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    Daimler Trucks launches platooning trial on Oregon and Nevada highways

    2017-09-27T10:02:27Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced a truck platooning trial that will take place on selected highways in Oregon and Nevada. The move follows successful trials on DTNA’s proving ground in Madras, Oregon, and the granting of permission by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for real-world trials. There ...

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    RIO Box now comes as standard equipment in new MAN trucks

    2017-08-31T16:55:56Z

    All new MAN Euro-6 trucks will now come with a RIO Box as standard equipment, according to the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group company. The RIO Box is a cloud-based telematics operating system designed to link together all participants in a supply chain, independent of vehicle brand or the telematics ...

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    UK government announces funding for truck platooning trials

    2017-08-25T16:54:00Z

    The UK government has announced £8.1m ($10.4m) in funding for a truck platooning trial starting at the end of 2018. The trial, which will be carried out by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, will involve up to three heavy goods vehicles travelling in convoy, with acceleration and braking controlled by ...

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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

  • Anu Goel
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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts logistics try to keep up with e-commerce

    2017-05-12T19:45:33Z

    The service parts sector is among the first distribution channels in the automotive market to feel disruption from the digital economy, as consumers increasingly buy goods and services online. Indeed, within the wider aftermarket, including the large share of the market held by independent distributors, consumers already make significant use ...

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    FVL conference 2017: Live poll results

    2017-03-14T18:36:04Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference revealed mixed sentiments on the economy, what technology to invest in and visibility in the sector ($236 billion is the correct answer)

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    FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    2017-03-14T18:13:54Z

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:47Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow Carmakers do not typically issue strategy statements about logistics. Their board members are usually more preoccupied with vehicle sales, product development, manufacturing stability ...

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    VW Truck & Bus commits to Brazil with €420m investment

    2016-12-09T16:14:52Z

    Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus (left) with Roberto Cortes, CEO of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (right) and Brazil’s president, Michel Temer Volkswagen’s truck and bus division in Brazil – Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) – is to invest €420m ($446m) in its business in Brazil over ...

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    BMW and logistics automation: from prototype to (augmented) reality

    2016-11-18T17:01:05Z

    The premium carmaker is taking a step-by-step approach to bringing smarter automation and digital technology into its day-to-day operations, with big plans for the future. BMW’s senior logistics managers are pushing new technology into the carmaker’s supply chain, with a number of pilot projects involving automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots ...

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    Verizon builds telematics expertise with Fleetmatics buyout

    2016-08-03T14:17:26Z

    Verizon Communications has announced an agreement to acquire Fleetmatics, a global provider of fleet telematics and mobile workforce management solutions, for around $2.4 billion. The move comes just a week after Verizon confirmed its acquisition of Yahoo for $4.8 billion. The takeover is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    Europe conference: Carmakers commit to supporting their outbound transport providers

    2016-03-16T16:22:14Z

    There has been a step change in the way carmakers are looking to work with their outbound transport providers, according to speakers at this week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn , Germany. The relationship is no longer going to be typified by finished vehicle carriers with poor returns on ...