The transport company VCHD Cargo has been working closely with parcel service provider GLS Germany since June 2021. For GLS, one of the leading providers of logistics services, VCHD Cargo carries out regular scheduled transports from the Dresden area. The company uses special swap bodies and versatile towing vehicles capable of adapting to different standstill heights as well as low-deck towing vehicles, all of which comply with the highest Euro 6 emissions standard. Thanks to the driver rotation system, excellent delivery times are achieved.
GLS Germany (behind the acronym is the name General Logistics Systems) is a globally active company and a subsidiary of the British Royal Mail. VCHD Cargo has been one of its certified partners since June 2021. “We benefit from the know-how of our experienced drivers from the Czech Republic and the possibility of changing crews and vehicles during unloading on the route to Central Bohemia,” explains Ing. Petr Kozel, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of VCHD Cargo a.s., adding, “The set of two fully loaded C745 swap bodies can hold 36 pallets. That is 9 percent more than a conventional semi-trailer. This not only has the advantage of being able to use more loading capacity, but also reduces the carbon footprint of our transports.”
VCHD Cargo has a fleet of 200 towing vehicles and 180 trailers operating on 73 routes throughout Europe. The company uses two crews on long-distance routes and a system of alternating crews, which allows it to achieve short delivery times even to distant destinations. “Our services are used by logistics, parcel, production and retail companies, which appreciate our flexibility and reliability in delivery. This is the biggest benefit in the current shortage of drivers and vehicles on the market,” concludes Petr Kozel.
About GLS Group
GLS Group is an international parcel services provider with a strong local market expertise. Each day, GLS delivers millions of parcels through its seamless cross-border network. The company takes pride in providing its customers across 41 countries with a hassle-free experience and high-quality service that suits their needs best. With a sharp eye on what matters most – the customer – GLS has a presence in almost all European countries and operates through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada and on the USA’s West Coast, all within one GLS network. The GLS network consists of 88 central and regional transhipment points and about 1,600 depots, which are supported by approximately 35,000 final-mile delivery vehicles and 4,600 long-distance trucks. The way GLS actively manages its network and connects its markets gives the company the agility and flexibility to respond to fast-changing conditions in the industry. In 2020/21, GLS generated record revenues of 4.5 billion euros and delivered 840 million parcels, despite global challenges.