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    Brazil struggles to keep supply chain costs from taking off


    The Automotive Logistics South America conference in São Paulo heard familiar laments about infrastructure and the creative ways that Brazilians keep the supply chain moving. Port reforms and continuing automotive investment is putting more emphasis on improving logistics operations Click here to read the full version of this report . ...

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    Aries Freight to open Texas facility serving major OEMs


    Aries Freight Systems, which provides contract logistics and distribution services for the automotive industry, will officially open a new warehouse and distribution centre at the border with Mexico in Brownsville, Texas on October 16th. The centre, which become operational earlier this year, handles freight moving between Mexico and the US ...

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    US hours-of-service rule could change outbound business models


    The introduction of new hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers brought in by the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in July this year is causing concern for vehicle carriers operating across the country. One of the main concerns is the provision stating that drivers who have reached 70 ...

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    Complexity meets coordination at Magna Europe


    Magna Logistics Europe has increasingly taken a more integrated approach to engineering logistics across the tier supplier’s massive European network, including rolling out IT tools and concepts developed at contract manufacturing unit, Magna Steyr

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    ​Jack Cooper set to buy Allied Holdings


    North American vehicle haulier Jack Cooper is to acquire the business of bankrupt rival Allied System Holdings following a successful bid confirmed this week. “Yesterday the Bankruptcy Court judge in Delaware confirmed that Jack Cooper Holdings Corporation was the successful bidder in the 363 auction sale of Allied Holdings,” Michael ...

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    Truck fleet purchasing part 2: tailoring trucks to fit a niche


    In the second part of our study into truck fleet procurement for vehicle logistics, manufacturers and equipment providers explain how they are striving to meet the large needs of a very small industry. Talking to car hauliers about their fleet purchasing strategies reveals just how specialised their requirements are for ...

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    Truck fleet purchasing part 1: LSPs better shop around


    Given the high costs in purchasing and running fleets, it is vital that car hauliers consider their options carefully when buying power units. We speak to the buyers to find out what they want Assessing performance and design Buying in a niche market Life-cycle cost A buyer’s spec list Service ...

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    Volvo ends Renault Trucks deal with Karsan


    Volvo Group will end its agreement with Turkish manufacturer Karsan for assembly of Renault Trucks at Karsan’s plant near Bursa when its current six-year deal expires in November. Renault Trucks is part of the Volvo Group following a buyout in 2001, and the Swedish company established its agreement with Karsan ...

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    ​Tractor dealer Eagle Mark 4 opens warehouse in North Carolina


    Eagle Mark 4, which deals in aftermarket parts for terminal and yard tractors, has opened a new warehouse in Wilmington, North Carolina. The facility will provide over 1,000 clients with next-day ground shipping services on all yard truck part orders. The company said its truck yard inventory has grown by ...

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    US court upholds hours-of-service regulations


    An appeal by the American Trucking Association (ATA) against recently enacted hours-of-service rules for drivers has been rejected by the US Court of Appeals, except for a provision that called for short-haul drivers to take a 30 minute break, which has been overturned.“While we are disappointed the Court chose to ...

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    ​K Line India starts milkruns for Denso


    “K” Line’s subsidiary company in India, K Line (India) Private Limited, has started milkrun operations of automotive parts in the suburbs of Delhi for Denso India. The company has suggested that it is one of the first examples of such activities for tier suppliers in the country. The milkrun ...

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    ​Ryder sees profit growth in first half of 2013


    Ryder System has reported higher revenue and profits for the second quarter and first half of this year. The rises were aided in part by growth and new business in the company’s Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) division, which includes contract logistics for the automotive industry. Across all its divisions, the ...

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    Penske Automotive buys Australian commercial vehicle distributor


    US-based vehicle retailer, Penske Automotive, has signed a contract to buy Western Star Trucks Australia (WSTA), the commercial vehicles division of Australia’s Transpacific Industries, for $200m. The company primarily distributes heavy and medium-sized trucks, as well as spare and aftermarket parts, for Western Star Truck, MAN and Dennis Eagle ...

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    Con-way Freight expands Mexico services


    Con-way Freight has announced the launch of an improved service package in Mexico, which it hopes will raise the visibility of logistics between the US and Mexico. The service will support tier suppliers moving automotive freight between the two countries. The new service will provide real-time, door-to-door online tracking and ...

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    Cargolift to handle inbound for Renault-Nissan


    Cargolift is reported to have secured a contract with Renault-Nissan in Brazil to handle the transport of inbound parts from regional suppliers to Nissan’s factory in Resende and to the Renault facility in Pinhais. ​ Operations to the Nissan plant will begin in October this year, and thereafter and ...

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    Simplytrak launches online freight exchange


    Global vehicle tracking provider Simplytrak has launched a free online freight exchange called 'shipntrak' that it said enables shippers and hauliers to match cargo with available space. The company said the auction-style platform will help reduce costs and promote competition amongst hauliers. At the same time it will provide hauliers ...

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    Looking for drivers of change in North American trucking


    Trucking capacity in North America is balanced but still faces strains thanks to driver shortages and changing regulations. Carriers are responding with fleet investments, IT upgrades and a shift to paperless billings. The number of new vehicle sales in the United States continued to grow in 2012, on pace for ...

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    Industry mourns loss of Jim Moore


    It was with great sadness that Automotive Logistics learned of the passing of Jim Moore this week. Moore was vice president, Supply Chain Excellence, at Ryder System and had more than 25 years’ experience in the supply chain industry. He died on Saturday night after a lengthy illness. ...

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    South African transport strike ends


    A three-week long strike started by truck drivers in South Africa is reported to have ended following renegotiations involving the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Aribitration (CCMA). The South African Transport & Allied Workers' Union (SATAWU) and several smaller groups agreed Friday to an ...

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    UK trials longer semi trailers


    The UK’s Department of Transport (DfT) has selected a 172 transport providers operating in the country to begin a ten-year trial into the use of longer semi trailers, including those providing services to the automotive industry. Carried out by the DfT’s Freight and Logistics Division, the study has ...