Matthias Rathmann
Editor-in-Chief „trans aktuell“ and

Matthias Rathmann (born 1977) has been editor-in-chief of the fortnightly German logistics newspaper "trans aktuell" and, the online portal of ETM Verlag, since 2009.

The graduate in business administration and forwarding merchant worked as a trainee at Stuttgarter Nachrichten before joining trans aktuell in 2003.


trans aktuell as one of the leading specialist media for transport, traffic and management in Germany. The 14-day newspaper offers its readers fast information on transport policy in Germany and Europe. Further focal points are transport management and corporate management. Whether it concerns current law changes or newest market trends in the transportation system: trans aktuell provides managers with the information they need for their daily work.

The core element of the reporting is a high degree of practical relevance for SMEs. The topics are presented in a comprehensible, practical and readable manner. trans aktuell is also THE trade journal for DEKRA members. is an online portal of the ETM publishing house. The Internet offer holds daily current news and reports to technology, economics, logistics, traffic, politics, laws and meetings for its readers ready. Test reports complete the offer.

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY Every 14 days, 20 issues per year
CIRCULATION 50,000 copies
READERS Top-level decision-makers in the vehicle and supplier industries as well as in transport companies: Management, owner/co-owner, management Commercial/Technical management, corporate planning/organization

Logistics & Management ( mondays, wednesdays and fridays): 4,920 recipients. Transporter & Last Mile (tuesdays): 2,050 recipients. Bus & Bus (tuesdays): 1,640 recipients. Truck & Trailer (thursdays): 2,200 recipients


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