All Road articles – Page 19

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    European carrier performance rebounds for Daimler


    Daimler has once again awarded its top performing vehicle logistics carriers in Europe during an annual ceremony and strategy meeting with providers held this past week at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt, Germany. Three road carriers were presented with prizes, while Daimler’s logistics management also pointed to an overall ...

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    Auto launch for CargoBeamer system


    A major automotive OEM is set to become the launch customer for a new pan-European road-rail system that is due to go into operation over the next few years. German-based logistics service company CargoBeamer has developed a new type of transfer system that it claims is faster and ...

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    Trailers for sales or rental


    The delivery and service opportunities offered to logistics providers by the growing rental and fleet markets of the US and Europe. With additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig.Rental car delivery networksThe role of logistics providersNoting the differenceRemarketing potentialThe future of sharing?While many OEMs, particularly in North America, have tried to reduce ...

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    Hello BRIC road


    Safety legislation could worsen driver shortageStimulating demandFeeling the painTegma to spread its reach further Transporting tractorsGefto taps technologyNew legislation and a volatile market are hurting road haulage companies in Brazil. Tony Danby assesses the scenario for vehicle road haulage in Latin America’s largest market.Brazil’s road haulage segment for finished vehicles ...

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    Running on empty for longer


    Lowering fuel consumption is top of the agenda for car hauliers, but regulations and operational requirements can sometimes get in the way. Barry Cross examines the latest approaches and technology for cutting the fuel bill.In the face of high fuel costs and weak profit margins, the need to reduce fuel ...

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    NYK buys controlling stake in Rolf SCS


    Japan’s NYK has bought a 51% controlling stake in Russian vehicle logistics provider Rolf SCS, a division of the Rolf Group, in a new joint venture designed to enhance finished vehicle logistics services in Russia and expand the customer base of each company. Rolf will retain the remaining ...

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    Groupe CAT buys Toquero's transport division


    French vehicle logistics provider Groupe CAT has bought Toquero Group’s transport division and its Madrid businesses for an undisclosed sum. The acquisitions include Toquero Express SLU (in Spain) and Toquero France. It also includes Toquero’s ULTT subsidiary in Spain and its Autotrans subsidiary in Portugal.The purchase allows ...

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    Lohr sells tram division for 35m euros


    Groupe Lohr, which manufactures car carriers and rail wagons, has sold its Translohr division, which makes tyre-based trams, to offset losses to its Lohr Automotive division and secure its finances as its waits for a recovery in the European market. Rail transport provider, Alstom Group, and private equity ...

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    Transport quality is priority for Russia


    At last week's Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow carmakers were asked a simple question by TL Group's general manager, Alexander Kostomarov: what is more important - quality or cost? But the answer was not evident based on Kostomarov's observation of the Russian vehicle logistics market. He pointed ...

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    Driver policy legit says Norbert Dentressangle


    The managing director of Norbert Dentressangle’s Transport Division, Hervé Montjotin, has reiterated the company’s adherence with transport legislation in Europe following investigations earlier this month made by French authorities at four of the logistic providers premises in the east and south-east of the country. The calls were initiated by ...

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    Stobart to take over Autologic


    UK logistics and property giant Stobart Group has entered the car transport market after reaching an agreement to buy finished vehicle haulier Autologic for £12.4m ($19.5m) subject to shareholder agreement and regulatory approval.According to Stobart, in order to maximise its future potential, Autologic, also based in the UK, would ...

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    Allied falls back into Chapter 11


    North American car carrier, Allied System Holdings, has re-entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings this week following filings against the company from two lenders that have been involved in litigation against it since 2009. The action, which involves its 18 subsidiaries including Allied Automotive and Axis, follows a previous filing ...

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    Dealers need to extend hours of service


    North American OEMs and providers have called for greater flexibility in service and operating hours at dealers, even proposing a 24/7 scenario, something that elicited a mixed reaction from the dealer community attending last week's Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference held in Newport Beach, California. John Symes, ...

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    Global round up


    ABP invests £25m for improved access at GrimsbyAssociated British Ports (ABP) have released further details of the start of work on its £25m Grimsby Riverside Ro-Ro Terminal. The development heralds the largest-ever capital investment in the port of Grimsby and will offer significantly improved access for vehicle imports and ...

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    ATRI launches second CSA survey


    The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched its second annual motor carrier survey this week, designed to identify the impact of the Comprehensive Safety Analysis regulations introduced by the US Department of Transport's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2010. The regulations are designed to improve large truck ...

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    Global round up


    Finnlines begin Ust-Luga service Baltic and North Sea shipping operator, Finnlines, has made its first delivery of Kia vehicles to the Russian port of Ust-Luga. More than 1,000 vehicles were delivered aboard the Finnsun to the Railway Ferry Terminal at Ust-Luga for onward shipment to the Russian market. The ...

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    Resolving a loaded issue in China


    With some 40,000 car carriers in China thought to be operating outside of legal limits on truck length, Ellen Hua finds out why, despite new regulations, companies are still flouting the law and what the likelihood is for future change.Kidnapped legislation;Behind the overloading;Revising official standards;The return of price;Innovating a way ...

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    Carriers cautious over gigaliner statements


    The European Commission may be changing its interpretation of EU rules to allow the movement of longer and heavier vehicles (LHVs), also called gigaliners, across European country borders following comments this week by Siim Kallas, European commissioner for transport. Under current EU haulage regulations trucks must conform to a maximum ...

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    Trucker strike hits Fiat output


    This week’s truck driver strike in Italy has hit production at Fiat’s vehicle assembly and engine plants because of delays to inbound parts. The striking truckers, who began their action on Sunday in response to an 8 cent per litre rise in fuel prices introduced last month, set up ...

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    Driving through the danger zone


    Exports and assets help Spanish carriers survive A deep imbalance A resilient CATGetting Europe in harmonyNot easy to be longer or higherA peculiarly British problemSeventhEighthChris Lewis investigates how European road providers are surviving in the face of another potential recession and an investment shortage. Additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig on ...