Road and truck transport – Page 6

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    Bentley switches to renewable fuel for logistics at Crewe

    2020-12-13T19:00:00Z

    Prestige carmaker Bentley is now using vegetable oil to run the trucks it uses to transfer inbound parts to its assembly UK plant in Crewe from its storage depot in Winsford. The carmaker has installed a 34,000-litre hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) tank at the Crewe site to fuel ten trucks with the recycled oil. It is also using the facility to fuel more than 20 smaller on-site security vehicles and delivery vans.

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    Asean region now benefiting from Acts online customs trade tool

    2020-11-30T14:40:00Z

    This week sees the launch of a new online customs transit management system in the 10-member Association of Southeast Nations (Asean), designed to accelerate trade in goods by road. The Asean Customs Transit System (Acts) enables private companies to make a single customers transit declaration that covers the transport of goods across multiple Asean countries without the need to make repeated customs declarations or change vehicles at each border. The online e-transit declaration can be made directly with Asean customs authorities. Companies can track the movement of their goods from loading at departure to delivery at the final destination.

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    Industry makes last call for zero tariffs and greater clarity on Brexit

    2020-11-16T11:18:00Z

    Bodies representing the UK’s automotive and logistics sectors are calling on the government for a zero-tariff trade deal with the European Union and clearer instruction on customs processes as Brexit negotiations enter their final stage.

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    BMW selects Penske Logistics for LLP services at Spartanburg

    2020-11-02T14:21:00Z

    Penske Logistics will be providing lead logistics provider (LLP) services for BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina following the signing of a multi-year contract. It is the first time that BMW has outsourced LLP services in the US and the first time Penske has had an LLP contract with the carmaker, though it has been providing other services at Spartanburg since 2007. Penske also provides LLP services for Ford in North America and GM in Mexico. 

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    ECG publishes health and safety report and urges members to contribute

    2020-10-28T17:50:00Z

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has presented the findings of its annual Health and Safety Working Group survey into the dangers of loading and unloading car transporters. It reports that most incidents reported could have been avoided if proper procedures had been followed by the drivers

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    Toyota to trial heavy-duty fuel cell trucks for parts shipments

    2020-10-15T10:53:00Z

    From spring 2022 Toyota will start on-road trials of heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks (FCETs) to transport parts between its plants in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and the Toyota Tobishima Logistics Center in Nagoya Port.

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    DHL moves into North American finished vehicle logistics with Manheim partnership

    2020-10-08T14:21:00Z

    Manheim auctions’ logistics arm has partnered with DHL Supply Chain to manage its order management, load and route planning and dispatching of vehicles. This also constitutes a first foray into finished vehicle logistics for DHL in North America.

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    Slovakian transport industry overcomes supply disruptions

    2020-09-07T09:30:00Z

    The disruption to the Slovakian automotive industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic was short-term and has already subsided, according to Alexander Matusek, president of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association. However, for the future stability of the sector Matusek said there needs to be greater government support in stimulating sales. ...

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    Consortium to develop autonomous inbound services for Nissan UK

    2020-08-24T13:02:00Z

    Autonomous vehicle technology developer StreetDrone has secured funding as part of a wider consortium looking into the use 5G connected autonomous trucks for inbound shipments to Nissan’s assembly plant in Sunderland, UK

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    Changes in export operations, sales and technology leadership at Navistar

    2020-08-17T12:47:00Z

    Navistar has appointed Friedrich Baumann and Robert Walsh to new roles in sales and technology planning respectively, and expanded the responsibilities undertaken by Phil Christman, president of operations, to include global exports

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    Dachser moves auto heavy-lift from Brazil to Mexico despite crisis

    2020-08-10T11:36:00Z

    Dachser has moved 138 tons of automotive project cargo between Brazil and Mexico using road and shortsea routes in the midst of restrictions caused by. the coronavirus. The breakbulk consignment contained a compressor machine and 14 accessory items. 

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    Trucking North America: in it for the long haul

    2020-04-30T08:31:00Z

    With a changing model mix and the perennial problem of driver shortages, the US car hauling industry is battling challenges on multiple fronts. But companies are now investing in technology and capacity to future-proof their fleets

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    US outbound sector fighting a storage war in coronavirus crisis

    2020-04-15T11:25:00Z

    The US finished vehicle sector is fighting for space because the outbound supply chain has become congested with excess inventory, resulting in risk of theft and vandalism to vehicles and haulage equipment

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    Weighing the cost of the EV revolution

    2020-01-14T13:10:00Z

    The rise in the number of electric vehicles being transported in Europe is bringing with it some significant challenges for those carriers tasked with volume shipments. They are having to deal with heavier and higher voltage vehicles that need charging on routes that cross countries with differing regulations on load dimensions

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    Transportes Marva: Investing for the next decade of delivery

    2020-01-08T13:33:00Z

    The Mexican automotive industry has undergone a period of intense growth and is on the path to becoming a global leader in the manufacturing and export of vehicles. This healthy trade relies on quality transport capacity, something that Transportes Marva is well equipped to provide with a fleet of 530 car-carrying trailers

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    Truck drivers temporarily exempt from gig worker law in California

    2020-01-07T11:43:00Z

    While it is designed to provide greater security to gig economy workers, California’s new AB5 law will make it harder for independent contractors to secure sub-contract work for spot haulage jobs during spikes in demand, say operators

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    Running short: US trucking sector battles driver deficit

    2019-12-19T16:39:00Z

    Car transporters across the US are feeling the effects of a significant shortage of drivers across the finished vehicle logistics sector – and are searching for the best solutions to tackle the continuing difficulties it poses to operations…

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    Hyundai successfully trials truck platooning in South Korea

    2019-11-19T15:06:00Z

    Hyundai Motor has successfully conducted its first platooning of trucks on the Yeoju Smart Highway in South Korea to replicate real-world traffic conditions

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    Volvo Trucks opts for Geotab to comply with safety regulations

    2019-10-16T08:44:00Z

    Volvo Trucks’ US division has turned to Geotab for an integrated electronic logging device (ELD) to be coupled to the truck manufacturer’s own factory-fit telematics. Geotab provides global positioning system fleet management and vehicle tracking technology. According to Volvo the cloud-based system provides more reliable data capture ...