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.
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.
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.
The German-based logistics multinational Hegelmann Group has joined IRU to support its ongoing green initiatives and to encourage and work within the broader industry on sustainable transport and logistics.
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.
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.