Equipment

What vehicle do I need to work with LKW WALTER?

In order for you to become a part of the LKW WALTER fleet as a partner, your vehicles must meet the following requirements:

  • Tractor unit with Euro 4 or later engine class
  • Standard trailer (L/W/H): min. 13.60 m / 2.45 m / 2.60 m
  • Mega trailer (L/W/H): min. 13.60 m / 2.45 m / 3.00 m
  • min. 33 Euro pallet spaces and 25to load capacity
  • Telematics GPS positioning system (can be optionally obtained through LKW WALTER)

We also use jumbos, road trains, thermo trailers and box trailers on selected routes.



In order to become a trucking partner with our cranable trailers, your vehicles must meet the following requirements:

  • Tractor unit with Euro 4 or later engine class
  • Fulfilment of the legal requirements for national trucking
  • Telematics GPS positioning system (can be optionally obtained through LKW WALTER)
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE) for the drivers

Can I lease tractor units and trailers from LKW WALTER?

YES! The sister company WALTER LEASING offers you new and used tractor units from renowned manufacturers (e.g. Krone, Schmitz, Kögel, Schwarzmüller or Volvo, DAF, Mercedes Benz, Scania, MAN) on a leasing/hire purchase basis.


WALTER LEASING

What additional equipment do I need to work with LKW WALTER?

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Telematics GPS positioning system (can be optionally obtained through LKW WALTER)
  • Sufficient load securing equipment
  • Smartphone for contact during working hours

What is to be considered when purchasing a telematics GPS positioning system through LKW WALTER?

When making a choice, you should consider the costs, the technical coverage of the system and the commitment period. Your allocated Transport Manager will be happy to help if you have any questions.

What personal protective equipment (PPE) do my drivers need?

Protective equipment consists of:

  • Protective helmet with chin strap
  • Ear protector
  • High visibility vest
  • Safety shoes with steel toe caps
  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves
  • Full length clothing

Each driver must have personal protective equipment (PPE) with him and use it when instructed.

Do my vehicles have to be equipped with telematics GPS positioning systems?

Yes! Vehicles which are regularly used must be equipped with a telematics device with GPS positioning. LKW WALTER uses the data (e.g. geo-coordinates) for optimised transport planning and optimal utilisation of your vehicles.

What load securing equipment do my vehicles need to be equipped with?

The LKW WALTER driver training program is based on the LKW WALTER Driver Handbook and covers all the fundamental service requirements of our customers as well as basic information for safe and environmentally-friendly driving and maneouvering of trucks. In addition, LKW WALTER organises practical driver information days in various European countries.

Driver training

Does LKW WALTER have a Driver Handbook?

Yes! All drivers who drive for LKW WALTER will receive the Driver Handbook by no later than their first visit, and must strictly adhere to the instructions therein.

Is there regular training for drivers?

Yes! The driver plays an important role in the customer's impression of our service. Only with the help of the drivers will we manage to keep our customers satisfied. This will also allow us to secure long-term orders.


The LKW WALTER driver training program is based on the LKW WALTER Driver Handbook and covers all the fundamental service requirements of our customers as well as basic information for safe and environmentally-friendly driving and maneouvering of trucks. In addition, LKW WALTER organises practical driver information days in various European countries.

What does LKW WALTER do for the safety of my drivers?

The safety of drivers is our number 1 priority at LKW WALTER! For this reason, LKW WALTER began to develop its SHEQ management (Safety/Security, Health, Environment and Quality), as early as the 1990s, in order to ensure the highest safety standards in the transport process.

Specific measures include:

  • LKW WALTER Driver Handbook
  • LKW WALTER driver training programme
  • LKW WALTER driver information days
  • Transport partner management system
  • Safety checkpoints
  • E-learning
  • Safety factsheets (e.g. load securing)
  • and much more

Will LKW WALTER help me regarding the topic of "load securing"?

Yes! We have our own information page for this and offer our transport partners additional support:

  • Load securing factsheets
  • LKW WALTER driver information days
  • LKW WALTER Driver Handbook
  • LKW WALTER driver training programme
  • Driver training video clips

Load securing tips

Company Profile

Where can I find the videos of LKW WALTER?

You can find our videos under the appropriate heading on our website or in a collection on our YouTube channel.


Online driver training

YouTube channel

Are there any favourable fuel conditions for LKW WALTER transport partners?

With our fuel card it's not just cheaper and more convenient to refuel, you will also benefit from many additional extras that only a fuel card from LKW WALTER can offer.

  • Every litre of diesel is cheaper for you
  • No deposit required
  • Extensive network of petrol stations

and much more: Security and benefits

How does the payment for my freight services take place?

To start the payment as quickly and easily as possible for you, we use a credit note process. For this, we need the freight documents, which you send to us via LOADS TODAY. We then promptly generate the credit note and send the credit note document to you via e-mail. At the same time, the term of payment will commence. If we need the original documents, please send them to us by post. In addition, you will receive a barcode from us.


LOADS TODAY

What does LKW WALTER transport?

The core business of LKW WALTER is the organisation of full truck loads for road and in combined transport. Our focus is the transport of harmless, packaged goods from the following industries: consumer goods, wood and paper, chemicals, metals, automotive and electronics.

LOADS TODAY/IT solutions

How do I find the right contact at LKW WALTER?

During registration, you will be looked after by the transport partner management team. As soon as you have received the first order, you will become acquainted with your personal contact, who will take care of you. You can also get in touch with the correct contact person via LOADS TODAY (desktop or app) for any desired transport route.


LOADS TODAY

What is LOADS TODAY and what benefits does it offer?

LOADS TODAY is the internet platform for LKW WALTER transport partners. Benefit from a comprehensive selection of full loads, prompt and secure payment of your freight invoices, and talk to our employees in your national language - and all this completely free of charge!


LOADS TODAY


Still not received your personal password? Request it today:


Registration

Is LOADS TODAY also available as an app?

Yes! You can now use "LOADS TODAY" on the go and pick up the free app for your smartphone. Available in iTunes and Google Play!


LOADS TODAY app

What should be considered when registering for LOADS TODAY?

Please follow the specified registration process and give us the necessary information in as much detail as possible. An LKW WALTER employee will personally take care of your registration and, if necessary, contact you in person. Usually, you will receive your personal access data for LOADS TODAY within 24 hours of your registration.


Information about LOADS TODAY can be found via the following link: LOADS TODAY

How often are the loads on LOADS TODAY updated?

LKW WALTER places selected loads online. The selection of loads on LOADS TODAY is always up to date. If, however, you cannot find any suitable loads, please get in touch with your contact at LKW WALTER.


LOADS TODAY

Do I have to stay online all day long to get the best loads on LOADS TODAY?

Use the LOADS TODAY subscription feature and receive regular updates about new loads on your preferred routes. Still not received your personal password? Request it today: Registration

Can I upload the CMRs directly via LOADS TODAY?

Yes! This is possible at any time via LOADS TODAY on the desktop or the app.

Where do I register my empty trucks?

You can register your empty trucks here, free of charge and around the clock: Register empty trucks

Where can I quickly find specific loads?

LKW WALTER offers you access to Europe's largest selection of loads! Visit LOADS TODAY and find suitable loads!


LOADS TODAY


Or notify us about your trucks, for which you are looking for a load, on LOADS TODAY - 24/7 and free of charge!


Register empty trucks

What costs/charges do I have to pay for LOADS TODAY?

The registration and the entire service of LOADS TODAY (use of the full load exchange) is free of charge for LKW WALTER transport partners.

Where can I find an overview of my invoices?

LKW WALTER works with a credit note system. An overview of your credit notes is available on LOADS TODAY.


LOADS TODAY

How does LOADS TODAY differ from other freight exchanges?

On LOADS TODAY you will only find full loads that are commissioned and paid by LKW WALTER. Thus, you can enjoy the proven benefits of working with LKW WALTER. For more information see:


LOADS TODAY

Security and benefits

Miscellaneous

What do I do if my company data has changed (e.g. after a relocation)?

Please send all updated documents (EU licence, CMR insurance, VAT Reg. number...) to your contact at LKW WALTER.

Can I bill additional services, e.g. if I provide 2 drivers for a truck?

Yes! In principle, the billing of additional services is provided. The details depend on many different factors. Please clarify this with your transport contact.

Where can I find information about public holidays with driving bans?

In LOADS TODAY we provide our transport partners with lots of useful information - including a list of all European public holidays and driving bans.


Registration

Cooperation

What does LKW WALTER need from me if I want to carry out transports?

As the basis for a joint cooperation, you must provide us with the following documents:

  • The fully completed "Guidelines for Cooperation" (you will receive these by e-mail once registration is complete)
  • Your EU licence - trade / business licence
  • A copy of your CMR insurance policy

Become a partner

What opportunities does LKW WALTER offer?

Choose between two models at LKW WALTER for continuous work for your vehicles. (1) in international and national road transport or (2) trucking our cranable trailers in Combined Transport


Opportunities

We are a newly established company. Can I still work for you?

The age of your company does not matter. In order to start a collaboration, the same requirements apply to each company. Once the documents have been successfully checked, we start a multi-week phase of becoming acquainted with each other.

I only want to drive in certain countries. Is that possible?

Yes! Register today! Tell us which countries you are interested in!


Registration

Can LKW WALTER regularly use my vehicles and also organise suitable return loads?

Yes! LKW WALTER offers year-round work in round trips in European road transport as well as in trucking our cranable trailers in Combined Transport.


Opportunities

How quickly and securely does LKW WALTER process payments?

Established in 1924, our Austrian family-owned business is distinguished by an excellent credit rating. The fast and secure payment of your transports is important to our management.


Security and benefits

What information must be provided on my invoice to ensure a smooth payment?

You do not need to send invoices to LKW WALTER. In order to start the payment easily and quickly, we work with a credit note process. For this, we need the freight documents, which you send to us via LOADS TODAY. We then promptly generate the credit note and send the credit note document to you via e-mail. At the same time, the term of payment will commence.

How does the LKW WALTER credit note system work?

Instead of conventional invoices, we take over the creation of the billing document (= credit note), which we send to you via e-mail for your accounting department.

Can I start the cooperation as soon as I have sent all the necessary documents?

Your submitted documents will be checked promptly. Once the check is successfully completed, we can begin our cooperation.

I am looking for work, can I work for LKW WALTER as a driver?

As a transport organisation, we do not have our own tractor units and therefore do not employ drivers.

If I work for LKW WALTER, will I be at home on the weekends?

At the beginning of a partnership, you decide for yourself which model you choose with LKW WALTER. When working in trailer trucking for Combined Transport you are regularly at home. For international road transport on long distances, this is less often the case. Regardless of the area of operation, we take your private needs into consideration when organising the cooperation.

Who pays the ferry company if I have to take a ferry?

Generally, the booking and payment of ferry crossings is carried out by LKW WALTER.

What are the benefits of working with LKW WALTER?

The benefits of a cooperation with LKW WALTER can be found on the following page:


Security and benefits

Can I give a load to a subcontractor?

No! LKW WALTER employs transport companies with their own vehicle fleet. Loads may only be passed on to subcontractors with explicit permission from LKW WALTER.

Where can I find the General Terms & Conditions for LKW WALTER?

Our General Terms & Conditions can be found online on our LOADS TODAY internet platform.


LOADS TODAY


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Registration

Does LKW WALTER work with fixed contracts with a minimum term?

No! LKW WALTER is interested in long-term partnerships. For several decades, many companies have experienced successful economical development with LKW WALTER. Our "Guidelines for Cooperation" represent our framework conditions for this. Fixed contracts or minimum terms would contradict our understanding of partnerships.

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