All Trucking articles

  • September 19, 2018
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    A crisis in human capital

    2018-09-26T16:52:00Z

    As the automotive logistics sector continues to automate and let technology take the lead, there are some important human factors to resolve if such plans are to succeed – as delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit found out While the US car market may ...

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    Driver shortage the number one concern for road carriers in ATRI survey

    2017-10-23T15:08:04Z

    The shortage of truck drivers in North America has climbed six places to come top of the list of concerns in a survey into critical issues facing the sector, conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The results were released at this week’s 2017 American Trucking Association (ATA) Management ...

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    Tesla delays truck launch to focus on fixing Model 3 bottlenecks

    2017-10-11T15:00:41Z

    Tesla has delayed the unveiling event for its electric truck by about three weeks as management diverts resources to address bottlenecks in the manufacturing of its Model 3 vehicle, as well as to increase battery production for storm hit Puerto Rico. This is according to a Tweet last Friday, by ...

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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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    Ceva continues to invest in automotive services

    2017-09-19T22:24:30Z

    Ceva Logistics is investing in 120 new trucks to upgrade its fleet in the UK between now and the end of the year. The company said the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis trucks, which are being supplied by Dawson Rentals, will enhance the efficiency and fuel economy of its operations serving the ...

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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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    Cummins unveils fully electric truck

    2017-08-30T17:26:56Z

    US-based truck engine maker, Cummins, has unveiled a concept fully electric class-7 truck as part of an event at its technical centre in Columbus, Indiana. Dubbed the AEOS and described as an “urban hauler EV”, the demonstration vehicle hosts a battery pack offering “longer charge for improved range and faster ...

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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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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

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    Transition to automated trucks must be managed, warn trade bodies

    2017-06-02T16:28:34Z

    The potentially devastating effect of autonomous vehicles on truck drivers’ jobs means the transition to the technology will need to be carefully managed, according to a new report. There are, however, obvious benefits to automated road freight, including cost savings and safer roads, according to the new report from the ...

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    Hub Group adds dedicated trucking arm with $306m Estenson purchase

    2017-05-31T10:14:49Z

    US-based multimodal services provider Hub Group has agreed to acquire dedicated trucking company Estenson for $306m. Hub chairman and CEO David Yeager said his company had been searching for an acquisition in this market segment for the past two years, to help it provide “a more complete multimodal solution”. Hub’s ...

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    Barnes Logistics orders 15 new trailers

    2017-05-17T17:21:42Z

    UK logistics and warehousing company Barnes Logistics is adding 15 new trailers to its fleet as it continues to benefit from a strong local automotive production sector. The company serves the UK’s motor manufacturing industry, providing Just In Time sequenced deliveries direct to lineside at major OEM's throughout the country. ...

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    Congestion costs rising for US trucking industry

    2017-05-17T11:51:27Z

    The US trucking industry faced an extra $63.4 billion in operational costs in 2015 due to traffic congestion on the national highway system, new research out this week has suggested. The latest report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) used a variety of data sources, including its GPS database, ...

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    EU truckmakers set out roadmap for platooning

    2017-05-10T11:06:06Z

    European truck manufacturer body ACEA has provided a roadmap for EU-wide truck platooning calling for a wide range of regulatory change as well as upgrades to EU roads. Speaking at the European Parliament on May 9 th , Erik Jonnaert, secretary general of ACEA, said the roadmap provided an overview ...

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    Toyota to trial hydrogen-powered truck in LA

    2017-05-03T17:07:39Z

    Toyota is using this summer to work out the feasibility of a hydrogen fuel cell system it has designed for heavy (class 8) truck use at the US west coast port of Los Angeles. The carmaker aims to move cargo in and out of the port without emissions using the ...

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    Groupe CAT takes full ownership of Carlson Vehicle Transfer

    2017-04-19T23:28:35Z

    Groupe CAT has announced the latest acquisition in its consolidation spree, buying the 50% in UK firm Carlson Vehicle Transfer (CVT) that it did not already own for an undisclosed sum. The stake was acquired from founder Carl Richardson, who will still provide support to the company, according to a ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

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    ANT Lojistik invests in fleet to support Mercedes contract in Turkey

    2017-04-12T17:43:18Z

    The Turkish division of German carmaker Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-Benz Türk – has signed a deal with domestic finished vehicle logistics provider ANT Lojistik for the delivery of cars to dealerships across the country. Under the contract, which will run for a five and a half years, ANT will be the ...

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    China trucking: From overloaded to under capacity

    2017-04-10T17:16:26Z

    China’s new road transport rules are prompting an evolution in the country’s vehicle logistics as suppliers redefine their networks to cope with changing truck limits – but investment is likely to be slow In this story... A new phase for car carriers The capacity hit A centrist ...

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    Changan Ford: The long and short of it

    2017-04-07T17:07:25Z

    With new regulations leading to price rises and capacity shortages in road transport, Changan Ford is seeking rail and water alternatives where it can, as well as investment by its 3PL The recent breakaway growth of vehicle production and sales in China – which accelerated in 2016 and has continued ...