In October of this year, the German Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr, Logistik und Entsorgung (BGL) – an association for road haulage and logistics - warned the German government of a shortage in the supply of AdBlue. In the wake of rising gas prices, many manufacturers of the urea additive had cut back on its production or were even planning to stop it. The association's demand to politicians is to ensure the basic supply of AdBlue for the transport industry. Other associations, such as the DSLV Bundesverband Spedition und Logistik (Federal Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics), see the situation more relaxed according to a survey of member companies. However, one fact is incontrovertible: without AdBlue, diesel trucks will eventually no longer drive, starting the vehicle will become impossible. At inTime, we are already seeing a huge 200% increase in prices and have to secure supplies via smaller quantities from various dealers. Tobias Bosse from the Deutsche Verkehrszeitung (DVZ) has written an exciting article that takes a look at the problem as a whole, looks at the background and gives representatives of the industry a chance to speak. Our Managing Director Gerd Röttger is one of them.
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