Waberer’s Group has reached its strategic goal of reducing the average age of its fleet in its Hungary-based operation of International Transportation Segment to below 2.5 years. In the recent years, the Group has replaced a significant proportion of its trucks in order to provide its customers high quality, value-added and greener service. The modernization also serves the goal of operating Waberer’s Group fleet on a cost efficient and sustainable way.
Waberer’s Group has set the target in 2020 to significantly modernize its fleet, reducing the average age of the trucks to 2 – 2.5 years range, making it more efficient and greener. The company, which is listed in Budapest Stock Exchange, has now reached its target, having reduced the average age of its tractors in the Hungary based operation of International Transportation Segment (ITS) to 2.3 years. The average age of the entire international segment (including the Polish subsidiary, LINK) has also significantly decreased to 2.1 years, while the average age of the Regional Contract Logistics (RCL) segment’s vehicles (tractors, trucks, vans) has decreased to 2.5 years.
Barna Erdélyi, member of the Board of Directors of Waberer’s International, said that one of the goals of the modernization of the tractor and trailer fleet is to operate more cost-effectively and sustainably, and to serve customers at even higher quality level with value added services and last but not least, greener. He highlighted that sustainability in the company’s life is served by the simultaneous use of both the most advanced diesel technology and alternative powertrains, as well as a more active role in intermodal transport. Barna Erdélyi explained that the international fleet of the Waberer’s Group consists of more than 2,100 vehicles, of which about 1,700 are under Hungarian management and about 400 under the supervision of the Polish subsidiary, while the number of domestic vehicles is close to 800. He pointed out that from now on, about a quarter of the vehicles in the ITS segment will be replaced every year, and the aim is to continuously renew and modernize the trailer fleet, too. Most recently, 45 three-axle and 5 two-axle Berger trailers have been put into service for both local and international transport. These vehicles with lower weights and higher load capacity help to reduce fuel consumption, allowing more efficient transportation with lower emission levels.
Source: Waberer’s Group