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Mercedes-Benz trials new services for logistics companies and drivers

Mercedes-Benz Van Sales Germany is to deploy a new van operator concept that brings services for Amazon logistics companies and their driver, including renting of parking spaces, on-site maintenance and repair services as well as flexible van rentals.

New Mercedes-Benz concept for logistics companies
A new vehicle scanner from Daimler Business Innovation will detect damages as the vehicles enter the parking area in the new operator programme.

Revealed as Mercedes-Benz Vans announces that it’s planning an extensive Logistics Partner Programme, the cooperation with dealer Lueg AG is sited at the new Amazon Logistics Distribution Centre Bochum and uses an embedded chip within delivery vehicles’ number plates to provide automated access to the parking area while a scanner will then inspect vehicles for signs of potential damage.

Operators can also access maintenance and repair services in the nearby Commercial Vehicle Centre of Lueg AG, with the dealer also saying it’s working with a partner to develop a concept for securing the charging infrastructure at the location, in order to enable electric vehicle usage.

In addition, the Daimler Car2share cargo mobility concept is available on site to offer flexible and smartphone-based rentals in the event of a vehicle breakdown or to cover order peaks.

The concept also see drivers offered on-site parking spaces for their own private vehicles and future plans envisage lounge and food-service areas.

Mercedes-Benz Vans added that the operator concept is part of a Logistics Partner Programme currently being developed in cooperation with dealers that will see special leasing and service terms offered as a service interface between mail-order companies and their carriers.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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