Agenda history

Prague 2005

March 20, 2005

Prague 2005

Intelligent Systems – Effective use of Intelligent Systems through the creation of GE’s own FleetIntelligence, GE VeriWiseä, based on the ETB’s input and experiences. The focus of GE VeriWise™ is to increase road safety, cargo theft and decrease the number of vehicles on the road.

Paris 2006

March 20, 2006

Paris 2006

Reducing Congestion – Discussion around sharing & pooling equipment and sharing freight, in order to reduce congestion and improve profitability. Increase the awareness of the importance of modal shift in particular Intermodal.

Barcelona 2006

November 20, 2006

Barcelona 2006

Efficiency Improvement – Increasing the capacity of preventative and corrective maintenance services with 200% year over year, based on the ETB’s input, by investing in modern facilities & equipment. Allowing for all types of road transport companies, irrespective of the vehicle owner, to make use of GE’s facilities across Europe.

Rome 2007

January 20, 2007

Rome 2007

Increase Road & Cargo Safety – Interactive session with Mr. Dan Purtell, former chairman of TAPA, on cargo theft reduction and driver & road safety, based on the current trends in the industry. This included the development & adaptation of Modular Systems (Road Trains) in Europe.

Brussels 2007

March 20, 2007

Brussels 2007

Practical Solutions – Building a business case to reduce congestion & CO2 emission, increase road safety and improve the efficiency of the industry, through the mutual recognition of road worthiness tests by all EU members. Dialogue with Mrs. Inés Ayala Sender, Member of European Parliament, on EU priorities and the support of the road transport & logistics industry.

Istanbul 2008

January 20, 2008

Istanbul 2008

Noise Reduction & Efficient Distribution – Interactive session with Dr. Robert Goevaers from SenterNovem, focusing on the source approach to reduce noise pollution by developing silent trailers. The silent trailer meets the required maximum of 60 dB(A) and provides the opportunity to interact with local authorities to extend delivery hours at night. Making effective use of “quiet periods” will increase the efficiency of the transport operator, increase load volume through larger vehicles, improve safety; and by avoiding peak hours, reduce traffic jams and congestion thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Amsterdam 2008

June 20, 2008

Amsterdam 2008

European policy on vehicle roadworthiness – Presentation from Mr. Leo Huberts, European Commission DGTREN, regarding the European Commission’s policy on vehicle roadworthiness. This was followed by an open debate on the benefits of a mutual recognition of roadworthiness tests by all member states. Further discussions were held on the various legal instruments available to pursue acceptance

London 2009

January 20, 2009

London 2009

Road safety – Practical implications of the revised EN 12195-1 load securing norm, presented by Mr. Bart van Rens from Ewals Cargo Care, member of the Dutch National Measurement Institute. The revised norm has the full support of the European Transport Board. Aerodynamics – Effect of aerodynamics on fuel consumption, noise reduction and increased road safety, presented by Ir. Gandert van Raemdonck, Delft University of Technology. Trials with 3 companies will commence in September 2009 and results will be discussed during the next meeting.

Berlin 2009

March 20, 2009

Berlin 2009

Eco Combis – Interactive discussion, moderated by Mr. Joe Grealy from Transfrigoroute International, focusing on the benefits & risks of longer and heavier vehicles, by comparing modular systems and increased trailer lengths. Members don’t see many benefits in increased trailer length, however do see benefits in Eco Combis. Agreed to create a position paper, to be discussed & agreed during the next meeting. Mutual Recognition PTI – Groups to investigate potential implementation have been formed across Europe. Agreed to create a position paper, to be discussed & agreed during the next meeting.

Lisbon 2010

March 20, 2010

Lisbon 2010

Eco Combis – Presentation by Mr. Alexander Sakkers – President, Transport and Logistiek Nederland, on implementation results in The Netherlands, test in other countries and developments in the EU. The ETB will post its position paper late 2010. Mutual Recognition PTI in Europe – Explanation of the Dutch Periodical Test Inspection system in Belgium and Spain, presented by Mr. Hens Peeters – Weem from the RDW. The ETB is supportive of the Dutch system, as described in the position paper. The effect of the recession on the European road freight market – Facts and developments shared by Mr. Thomas Cullen from Transport Intelligence.

Athens 2011

January 1, 2011

Athens 2011

Environment – sharing best practices and brainstorm on how to operate more environmental friendly; reducing CO2 emissions, improve energy efficiency and reduce water usage. Sharing test results on tyre pressure monitoring systems and start task-force team to further explore the impact of HHO additives for trucks. Presentation from Mrs. Fazilet Cinaralp from the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), on the contribution to sustainable transport from the tyre industry. Alternative Fuels – update from Robert Goevaers on existing & new technologies (electrical power, hybrid propulsion, natural gas, dual fuel and bio-diesel) and the impact on CO2, air quality, noise, availability of alternative fuels, price and future perspectives.

Vienna 2011

March 20, 2011

Vienna 2011

Developments of the trailer industry – Sharing the outcome of the recently conducted market & customer review on the developments and future perspectives of the trailer industry, by Mr. Dirk de Proost from European Partner Group. Social Media – Interactive work-out session with Patrick Joore and Peter Hoekstra from Grey Amsterdam, on the impact and effect of social media in a business to business environment.

Malaga 2012

January 20, 2012

Malaga 2012

The future of transport efficiency – Future, trends, solutions and outlook for the European road freight industry, aligned with the Ten-T section of the EU 2020 strategy. Remain competitive through energy efficiency, unified European transport and reduction of congestion. Service Developments – Further integration of asset intelligence telematics solutions into service delivery, preventing breakdowns and increasing transport efficiency. Innovation – Launch of smartphone apps to support efficient breakdown resolutions. For Iphone and for Android.

Madrid 2012

June 20, 2012

Madrid 2012

Tyre Developments – Presentation from Mr. Jan-Piet Huylebroeck on developments within the tyre industry, including tyre labelling and the effect on the transportation industry. The use of technology to measure tyre pressure and the effect on safety and cost, including the sharing of existing field trials. Carrier Management – Interactive work-out on adaptation of corporate standards & procedures by carriers, creating carrier loyalty and providing carrier benefits.

Venice 2013

March 1, 2013

Venice 2013

Intermodal Developments – Presentation from Mr. Ulrich Sontheim on planned intermodal developments and network infrastructure investments, to facilitate bi-modal and tri-modal transportation solutions. Assets & Services Evolution – Improving existing assets & services value proposition of TIP Trailer Services and designing the future state, through an inter-active workshop amongst all ETB members.

Rome 2013

October 11, 2013

Rome 2013

After a TIP update by Rogier Laan and Arjen Kraaij, Christophe Vassal gave his presentation around the development of telematics which was following by a round-table discussion on telematics. After lunch, Peter Sijs presented us with an Industry update covering the latest trends and developments. This was followed by a presentation by Arjen Kraaij who explain about services,

Edinburgh 2014

May 9, 2014

Edinburgh 2014

The meeting started with an opening and welcome by Bob fast, which was followed by a presentation held by Laurence Brown around security and the latest development around this topic. Mervyn McIntyre then gave a presentation about security for Next. After a short break, Rupert Trawöger discussed Telematics for Trawöger

Munich 2014

November 7, 2014

Munich 2014

Matthias Stenau presented an update on Load security and technical implications. This was followed by a presentation from Christian Bϋssow on logistics 2.0. After this, there was a terminal services work-out session. In the afternoon, the ETB discussed its priorities for the coming period and Simon Bury gave a presentation around Transport & Logstics in Saudi.

Warsaw 2015

October 9, 2015

Warsaw 2015

Sander Duivestein from Sogeti, held a presentation around the digital age of real time, this was followed by Sami Nikula from Basware, who held a presentation about digital invoicing. Willem Duijf discussed secure parking locations and Bart van Rens talked about revision EN XL1236XL. Pieter Hagendoorn from Agility then spoke about the European shared service centre and Gavin Withers closed of with a presentation around system for control.

Nice 2016

April 15, 2016

Nice 2016

Sharing best practices and discussing around emission reduction. A presentation held by Sophie Punte , Executive Director of the Smart Freight Centre regarding the Smart Freight Leidership and Global Logistics Emissions Council. A presentation about the CO2 regulations in de EU: Addressing the CO2 issue via VECTO and aerodynamics by Gandert van Raemdonck who is the

Dublin 2016

November 3, 2016

Dublin 2016

Panel discussions around the EC strategy for low emission mobility , the challenges for transport, freight transport and CO2. A panel discussion around BREXIT led by Barclays, Front & Sullivan, Keswick, P&O Ferrymasters and Synchreon. A presentation by the Director Commercial Vehicles of Frost & Sullivan regarding the trends in the logistics and trucking sector followed by a presentation on how to cope with the ever increasing equipment flexibility requirements.

Milan 2017

June 9, 2017

Milan 2017

A presentation held by John Manners-Bell, CEO of Transport Intelligence regarding the “Death” of Globalization: What’s next for global supply chains? Including Brexit and the Trump effect. Followed by a presentation on City Logistics: The diesel bans being introduced throughout Europe have the potential to disrupt local supply chains, particularly related to retail logistics and last mile deliveries in highly populated urban areas. What impact will the ban have on the transport and logistics sector? How will transport operators deal the requirements for electric and low emission vehicles? Jonathan Fath, COO of Equivvy, presented the concept of equipment sharing (pooling) and digitization in the transport sector.