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    MetroGistics rebrands as Acertus

    2018-06-05T17:03:37Z

    US-based finished vehicle logistics provider MetroGistics has reorganised its business and that of its partner companies – Amerifleet, Metro Title Services and McNutt – under one company and will now be known as Acertus. The company has its headquarters in St Louis, Missouri, and will maintain facilities in Alpharetta, Georgia, ...

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    Young replaces Schroeder at the AHAA

    2018-06-05T11:05:34Z

    Guy Young (pictured) has replaced Bill Schroeder as general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and currently has more than 85 car carrier members (with almost 9,000 trucks between them) and around 35 suppliers. Young ...

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    A hard look at software risks

    2018-05-24T15:24:16Z

    Few people realise how much software runs today’s cars, observes Les Hatton, emeritus professor of forensic software engineering at Kingston University, UK. “We sit at home and can’t work out why the printer isn’t working, and then we’ll get in a car where there’s probably more software underneath,” he says. ...

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    Carmakers and suppliers collaborate on containers

    2018-05-23T12:05:04Z

    Honda, Toyota, GM, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have joined forces with 12 medium to large tier suppliers, two logistics providers and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) on a data system providing accurate visibility over returnable containers at every stage of their movement between supplier and OEM.The Automotive ...

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    FCA vehicles damaged by fire in Ohio

    2018-05-23T11:22:27Z

    At least 20 new Jeep Wranglers have been damaged or destroyed in a fire at a storage lot in Toledo, Ohio. So far, the cause of the fire, which took place on Monday (May 21), remains unclear, though a report by local news source WTOL11 said fire investigators were treating ...

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    Daimler Trucks opens ninth parts centre in North America

    2018-05-23T10:01:32Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has inaugurated its ninth parts distribution centre (PDC) in Grimes, Iowa, with the aim of providing a faster next-day delivery service for the aftermarket and a stronger focus on the customer. “With the opening of the PDC in Iowa, 80% of dealer order volume in ...

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    Ford restarts production after Meridian fire

    2018-05-22T10:07:07Z

    Ford has resumed production of the F-150 and Super Duty pick-up trucks at its facilities in the US, following inbound supply chain disruption caused by a fire at its components supplier Meridian Magnesium Products earlier this month.The fire, which was followed by a number of explosions, took place at the ...

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    Watch the Supply Chain Conference Live

    2018-05-21T14:27:53Z

    The Supply Chain Conference – North America’s leading industry forum covering the automotive inbound and aftermarket parts sector – takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, this week. Two days of debate begin on Tuesday May 22 and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about the conference ...

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    Sweet home Alabama

    2018-05-21T08:00:59Z

    One of the most popular songs about the US state of Alabama, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, opens with the line “Big wheels keep on turning” – and indeed the number doing so is set to grow after the January announcement that a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda joint-venture manufacturing plant is scheduled to ...

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    MBUSI: In a state of contentment

    2018-05-21T08:00:02Z

    Why has Alabama become such a mecca for automotive manufacturing?I think there are a number of reasons. You have seen the automotive industry continue to push further south into areas where there is a good workforce available. You have infrastructure that is available. The supplier network has continued to migrate ...

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    About ready to drop

    2018-05-17T11:49:42Z

    DropCar’s mission is to “make driving fun again”, says Spencer Richardson, co-founder and CEO of the US-based start-up, which launched in New York City in 2015. The company decided to begin by offering an app-based service for car owners who live in urban areas where parking, car maintenance and even ...

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    Toyota logistics subsidiary buys Peach State

    2018-05-16T11:47:56Z

    Bastian Solutions, the materials handling systems subsidiary of Toyota Advanced Logistics North America (TALNA), has acquired Peach State Integrated Technologies, a supply chain consulting, engineering and materials handling firm based in the US. “Peach State will greatly assist in our growth strategy, provide immediate strength to our company and ultimately ...

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    Carmakers still dealing with fallout from Meridian fire

    2018-05-16T11:29:15Z

    Carmakers in North America are still being affected by inbound supply problems stemming from a fire that hit the Michigan facility run by a division of components supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies at the beginning of May. The Magnesium Products of America plant makes instrument panel components.Ford’s output of the F-150 ...

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    BNSF Logistics appoints Nancee Ronning as CCO

    2018-05-16T10:59:49Z

    Nancee Ronning has taken on the newly created role of chief commercial officer (CCO) at BNSF Logistics, the third-party logistics subsidiary of North American rail company BNSF. Ronning was previously president of commercial printing and packaging company, Print Craft, and before that worked in strategic sales, marketing and account management ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers . At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the ...

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    Schnellecke and Core Focus open new eyes to logistics

    2018-05-14T17:48:06Z

    Logistics provider Schnellecke and recruitment agency Core Focus Personnel have revealed a new work experience pilot for students taking place this month at Schnellecke’s site in McCalla, near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. McCalla-based Core Focus Personnel, which specialises in providing staff and training services to tier one and two suppliers around central ...

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    GM builds $65m parts operation in Michigan

    2018-05-09T14:54:26Z

    [UPDATED] GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) division will open a new $65m service parts warehouse near Flint, Michigan, next year that will be more than double the size of its existing facility in the state. Construction begins this month on the facility and it is one of the biggest ...

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    FCA to review security after pick-up thefts

    2018-05-09T12:32:41Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has said it will reassess security measures at a shipping yard in the Detroit suburb of Warren after thieves drove away with eight Ram pick-up trucks in an early morning raid. The theft is reported to have been carried out by a gang who drove up ...

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    Meridian fire causes parts shortages in US

    2018-05-09T11:06:21Z

    [UPDATED] A fire last week at the Meridian Lightweight Technologies plant in Michigan has led to parts shortages at a number of carmakers’ plants in the US.The fire, followed by a number of explosions, ripped through the northern part of the Meridian plant in Eaton Rapids, which makes instrument panel ...

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    Audi México: Risk and reward

    2018-05-03T16:52:30Z

    When Audi opened its assembly plant in Mexico in September 2016, it was a milestone achievement on a number of levels. It was the first factory the German carmaker had set up outside Europe and the first that it was exclusively managing overseas (the two factories in China are joint ...