The transport company VCHD Cargo has started cooperation on the transport of empty swap bodies directly from their production to the central warehouse in Dortmund. It is taking advantage of synergies with its long-distance international routes that run through the Ruhr area in Germany.

VCHD Cargo, which has subsidiaries in Germany, has expanded its service portfolio to include the transport of new swap bodies. Designed for overland transport, mostly in the form of a collection service, these shipping containers are fitted with standing legs so they can be easily detached from the tractor. The truck is then adapted to carry two swap bodies in tandem. “The cooperation in the transport of new swap bodies complements our orders in Germany,” says Ing. Petr Kozel, CEO and Chairman of the Board of VCHD Cargo, and adds, “Our international lines very often transport our customers’ goods in swap bodies, thus benefiting not only from time and regional synergies, but also from the know-how of our drivers, who have many years of experience with swap bodies.” VCHD Cargo transports the new Krone swap bodies from the production site in Herzlake to the central warehouse in Dortmund. The advantage is that the optimum route is via Rheine in Germany, where VCHD Cargo has a service apartment and which is the location of the company’s crew rotation.

VCHD Cargo has 230 trucks and a number of trailers in its fleet, including its own swap bodies, which it uses for transport for its customers or offers for long or short-term hire.