All road transport articles – Page 2

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    BMW’s ‘connected’ logistics part 2: Towards a sustainable supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:14:00Z

    BMW is looking to reduce its use of air freight while increasing its use of rail freight to ensure its future vision of a ‘Connected Supply Chain’ is truly sustainable

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    Schenker announces management board reorganisation

    2016-12-12T17:35:31Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s (DB) logistics subsidiary, Schenker, has announced a restructuring of its management board, including the consolidation of certain board divisions and the addition of a new one.From January, the company will combine its air and ocean freight and land transport board divisions into a new ‘Freight’ division. Ewald Kaiser, ...

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    DSV secures distributor rights for Westlake tyres in Scandinavia

    2016-12-08T17:11:45Z

    Global logistics provider DSV has secured exclusive distribution rights for Westlake Tyres in the Scandinavian region.DSV has been using the tyre brand on its own fleet since 2012 and will now offer the truck and trailer tyres to all subcontracted hauliers and to the commercial vehicle market more generally.The countries ...

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    Acumen Distribution leases Merc trucks for inbound contracts

    2016-11-30T16:11:18Z

    Acumen Distribution, which provides transport and logistics services for the UK automotive industry, has taken delivery of 25 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to support growth in its inbound business.Acumen now has 40 tractor units specifically engaged in moving inbound parts for the automotive industry, confirmed a spokesperson for the company.“After ...

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    India’s logistics landscape is set for structural change

    2016-11-10T16:30:49Z

    New rules designed to support transport safety and simplify taxation are helping to create new multimodal opportunities in the nationTwo separate regulatory changes are set to impact on logistics business for transport providers and their customers in India.The first – a change to the maximum length of road trailers – ...

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    India conference: Somewhere behind the smog, the sun is rising

    2016-11-09T10:42:38Z

    While the North American economy and automotive supply chain may have been thrown into disarray this week with the election victory of Donald Trump in the US, there was a clearer picture of the prospects for the Indian market, despite the record levels of obscuring smog in Delhi.According to figures ...

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    Iveco supplies i-Fast with LNG tractor units

    2016-10-25T17:39:31Z

    Truckmaker Iveco has supplied ten Stralis tractor units powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to i-Fast Automotive Logistics, the car carrier division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) based in Italy and operating across Europe. Neither company disclosed the value of the deal. According to Iveco, it is the first delivery ...

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    Damage limitation: Reducing damage drawn by design

    2016-10-24T10:30:23Z

    Trends in vehicle evolution can add to the likelihood of damage in transit. While this can be partly mitigated by routing and planning, the vehicle logistics industry can struggle to adapt fast enough... A substantial increase in popular vehicle sizes in recent years has fuelled some of the logistics ...

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    Indian export logistics: Waiting for an upgrade

    2016-10-10T15:59:24Z

    In this story... Shipping routes Coastal issues Road reliance Multimodal shift Growing output India’s vehicle exports are gradually on the rise, with plenty of room to grow. However, the nation’s poor export logistics and high port costs may hold the country back India’s big problem ...

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    JCB renews transport management contract with 3T Logistics

    2016-07-13T09:51:16Z

    Construction equipment maker JCB has renewed its contract with transport management provider 3T Logistics for a further two years.The company has been managing the transport of aftermarket parts for JCB to international markets since 2008. It is working with JCB’s aftermarket division – JCB Service – providing transport management systems ...

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    BLG Logistics takes over Fortragroup

    2016-06-29T10:27:24Z

    Christian Marnetté (left), CEO Spedition BLG Logistics, and Alexander Opszalski, former managing partner of Fortragroup Germany’s BLG Logistics has expanded its forwarding services division with the takeover of rival German logistics provider, Fortragroup. The value of the buyout was not disclosed. Fortragroup is an international shipping and air freight ...

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    FVL North America conference: OEMs call for data literate carriers to help cut remarketing costs

    2016-06-15T11:49:28Z

    Defleeted vehicle inventory is going to see a 50% increase over the next three years, which suggests more OEMs will get into the remarketing business, increasing competitive pressure.“We are now in a mad rush to see who can do it most effectively,” said Kurt Cornell, general manager for dealer operations, ...

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    MAN invests in freight management IT provider

    2016-05-31T10:33:27Z

    Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, part of the Volkswagen Group, has invested around $8.5m in a US technology firm called FR8 Revolution. The start-up company has developed an IT platform due for launch this quarter that is designed to optimise schedules to help shippers, carriers and truck drivers ...

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    Belgian blockades end but questions remain over OBU supply

    2016-04-20T12:29:09Z

    The Belgian authorities have denied there is any shortage of working onboard units (OBUs) required for the new HGV toll that came into force in the country on April 1st, despite the large queues of trucks that reportedly built up at Belgian borders on the first day because transport operators ...