The AsstrA corporate group is proud to work with over 10,000 carrier partners. During 2019, AsstrA executed 161,000 transport orders, with more than 600 completed every business day. Even after 26 years organizing international shipping and working with renowned customers, continuously maintaining and building strong relationships with transport companies remains a top priority for AsstrA.
The company serves more clients every year and demand for its transport services continues to grow. Suppliers working with the corporate group have a wide range of advantages.
Long track record of success
The AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG Swiss corporate group has been on the transport services market for 26 years. Thanks to AsstrA’s deep industry experience and well established relationships with the world’s largest companies in various sectors, carrier partners can depend on receiving a regular flow of daily orders regardless of seasonal fluctuations.
Global route coverage
The AsstrA team serves long and short routes between the EU, CIS, Asia, and the USA. The company has a large network of representatives, and transport suppliers choose routes according to their own business goals.
Round-trip route planning
Thanks to a steady stream of return cargo orders, carriers working with AsstrA avoid “empty flights.” Efficient route planning and transport order processes help carriers make sure every trip is profitable.
Transport partners may pay for fuel and technical fluids using special prepaid smart cards. An electronic system accounts for refueling and provides detailed reports indicating the place and time of refueling, the type and amount of fuel, and operational costs.
Road toll settlement
Thanks to special cards, carriers make non-cash payments for use of public toll roads, bridges, and tunnels. This ensures prompt management and analysis of transport costs.
The corporate group, in cooperation with partners, refunds VAT to suppliers for fuel purchased in the European Union.
AsstrA offers an in-house ferry booking service available exclusively to partner carriers to help them save time and money.
AsstrA provides Rollende Landstraße (ROLA) services that support the transportation of loaded vehicles by rail. This form of intermodal transportation allows drivers to rest in specially designed carriages on certain routes.
Carrier liability insurance
Partner carriers receive assistance with formalities related to carrier liability (CMR) insurance.
Payment terms are always honored for all transport services provided. Carriers’ invoices are guaranteed to be paid within 45 days of receipt of original documents.
Simplified customs procedures
Carriers undergo customs clearance at 8 of AsstrA's in-house agencies in Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Lithuania. Services provided include the issuance of T1 transit declarations valid across the EU and Switzerland at the Polish border crossings in Koroschin, Bobrovniki, and Kuznica, as well as at Lithuanian border crossings in Medininkai, Lavorishskes, and Raigardas.
AsstrA’s customs agencies also register electronic copies of TIR carnets in the NCTS system in Germany and Poland. Additional services include registering electronic preliminary informing (EPI) notifications in relation to goods imported into the territory of the Customs Union by road as well as pre-notification of PI and guarantee certificates for imports into Russia. Consultations on customs formalities and customs clearance are also available.
AsstrA experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to promptly resolve all issues related to the delivery of goods.
Parner carriers use AsstrA’s proprietary Internet portal to get exclusive access to transport orders unavailable on other websites or exchanges. Orders are available from all AsstrA departments everywhere the company operates around the world.
Participation in tenders
AsstrA regularly holds tenders among carriers. By participating, carriers can build long-term working relationships with AsstrA with access to regular transport orders and the company’s loyalty program.
AsstrA Track&Trace Visibility
This solution allows shipments to be monitored at all times. It speeds up communication between carriers, forwarders, and clients and helps all logistics chain participants work most efficiently. With Track&Trace Visibility, order fulfillment is transparent, and downtime and delays are resolved much faster. Optimized transport productivity and warehouse helps boost turnover.
“Our work with transport carriers is a significant part of our everyday operations. Therefore, we make every possible effort to ensure that these relationships remain strong. We guarantee the transparency of our logistics workflows. We go out to meet our suppliers personally and provide a comprehensive range of services to make working with us simple, safe, and profitable,” summarizes Vitali Eremenco, Deputy COO for Road Freight Transportation at AsstrA.