth and development step by step. Visit https://www.hegelmann.com for more information.

About TuSimple

TuSimple is a leader in global (SAE  Level 4) autonomous driving technology for long-haul heavy-duty trucks headquartered in San Diego, California, with operations in Arizona, Texas, Europe, and China. In 2021, TuSimple became the world’s first autonomous trucking company to successfully complete a fully autonomous, ‘driver out’ semi-truck run on open public roads without a human in the vehicle or any human intervention. The company also created the very first autonomous trucking lane in the U.S. TuSimple plans to scale its autonomous commercial freight operations on its TuSimple Autonomous Freight Network (AFN).  Visit us at www.tusimple.com.

SOURCE TuSimple Holdings, Inc.

Hegelmann promotes digitalisation with BPA Solutions

An important pillar of the Hegelmann Group is the digitalisation of our processes. Due to our broad portfolio of different services in the logistics sector, customised software solutions are essential for our operations.

Together with our new partner BPA Solutions, we are developing new software solutions that integrate seamlessly with our ERP and Microsoft teams. BPA Solutions has been offering individual software solutions for SharePoint and Microsoft Office since 2001. With the BPA Solution Builder, we can implement new projects faster and more reliably and further improve the user experience for our employees and our customers.

An important milestone was the document management for quality assurance. The focus here was on restructuring our processes towards incremental versioning of forms and other documents. Due to the constantly changing conditions in logistics, including legislative changes such as the introduction of the European Union’s mobility package, it is necessary to regularly adapt forms and processes to the new conditions. The document management developed by BPA Solutions also enables us to simplify approval processes between employees, supervisors and managing directors. This enables us to react confidently and quickly to changes and to optimise previous processes accordingly.

BPA Solutions also enables us to create e-learning quizzes and track employee results to simplify digital training and improve the learning experience.

The Swiss company offers a high level of flexibility and quality. Thanks to the integration with SharePoint, the new modules fit seamlessly into our existing business process. We will continue to work with BPA Solutions on similar projects in the future.

Hegelmann connects ERP with the TIMOCOM system

Hegelmann Express GmbH relies on digital solutions to optimise its processes. An interface can save a lot of time in work processes, which means that employees can be deployed even more efficiently.

As an internationally active transport service provider, Hegelmann Express GmbH faces the challenge of meeting time-critical delivery times with every transport. Because in the transport of goods, all wheels must mesh smoothly so that goods reliably reach their destination. For this reason, and in order to fulfil the wishes of our customers even more efficiently, we constantly scrutinise and improve all processes along the supply chain. After all, time is money – and avoidable errors cause unnecessary costs. For this reason, we are always on the lookout for ways and means to streamline and optimise the workflow.

One challenge for us as a family-run company is to integrate various digital solutions into our own process landscape. To solve this problem, we have now intensified our cooperation with the FreightTech company TIMOCOM and the ERP provider ABONA.

You can find more information at www.timocom.de

Hegelmann trailers save fuel through optimised aerodynamics

  • Five trucks to be equipped with aero packages from Betterflow
  • Fuel savings of up to 1.8 litres per 100 kilometres
  • Logistics company aims for climate neutrality by 2035

Bruchsal, 31 March 2022 – Hegelmann Express GmbH is launching a pilot project with Betterflow GmbH to significantly reduce its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. For this purpose, the international transport and logistics company is equipping five trailers with special aero packages from the company. After a successful test phase, further vehicles are to follow. The reduced air resistance saves up to 1.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. With an average mileage of 120,000 kilometres per year, this results in a saving of over 2,000 litres per year for each equipped vehicle. The project is part of a sustainable corporate strategy with which Hegelmann aims to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2035. “The topic of sustainability is more important than ever. As a logistics company, we have a particular responsibility to reduce our emissions,” explains Andreas Schmidt, CEO of Hegelmann Express GmbH. The aerodynamic packages from Betterflow help with this. They contain various components that are attached to the semi-trailer and reduce the air resistance of the trucks. Initially, five refrigerated trailers will be equipped with the systems. They will receive the all-round package consisting of the robust underbody membrane (LowFLOW), a fairing for the underbody protection (LowFLOW Shape), a slat for the front wall of the trailer (HighFLOW) and the automatic rear wing system (RearFLOW). The technology is mainly used on long-distance transports in order to save as much CO2 as possible. The LowFLOW component covers almost the entire underbody. Brackets on the chassis at the rear and on the support legs at the front stretch a membrane and bring it tightly into a smooth shape, optimising the underbody flow. In addition, the LowFLOW Shape components cover the rear underbody protection. Both components are extremely robust and maintenance-free. The HighFLOW system ensures optimum airflow in the rear area. The underbody and roof airflow are coordinated with each other. Strong turbulences in the rear area are reduced by the fully automatic rear wing system RearFLOW, which opens automatically from a speed of 60 km/h. The result is an average reduction of 1.5 metres in airflow. As a result, an average of 1.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres can be saved. The investment of around 10,000 euros per trailer is expected to pay for itself after only 15 months and is part of the holistic sustainability offensive that the Bruchsal-based logistics company is pursuing. An essential part of the strategy is to reduce emissions as much as possible. Among other things, Hegelmann is researching a project on tyre efficiency, which should reduce fuel consumption by another 15 per cent. In addition, the logistics company is converting its fleet to liquid biomethane (Bio LNG). By the end of this year, a total of 150 trucks are to run on the sustainable fuel, and by 2025, 20 percent of the entire fleet. This is to be supplemented by electric trucks from 2024. “Furthermore, we are working on an offsetting programme to compensate for five per cent of the emissions from transport activities. Our overarching goal is CO2 neutrality by 2035,” Schmidt emphasises.

Hegelmann builds first service hub for truck drivers in Poland

On the 14th of July 2021, the foundation stone was laid in the construction site area: Siegfried Hegelmann and Anton Hegelmann, partners of the Hegelmann Group, were among those on site. (Photo: Hegelmann)
  • New hub is built near the border in the southwest of the country
  • Logistics company responds to mobility package requirements
  • Comprehensive service area for vehicles and drivers

Bruchsal/ Żarska Wieś (Poland), 16 July 2021 – The Hegelmann Group is building the first hub for truck drivers in Poland. The project, which is unique in the country, is being built in Żarska Wieś, in south-western Poland near the German border, on an area of just under twelve hectares. In addition to comprehensive service options for freight forwarders and vehicles, the operations centre also offers its own hotel and ample parking facilities. This is also the international transport and logistics company’s response to the increased requirements resulting from new EU regulations and the mobility package. So far, the investment has amounted to around 22 million euros. The opening of the complex, which will be successively expanded, is planned for mid-2022.

“With the hub, we are building an optimal service complex tailored to the needs of our drivers and employees. In addition, we are using it to support smaller haulage companies in meeting the requirements of the mobility package,” says Siegfried Hegelmann, shareholder of the Hegelmann Group. Hegelmann is the first company in the transport and logistics industry to set up an integrated operations centre in Poland. The site is divided into several zones: The approximately 7,000 square metre service area for trucks includes a workshop, a diagnostic facility, a paint shop and a truck wash. In addition, there is a spare parts and tyre warehouse of almost 6,000 square metres. “The entire range of services allows us to optimise repair times and ensure efficient operations,” says Hegelmann. In the future, another separate logistics complex and a storage centre are to be built here.

In addition to the company’s own office space, about 60 additional offices are available for external companies on the huge site. Also part of the expanded base is a hotel with over 750 beds. Drivers returning from European routes can spend their obligatory rest time there. Another advantage of the Hegelmann hub is the separate, high-quality commercial space set aside for business partners, freight forwarders and other transport companies. The generous parking areas around the offices, hotel, service areas and warehouses also provide space for 220 trucks and 450 cars. “The Hegelmann Hub in Poland is a transport base that is designed for optimal operation in many respects,” says Hegelmann.

The opening of the Hegelmann Hub Poland in mid-2022 will also have a positive impact on the region. The operations centre itself is expected to employ around 200 people. “Further jobs will be created by our business partners and other companies,” says Hegelmann.

The Hegelmann Group expands into the USA

The international transport and logistics company is launching its operations in North America as Hegelmann USA. The Chicago headquarters will start providing transport and logistics services at the beginning of January next year. An investment of around ten million euros in the growth of the new US branch is planned for the first three years. Hegelmann plans to open up further North and Central American markets in the future. The first target will be Canada. International growth is to be continued.

In the first year, at least 15 new jobs are to be created in the USA. The fleet will initially consist of ten standard trucks. Later, the fleet will be expanded with LNG or electricity-powered trucks. “We had already considered expanding into the US by the end of 2019. We want to become a global organisation that offers its services on the European, North American and Asian continents. We believe that by working hard and honestly, we can become a successful, ambitious and steadily growing player in the US and North American markets,” explains Andrew Jasinskas, Head of Business Development at Hegelmann Group, who is responsible for the US expansion.

Hegelmann already has links to the US market. “We offer logistics services for our American partners in Europe and are therefore already well connected,” says Jasinskas. Hegelmann plans to invest around two million euros in strategic growth and operations in the first year of expansion. Another eight million euros are to follow in the second and third years. Among other things, purchases of “dry van” trailers, thermal trailers, platforms, silos and car carrier trailers are planned. “We want to offer the same range of services in the USA as in Europe very quickly. We are a global and powerful company,” Jasinskas concludes.

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Hegelmann Group has acquired LNG-powered trucks

Hegelmann Group has acquired five LNG-powered trucks (liquefied natural gas). These trucks will not only reduce pollution, but also contribute to the effectiveness of the company’s activities. It is expected that by 2025 they will make up at least 20 percent of the company’s total vehicle fleet, which currently includes about 4,000 trucks.

As part of the moving towards ecology, the company also seeks to point out the issue of forests in Europe due to drought and climate change, and plans to plant 7,000 trees in Europe – as a number of employees of the Hegelmann Group.

Contact our dedicated team for more information: LNG@hegelmann.com

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