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    Watch the FVL North America Conference Live

    2018-03-14T10:12:26Z

    The Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Conference takes place in Huntington Beach, California, this week. Two days of sessions begin on Wednesday March 14th and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about the event , which will explore the need for North America’s finished ...

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    Dana and GKN to combine powertrain operations

    2018-03-13T10:40:39Z

    US tier one supplier Dana and British engineering company GKN have agreed to bring their two powertrain businesses together in a $6.1 billion deal. Dana and GKN said the combined business, which had pro forma sales of $13.4 billion last year, would be the global leader in vehicle drive systems ...

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    Seko announces major expansion in Mexico

    2018-03-13T10:16:22Z

    Automotive logistics services provider Seko Logistics is enlarging its presence in Mexico by setting up operations in six locations alongside its new distribution centre in the country. As a first phase of expansion, the company is establishing offices in Mexico City, Monterrey city, Toluca city and Queretaro state, as well ...

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    Trump’s tariffs draw further fire

    2018-03-13T09:14:36Z

    Further criticism has been voiced over President Donald Trump’s plans to impose import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium from other countries, except Nafta partners Canada and Mexico.Following widespread condemnation of the plans last week – which saw concerns raised by groups such as the Motor & ...

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    Penske speaks out on maintenance issues

    2018-03-12T18:21:26Z

    Penske Truck Leasing has implemented a new voice-directed digital maintenance system for its North American fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles.The move will help it improve accuracy and consistency, reduce paperwork and ensure regulatory compliance, according to the Pennsylvania-based third-party logistics provider.The new approach also allows it to care for ...

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    Mazda and Toyota set up JV for Huntsville car plant

    2018-03-12T17:59:56Z

    Japanese carmakers Mazda and Toyota have formally established a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS), which will be the legal entity behind an assembly plant to be built at a site in Huntsville, Alabama (pictured). The two OEMs are spending $1.6 billion on a factory that ...

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    VW opens new base in California

    2018-02-27T16:38:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America has officially opened a second finished vehicle distribution centre in California, at the port of Benicia in San Francisco Bay. Vehicles will be staged there for 81 VW, Audi, Bentley and Porsche dealers in northern California, enhancing customer service and delivery times, the company said. Among ...

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    Ryder expands cross-border network in Texas

    2018-02-23T12:50:41Z

    Third-party logistics provider Ryder System has opened a crossdock facility in Laredo, Texas. The new operation will primarily support cross-border shipments between the US and Mexico and automotive products will account for around 70% of its throughput.Situated less than 8km from the World Trade Bridge border crossing, the site incorporates ...

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    Richard Binkley returns to Jack Cooper Transport

    2018-02-22T12:09:37Z

    Richard Binkley (pictured) has left US Autologistics (USAL), where he was president, to take up the role of executive vice-president of strategic operations at Jack Cooper Transport.He has been replaced at USAL by Gary Cole, previously vice-president of vehicle processing and parts distribution at Gulf States Toyota.Binkley was president of ...

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    BMW Spartanburg remains top US car exporter

    2018-02-21T10:11:36Z

    BMW’s Spartanburg vehicle assembly plant in South Carolina remained the largest US automotive exporter by value last year, even though production there decreased.The factory turned out more than 371,280 cars during the year, 9.7% fewer than in 2016 because the X5/X6 assembly hall was shut down for four weeks during ...

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    Faurecia to set up third plant in Missouri

    2018-02-21T09:43:07Z

    French automotive parts maker Faurecia is building a new interiors production factory in Blue Springs, Missouri. Production of door panels and instrument panels is slated to begin later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020.The new US plant will cost more than $60m to establish ...

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    AMIA calls for government help with blockades

    2018-02-21T09:19:15Z

    The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) has called for the government to intervene after a series of blockades that has left vehicle manufacturers in the country struggling for supplies and halted the movement of some finished vehicles.The blockades, which started in late January, have been carried out by ...

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    Mexico hits record highs in output and exports

    2018-02-20T16:11:26Z

    The Mexican automotive sector has enjoyed a spectacular start to 2018, reaching all-time highs in vehicle production and exports during January. According to the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA), a total of 303,755 vehicles were produced during the month, over 4% more than in January 2017. Vehicle exports, ...

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    BMW to train technicians on US military base

    2018-02-20T15:26:45Z

    BMW of North America will next week become the first premium automotive manufacturer to start training technicians on a US military base, according to partner Universal Technical Institute. The new BMW MSTEP (Military Service Technician Education Program) course on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California is intended for ...

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    Ford invests to meet surging demand for SUVs

    2018-02-13T11:36:52Z

    Ford has invested a further $25m to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky to meet a 25% increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUV models as retail sales surge in the US.Its investment there includes 400 new robots and a data analytics hub ...

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    Georgia ports aim for a million units a year

    2018-02-06T15:38:07Z

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has revealed strategic plans to support the handling of 1m vehicle and machinery units a year at ports in the state within the next ten years.Ro-ro cargo has already expanded from 411,000 units per year to over 640,000 units, said the authority, the majority of it ...

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    Daimler Trucks goes digital on spot freight

    2018-02-06T12:30:33Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is launching a digital platform for contracted freight carriers in the US to match them with the company’s spot loads.“To manufacture trucks, we need carriers to deliver components and parts to our plants,” said Lori Heino-Royer, director of business innovation at Daimler Trucks North America. ...

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    Chanje charges to an electrifying lead

    2018-02-06T11:19:04Z

    Commercial electric vehicle start-up Chanje has stolen a march on some of the more established players in the US, revealing the V8070 all-electric panel van, which can carry a payload of 6,000lbs (2.72 tonnes), several months before Tesla unveiled its much-anticipated electric truck.Chanje is led by Bryan Hansel, founder of ...

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    UK vehicle exports to India fall sharply

    2018-02-06T10:07:34Z

    Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have shown a growing divide between the number of finished vehicles the UK imports from India and the number it exports to the country. According to the SMMT, finished vehicle imports from India into the UK grew by 8.3% in ...

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    Mexico conference: Uncertainty well-balanced with optimism

    2018-01-31T15:55:30Z

    While a degree of uncertainty over the future of free trade between Mexico and its Nafta neighbours to the north once again hung over discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, it was more than matched by confidence in the future of the automotive sector. That confidence is being ...