The Brucker company has delivered 14 flats in Aalen, where they want to accommodate truckers from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Croatia. The company wants to make sure the employees stay for a longer period of time.
In Germany, the lack of drivers is increasing year by year, and many industries complain about bottlenecks in logistics. The local media are alarming about the imminent supply crisis and slowing down the domestic economy. The government is still doing nothing to improve the situation of the transport sector. Therefore, organizations and transport companies are forced to take action on their own. Ordinary benefits have long ceased to be enough. So, Germans are looking for new ways to attract and retain employees as long as possible.
Apartments for drivers from abroad
Brucker has just handed over to its employees from Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Hungary the keys to 14 apartments in the „Wohnpark West” (in the pictures) in the city of Aalen (Baden-Württemberg). The premises are just a 5-minute walk from the company’s headquarters.
Freight forwarders have at their disposal studios and one 5-bedroom apartment. New furniture and equipment were installed in all interiors. The buildings are surrounded by greenery, there are barbecues, garden furniture, a playground for children and a trampoline. Drivers will also be able to use the laundry and cleaning service for a fee.
Prices for renting apartments in Aalen are very high, that’s why we have offer accommodation for our drivers,” explains Stefan Brucker, the company’s president for eutotransport.de.
Stefan Brucker hopes that such a solution will allow retaining drivers who, encouraged by working and residential conditions, will bring their families to Germany.