Safety on Roads: Hellmann partners with German Ministry of Transport

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Since October 25, Hellmann Road & Rail Germany is official safety partner of the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI). Federal Transport Minister Dr. Andreas Scheuer presented the official certificate at a ceremonial reception at his ministry in Berlin.

Dr. Scheuer thus paid tribute to Hellmann’s commitment in connection with the “Alliance for Safety” initiative, in which a number of local forwarding and logistics companies have committed themselves to far-reaching measures to increase traffic safety. In concrete terms, this currently involves equipping trucks with a turning assistant, i.e. a technical warning device that warns truck drivers of moving obstacles such as cyclists when turning. For his part, Dr. Scheuer has launched a “Turning Assistant Campaign” at the Ministry. Before the binding introduction date at EU level, companies undertake to retrofit their fleets or to purchase new vehicles with a turning assistant system.

Hellmann is currently replacing part of its own fleet at the Osnabrück site with new vehicles due to their age. These vehicles will already be equipped with a turning assistant and will therefore make a concrete contribution to improving road safety. Uwe Hasselberg, Branch Manager Hellmann Osnabrück, accepted the certificate in Berlin. “Not only will we successively equip all our own vehicles with this safety-enhancing technology, but we will also influence our regularly deployed transport companies to take their own measures to increase road safety,” says Uwe Hasselberg.

Matthias Magnor, COO Hellmann Road & Rail

“As a progressive family-owned company, it is our goal to drive innovation forward and set standards. This applies not only to the areas of technical innovations and environmental protection, but also to measures in the area of traffic safety.”Matthias Magnor, Chief Operating Officer Hellmann Road & Rail

Feature image shows: (from the left) Uwe Hasselberg, Managing Director Hellmann Osnabrück, and Dr. Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

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