08 Aug 2020


In Germany the first sanitary container to improve hygienic conditions for truck drivers during the coronavirus pandemic is opened. Within the framework of the initiative “#LogistikHilft” containers equipped with showers will be set up at strategically important locations across Germany. One container provided by UTA has now been opened at Ludwigsfelde on the A10 near Berlin.

#LogistikHilft is a joint initiative of the BMVI, the BGL, the Logistics Alliance Germany (LAG), the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) and the non-profit association DocStop. A key pillar of the initiative is fair and appropriate working conditions for truck drivers. #LogistikHilft was conceived as an open platform for all providers and customers of transport and logistics services. Werner Bicker, Board Member of DocStop e.V., says: “Enabling sanitary facilities, showers and toilets and guaranteeing appropriate working conditions for truck drivers is the focus of this #LogistikHilft project.” DocStop – in partnership with UTA – had previously arranged free access to sanitary facilities for professional drivers at numerous contact points near German motorways as part of its SaniStop campaign. Now, with the installation of sanitary containers as part of #LogistikHilft, its support is being significantly expanded.

Carsten Bettermann, CEO of UTA, says: “Following our participation in the SaniStop campaign for truck drivers, we’re now pleased to support the larger-scale #LogistikHilft initiative for the benefit of drivers in the Corona crisis as part of the Edenred Group ‘More than Ever’ relief plan. As a company operating throughout Europe, we’re also supporting professional drivers in other countries as part of the Edenred Group initiative."

Professional drivers received further support through UTA’s We Care for You initiative in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, France and Poland. There, UTA offers protective masks, disinfectant, free meals and shower facilities in cooperation with motorway service stations and transport associations to make it easier for drivers to work during the pandemic. We Care for You is UTA’s contribution to Edenred Group’s More than Ever relief plan.

UTA is supporting the “#LogistikHilft” initiative and – together with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in Germany, the Federal Association for Freight Transport Logistics and Disposal (BGL), the KRAVAG insurance company with its locking system app, DocStop, and other partners.

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