TSL believes in Van Eck Eckstreme’s superiority

German logistics service provider TSL, which has been part of German retail giant Rewe for several years now, is convinced of the advantages of the Van Eck Twindeck Trailer. The new ones have recently come into use.

TSL stands for Transport System Logistics, and that’s what the company means. “Thanks to the advanced system, we were able to save on fuel consumption and emissions significantly. On our website, we track our savings precisely for our customers. Trailers with double loading floors like the Van Eck have a major role to play in this policy,” explains general manager Günther Timmsen. “We save every third trailer trip on a double-decker bus, so we can deliver the same transport performance with less materials, drivers and emissions.”

Adjustable loading floor

Timmsen explains that the double-deck trailer drives between Rewe’s various distribution centers in Germany. “As a result, the trailer is always full. We were able to carry more, but thanks to the adjustable top-loading floor, we were also able to carry heavier pallets if needed. This way we achieve higher load factors, we handle packaging more effectively, we reduce traffic and we avoid emissions. A double-decker trailer like the Van Eck is up to 60% more efficient, no trailer is more flexible. This is reflected in all areas of our work in a positive way.” Timmsen says Rewe works with roll containers and pallets. “That’s not a problem for us either.”

Sustainable Growth

TSL started as a company in 1994 with three people. “We now have 107 personnel, 62 tractors and thirteen double deckers, most of which are supplied by Van Eck,” Timmsen said. “We have known Van Eck for almost ten years now, and the two oldest tiers in the Van Eck fleet have been running for six years now. So it can definitely last quite a while. The construction is very strong, we didn’t have any significant issues with it. It’s also because we ourselves are doing the treatment on time.” Timmsen explained that TSL has its own workshop. “Located in the center of a beautiful city in Germany, so that’s great. Van Eck’s cooperation in the fields of hydraulics and electronics is exemplary. Van Eck’s service is an added reason to remain a customer with this supplier!”


At TSL, drivers who will drive the Twindeck receive special training to learn the ins and outs of this type of trailer. “This means that some drivers no longer want to do anything other than drive with this type of trailer. And they’d rather have no other drivers take the double-decker bus when they’re on vacation,” Timmsen said. “But of course we’re not going to start there,” he said with a wink.