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Endesa´s first chargers in Andamur Service Areas at full capacity

The first Endesa X fast chargers in Andamur service stations are now fully operational. The first two “Energy Islands” that have come into operation following the agreement signed by both companies on electric mobility are located in the service areas that Andamur has in the town of San Román (Álava) and in the City of Transport in Pamplona (Navarra). They are the first two locations of the six that Andamur has in our country and that will also have fast and semi-fast recharging infrastructure.

Both have rapid recharging points with a power of 50 kW, which allow an electric vehicle to be charged in minutes: 80% of the battery capacity is covered within 15 to 20 minutes. These chargers are also universal, as they allow recharging in both direct current (CCS Combo, CHAdeMO) and alternating current (Mennekes), which means they can provide service for all models of electric vehicles on the market.

“Thanks to facilities like this one, in an unbeatable location, we are closer and closer to being able to drive on the main roads of our country on board an electric vehicle with total normality, without changing our habits excessively, and with the peace of mind of knowing that we will be able to charge when we need to. By the end of this year, we will have the first 2,000 public access recharging points in operation, which will enable us to have woven a network of chargers along the 15,000 kilometres of the country’s main roads and to have recharging available within a radius of less than 100 kilometres”, said Elena Bernárdez, Endesa’s electric mobility director.

For Miguel Ángel López, CEO of Andamur,” with the installation of Endesa’s fast chargers in our stations we are reaching a new milestone with which we are reinforcing Andamur’s vision. Our company’s commitment to innovation and the environment is one of the pillars on which our strategy has been based in recent years”.

All the recharging points that are coming into operation are connected to the Endesa digital platform and users will be able to recharge their vehicles very easily, thanks to the new Endesa X mobile application, Juice Pass.

The app is available completely free of charge on IOS and Android and allows users to register with their personal details or through Facebook or Google profiles, offering economic advantages in recharge prices. In addition, creating a profile in the application brings advantages to the customer: the process is streamlined; all the detailed information about the recharge point, prices and schedules is accessed; the details of the recharges can be monitored in real time and it also allows access to the history of recharges and invoices.

However, you always have the option of not registering, accessing the updated map of recharge points and making a recharge by simply providing a credit card.  All the recharge points will be connected to Endesa’s digital platform and users will be able to locate, through this application, the recharge station, find out its status, and even reserve the charger.

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Andamur first company in the sector to obtain the Carbon Footprint Certification

In Andamur we are the first company in the sector to obtain the Carbon Footprint Certification, ISO 14064-1 Certificate of Quantification of Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases granted by AENOR. Without a doubt, this certification is a true reflection of our commitment to the environment.

In this sense, with this certification we want to make our contribution to the European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent.

This deal is the road map for providing the European Union with a sustainable economy. It will therefore be necessary for us to transform the climate and environmental challenges into opportunities in all policy areas and to achieve a fair and inclusive transition for all.

Reducing C02 emissions

In our quest to improve the environment, we have already managed to reduce the carbon footprint of our emissions by 30% between 2018 and 2019 through the implementation of energy efficiency measures. In this way, we have managed to make our stations run on 100% ecological energy. Energy efficiency measures that we continue to implement are also helping to further reduce our emissions during 2020.

In the words of Miguel Ángel López, CEO of Andamur, “obtaining the ISO 14064 certification is an example of our commitment to sustainability, which we have embodied in our CSR plan “Cuidamos lo que importa”.  In the same way, Andamur’s vision contemplates in a clear and direct way where we project our daily work. Our company’s commitment to innovation and the environment is one of the pillars on which our strategy has been based over the last two years and which marks the axes of our company’s strategic plan”.

Obtaining the ISO 14064 certification marks our path towards obtaining the 14001 Environmental Management System certification that we are in the process of obtaining and that will become the greatest milestone in terms of contribution to the environment, within our organization.

The measurement and quantification of the carbon footprint shows our commitment to the values of our company, and aims to collaborate directly with our customers, offering them a necessary tool to also achieve their own goals, thanks to the possibility of obtaining a report of their refuelling to help them calculate the scope 3 of their carbon footprint and so they can also promote the achievement of the objectives set by the European Green Deal.

With this certification we have taken the initiative in reducing emissions associated with the supply chains in the professional transport sector to encourage the reduction of climate impact.

Our commitment goes further

We are already moving along the path that we defined in the Strategic Plan 2019-2023. We will end 2020 with the materialization of multi-energy in our network, with the incorporation of electric and natural gas (LNG and CNG) recharge points. In addition, our environmental commitment begins with ourselves and today we have photovoltaic energy generation systems for self-consumption at all our stations.

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Andamur maintains its collaboration with “Jesús Abandonado” and makes a financial contribution to the Covid-19

For the third consecutive year, Andamur maintains its collaboration with the “Jesús Abandonado” foundation, this year focused on the actions that the foundation is carrying out regarding the health emergency in the Covid-19. From Andamur we have made an economic contribution to collaborate in the 400 daily services that are being offered and that include a hot dish at midday and a cold dinner at night.

A collaboration that we have made during the two previous years and that on those occasions consisted of the “Month of Bread” in which from Andamur we financed all the bread that was distributed in the dining room during a whole month. In addition, workers and managers of Andamur did a day of volunteer work in the soup kitchen of the city center of Murcia.

This action is part of our CSR plan #WeTakeCareOfWhatMatters, within its axis of social commitment and is added to other measures carried out during this health crisis in which we have donated 9,600 masks to the different reference hospitals in the communities where our Service Areas are located. We have also fitted out our washing facilities in Andamur Lorca and Andamur Guarromán so that emergency, safety and health vehicles can be washed free of charge.

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10 tips for managing stress at the wheel caused by COVID-19

At present, stress is more present in the work of professional drivers and many transporters may suffer it due to the uncertainty and pressure caused by the health crisis of COVID-19.

To help control this problem, the Foundation for Road Safety (FESVIAL) has published 10 recommendations to try to manage the stress that can be caused by the current situation in driving:

  1. Get the necessary hours of sleep to be rested and keep in mind proper sleep hygiene.
  2. Do not spend too much time on negative thoughts that may cause worry or stress.
  3. Avoiding alcohol consumption and not self-medicating.
  4. Don’t set unattainable goals that can create pressure and overload. It is essential to always prioritize the most important goals.
  5. Enjoy your free time by doing something pleasant or fun. This will make you put aside for a moment the negative thoughts and worries caused by the situation.
  6. While driving, listen to music you like to make the trip more enjoyable. Don’t overhear information about the pandemic on the radio. It is important to be informed but over-information can lead to a feeling of constant uneasiness.
  7. Maintain a healthy diet that prioritizes fruits, vegetables and legumes and drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is essential.
  8. Reduce consumption of tobacco, coffee and other stimulants.
  9. Control your speed even when there is no traffic. High speeds can create tension and stress.
  10. If you suffer an anxiety attack while driving, it is best to stop in a safe area as quickly as possible. If you can not relax, ask for help. Shortness of breath, palpitations, choking sensation or overflowing are some symptoms of suffering a panic attack.

We are in a difficult and very responsible situation, but we must not lose sight of the fact that health is always the most important thing. Take care of yourself behind the wheel!

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Andamur offers a free service of vehicle interior disinfection in its fight against COVID-19

With the Ozone Generator service, our clients can disinfect their truck cab or car in just 10 minutes, in any of our own service areas

Our customers can already disinfect their truck or car cab with the Ozone Generator Service available in our six Service Areas. This generator provides complete disinfection of truck cabs and private vehicles in just 10 minutes, through the generation of ozone that serves to eliminate bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pollutants present in walls, floors, ceilings and fabrics of the cabin.

A free service with which we continue by the side of the truckers, facilitating the day to day of their routes in these complicated moments in which, in addition, they are so necessary. This service is also available for our car customers, presenting their BonusCard.

One more action that is part of our CSR Plan “Cuidamos lo que Importa” (We care about what matters) in which we want to pay special attention to the care of the driver.

This protection measure, moreover, joins all those implemented since the beginning of the alarm state, in order to offer the best of services by adapting to the established health and safety requirements:

– We have adapted our food/catering services to make them compatible with the legislation that, during this situation, prevents the opening of restaurants.

– In the same way, we have adapted our own stores with screens and other protective elements, so that our customers can do their shopping comfortably and safely.

– On the other hand, we have made available to our customers a total of 20,000 masks and 11,000 hydroalcoholic gels in our Service Areas.

– We have also donated 9,600 masks to the various reference hospitals in the communities where our Service Areas are located

– Finally, we offer a free washing service for emergency, safety and sanitary vehicles in our washing facilities in Andamur Lorca and Andamur Guarromán

In Andamur we are sure that together we will come out ahead. Because now more than ever #EveryTripMatters

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New regulation of driving and rest times for truckers in Spain

 

The new regulation on driving and rest times for transporters of goods on Spanish roads will be in force until 31 May.

To avoid confusion, we at Andamur will explain the new regulation, which must be taken into account by all truck drivers,  from now on

1-Daily driving – A maximum of 11 hours per day is established. Driving breaks must be every 4.5 hours and mandatory daily breaks are set at 9 consecutive hours of driving (instead of 11).

2- Weekly rest – It is established that every four weeks at least two normal weekly rests of 45 hours must be taken, and consequently the other two reduced rests of 24 hours may be taken, either in continuous or alternate weeks, and without the need to compensate for the reduction not taken.

Furthermore, it is maintained that whatever the length of the rest, it may in any case be taken on board the vehicle provided that it is adequately equipped and the vehicle is parked.

3- Limit on weekly and bi-weekly driving hours – The obligation to carry out a maximum of 56 hours of driving per week and 90 hours per two-week period continues.

 

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Andamur donates 9.600 masks to hospitals in different parts of Spain

In Andamur our duty as a company is to collaborate with society in the face of a crisis like the one we are suffering today. Under this commitment we have donated 9,600 masks to the reference hospitals in the communities where the Andamur Service Areas are located.

Hospital La Inmaculada de Huércal- Overa (Almería), Hospital Universitario San Agustín de Linares (Jaén), Hospital de Figueras (Gerona), Hospital de Txagorritxu de Vitoria-Gasteiz (Álava), Hospital Virgen del Camino de Pamplona (Navarra) and Hospital Rafael Méndez de Lorca (Murcia).

This social commitment action is part of our CSR plan “Cuidamos lo que Importa” (We care for what matters) with which we intend to give back to society part of what it gives to us. We know that it is critical and essential material for them at this time, so it becomes an essential action.

Since the beginning of this health crisis, in Andamur we have promoted in the most effective way all our services, both in our own Service Areas and in our Associated Service Stations. All the updated information can be found in our news section Andamur Today.

Being aware of the situation in which we find ourselves, we want to transmit a special message of support to all citizens, in general and to all health personnel, truck drivers and companies in the sector in particular, for their responsibility, solidarity and commitment in these days.

Together we will get through!

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Andamur offers masks and hydroalcoholic gel to the professionals of the sector

In Andamur the security and health is the first thing, for that reason we put at the disposal of our clients masks and hydroalcoholic gels. They are available in all our Service Areas free of charge, while stocks last, for all those professional transporters who request them during these days.

Since the beginning of this sanitary crisis, in Andamur we have adopted the necessary measures that have been indicated by the authorities, optimizing in the most efficient way all our services, so important these days for the professional drivers. The services active both in our own Service Areas and in our Associated Service Stations can be consulted here.

We are aware that we are facing a situation of enormous complexity for everyone, but with values such as Responsibility, Solidarity and Commitment, we are convinced that we will succeed.

Now more than ever, Every Trip Matters!

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How to disinfect the inside of your truck

 

The transport sector is one of the most exposed and necessary during this crisis and hygiene and disinfection are vital for the safety of the driver.

First of all, we must know the difference between cleaning and disinfection, both of which are necessary and complementary. Cleaning helps with the elimination of germs, but does not mean their complete elimination, but focuses more on getting rid of visible dirt. On the other hand, disinfection, due to the type of products used, does allow for the elimination of any type of fungus, germ or virus, although it does not necessarily eliminate visible dirt.

Thus, when it comes to disinfecting the truck, it is not enough to clean it as usual, but after a thorough cleaning, a good disinfection must be carried out with specific products (alcohol, bleach, special cleaners) with special concentration on the steering wheel, the gear lever, the interior handles to open the doors, the coasters, the seat belts and the controls on the steering wheel, audios and screens. These are the parts of the truck with which you interact the most and therefore the most bacteria can be contained.

In addition, you must bear in mind that when you clean your cabin, you will find different surfaces and it will not be possible to use the same product for all of them if you do not want to end up damaging them. Microfiber towels, brushes, cleaners, disinfectants are some of the materials needed to carry out a successful disinfection. However, always using the necessary protection to avoid burning your skin or inhaling chemicals.

To go deeper, we share with you this video from Ammo NYC in which they show us how to carry out the disinfection process of our vehicle.

 

 

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COVID-19: Andamur Service Areas Shops

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Andamur has been working everyday at its 100% to deliver the best services to all truck drivers. Services that go from fuel supply, food/catering service, complete food and hygiene catalog in our stores to personal hygiene services such as bathrooms and showers. Always assuring the best quantity of serviced allowed while fulfilling all the strict safety and hygienic measures.

We have created a series of food virtual catalogs in six of our own stores with the aim of having companies and drivers totally informed about the products and services we provide before they get to our stations.

Visit our online catalogues and enjoy our products on your way: 

Giving everyone our best, Together We Will Make it Through, because now more than ever Every Journey Matters.