GLS Germany introduces longer trucks

GLS Germany has started operating “Gigaliners” (long truck type 2) between the GLS depots Großbeeren and Hermsdorf to increase efficiency and reduce CO₂ emissions.

The long truck consists of a semi-trailer and a trailer with swap body with a total length of 25.25m. It is hoped the use of the long truck type 2 cam reduce CO₂ emissions by 40%, annually.

Drivers will need an additional qualification for their driving license as well as five years of professional experience.

Martin Seidenberg, CEO of GLS Germany, explained, “In other GLS national companies, we already use so-called Gigaliners – the results were convincing. Based on this, we analysed our route network in Germany to define possible locations. The first choice fell on the connection between Großbeeren and Hermsdorf: the volume is consistently high enough to utilise a long truck. In addition, both locations are located directly on the highway and on a shared track for Gigaliners.”

Source: GLS