All Ryder articles – Page 7

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    Global round up


    Groupe CAT wins Ssangyong contract in UKTransport and logistics provider Groupe CAT is providing Ssangyong with technical services for vehicle imports to the UK through the port of Bristol at Portbury following a contract signed in February. Onward distribution to the dealerships in the UK will be handled by CAT's ...

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    Executives on the move


    Anna Vorobjeva has moved from her position as logistics director for MAN Avtomobili Rossiya to a new position as head of logistics department for DAF Trucks Rus. DAF opened its own marketing and sales office in Moscow in May last year to further its growth in the Russian market and ...

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    CSA impacts hiring process say carriers


    Trucking companies in the US are reported to have raised their hiring standards since the introduction of the new safety regulations brought in almost a year ago by the Department of Transport’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but there are problems with recruitment because of the increased scrutiny now required ...

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    Global round up


    Horizon saved from bankruptcyHorizon Lines, the US domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has concluded a comprehensive financial restructuring programme worth $653m to fund ongoing operations and protect the company from bankruptcy. “We now have a new capital structure that eliminates the refinancing uncertainty faced by our company over ...

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    CSA could be a boon for some, but worries persist


    Following regulations under the first phase of the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 programme, introduced last December, the US Department of Transport’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a draft strategic plan for 2011-2016, called Raising the Safety Bar.The report outlines a framework for making trucking safety the administration’s ...

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    Global round up


    ADB investment in India railRail services in India, including those for freight, are to benefit from loans of up to $500m from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The multi-tranche financing facility for India’s Railway Sector Investment Programme is designed to improve services along some of its busiest freight and passenger ...

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    Safety first for US forwarders


    The full impact of new safety regulations for trucking in the US introduced by the Department of Transport’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are still being assessed, but there are clear signs from leading carriers that demonstrating high results is likely to work to their advantage in tenders with ...

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    Chinese logistics costs rise as US, Europe stagnate


    Chinese logistics costs in the first half of 2011 have risen to 18% of the country’s GDP, an increase of 0.1% since last year according to a report by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP). The rise comes at a time when logistics costs in Europe and North ...

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    Making the warehouse visible


    The key to an efficient automotive operation is a successful warehouse system but it needs to be integrated and transparent to reach its optimum efficiency.Consolidating different systems;Supporting cross-docking;Range of picking systems;Barcode scanning;Costs of investment.Ever since the first Model T rolled off Ford’s production line, manufacturing processes were seen as key ...

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    Executives on the move


    Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) has appointed Kazuhiro Miyauchi its executive vice president of purchasing, production control and logistics control. He moves from Toyota Motor Corporation’s purchasing project management and unit parts division but will retain his position there as managing officer in addition to his new ...

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    Collaborating in the aftermarket


    Marcia MacLeod discovers how logistics companies and manufacturers in the US are waking up to the benefits of shared services and more collaboration in the aftermarket supply chain.Dealing with damageCollaborating on deliveryCombing inbound with aftermarketThe sheer size of North America, with more than 3,000 miles between east and west coasts ...

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    Tier survivors


    The recession has consolidated the tier supply chain, forcing those who have managed to survive to become stronger and more competitive. But that has to be reflected in their own supply chain efficiency as well.The new normalA lot of work left to be doneA 'no silo' approachEarning a profit as ...

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    GM awards LSPs in Detroit


    Twelve logistics companies have been recognised in General Motors’ Supplier of the Year awards for 2010, held recently at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. The award, now in its 19th year, recognises the significant contributions of GM’s suppliers in 2010 as part of the company’s global product and ...

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    Executives on the move


    Peter Weiss has moved from his position at Chrysler as director of Worldwide Transportation and Customs to become vice president of International Operations. In his previous role, Weiss was responsible for inbound and outbound logistics systems worldwide, a role he has held for five years, helping to shape Chrysler’s logistics ...

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    Global news in brief


    Freight policy to address ‘the end of cheap oil’The European Commission has revealed plans for the future of transport over the next decade that will prepare for a new world without cheap oil and one that will seek to remove national protectionist measures that threaten more efficient freight transport. ...

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    US trucking regs could worsen driver shortage


    New legislation on driver safety coming into effect towards the end of this year on US highways could change the shape of existing logistics networks in the country, and could exacerbate a growing shortage of drivers, according to trucking and logistics companies. Such a shortage would mean less capacity to ...

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    GM uses Equinox Shuttle in Canada


    GM is using an innovative shuttle service in Ontario, Canada to move Equinox model body units from the recently completed body shop at its CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll to its Oshawa plant for final assembly. Regular production of the Equinox at Oshawa started on Monday this week just six ...

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    Executives on the move


    Evolution Time Critical has appointed Alex Burnett as its new European sales development manager. Burnett, who previously worked at TNT, will be responsible for forging relationships with European car manufacturers and their tier suppliers. "With four years' logistics experience in the armed forces and ten years in sales and operations ...

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    Auto growth in Mexico is a boost for LSPs


    The recovery of automotive manufacturing in North America, and in particular Mexico, is helping to boost earnings for logistics providers operating in the region, as third-party logistics provider Ryder System and the railway Kansas City Southern have seen significant earnings improvements compared to 2009. Ryder has seen a 12% revenue ...

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    Space for rent


    The automotive warehouse real estate market has taken a major hit, but it remains a dynamic sector where the requirements are becoming more and more specificA different game in AsiaThe shape of automotive warehousingInbound warehouses versus aftermarketFuture trends for warehousing locationsThe world’s automotive industry has had a torrid three years: ...