All damage articles

  • MASON
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    Hurricane effect could keep US sales above 17m

    2017-09-25T22:14:00Z

    Replacement new vehicle purchases following the two hugely destructive hurricanes that hit the US recently could keep car sales above the 17m mark in 2017, despite previous forecasts showing they would fall below the figure for the first time in three years. “For 2017 the initial sales forecast this ...

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    FVL conference: High tech over brute force in reducing vandalism in Mexico

    2017-03-11T18:36:26Z

    Damage and theft on Mexico's railways can be a chronic problem for carmakers in the country. One of the industry's most successful security experts suggests that tracking data and behaviour can help tackle the problem over the long term Vandalism and theft on the rail network in Mexico continue to ...

  • Alliance_St_Louis
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    Engine room fire disables Höegh Autoliners ro-ro vessel

    2017-01-17T15:11:22Z

    Global maritime transport provider Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that a fire in the engine room of the Alliance St Louis ro-ro carrier (pictured) has taken the vessel out of operation. The fire broke out on Monday (January 16 th ) when the ship was in the Caribbean Sea, 130 ...

  • coming hail storm
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    Hail damage: Make do and mend or shelter from the storm?

    2017-01-04T11:20:17Z

    Hail poses obvious risks for finished vehicles left out unprotected but there are various steps that can be taken to address the problem – some of them based on prevention and others based on cure The risk of hail damage when storing or moving vehicles out in the elements can ...

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    Mexico government deploys troops to address railway vandalism

    2016-12-14T10:57:04Z

    It has been revealed that the Mexican government has been deploying troops since the autumn at various troubled areas in response to rising vandalism and theft targeting both railway lines and automotive cargo. “The Mexican military is providing some short-term protection to the automotive industry in the state of Guanajuato,” ...

  • hail damage
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    Limited damage to vehicles after surprise hailstorm in Valencia

    2016-12-12T09:51:21Z

    An unexpected hailstorm on the last weekend of November in Valencia seems to have caused limited damage to finished vehicles at the Spanish port. “We’re handling 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles at the moment, but we know of other OEMs with losses that we’re not dealing with,” one insurer told Automotive ...

  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
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    Damage limitation: Reducing damage drawn by design

    2016-10-24T10:30:23Z

    Trends in vehicle evolution can add to the likelihood of damage in transit. While this can be partly mitigated by routing and planning, the vehicle logistics industry can struggle to adapt fast enough... A substantial increase in popular vehicle sizes in recent years has fuelled some of the logistics ...