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    DB Schenker explores use of exoskeletons for logistics

    2019-08-21T12:33:00Z

    The company has been trialling the exoskeletons – structures worn on the body to electro-mechanically assist movement – at several logistics locations in Germany to help warehouse personnel during physically demanding tasks.

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    Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

    2019-08-21T11:18:00Z

    Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country. While Ford is ...

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    Russian trade ministry proposes record-breaking state aid for parts suppliers

    2019-08-20T11:03:00Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is proposing to fund the country’s automotive parts suppliers with a bailout package worth $3 billion to secure supply in the face of US sanctions

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    DPCA to close plant and cut workforce in China as market slows

    2019-08-20T10:47:00Z

    French carmaker Groupe PSA and Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor are reported to be making cuts at their Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles (DPCA) joint venture that include halving the workforce, closing a plant and selling another.

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    VW takes electric Silk Road train to put ID.R at Heaven’s Gate

    2019-08-20T10:39:00Z

    German OEM Volkswagen (VW) has opted to use the new Silk Road rail route to China to transport its prototype electric ID.R car – and all the ancillary equipment – for a motoring challenge in Tianmen.

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    Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

    2019-08-16T10:08:00Z

    A vehicle distribution network is only as good as the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.

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    Loadsmart and Starsky claim autonomous truck first

    2019-08-14T11:25:00Z

    The first dispatch by truck on public road without any human intervention has taken place in Texas, US, say digital freight broker Loadsmart and autonomous truck startup Starsky Robotics. For the initial journey, a lorry picked up a load in Dallas and delivered it the ...

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    Unipart picks up contract extension at JLR

    2019-08-14T10:00:00Z

    Unipart Logistics has signed a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to continue providing packing services to the OEM for a further four years. The agreement will secure work for around 100 employees at Unipart’s two plants in central England and run to the end of ...

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    Jack Cooper plans to renew fleet after bankruptcy protection

    2019-08-13T15:47:00Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Jack Cooper Ventures plans to run its business as usual while reorganising under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and then buy new vehicle transporters. The company, based in Kennesaw, Georgia, and 18 subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court in Atlanta ...

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    Navistar to open PDC in Memphis

    2019-08-13T11:00:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International is opening a new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Olive Branch, Memphis, on 26 August to cater to the demand for parts and quicker maintenance turnaround times. It will handle a wide variety of components, produced by Navistar and ...