Road and truck transport – Page 8

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    Electricity crisis hits South Africa’s automotive industry

    2019-03-20T10:43:00Z

    Rolling power cuts across South Africa are threatening the automotive logistics chain, as the country’s overburdened state electricity provider Eskom struggles to meet the needs of business. Vehicle sales are down as consumer confidence has fallen and automotive manufacturers are keeping production going by sacrificing non-essential plant functions. President and ...

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    Dachser moving spare parts to Germany for Volvo

    2019-03-13T11:30:00Z

    German logistics provider Dachser has signed a contract to transport spare parts from Volvo Car’s Torslanda assembly plant in Sweden, to the OEM’s warehouses in Germany. As part of the contract, Volvo is now able to load a full trailer with spare parts for Germany as the orders are completed ...

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    Tesla announces U-turn on showroom closures

    2019-03-12T10:34:44Z

    Tesla has cancelled plans announced at the end of last month to close all its showrooms and move to an online-only sales model.Instead of pursuing its plans, which were supposed to generate savings and help it lower the price of its vehicles, it has now said it will increase the ...

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    Calling on OEMs, LSPs and carriers to help fight people trafficking

    2019-02-12T16:52:00Z

    Every day, victims of human trafficking are forced to sell sex at truck stops, rest areas, hotels/motels and other locations within the transportation network. Every day, members of the trucking industry are in these same places – and in a position to make a difference. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is ...

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    Tesla cuts jobs but reports logistics gains

    2019-02-12T10:08:00Z

    Tesla is reported to have cut the number of staff it uses to deliver its vehicles in North America by nearly two thirds as part of wider second round of layoffs announced by the carmaker in January. According to Reuters news service, a staff of 230 employed at the company’s ...

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    The quest for greater unity

    2019-01-18T12:37:00Z

    One of the main priorities for inbound supply chain managers from a packaging perspective is the proper management of returnable containers and packages so they are delivered as quickly, efficiently and economically as possible. To achieve this, many North American OEMs have up to now insisted on their own forms ...

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    Toyota and Kenworth work on zero-emission trucks

    2019-01-17T16:57:44Z

    Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has begun working with Kenworth on the supply of ten zero-emission trucks to move freight in the Los Angeles Basin.As well as mixed loads to and from the port of LA, a number of the hydrogen fuel cell trucks will be dedicated to transporting finished ...

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    Tracking made easy

    2019-01-17T11:47:00Z

    Just over 18 months after Slough, UK-based Movolytics was formed, the vehicle tracking company announced an ambitious expansion. Following its initial foray into providing fleet management services in the UK, the company decided to branch out into Europe’s second largest fleet market – Spain. “Spain has the second largest commercial ...

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    Scania trials first CNG truck in Lithuania

    2019-01-15T15:30:48Z

    Truck and engine manufacturer Scania has started trialling the use of trucks fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in Lithuania.The Swedish company has partnered with Lithuanian logistics provider Vlantana and natural gas developer SG Dujos.Potential advantages for Vlantana following the successful adoption of CNG-fuelled lorries, include being able to drive ...

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    United Road acquires Fleet Car Carriers

    2019-01-08T16:27:52Z

    US finished vehicle haulier United Road Services along with its owner, The Carlyle Group, and other investors has acquired Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers for an undisclosed sum.Based in Romulus, Michigan, United Road will now operate out of more than 90 locations and is projected to move more than 4.5m new, ...

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    Daimler hands first electric eM2 truck to Penske

    2019-01-07T17:10:40Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has handed over the first fully-electric Freightliner eM2 to Penske Truck Leasing Corporation.Following a nine-month collaboration with Daimler to produce and test electric trucks, the Pennsylvania-based third-party logistics provider took receipt of the vehicle in Los Angeles in December and will operate the medium-duty truck ...

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    A look back down the road

    2019-01-02T14:31:00Z

    This time last year, the trucking industry and its customers were just settling into compliance with a mandate from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that required electronic logging devices (ELDs) on commercial vehicles with a gross weight of over 10,000 pounds (4,500kg). In the months preceding the initial ...

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    Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

    2018-12-04T09:00:00Z

    While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports. That is if the country is to exploit returning growth, including ...

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    FCA to set up parts centre at Rivalta

    2018-11-28T09:39:43Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is to turn the historic Fiat plant at Rivalta, near Turin, into a parts distribution centre (PDC) serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), among other markets. The new PDC in Italy will support customers at more than 5,000 locations, significantly improving delivery time to ...

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    Economic nationalism to force a lane-change

    2018-11-20T14:38:46Z

    Typically, the world experiences waves of economic nationalism every three decades but these are often limited to one region each time. Today we’re experiencing a global wave of economic disruption across multiple regions simultaneously. In reaction, automotive manufacturers are having to increase the flexibility and agility of their supply chains ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria when assessing ...

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    EU workers are key: don't close the UK's door

    2018-10-08T15:12:55Z

    According to the Department for Transport’s official statistics, more goods were imported by road into the UK than exported last year, with 10,000 lorries making their way through Dover Strait per day alone. Up to 86% of cargo exported from the UK went to the Irish Republic (23%), France (22%), ...

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    Taking the ‘E’ out of ETA

    2018-10-02T12:19:44Z

    Traditionally, OEMs and vehicle-carriers have never been able to be 100% accurate about vehicle delivery times in the information they provide to dealerships, and dealers have often disregarded the information as a result. As one of the participants in a Q&A session at a recent Finished Vehicle Logistics conference observed: ...

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    A crisis in human capital

    2018-09-26T16:52:00Z

    As the automotive logistics sector continues to automate and let technology take the lead, there are some important human factors to resolve if such plans are to succeed – as delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit found out While the US car market may be ...

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    PSA trials driverless tractor for inbound at Sochaux

    2018-09-26T09:45:38Z

    Groupe PSA is trialling an autonomous tow tractor at its Sochaux car plant in eastern France. The aim, of what the company describes as a world first in the manufacturing sector, is to improve operational flexibility in getting parts to the assembly line.Following successful trials conducted in May, a connected ...