Road and truck transport – Page 10

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    ARS Altmann trials gas-powered car carrier

    2018-02-20T17:37:57Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann has taken delivery of its first car carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The Iveco Stralis NP truck was handed over in February to the company’s subsidiary AFT H. Altmann Fahrzeugtransporte and is currently being used on an in-house pilot project in southern ...

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    Lohr refurbishes Acumen fleet

    2018-02-13T17:22:03Z

    UK-based finished vehicle haulier Acumen Automotive Logistics has said it is nearing completion of a £500,000 ($695,000) refurbishment of 20 finished vehicle transporters with its French car carrier supplier, Lohr Automotive.According to Acumen, the transporters are having all their wiring replaced, a full hydraulic system overhaul including sliding decks, pipes ...

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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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    China car transporters: Axle position looks set to move centre stage

    2018-02-05T11:37:38Z

    The era of the overloaded car transporter in China – the ‘aircraft carriers’, as some have referred to them – is entering its final stages this year. After more than a decade of growing lengths and dangerous loads, the country’s highways are set to see improvements in safety and standards, ...

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    Groupe Cat appoints two new directors

    2018-01-30T15:36:33Z

    Jean-Michel Floret has been made director of the vehicle logistics division at French finished vehicle logistics provider, Groupe Cat.His promotion to the executive committee follows the Paris-based company’s acquisition last year of STVA, the finished vehicle transport arm of French state-owned rail operator SNCF.Floret began his career at SNCF and ...

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    Japan trials truck platooning

    2018-01-30T12:14:10Z

    Hino Motors, Isuzu Motors, Volvo group-owned UD Trucks and Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus have begun highway testing of truck platooning in Japan, under a project backed by the government.Each platoon consists of three 12-metre trucks, spaced about 35 metres apart and driving at 80km/h on motorways near ...

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    Yusen Logistics upgrades UK fleet

    2018-01-23T15:00:38Z

    Yusen Logistics' division in the UK has upgraded its fleet with 95 new tractive units that it says will reduce its emissions, improve efficiency and protect drivers with the latest safety technology.As part of a fleet replacement programme, the logistics provider has bought 50 MAN TGX 460 tractor units and ...

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    David Gann becomes CFO at United Road Services

    2018-01-23T09:46:06Z

    David Gann (pictured) has joined North American finished vehicle transport provider United Road Services as its chief financial officer. He replaces Eric Mikesell, who has left the company after more than 13 years.Gann moves from his role as vice-president of investor relations and communications at Metaldyne Performance Group, the powertrain ...

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    Accelerated Services buys out Continental Transport in the US

    2018-01-12T16:56:32Z

    US-based finished vehicle transport provider Accelerated Services has taken over Continental Transport for an undisclosed sum.The combined entity has a fleet of approximately 216 trucks, but Accelerated Services said that number was set to grow and it intended to have 250 trucks by the end of the second quarter of ...

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    Gefco buys GLT to strengthen service between Morocco and Europe

    2018-01-11T17:32:51Z

    Gefco has bought Moroccan road haulage company GLT for an undisclosed sum in a move designed to strengthen its service between Europe and Morocco, including for the automotive industry. Gefco’s division in Spain will own and manage GLT.GLT has been operating as a specialist in logistics flows through the strait ...

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    Road transport in Mexico: no time for reflection

    2018-01-11T14:12:00Z

    About three years ago, trucking capacity for the movement of finished vehicles in Mexico was a big concern. Trucks are used for the delivery of all finished vehicles for the domestic market there, as well as supporting rail in moving vehicles to and from ports, and there were simply not ...

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    Indian car carriers caught in the middle of GST accounting ‘nightmare’

    2018-01-10T09:36:35Z

    Following the rollout of the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) six months ago, automotive carriers in India are struggling to resolve different customer requirements about how the tax is actually applied to their services.Under the GST, car hauliers can use either a Forward Credit Mechanism (FCM) or a Reverse ...

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    India’s CCA goes to high court over enforcement of new truck regulations

    2018-01-08T11:48:45Z

    India’s Car Carrier Association has lodged a petition of complaint with the high court in Jaipur over the way new truck regulations are being enforced in Rajasthan.The problems relate to the enforcement of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) regulation that was introduced in October 2016 with the support of ...

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    Twists and turns in the road ahead

    2018-01-05T12:36:01Z

    The European new vehicle market has showed strength in recent years, following a long decline after the global financial and subsequent Eurozone crises; sales have mostly recovered to pre-crisis levels and continued to rise in most major EU markets throughout 2017, with the exception of the UK.The outlook for the ...

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    Spanish road hauliers start new year with protest over tolls in Basque region

    2018-01-03T15:15:34Z

    Spanish road hauliers are carrying out protests this week at new road tolls being brought in by the provincial government on the N1 and AP-15 motorways through the northern region of Gipúzkoa in the Basque country.However, there has been no announcement so far of when the toll charges, which are ...

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    UK-based Acumen acquires J&A Transporters

    2017-12-12T17:22:03Z

    UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has acquired J&A Transporters, a Somerset-based business specialising in used vehicle movements for auction houses, direct contracts with dealerships for new cars and vehicle swaps, and fleet movements for rental operators.The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will add 15 car transporters and a ...

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    Altmann joins Scherm in EV truck use for BMW Munich

    2017-12-04T12:51:48Z

    Logistics services providers Scherm Group and ARS Altmann have recently invested in two new electric-powered trucks to support inbound and outbound activity at BMW’s vehicle assembly plant in Munich.German logistics provider Scherm Group, which was already using one electric vehicle for inbound deliveries to the carmaker’s Munich plant after setting ...

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    Tesla electric truck cost takes market by surprise

    2017-11-28T09:57:25Z

    Tesla has revealed that the longer range version of its new electric Semi truck will cost just 50% more than a regular long-distance tractive unit – much less than many market commentators had been expecting.According to Tesla’s website, the base price for the Semi with a 500 mile (800km) range ...

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    Major companies announce orders following Tesla electric truck launch

    2017-11-22T16:13:20Z

    Companies including retailers Wal-Mart and Loblaw, transport services group JB Hunt and Europe’s Girteka Logistics have all announced orders for the new, all-electric Tesla truck.Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled the Semi Truck – a Class 8 truck he has nicknamed 'The Beast', which is claimed to have a range of ...

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    Indian state border barriers slowly coming down under GST regime

    2017-11-13T11:53:07Z

    Flows of goods across India’s state borders seem to be smoothing out slowly as toll barriers are removed, following implementation of the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) several months ago.Speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit last week gave examples of how the new federal taxation system, which ...