Five Trimble applications are digitalising communication for logistics services provider Schnellecke Transport

Schnellecke Transport AG & Co. KG from Wolfsburg sets a thousand journeys in motion every day with its pan-European transportation service. With order quantities like this, analogue communication does not guarantee a good enough overview and this in turn reduces efficiency in process planning. To implement digitalisation, Trimble has customised a complete telematics solution with five software applications for the transport services provider.

The procedures in order administration and processing have been streamlined and optimised, which has had enormous cost benefits.

mandy beck
Mandy Beck
Potentials Manager, Schnellecke Transport

Mobile and On-board Units

Schnellecke wanted to equip 120 of its own vehicles and 210 subcontractor vehicles with one consistent telematics system. To achieve this, Trimble provided the on-board unit Truck4U for the Schnellecke vehicles and the mobile unit FleetXPS for the other vehicles. “The same software runs on both on-board computers so we have standardised communication with the drivers,” says Beck.


Track and Trace in Real Time

Previously, dispatchers requested vehicle and consignment data and order status updates from drivers by telephone. With the help of the planning tool FleetCockpit, each consignment is automatically mapped in detail and the information is saved in the Schnellecke logistics software via an interface solution.

This shortens the working process and simplifies journey planning, which means better utilisation of the vehicles and an increase in our flexibility.

mandy beck
Mandy Beck
Potentials Manager, Schnellecke Transport

Administrative Efforts Reduced

Trimble also implemented FleetHours for digital salary and expenses calculations. Instead of drivers filling in manual forms, the on-board computer takes the necessary data directly from digital tachographs and from the FMS-CAN-Bus. “This improves staff performance,” says Beck.


About Schnellecke Transport

Schnellecke Transport AG & Co. KG is based in Wolfsburg and has been a transport services provider since 1939. The company arranges around a thousand journeys every day from its four locations across Germany. Schnellecke has an excellent European network and a client base that includes Volkswagen AG, MAN TRUCK & BUS AG and Porsche AG.
Overview references

Number of employees

Over 17,000

Vehicle Fleet

340, equipped with 130 on-board units and 340 mobile on-board computers


Individual logistics solutions for pan-European transportation

Operational area


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