Entries by The Creative Tribe

TIP celebrates 2nd anniversary of its workshop in Poland   

TIP is delighted to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of its workshop in Poznań, Poland and in doing so, contribute to the dynamic growth of the country’s trailer market. An economic miracle Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his government have obtained much praise for their management of the €468 billion Polish economy. By closing tax loopholes, […]

Trend update: alternative fuels for trucks

  When you read that McDonald’s UK has converted 4.2 million litres of cooking oil into 3.8 million litres of biodiesel for powering its fleet (source: FreightInTheCity) or that Scania has just trialled its first compressed natural gas-powered truck in Lithuania (Source: AutomotiveLogisticsMedia), should you be worried about being left behind in the adoption of alternative […]

Press-release: TIP Trailer Services Refinances Its Revolving Credit Facility

February 05, 2019 04:00 AM Eastern Standard Time AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TIP Trailer Services, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, has successfully refinanced its existing Revolving Credit Facility (RCF), increasing it from €700 million to €967 million while obtaining reduced margins and extra flexibility. The funding round was substantially oversubscribed, and the facility is now a […]

Disruption is the new transport normal

Disruption is the current name of the game in the transport industry.  This upheaval is caused by multiple factors ranging from climate change to the “sharing economy”.  How can fleet managers remain ahead of their competitors and leverage these disruptive times to gain more business? Trailer rental, with its innate flexibility, is a powerful option. […]

Are you renewing your transport fleet this year?

When you read about Volvo’s prototype self-driving electric truck with no cab on Reuters or about start-up Nikola Motors’ forthcoming hydrogen-powered electric semi-truck on Techcrunch, did you think about replacing trailers and trucks in your fleet with new ones? If your answer is “yes” then consider the advantages of leasing these assets instead of buying them. […]

How digitalisation can increase profit in logistics

In a recent PWC survey, 54% of the companies surveyed in transport and logistics expected that digitalisation would increase their revenues. What does “digitalisation” mean in terms of road freight transport? Where are the opportunities for using it to increase revenues and profitability? How digital is your trailer fleet? Step into the world of the ‘logistics […]

Connected trucks and trailers through telematics – part 2

There continue to be fascinating innovations in telematics. The “connected trailer” is no longer unusual as more trailer manufacturers fit telematics solutions to their trailers. Innovations including video Several recent innovations are for in-cab video cameras linked to the telematics systems. Drivers falling asleep at the wheel is a major issue.  For example, UK-based vehicle […]