DHL launches transportation company; aims to own 10,000 trucks by 2028.
Deutsche Post, the world's biggest logistics company by revenue is launching a transportation subsidiary in India and aims to invest in a fleet of 10,000 in the next decade.
Posted on : 23 May 2018
We have been checking all the different markets we are in worldwide. And looking at whats been going on terms of technology. We have been looking at our customers, our value chain, the white spots where we can add something. That was the main idea that led to SmarTrucking...to do something thats missing, especially in India...to cover this white spot we had in terms of trucking. Bringing in more expertise in terms of the tech perspective and doing something more in terms of people and HR. The ..
Our logistics spend in India is really high, at least 4-5% higher than Europe. And a bulk of it is coming from hidden costs, which is delay, damages though carrying inventory. On road costs as a part of this is about 60%-65%. We recognised that this is important.
Why this delay? One of the aspects is definitely the quality of trucks. We kept in mind that we are going to get our own trucks. We are going to maintain them; we are going to ensure that data analystics and preventives etc.
SmarTrucks require smart drivers and DHL SmarTrucking is investing in skilling, which is also addressing the obstacle of lack of trained human resource in the industry. Neeraj Bansal, CEO, DHL SmarTrucking, shares the necessity of being backed by sma...