DB Schenker has selected Webfleet Solutions to be its preferred telematics partner for fleet and data management, as it looks to increase visibility across supply chains.

The German logistics giant said the deal would enable greater transparency in its global movement of goods.

Florian Kemmerling, Head of Internet of Things, Global Digital Solutions at DB Schenker, said: “We… can see that many freight carriers already use telematics, but the reliability and quality of the information transmitted can vary significantly.

“This makes the networking of data more difficult, particularly in the case of more complex consignments, because the dimension of the delivery and information on the complete transport plan is not easily accessible. Industry 4.0 requires connectivity of all parties involved. Real-time data for position and remaining travel time are the key factors to further optimise supply chains.”

Taco van der Leij, Vice President at Webfleet Solutions Europe said: “Shipment information and telematics data still come together too rarely. Via our telematics solution WEBFLEET, fleet operators can very easily share explicit data, for example at sub-fleet level.

“In this way, DB Schenker receives position data in real time and can track the complete progress of the selected shipments.”