Road and truck transport – Page 9

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    Toyota runs roadtrains to Buenos Aires port

    2018-09-19T09:57:21Z

    The port of Buenos Aires in Argentina has received its first ever roadtrain delivery of containers from the Toyota plant at Zárate.The delivery was part of a trial intended to demonstrate the benefits of such roadtrains, and involved a single tractive unit hauling two semi-trailers on a shared axle train. ...

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    Anderson replaces McCann as CEO at United Road

    2018-09-12T09:01:56Z

    Marc Anderson (pictured) is taking over as CEO of US finished vehicle haulier, United Road Services. He replaces Kathleen McCann, who will move to the role of executive chairman in January.Anderson, who joined the company as chief operating officer in 2014 from Inland Industrial Services, added the role of president ...

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    NVD adopts Inform system for moves in Ireland

    2018-09-04T11:44:10Z

    National Vehicle Distribution (NVD) is using a system developed by German IT specialist Inform to manage finished vehicle distribution and yard management in Ireland.The SynchroTess system can track the approximately 400,000 vehicles NVD handles every year through each stage of storage, preparation and delivery.Michael Howlin, head of IT at the ...

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    Acumen expands enclosed fleet

    2018-08-07T11:35:15Z

    UK-based Acumen Automotive Logistics is investing almost £800,000 ($1.03m) in four enclosed semi-trailers to meet rising demand for covered vehicle transport.Three new Belle Trailers units and one Rolfo trailer are joining Acumen’s enclosed fleet, which has more than doubled in size within five years from 13 to 30 vehicles.The trailers ...

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    Seeking to harmonise supply and demand

    2018-07-13T11:55:18Z

    In May, supply chain specialist Kinaxis announced that Volvo Cars had chosen its software for work on volume forecasting and production planning. According to Kinaxis, the Swedish carmaker will use its RapidResponse software to model the impact of rising production volumes, as well as other ‘what-if?’ scenarios. Accurate forecasting will ...

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    Russia's fresh focus on exports

    2018-07-05T14:23:40Z

    In recent years, Russia has put considerable resources into encouraging recovery in its domestic automotive industry. Last year, the federal budget included 62.3 billion roubles ($1 billion) in state aid for carmakers. Such sums have been spent primarily on boosting demand in the domestic market, which has been under pressure ...

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    Russian carriers alarmed over rising fuel prices

    2018-07-04T12:14:05Z

    The average price for gasoline in Russia has increased by 8% during 2018, sparking strong concerns amongst logistics providers over rising costs at a time when many are suppressing service charges in the interest of retaining business.Fuel prices are on the rise because of a number of factors, including the ...

  • UK Managing Director David Jennison
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    A match made in heaven?

    2018-06-28T10:46:58Z

    According to a study carried out by the European Commission in 2014, almost a quarter of truck journeys on Europe’s roads are carried out empty. In individual member states, the prevalence of empty running can be even higher: in the UK, for instance, Department for Transport (DfT) statistics put the ...

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    VW resumes production after haulage strikes

    2018-06-12T15:49:34Z

    Volkswagen’s bus and truck plant at Resende, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, is reported to be back to normal production, following a week of strikes in the road haulage industry at the end of May.A spokesperson for the company said it was now working with its 4,000-strong ...

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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 has ...

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    Mosolf continues expansion with buyout of German rival

    2018-05-08T11:43:42Z

    German-based vehicle transporter Mosolf Group is taking over German rival firm Autokontor Bayern to reinforce its position “in an environment where markets are becoming more specialist and consolidating,” said the company’s CEO, Jörg Mosolf.The ownership change means Autokontor Bayern’s main shareholder and joint managing director Bernd Sauter will leave the ...

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    Toyota-Shell hydrogen fuel station set for go-ahead

    2018-05-01T16:00:08Z

    Toyota and Shell Oil Products US have been provisionally awarded $8m by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop the first hydrogen truck refuelling station at the port of Long Beach.If approved at a commission meeting on May 9, Shell will build, own and operate the station at the Toyota ...

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    Car hauliers suspend services at Renault-Nissan’s Chennai plant

    2018-05-01T12:04:14Z

    Car carriers providing outbound distribution services for Renault-Nissan in India suspended their operations at the carmaker’s plant in Chennai last week in protest at what they say was the OEM’s decision to renege on agreed freight rates.According to the Car Carrier Association (CCA), the dispute dates back to meetings Renault-Nissan ...

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    Proficient Auto Transport appoints new president and CEO

    2018-04-11T12:01:03Z

    Randy Beggs (pictured) has moved from his role as COO at US-based finished vehicle haulier, Proficient Auto Transport, to become president and CEO. He will now handle the day-to-day running of the company.Beggs replaces Kirk Williams, who held the role since 2004 and has now become chairman of the board.Proficient ...

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    Jack Cooper: The wheels of revolution

    2018-04-05T17:14:00Z

    At the FVL North America conference, you said we were experiencing a technological revolution rather than an evolution. What do you think are the biggest changes happening now?I think we’ve got to look at it in our business from both sides: what’s happening in the actual vehicles and with the ...

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    Koopman Logistics trials blockchain in the Netherlands

    2018-04-04T16:09:26Z

    Koopman Logistics Group has successfully completed a shipment of finished vehicles using blockchain digital technology to accurately track each unit in real time and automate administrative transactions.In an ongoing trial involving its Dutch customer PON Logistics, Koopman is moving vehicles from the PON compound in Leusden to dealers across the ...

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    G7 announces smart truck venture with GLP and NIO Capital

    2018-04-03T12:15:16Z

    A new joint venture between G7, GLP and NIO Capital has been announced that will seek to create the next generation of smart vehicles for the logistics and transport sectors.G7, one of China’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology developers, will have the controlling stake in the venture and work ...

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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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    Trump’s tariffs condemned at home and abroad

    2018-03-06T21:02:02Z

    Automotive industry players, from parts makers through OEMs to dealers, have been unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium.If implemented, the duties could lead to more expensive components and vehicles, less investment in new products and car plants, and the loss of jobs ...

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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 ...