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Being somewhere else entirely. And yet always on site.

8/5/2022

If you want to immerse yourself in virtual worlds, you have a wide range of options. The VR (virtual reality) glasses, which are mainly used in computer games, are certainly very well known. The VR glasses completely block out reality and take the user into a totally artificial world. In the process...; >> Read more

  • Plan correctly

    7/22/2022

    A high-performance roofing system from Edscha TS offers a wide range of benefits for every requirement. From workflows that save time and money to long service life and high value retention. However, such a perfect system must also be accompanied by a perfect tarpaulin. System and tarpaulin must com...; >> Read more

  • Searched - found!

    7/8/2022

    When using the Internet, searching is at the forefront. Finding specific information therefore makes search engines, such as the market leader Google, indispensable tools at work. Google is very easy to use for the user. You enter a keyword and Google presents the results.; >> Read more

  • A good working atmosphere protects and benefits

    6/24/2022

    Every logistics company is different. But whether small or large - the really successful companies are characterized by one thing: In addition to excellent products or services, they have a good working atmosphere. But what is a good working atmosphere? In any case, it is something that inspires emp...; >> Read more

  • The cargo is the target

    6/8/2022

    Cargo theft is not a new issue for most truck drivers. Many drivers are among those who have had computers, televisions or other high-value items stolen from their trucks. Sometimes the entire vehicle is stolen. And because the thieves are not exactly squeamish in their raids, drivers are also physi...; >> Read more

  • Just don't get angry when it gets annoying.

    5/20/2022

    If you're a "normal" driver on your way to work in the morning and you're stuck in a traffic jam that "feels" like you're not moving an inch forward and you've got a tight schedule in your head, you'll be talking about how stressful it's been again by the time you get to the office. Compared to most...; >> Read more

  • How expensive can cheap be?

    5/6/2022

    Genuine or counterfeit? Many people are often faced with this question. The consequences of a wrong answer are, for example, considerable financial losses if the supposed purchase of a genuine Rolex watch or another brand product turns out to be fraudulent while on vacation. For years, German custom...; >> Read more

  • Optimally organised - flexibly networked

    4/21/2022

    Telematics solutions in logistics have been around for many years. Although they are not necessarily a new invention, the importance of telematics will continue to grow in the future for a variety of reasons. Responsible for this is not only the rapid development of technologies in general, with its...; >> Read more

  • And who will drive the tour tomorrow?

    4/7/2022

    Will we experience British conditions here in Germany sooner or later? Not long ago, gas stations and supermarkets in Great Britain, for example, could not be supplied due to an acute shortage of drivers. In addition to fuel, foodstuffs were also missing from the shelves of major discounters. The re...; >> Read more

  • What a tarpaulin changes

    3/22/2022

    What does progress bring us in general? Answer: It all depends on how you look at it. The cell phone, as an example, has led to great changes in both the private and economic spheres. Comfort and convenience, easier work, independence, more time and cost savings are some important features here. The...; >> Read more

  • Clear the stage for loading

    3/8/2022

    Curtains, as we normally know them, are supposed to protect from the glances of all too curious fellow human beings. In principle, this is also the task of a side curtain, as found in the logistics industry with a curtainsider. With this special canopy construction, the side curtain can be pushed co...; >> Read more

  • It's not getting any easier...

    2/25/2022

    Corona has the world firmly in its grip with the Omikron variant. Fortunately for those who have been vaccinated and boostered, the course of Omikron infection in these groups is usually mild. That is why it is still the case: Vaccinate, because vaccination helps and protects.; >> Read more

  • Challenges in snow and ice

    2/9/2022

    In years past, snow and ice were reliable partners for nearly every truck driver. In the winter months, rain and subzero temperatures brought slick, slippery roads. The snow did the rest and brought many trucks to a standstill. In short, winter weather was super fun for some, especially the kids, wh...; >> Read more

  • Home cooked is best

    1/28/2022

    For many drivers, everyday life. Everything has to be done quickly. Even the freeway traffic jam has thrown off the schedule. In any case, it's clear that lunch will fall by the wayside. But there is still the "small hunger", which offers itself more and more often as a passenger. But the offer of t...; >> Read more

  • Even when there's a fire - safety first

    1/12/2022

    Safety first - Safety at work comes first. This is especially true for truck drivers, who have several workplaces, so to speak. On the one hand, the workplace around everything that concerns their vehicle. On the other hand, the places where the driver has to load or unload his truck. It can be at t...; >> Read more

  • Looking ahead sharpens the view.

    12/21/2021

    The new year is just around the corner. And most people want to put the old year 2021 behind them as quickly as possible. The main reason, of course, is the impact of the Corona pandemic. But there are also the many small and large events that make people look positively to the future, that give cou...; >> Read more

  • Truckers favorite

    12/7/2021

    Almost every truck driver who drives through the country with a sliding roof system from Edscha TS knows it and loves it: The Edscha TS - tie rod. For many drivers, this solid piece of steel tubing is indispensable in their daily work. It is 2m long and every driver can adjust it individually. The t...; >> Read more

  • The holiday is the end of the day

    11/26/2021

    Whenever the first dominoes appear in September, Christmas can't be far away. At the same time, there is a whole range of small apps that inform the interested user about next year's bridge days and holidays. Truck drivers, and especially their colleagues from the dispatching department, are also su...; >> Read more

  • Good trip in Japanese = Yoi nori-gokochi

    11/11/2021

    Who knows today that the term "Made in Germany" was originally intended to warn against German products. We have the British to thank for that. In 1887, they decided that German products had to bear the lettering. But over time, the lettering developed into a sign of quality. To this day, "Made in G...; >> Read more

  • Low weight - Strong performance

    11/3/2021

    Anyone who has been working as a driver in the logistics sector for a long time is certainly familiar with the so-called "skid tarpaulin/throw tarpaulin". This has traditionally existed in vehicles with tarpaulin covers and drop sides for more than 100 years. Despite modern times, the "skid tarpauli...; >> Read more

  • Outdoor advertising with a difference...

    10/22/2021

    A world without cell phones or without the Internet - hardly imaginable for young people. The extent to which new technologies are changing our lives can be seen particularly in the areas of communication and advertising. Instead of analog, the world today is digital. Thick, printed catalogs are a t...; >> Read more

  • When drivers are missing ...

    10/8/2021

    What the Brexit will bring them today and in the future, English consumers can currently see when shopping in the large grocery stores or at the discounter: many empty shelves namely. One news magazine called it "The Kingdom of Empty Shelves." One of the main reasons for this is the lack of around 1...; >> Read more

  • NUFAM 2021 starts at full throttle

    9/24/2021

    NUFAM 2021 in Karlsruhe is not only one of the most important commercial vehicle trade fairs. With its start on September 30, NUFAM 2021 is one of the first trade fairs where current industry topics are presented live and can be experienced live. Many industry trendsetters will showcase new vehicles...; >> Read more

  • How versatile can a truck roof rack be?

    9/10/2021

    It's called an aluminum strap or an aluminum tree, an outer tree or a top strap: the Edscha TS multifunctional CS carrier has quite different names, either regionally or locally. Yet it has only one goal in mind: to ensure that a curtain-sider tarpaulin and side curtain can be opened and closed smoo...; >> Read more

  • Family comes first

    8/18/2021

    Many people like to put off unpleasant things. Simply because then there are questions to be answered that you don't want to think about. An accident, for example, in which you are seriously injured and no longer capable of making decisions. Medically, you can always expect the best possible care. F...; >> Read more

  • You have to know kinematics

    8/17/2021

    A tarpaulin top like this doesn't have it easy. Because it simply has to function in every situation and weather condition. This includes smooth opening and closing, problem-free loading or unloading, safe and fast working without loss of time. But often enough, tarpaulin covers are in use that perf...; >> Read more

  • Don't wait, act now

    8/5/2021

    First Corona, then the all-carrying water and now for many people the fear for the future. The flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate hit the people living there with full force. No one could have imagined what the heavy downpour would do, let alone the destructive power o...; >> Read more

  • Rest gently ... If you can!

    7/9/2021

    For truck drivers, it is their living room and bedroom, perfectly equipped and comfortably furnished. Truck drivers don't let anything get on the driver's cabin of their truck. Especially those who "jet" across Europe on long routes and depend on their "truck home". Often enough, the drivers (or the...; >> Read more

  • Clever tarpaulin for clever company

    6/2/2021

    Few names are as associated with the German construction and raw materials industry as that of Günter Papenburg. His company, Günter Papenburg AG, is one of the biggest in the industry. Like many unusual entrepreneurial careers, Papenburg's started very small. It began with the purchase of an old Kr...; >> Read more

  • Reaching your destination quickly with the right tarpaulin

    5/28/2021

    The fact that trucks can also reach their destination by rail is no longer unknown. Especially for environmental reasons, combined freight transport offers interesting logistical alternatives. Two variants can be distinguished. On the one hand, there are the "unaccompanied transports", in which only...; >> Read more

  • Money back for incorrect toll calculation

    5/7/2021

    There is money back. And for some logistics companies, this could even mean a considerable sum. The issue is the toll on German roads and the way it is calculated. In its ruling of October 28, 2020 in Case C321/19, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made important statements on the interpretation o...; >> Read more

  • More safety with Code XL

    4/28/2021

    Load securing is one of the most important topics in logistics. And it involves more than just lashing goods to the truck. Section 22 of the German Road Traffic Act (StVO) requires that cargo must be stowed and secured in such a way that it cannot slip, fall over, roll, drop or generate avoidable no...; >> Read more

  • Runs well. Runs safely. Runs perfectly.

    4/7/2021

    Every fleet manager knows what it's like: one small mistake in the process and things get hectic. Especially when loading or unloading is delayed, deadlines have to be met or even a vehicle breaks down completely and tours have to be planned differently. Many reasons can be the culprit here. These i...; >> Read more

  • Turning assistant à la France: It's glued!

    3/25/2021

    Anyone traveling in Europe by truck or car often hardly notices when they cross a national border. However, they should know that not everything that happens on Europe's roads is regulated in the same way everywhere. European traffic law is a jumble of regulations that are handled differently in eac...; >> Read more

  • Seizing new opportunities in agriculture

    3/15/2021

    Change in the agricultural industry has not just been an issue since yesterday. The problems that need to be overcome are not easy to solve. Groundwater protection, fertilizer regulations, insect protection programs, and animal welfare are just a few of the keywords that farmers will have to deal wi...; >> Read more

  • Invest and save!

    2/16/2021

    The Federal Ministry of Transport has launched a new subsidy program. Under certain conditions, a grant of up to €15,000 is available for replacing an old truck with a new one, which does not have to be repaid. In addition, there is a further subsidy of up to 5,000 euros for the use of so-called int...; >> Read more

  • Always "at home" even on the road

    2/5/2021

    For the "short haul driver" who is actually home with the family even in the evenings, fancy slippers in the cab of the truck may be a bit over the top. For the truck driver just starting his well-deserved break, on the other hand, the slippers are a sign of feeling good. And a look inside the neat ...; >> Read more

  • Basis for good conversations

    2/1/2021

    They really do exist: relaxed truck drivers who have a lively chat over a beer (provided the truck stops) or a non-alcoholic drink, then follow a short lecture in a concentrated manner and finally discuss the worries and hardships of today's professional drivers.; >> Read more

  • Key figure 95: Continuing education remains at the top

    1/18/2021

    The German legislature can truly not be said to lack meaningful names for adopted regulations and laws. The latest example is the "Professional Driver Qualification Act", which came into force on December 2, 2020. The "Professional Driver Qualification Ordinance" followed on December 17, 2020. The l...; >> Read more

  • 2020 - year of special challenges

    12/21/2020

    The year 2020 was a year of special challenges. And it was worldwide. The corona pandemic overshadowed everything. Entire industries were affected, such as particularly tough hotels, pubs, restaurants and event organizers. But even in industry or other sectors there was a standstill or short-time wo...; >> Read more

  • It doesn't work without: tarpaulin covers on the railroads

    12/15/2020

    Soft top systems from EdschaTS belong on trucks, tippers, and railroad freight cars. Although the latter is not quite as well-known, it is nevertheless an important product area for the market leader in sliding roofs. Technologically, at any rate, the convertible top systems for the railroad are sim...; >> Read more

  • Washing hands yes! But where?

    12/8/2020

    Corona is a treacherous virus, which is usually - like flu - transmitted by "droplet infection". Washing hands and a mouth-and-nose protector as well as keeping a minimum distance are among the protective measures - not only recommended but also clearly prescribed in certain areas. The increasing nu...; >> Read more

  • Everything under control in wet weather

    12/1/2020

    Rain, ice and snow are the ingredients that make winter not too popular, especially for truck drivers. You have to drive even more carefully, act even more cautiously. In addition, the driver, as the person responsible for the vehicle, must check his truck for safety deficits. This also includes che...; >> Read more

  • Control is good. Tachograph is better.

    11/10/2020

    Probably every truck driver in Germany knows these two: tachograph and speedometer disc. The analog tachograph has long since become a so-called digital EC tachograph. But the sense and purpose of these devices have remained the same until today. Since 1953, trucks in Germany have been required to c...; >> Read more

  • Open the doors and let's go!

    10/16/2020

    Where everything seems to be regulated, the danger of circumventing the existing rules or interpreting them differently is still relatively high. Some justify this with ignorance, others consider it a "small" violation of existing regulations. One topic in this context that is also increasingly occu...; >> Read more

  • Sometimes a parking lot is like a gift

    10/2/2020

    Parking with a truck is like a never ending story. There is enough space on the road for the big trucks, but off the road there is only limited space to take the prescribed breaks, sleep or simply park the truck. The crux between the legal regulations and the possibilities to carry them out accordin...; >> Read more

  • Edscha TS at the virtual trade fair "MFB"

    9/17/2020

    Edscha TS, market leader and technology pioneer in the field of modern truck soft top systems, is showing the many advantages offered by the company's solutions at the first virtual trade fair "MFB". For the first time, the "MFB" (Virtual Trade Fair for Commercial and Special Vehicles) is coming dir...; >> Read more

  • Looking for greater range - the trucks of tomorrow

    9/7/2020

    What will the truck look like in the future, what does it drive and what is the driver's role in it? These are questions that certainly cannot be answered quite so clearly at present. There are many studies, opinions and even practical applications that are suitable for road use. Especially the sear...; >> Read more

  • The loading ramp - logistical bottleneck?

    8/13/2020

    The loading ramp is a key to success in the logistics chain. This is how it should be. In the harsh reality of drivers' everyday lives, things are mostly different. For various reasons, the loading ramp becomes a bottleneck that can only be overcome with difficulty and with little efficiency. This a...; >> Read more

  • Why they call the tipper tipper...

    7/29/2020

    From a scientific point of view, around 2,500 learned words are sufficient to be able to communicate easily on any subject. 5,000 words comprise the actively used vocabulary of a native speaker with basic education. 10,000 words comprise the repertoire of a native speaker with higher education. Many...; >> Read more

  • Thirst quencher

    7/15/2020

    If the weather experts are to be believed, the summer of 2020 will be like the summers of 2018 and 2019, and many professional weathermen are expecting the third extreme summer in a row. However, there is still some disagreement about how the weather will actually turn out. In general, it is expecte...; >> Read more

  • Making more out of it with ideas

    6/29/2020

    Edscha TS soft top solutions belong on the truck, the train or the tipper. That is what they were developed for in the first place. And that is exactly where they show what they can do. Thanks to their innovative technology and high quality, Edscha TS soft tops are at the forefront in the vehicle se...; >> Read more

  • Check before you bind yourself for long

    6/10/2020

    <div>Have you ever thought about which objective criteria you used to buy your last truck or tipper? Was it perhaps the vehicle technology or the colour of the car that appealed to you? Was it perhaps only the price? Did the seller give you a good discount or was there an interesting gadget on top? ...; >> Read more

  • See more thanks to a headlamp cleaning system

    5/25/2020

    It's cold, it's raining and it's dark. Despite a cleaning system, the headlights give only little light and it is difficult to get ahead. The question at this point is therefore: How much light disappears during a journey of only a quarter of an hour due to salt and dirt under corresponding road con...; >> Read more

  • Test TipperRoof: The soft top system for tipper drivers

    5/6/2020

    Klaus Wilbers drives with his dump truck construction materials to the customers of his logistics company. Sand, gravel, stones. He has been doing this for 6 years now. Five, six days a week depending on the order volume. According to an elaborate schedule. And always completely relaxed when he is o...; >> Read more

  • Let there be light! But how, when and where?

    4/22/2020

    And in the evening, when it gets dark, I turn on all my lights on my truck. All? Careful, not every light that looks good on a truck is allowed in Germany. And a comparison with the trucks of colleagues from our neighbouring countries, which also roll on our roads, is misleading. Because although we...; >> Read more

  • Tippers: The decision for a roof system can be very easy.

    4/8/2020

    "I must be satisfied. And my drivers too, of course."&nbsp; Hans-Dieter Genzke points to a tipper that is currently driving onto the company premises. "25 of these tippers belong to ourselves here, we have borrowed others from the second location. They are all up to date. Nothing like when we starte...; >> Read more

  • Trucks keep rolling in the Corona crisis

    3/24/2020

    It is invisible, you can't smell it, you can't taste it, and it is incredibly fast in terms of its proliferation: the novel corona virus, or better Covid-19, beats all records that we would all have gladly done without. Last but not least, many truck drivers would also have gladly done without it, s...; >> Read more

  • DocStop - The fast medical aid

    3/11/2020

    "Truck drivers don't stop things so easily. No matter what happens, we just have to get through it!" is often enough the exact statement of many drivers when it comes to the question of their health. And of course, every professional driver should not only sit behind the wheel healthy and without pr...; >> Read more

  • The thing with the road salt

    3/2/2020

    Do you still remember the book (and later film of the same name) "Salt on our Skin" by the French writer Benoite Groult? Because of its very revealing portrayal of a passionate love between a Parisian intellectual and a simple Breton fisherman, the book soon became the focus of heated debate. Allege...; >> Read more

  • How cold is cold?

    2/10/2020

    Have you ever noticed that people freeze differently? While one driver is walking around in the middle of the "coldest winter" with a sleeveless undershirt, his colleague is wearing a thick woollen sweater. And both feel comfortable in this situation. But what is the reason for this? Why is one pers...; >> Read more

  • Pre-trip inspection: before the ride is after the ride

    1/24/2020

    “Departure control” (pre-trip inspection) is still one of the most important topics in the truck driving licence test in Germany. However, in the hectic pace of everyday logistics work, those checks sometimes gets a bit lost. Often enough, drivers and other colleagues are under enormous pressure to ...; >> Read more

  • A new year for mutual success

    12/19/2019

    The year 2019 ended with trends and developments that will continue to play a major role next year. What is certain for our industry in 2020 is change. Change that we will continue to use together with our customers and partners for new, innovative solutions. That's why we say thank you to 2019 for ...; >> Read more

  • Christmas is coming

    12/9/2019

    Christmas is just around the corner, the feast of the birth of Jesus Christ. What few know is that the actual feast day is the 25.12. (1st Christmas Day), followed by the 26.12. (2nd Christmas Day, also called Stephan's Day). Christmas Eve, on the other hand, was in earlier times always the day of f...; >> Read more

  • WLTP - A means for cleaner air

    11/27/2019

    Nowhere else in the world are CO2 emissions targets as stringent as in the EU. In 2015, the average standard emissions of all new passenger car registrations were not allowed to exceed 130 grams of CO2 per kilometre. This corresponds to a consumption of 4.9 litres of diesel or 5.6 litres of petrol p...; >> Read more

  • Why dumping with a closed tarpaulin can cause problems

    11/8/2019

    Without a tipper driver, there will be little progress on a construction site. Tipper drivers are among those drivers who have to get their goods to their destination on time and bear a great deal of responsibility. After all, the safety of the driver, the vehicle and everyone else involved takes pr...; >> Read more

  • Tips for tarpaulin repair

    10/17/2019

    Edscha TS roof systems are robust. Drivers who use Edscha TS products know that the roof systems rarely have problems, apart from a few small issues here and there. Of course, minor things can happen in the course of daily work – like tears in the tarpaulin, for example. Although the tarpaulins do n...; >> Read more

  • Nice things on the road

    9/6/2019

    Truckers are individualists. This can often already be seen in the decoration of the vehicle itself. During the day beautiful figures or cool slogans are plastered over radiators or the driver’s door. Humorous caps cover the driver’s hair and t-shirts shout out who’s the boss at the wheel. Add to th...; >> Read more

  • What a driver needs: Nice colleagues!!

    8/2/2019

    Daily working life is like a good marriage sometimes. Everyone is nice for the most part, they are friendly to one another, help and accept one another, are just nice people. The small difference, however, is that we can’t choose the people we have to work with. That can make things easier but can a...; >> Read more

  • Fit drivers are safe drivers

    7/19/2019

    Modern commercial vehicles offer their drivers plenty of comfort and convenience for safe driving. Thus the working space of a truck driver is equipped with many intelligent ‘computer aids’, for example, informing the driver about fuel consumption or about even more efficient driving styles. Any dri...; >> Read more

  • Safety First

    7/4/2019

    Any operator driving with a fully laden tipper truck without a roof is exposing themselves and the other road users to more than just substantial risk. Load loss or stone impact on following cars from lifted transported materials is not only hazardous but also irritating and expensive. Statistics sh...; >> Read more

  • De-minimis – Incentive Programme

    6/19/2019

    Have you heard about De-minimis? You should have - De-minimis is a special government incentive programme that provides you with financial subsidies if you undertake measures in the areas of safety and the environment. It’s true that the Latin term ‘De minimis’ means something like ‘lesser things’ o...; >> Read more

  • TIR Convention significantly reduces formalities

    5/24/2019

    Without doubt you'll already have seen this on many goods transport vehicles but perhaps you have no idea what it means - the blue sign with the letters 'TIR' in white. This does not mean that the truck is from the capital of Albania or even the mythical Irish country of Tír na nÓg. 'TIR' are the in...; >> Read more

  • Make your tipper trips more cost-effective

    5/6/2019

    Just get into the cab and hit the road - no problem, apart, that is, from the cost. But it's easy enough to reduce your expenses in connection with your tipper vehicle runs; there are simply a couple of things you need to think about. First of all, you need to make sure you have the correct tyres, d...; >> Read more

  • In the lead for 50 years

    4/4/2019

    Edscha TS has a very special birthday this year. Since 1969, the inventor of the sliding roof for trucks has been synonymous with quality and technology leadership. How does a company manage to stay at the cutting edge for 50 years and lead the way in the industry with its products? The answer is si...; >> Read more

  • Solving personnel problems. Now.

    4/1/2019

    It’s true: finding good drivers is not easy these days. It takes time for qualified young people to develop the required skills and experience and, unlike in the past, you can’t simply make up for attrition with suitable lateral entry employees. Not to mention, the statutory requirements for truck d...; >> Read more

  • Drivers will remain indispensable in the foreseeable future

    4/1/2019

    There is a lot of talk about ‘autonomous driving’ for trucks, but in practice, the technology is far from being ready. While there is a lot of potential, sometimes people get the wrong idea. For example, ‘autonomous driving’ will not take place without a driver; the truck might drive itself, but the...; >> Read more