Latest generation technologies and a growing attention to respect for the environment are the top innovations
By mid-October, 60 brand new state-of-the-art vehicles will be registered to serve international routes and for terminalisation services linked to intermodal transport. These new vehicles will integrate owned fleet of Arcese Group, one of the most modern in Europe, consisting of 700 trucks and 2800 semi-trailers. These latest vehicles are powered by a six-cylinder Euro VI engine and feature state-of-the-art technologies in terms of driving safety, along with a series of characteristics specifically designed to increase fuel savings and curb CO2 emissions. They have also been fitted with an integrated traction system containing systems based on GPS control, such as cruise control and predictive gear shift, thus further improving eco-roll. Transmission and the GPS system are linked online to enable anticipation driving strategies, perfectly synchronising topography and gear shift sequences.
Matteo Arcese, President of Arcese Group explains: "With one of Europe's most modern and fleets of trucks and trailers, our objective is to guarantee high quality standards for our customers, along with maximum flexibility services. Investments into state-of-the-art vehicles ensure further reductions of CO2 emissions and guarantee maximum safety for our drivers. These new vehicles will provide invaluable support for solutions we have planned to cope with the emergency caused by the closure of the railway line at Rastatt in the Rhine valley. Indeed these new vehicles will be used to reinforce back-up services activated to minimise impact as a result of the closure of this stretch. Although the stretch has been re-opened ahead of schedule, we predict that line operation will recover gradually following such an extended closure period, and that it will take some time for activity to return to previous levels."
The commissioning of new vehicles constitutes a significant and strategic investment which is part of the Group's wider business plan to offer increasingly efficient services to customers. All this despite the fact that there is certainly no shortage of difficulties, Marco Manfredini COO of Arcese Group adds an important reflection on the current situation of the transport sector: "It is becoming increasingly difficult to source qualified drivers in Europe and this is exacerbated by a lack of homogeneous European regulation across countries in which vehicles operate. In the medium-long term, this may have an effect on import/export flows and therefore on industry as a whole. We hope that appropriate solutions will be enacted, to protect our sector and European GDP growth in general".