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Vice President

Bern Krekeler has been Vice President of the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) since 20 october 2022.

Statement by the agency’s management


“Beginning as the ‘Bundesanstalt für den Güterfernverkehr’ founded in 1952, the Federal Office for Goods Transport as an independent higher federal authority today has developed into a service provider for modern mobility.

The BAG is therefore strengthening its core competencies in the “traditional” task areas of roadside checks, toll and spot checks. At the same time, we are engaging with future trends in the field of traffic by promoting sustainable mobility as well as carbon-neutral means of transport such as cycling.

Our work makes a significant contribution to improving road safety and environmental protection as well as duty equity and competitive fairness on Germany’s roads.
We set the standards for a modern mobility and transport policy.”

Curriculum Vitae

Mr Krekeler was born in Lüdenscheid on 29 May, 1958. He is married and a father of four children. After rendering civilian service, he studied law at the Westphälische-Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. In 1988, he completed postgraduate legal training at the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia with the 2nd State Examination in law.

He began his professional career as a fully qualified lawyer in March 1990 at the Federal Office for Goods Transport. Since then, he served in various functions within the federal Office for Goods Transport as branch office head, head of division and head of department.

In September 2018, Mr Krekeler assumed the position of head of the Inspection Services department.

Since 20 October 2022, Bernd Krekeler is Vice President of the Federal Office for Goods Traffic.

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