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    Looking for the safe side in uncertain times

    2018-10-31T17:00:25Z

    Europe’s finished vehicle sector faces several big challenges in coming months, as speakers at the recent ECG conference in Germany made clear. Marcus Williams reports The finished vehicle sector in Europe is dealing with some major challenges at the moment, including an increasingly serious driver shortage, severe fluctuations in capacity ...

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    Groupe CAT takes full ownership of Carlson Vehicle Transfer

    2017-04-19T23:28:35Z

    Groupe CAT has announced the latest acquisition in its consolidation spree, buying the 50% in UK firm Carlson Vehicle Transfer (CVT) that it did not already own for an undisclosed sum. The stake was acquired from founder Carl Richardson, who will still provide support to the company, according to a ...

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    ANT Lojistik invests in fleet to support Mercedes contract in Turkey

    2017-04-12T17:43:18Z

    The Turkish division of German carmaker Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-Benz Türk – has signed a deal with domestic finished vehicle logistics provider ANT Lojistik for the delivery of cars to dealerships across the country. Under the contract, which will run for a five and a half years, ANT will be the ...

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    China trucking: From overloaded to under capacity

    2017-04-10T17:16:26Z

    China’s new road transport rules are prompting an evolution in the country’s vehicle logistics as suppliers redefine their networks to cope with changing truck limits – but investment is likely to be slow In this story... A new phase for car carriers The capacity hit A centrist ...

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    Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    2017-03-15T15:17:45Z

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans ...

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    Volvo Trucks demonstrates on-highway platooning in California

    2017-03-14T17:53:24Z

    Volvo Trucks and the University of California, Berkeley have completed a partially automated truck platooning demonstration, hauling three containers on the interstate highway from the port of Los Angeles. Platooning reduces aerodynamic drag, fuel consumption and emissions by grouping trucks closely together along a given highway route. Reducing the distance ...

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    Car Delivery Network targets China product roll-out

    2017-03-14T12:33:45Z

    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has formed a joint venture with Shanghai KaQu Information Technology, as it plans the roll-out of its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software products in China. The new JV, KaQu Delivery Network (KDN), will market electronic real-time OEM vehicle delivery tracking, damage reporting and delivery sign-off ...

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    Omnitracs to offer Peloton’s platooning solution to customers

    2017-02-17T17:14:52Z

    Fleet management solutions provider Omnitracs has formed a partnership with Peloton Technology allowing the former to offer the latter’s truck platooning solution to its customers. This year, Peloton will begin filling pre-orders of its platooning product for Class 8 trucks. The Silicon Valley-based company’s investors include Volvo Group, UPS, Intel ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    2017-02-09T11:40:56Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the ...

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    Danish project seeks to cut empty vehicle miles

    2017-02-08T11:47:36Z

    Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) has announced it will part-finance a new, 15m kroner ($2.2m) project to develop an automated logistics system that will let shippers fill more empty miles. The project, called DiRectly, will help freight companies cut transport costs and carbon emissions by minimising empty journeys and help truck ...

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    ECG column: More of the same or all change?

    2017-01-27T10:29:00Z

    This year will be one of substantial change, but change brings opportunity including the opportunity to treat our drivers better Wolfgang Göbel is president of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) Welcome to a new and probably rather interesting year. We entered 2017 in ...

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    US car hauliers: Keeping all eyes on the road

    2017-01-24T15:45:04Z

    Despite a levelling off in US vehicle sales, car carriers hope to carry on expanding as new technology makes them more efficient. But there are potholes to negotiate, as Automotive Logistics finds out... The car haulage industry in the United States has begun to experience the inevitable – a ...

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    BCA unveils new supply chain structure

    2017-01-23T10:24:36Z

    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has restructured its supply chain operations to improve support for manufacturers and fleet operators. The new structure consists of four divisions: BCA Vehicle Services, which provides new vehicle services; BCA Fleet Solutions, which delivers fleet management, defleet and refurbishment services; BCA Automotive, which handles ...

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    Scania and Toyota start Singapore truck platooning trial

    2017-01-23T10:06:20Z

    VW subsidiary Scania and Toyota are to conduct the first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations in Singapore, in what has been described as the largest pilot project of its kind. The three-year pilot, work on which begins this month, will involve three autonomous trucks following a lead manned truck on ...

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    Indian car carriers secure revised rate rises after January protest

    2017-01-17T17:32:52Z

    India’s car carriers have succeeded once again in negotiating higher rates with the majority of the country’s leading vehicle manufacturers for the transport of vehicles on car transporters conforming to the new 18.75-metre maximum trailer length. Rates for the movement of vehicles on such transporters have increased by 22-23%, a ...

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    Cars in containers: Boxing above their weight

    2017-01-17T12:25:51Z

    Suppliers of car container equipment are gaining ground by providing fast, flexible shipping options in specific global markets In this story... Racks and cassettes Electric cars light up the way Containing the situation in Asia Incorporating SKD kits Multimodal growth potential Shipping vehicles by container ...

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    Self-driving vehicles will do more than just reinvent road transport

    2017-01-17T11:06:12Z

    Autonomous vehicles will do much for road safety but their benefits will extend far beyond this, with particular gains for businesses managing fleets of mobile service engineers... Self-driving vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, with some 10m projected to be hitting the road by 2020, according to BI Intelligence. The most ...

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    MetroGistics buys AmeriFleet to expand fleet services

    2017-01-10T14:27:49Z

    US-based automotive 3PL MetroGistics has announced its first acquisition since being bought by private equity group, Tailwind Capital , in October. The company has acquired Georgia-based AmeriFleet, which says it is the biggest fleet logistics services partner in North America, for an undisclosed sum. The merged operations of AmeriFleet and ...

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    UPS acquires UK-based road transport broker Freightex

    2017-01-10T10:52:08Z

    Global freight forwarding and logistics giant UPS has acquired UK-based Freightex for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition gives UPS a presence in the UK and European third-party logistics (3PL) road transport brokerage market. Freightex provides brokerage for truckload, less-than-truckload, specialised and refrigerated road transport services. In August 2015, UPS acquired ...

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    Dependable Auto Shippers files for Chapter 11 Protection

    2017-01-04T14:50:04Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS) has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal published over the festive break. The WSJ reported that the company, which has been moving cars for over 50 years, could not repay debt following revenue problems ...