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    ZF’s truck technology to benefit logistics


    Driver shortage is one of the biggest concerns facing the logistics and supply chain industry. The reasons for the shortage include fewer younger drivers entering the profession, the baby boomer generation retiring, lifestyle, and stricter regulations on safety records and hours of service. It is estimated now that 35,000-40,000 drivers ...

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    ECG column: Growing pains


    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (pictured with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel, far left) says that the return of stronger European growth means that capacity is once again tight and carriers are on the lookout for driversFor many of us, the financial crisis, almost a decade ago already, is becoming a distant memory. ...

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    Transport equipment: On the road to improvement


    Transporter manufacturers face rising demand and complexity, with a need to balance regulations with load factors and growing concerns over driver ergonomics Growth in vehicle production in many markets has increased demand for car-haul equipment. But while there is demand for trailer manufacturers to produce more equipment, the sector ...

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    Bulldog Hiway Express merges with Daseke


    US road hauler, Daseke, which specialises in open-deck and oversize road transport, is taking over rival open-deck and heavy haul provider, Bulldog Hiway Express. According to Daseke, the latest merger means it can offer the industry 2,800 tractors and more than 5,800 open-deck trailers to customers, including those in the ...

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    TRW to benefit from ZF's flexible logistics following takeover


    On May 15th this year, ZF completed the acquisition of TRW in one of the biggest supplier takeovers for years. TRW is now managed as the fifth division within ZF, maintaining its brand name. The deal makes the automotive supplier the second largest in the world and the combined company ...

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    Carlisle moves to CEO role at Paragon Automotive


    Paragon Automotive, which provides logistics services for new and used cars in the UK, has appointed Ian Carlisle as its new group CEO. He replaces Stephen Hucklesby who has moved to become chief operations officer (COO) for the group.Carlisle, who moves to Paragon from his role as non-executive chairman of ...

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    Russia conference: Toyota improves quality in a time of crisis


    Toyota is not alone in seeing its vehicle sales in Russia at a low ebb, but for Alexey Kokotkin (pictured), manager of vehicle logistics at Toyota Motor Russia, the time is ripe for making quality improvements in its outbound logistics processes. Sales have dropped from 2.49m units in 2014 to ...

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    FVL conference: Worries over rail service and driver shortages


    While sales and production of new vehicles in North America still growing, there are lingering worries that logistics options are not keeping up with volume or the higher complexity. Although the situation has improved somewhat this year, rail velocity and cycle times are still behind their historic levels, while a ...

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    FVL conference: time is money in vehicle remarketing sector


    Seasonal trends and regional buying habits in the used car market are a headache for transport companies looking to maximise efficiency and even profit on the backhauls of outbound new car deliveries. Used car movements remain largely reliant on regional truck haulers when often a national transport solution is needed. ...

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    A tale of two seasons for North American vehicle logistics


    The 6th annual FVL North America conference brought together 350 delegates to sunny California, where they discussed the lingering chill of winter affecting the logistics network, at the same time that sales and investment in the sector continue to sizzleAdditional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael HoggIt was the best ...

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    FVL conference: VW’s revival plan depends on reliable logistics


    The Volkswagen Group’s aggressive plans for plant capacity expansion and new model launches in North America, on which it is pinning its hopes to reverse declining sales in the US, will test the carmaker’s logistics network and logistics providers, according to Jan Bures (pictured left), executive vice-president of aftersales and ...

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    FVL conference: US car haulers renew call for weight exemption


    The US car hauling industry’s long-running battle for a weight exemption in the next Highway Reauthorisation bill was raised in an impassioned plea during last week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in Newport Beach, California. Mike Riggs (pictured, standing), chief executive officer of the biggest road transport provider ...

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    FVL conference: The battle for quality


    OEMs and logistics providers are naturally concerned about getting vehicles into the hands of customers without a single scratch. That is part of what has driven an increase in focus, data and communication across the supply chain, including the establishment and tracking of more KPIs and analysis into the cause ...

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    EC launches infringement proceedings against Germany over wage legislation


    The European Commission (EC) has launched an infringement procedure against Germany in response to its extension of minimum wage legislation to international transport operators entering German territory. “[T]he application of German measures to transit and certain international transport operations can in the Commission's view not be justified, as it ...

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    Turkey’s Ekol begins logistics operations in Poland


    Turkish logistics provider Ekol has added Poland to the growing list of European countries in which it has operations. The company, which started operations from Katowice last month and has a number of automotive customers in the country already, said that it would be providing domestic and international transport across ...

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    CDN releases latest cloud-based yard management tool


    Car Delivery Network, which provides cloud-based applications for outbound finished vehicle movements, has announced the release of a new yard management application – vinYARD. According to the company it is the first cloud-based application for the paperless gate release of vehicles and has been released to the market following a ...

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    Transcorr merging with Venture Transport in US


    US road hauler Transcorr is merging with rival trucking company Venture Logistics in a move that will bring improvements in service for both companies’ automotive tier one customers, according to Michael Meier, Transcorr’s CEO. The details of the merger, which was signed at the beginning of May, remain confidential but ...

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    Mazda chooses Thailand as distribution hub for ASEAN region


    Mazda has opened a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Thailand and has designated the country as its main hub for ASEAN exports. The centre in Samut Prakan, in the Bangna district, has been set up by Mazda Logistics & Yusen (Asia), a joint venture between Mazda Sales Thailand and Yusen ...

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    GM forced to stop production in Brazil because of carrier dispute


    General Motors has been forced to halt production at its plant in Gravatai, Brazil because of a dispute with its outbound transport providers Tegma and Transzero over freight costs. The carriers are reported to have stopped picking up vehicles made at the plant forcing it to stop output. However, Tegma ...

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    ShipCarsNow joins forces with Ready Auto Transport


    ShipCarsNow, the US-based multimodal vehicle transport subsidiary of rail provider Union Pacific, has signed a business alliance agreement with Ready Auto Transport, which provides transport and logistics services to the automotive remarketing industry. Together the companies will provide a combination of truck and rail transport that they said would provide ...