From vehicles to outfitting, from logistics to carrier services. Not to mention the various opportunities for meeting and networking. Transpotec Logitec, the Italian leading exhibition for logistics and road transport, that closed on May 15 with more than 25,000 professionals from 60 countries, gave visibility to every segment of the industry.
The appointment confirmed itself as a benchmark for operators. A hub to be considered even more important and qualified thanks to a location like Milan, that was able to grasp the needs of companies and proved to be a place at the forefront for logistics.
“We are really satisfied with the result achieved.The trucking world has changed in the past three years: the number of autonomous carriers decreased in favor of medium and large-sized aggregated entities. And with its offer, Transpotec succeeded in following this change. The thing that really matters today is the quality and profile of visiting operators, a distinctive element at Transpotec that has been unanimously recognized. The thermometer of success is the satisfaction of the companies we listened to over the past few days and the fact that the exhibition, something not to be taken for granted, was also an opportunity for many to close deals and sales” – said Paolo Pizzocaro, Exhibition Director of Transpotec Logitec.
HEAVY DUTY TRANSPORT: EFFICIENCY, SAFETY, ERGONOMICS.
ELECTRIC IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The important presence of Heavy duty manufacturers – DAF, Ford Trucks, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Scania, Volvo Trucks – represented more than 80% of the market. The offering was the result of an ongoing research aimed at developing vehicles that are increasingly efficient, safe, ergonomic and ready to face energy transition.
In particular, many proposals were focused on sustainability and, at the same time, on reducing the total cost of ownership, much of which depends on fuel consumption. Several brands unveiled state-of-the-art thermal engines capable of delivering fuel savings ranging from 8% to 13%, which in a year means more than 3,000 liters, together with other proposals based on biomethane and compressed gas.
Many were the proposals engaging with the electric frontier, characterized by its quietness, low environmental impact and attractive performances. Several manufacturers focused their offering on “zero impact,” with previews of all-electric or hybrid vehicles. Research in this field proved to be very advanced, with vehicles promising a range of about 400 km, although a parallel infrastructural intervention is also needed to permanently develop the market.
However, the choice of the vehicle is not only determined by performance and efficiency. At Transpotec Logitec, there was also a place for the style and beauty of vehicles designed to touch the hearts of enthusiasts. From operation “nostalgia,” with vehicles reinterpreting an iconic 1980s model, to limited editions created by well-known designers.
Finally, great attention is paid to ergonomics and driving quality, with increasingly spacious cabins and super-comfortable fittings dedicated to those who make trucks their second home.