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Van den Bosch Transporten is currently investigating the future of logistical junctions.

What do important logistical junctions such as hubs and terminals look like in the future? Will they be simple junctions, where only the driver is exchanged or will they be multimodal transhipping points with lots of services and facilities? And what will the role of the driver be in all this? The European transport industry is constantly affected by all kinds of trends and developments. Van den Bosch is anticipating on these trends and development with the ‘Call for thinking’ investigation. With this investigation, Van den Bosch is thinking about the future of the logistical junction. The influence of trends and developments on both the location of logistical junctions and the available services at or around a junction. 

A number of future scenarios are being developed in the investigation to visualise what the transport world could potentially look like by 2020. The scenarios are challenging and out-of-the-box, but at the same time they are also easy to follow and credible. The consequences for the location and environmental planning of logistical junctions in the Van den Bosch transport network are considered per scenario.

Van den Bosch wants to go to a situation in which the driver plays an important part in the location and environmental planning of the logistical junction. If the transport network is better geared for the driver, there are both social and economic advantages. A driver will be able to go home in the weekend for instance, instead of having to wait the whole weekend while being parked somewhere along the motorway. The work-life balance of the driver will improve and the degree of capacity utilization of the equipment will increase as well.