News, Jul 29, 2021
DB Schenker acquires Finnish logistics group Vähälä Yhtiöt • Customers will benefit from familiar services
News, Mar 31, 2021
Lettering of a Boeing 777F draws attention to CO2 avoidance through Sustainable Aviation Fuel
News, Jan 21, 2021
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DB Schenker has extended its global flight network. For the first time in its company history, own-controlled flights connect America, Europe and Asia directly.
News, Nov 29, 2020
Commercial flight from Frankfurt to Shanghai and back • Complete coverage by Sustainable Aviation Fuel • Regular CO2-neutral air freight as of springtime
Nov 25, 2020
DB Schenker strengthens sustainability strategy with CO2-free city logistics in eleven European countries
News, Jul 1, 2020
DB Schenker in Luxembourg is expanding its activities near the cargo center at Luxembourg Airport, which is one of Europe’s major airports.
Jun 25, 2020
Construction of a 14,400 square meter logistics terminal in Södertälje • Faster delivery and 200 new jobs
Jun 24, 2020
Tailored loads and saved time for haulers • Faster service and proven carriers for shippers • Roll-out of entirely relaunched version after successful pilot testing
Digital improvement for better shipments: DB Schenker has revamped its tool Drive4Schenker to enable a more straightforward and pro-active exchange with road haulers. With new options to interact with carriers and receive their offers for load proposals, the innovation is dedicated to continuously improving the cooperation with carrier partners. After successfully piloting the platform in selected branches, the new tool is now rolled out to 250 DB Schenker land transport hubs in Europe.
Christian Drenthen, Board Member for Land Transport at DB Schenker: “There is a simple rule in logistics: A fully loaded truck increases efficiency and spares resources – with time, social and ecological implications. Nobody wants empty space nor empty kilometers. To address these industry challenges, we have significantly improved our digital platform Drive4Schenker. Carriers will benefit from the new and much easier way to interact with us, while customers will get increased transparency over their shipments. During recent months, everyone involved in our organization really showed the courage to rethink Drive4Schenker entirely.”
Markus Sontheimer, CIO & CDO of DB Schenker: “Our Global from Digital Solutions has been following agile principles to develop and test the new Drive4Schenker. I am proud of our joint team and the operational staff in the pilot phase. Now we are scaling up across Europe. With Drive4Schenker we can strengthen the relationship with our carriers – and take an important step in our way to the digital transformation of land transport.”
With the refurbished tool, carriers can fill up their trucks with just a few clicks. After signing up online, they can provide their preferred trade lanes and types of loads. Relevant carriers will receive exclusive load proposals via email.
DB Schenker’s dispatchers and the partnering carrier companies stay in control of their business while the tool facilitates their interaction. Every day, road haulers can have access to around 5,000 DB Schenker loads.
Timo Sender, Product Owner for Global Digital Solutions at DB Schenker: “The new Drive4Schenker has been developed in-house and is making a shift from Pull to Push: We are now bringing tailored offers directly to the carrier’s inbox. A simple click on a button will take them to our tool without the need to log-in. Also, a notification by email informs them when a hauler has been awarded the trip.”
DB Schenker’s customers also profit from a series of improvements. Thanks to efficient digital interaction, DB Schenker will find the best match for their shipment among almost 50,000 carrier partners. In addition, Drive4Schenker allows dispatchers to easily reach out to their endorsed haulers. Negotiations are brought to one central online platform instead of the necessity for various emails or phone calls.
About DB Schenker
With around 76,200 employees at more than 2,100 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world's leading logistics providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive solutions for logistics and global supply chain management from a single source.
News, Jun 4, 2020
DB Schenker has opted for an updated visualization of its own brand. The transition to a new visual language of the world’s leading logistics provider starts immediately.
News, Jan 7, 2019
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