All Trucking articles – Page 14

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    Volvo Logistics cuts emissions

    2011-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Volvo Logistics has reported a 22% reduction in the CO2 emissions produced from its transport of goods between 2006 and 2010, including movements for the Volvo Car Corporation. The reduction has been achieved by a combination of increased training in fuel-efficient driving amongst the trucking companies used by the ...

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    Cash-strapped carriers look for capacity

    2011-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Trucking capacity in North American vehicle logistics could become as big a problem as the driver shortage, if not bigger, and without some significant investment the crisis will continue to get worse, especially by the fourth quarter of this year when production is expected to increase, according to carmakers and ...

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    Delivery price hike in Russia

    2011-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Russia’s current petrol shortage, which is affecting several regions including Tomsk, Belgorod and Voronezh, and which resulted in an embargo on refined petrol exports late last month as prices escalated, has contributed to a 25-40% rise in costs for vehicle deliveries in the St Petersburg and Moscow oblasts over the ...

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    Capacity crunch as China mulls longer trailers

    2011-04-27T00:00:00Z

    The contentious issue of vehicle trailer lengths for road transport in China may be resolved at the beginning of July when new safety laws are introduced by the Ministry of Transport. However, restrictions on capacity defined in the new guidelines, which propose a regulation length of 16.5 metres for a ...

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    Global news in brief

    2011-03-30T00:00:00Z

    Toyota delivers 3m cars through Zeebrugge Toyota has moved its 3 millionth vehicle through its vehicle logistics centre (VLC) in Zeebrugge, Belgium, which it runs with logistics partner Sintax. The white Toyota Auris Full Hybrid is being delivered to the Belgian market. The Zeebrugge VLC started operations in January ...

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    Global news in brief

    2011-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Norbert Dentressangle closes on TDG takeover Norbert Dentressangle’s €223m takeover of logistics provider TDG is due to be complete on 28 March following its announcement last November. Following the buyout of shares from TDG’s holding company Laxey Logistics, 53% of Norbert’s business will be in road transport with €1.95 ...

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    Global news in brief

    2011-03-16T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Licence standoff hits hauliers

    2011-01-26T00:00:00Z

    A politically-fuelled dispute between Russia and Poland affecting haulage licences has resulted in a total blockade on Polish truck movements into Russia through Belarus and is hitting automotive parts and finished vehicle shipments, causing costly delivery delays in both directions and leading many into shipment under fraudulent documentation. The ...

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    Global news in brief

    2011-01-05T00:00:00Z

    Tata suffers tragic loss It was with great sadness that Automotive Logistics News learned of the passing away this week of Subodh Marathe, country head of the Fiat Product Group at Tata Motors. Marathe, who was just 47 years old, suffered a heart attack. He is survived by ...

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    Global news in brief

    2010-11-03T00:00:00Z

    High local content and shorter lead times for Daimler India Daimler’s new Indian truck plant in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu will rely on a high degree of local content with only fuel injection systems and electronic components imported from overseas, according to the company. Unlike a number of overseas car ...

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    Infrastructure spend welcomed by LSPs

    2010-10-27T00:00:00Z

    Last week’s much anticipated Comprehensive Spending Review, unveiled by the UK’s chancellor George Osborne, has pleased those in the logistics industry. Freight operators learned that the government plans to invest £30 billion ($47.5 billion) in capital spending on transport projects over the next four years, including £10 billion for road ...

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    US trucking regs could worsen driver shortage

    2010-10-13T00:00:00Z

    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

    2010-09-22T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Carbon reduction scheme gets government backing

    2010-02-17T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s Freight Transport Association has received backing for its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme from the country’s Department for Transport (DfT) following an announcement this week by Lord Adonis, the Secretary of State for Transport (pictured). In a letter to the FTA confirming the DfT’s support for the scheme, ...

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    US carriers find a new way to fill empty miles

    2009-07-29T00:00:00Z

    As logistics providers struggle to fill empty miles and improve efficiency, Hybrid Intermodal Transportation (HIT) has completed final equipment tests for its new Road Pod container solution with Allied Automotive Group and CSX Corporation in the US. Allied Automotive Group is the largest car and light truck carrier in ...

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    Automotive to benefit from TNT networks

    2009-06-24T00:00:00Z

    The launch of TNT’s South America Road Network (SARN) will definitely benefit the company’s automotive parts movements in the region according to the company, building on its success in Brazil where the automotive industry is its second biggest market. SARN is the only integrated road network across South America ...

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    India's truck strike hits auto sector

    2009-01-14T00:00:00Z

    The recent announcement that Indian carmakers are seeking to bolster their stagnating domestic sales with increased exports of finished vehicles faced an immediate problem last week as a nationwide trucker strike escalated to include port operatives and oil workers. The action, which lasted eight days, hit both the public ...