All Trucking articles – Page 3

  • eCMR
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    Estonia signs up to electronic consignment note protocol

    2016-11-15T10:17:34Z

    Estonia has joined ten other European countries in adopting the e-CMR (electronic consignment note) protocol, allowing for easier and more efficient shipping of goods in the EU. Umberto de Pretto, secretary general of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), said: “This latest accession to e-CMR by Estonia is an important ...

  • Chandra Mishra, Ashok Leyland
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    India conference: Ashok Leyland gets rational about logistics

    2016-11-11T19:12:27Z

    Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has not been waiting until the Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes into effect next year across India to make major changes to its logistics and distribution network. Over the past two years, the truckmaker has rationalised its distribution centres and logistics provider ...

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    Rolfo tweaks its Ego in latest update

    2016-11-08T17:17:54Z

    Rolfo has taken on board several suggestions from drivers who use its car carrying equipment in the latest update to its Ego 538 model for the UK market, launched recently at the Volvo Trucks UK headquarters in Warwick. The updated version also includes additional storage for straps, features to improved ...

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    FTA study shows drop in driver shortage but heavy reliance on EU

    2016-11-02T13:37:30Z

    Latest analysis from the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) shows that there has been a drop in the shortage of drivers of large goods vehicles (LGVs) across the UK but at the same time highlights how dependent the sector is on drivers from the European Union (EU). The report, entitled ...

  • India Road proof
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    Ten years in India part 3: going back on the Indian highways

    2016-11-02T12:43:05Z

    Continuing our celebrations ahead of the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference on November 8th-10th, we look back at a journalist's adventures and activism aboard the nation's car carriers. About six years ago, our intrepid India correspondent, Ramesh Kumar, set off on a defining journey – one that ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"] Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    Michelin to build major tyre distribution centre in South Carolina

    2016-09-28T13:07:19Z

    French Tyremaker Michelin has confirmed plans to build a highly automated, $270m distribution centre close to Spartanburg, South Carolina to store and deliver tyres for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment in North America. The distribution centre will include five buildings representing a total of around 3.3m sq.ft (306,600 ...

  • Novelis
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    Global conference: Penske and Novelis close the loop on aluminium

    2016-09-24T15:44:57Z

    One of the most significant shifts in the automotive supply chain over the past few years has been an increase in the use of aluminium in vehicle bodies. In North America, the most significant example has been for the Ford 150 truck, the best selling vehicle in the US at ...

  • David Went barrister
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    Automotive cartels: the inside story

    2016-08-09T16:59:30Z

    In July, a group of four truck manufacturers were hit with the highest ever cartel fine by the European Commission for fixing prices and colluding over the implementation of new emissions standards. Over a 14-year period, from 1997 to 2011, Volvo Trucks, Daimler, Paccar’s DAF and CNH Industrial’s Iveco conspired ...

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    India passes long-awaited goods and services tax bill

    2016-08-09T16:38:21Z

    The lower house of the Indian parliament has approved the bill required to bring in India's Goods and Services Tax (GST), which has the potential to transform the country’s domestic logistics and make it easier for manufacturers to move freight across internal state borders. It is expected to be ratified ...

  • An den Elbwiesen
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    DB Schenker signs deal with uShip for digital freight network in Europe

    2016-07-15T12:36:03Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker, has signed a five-year deal “worth tens of millions” of euros with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip, a platform that matches shippers and carriers through mobile and internet devices. Later this year DB Schenker will launch its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online platform to ...

  • Brian Mason
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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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    FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred-year habit for car carriers

    2016-06-10T19:56:26Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America has made some significant advances over the past few years in terms of bringing greater efficiency to the network. Despite that, it remains characterised by wasteful empty backhauls, which account for as much as 40-50% of mileage, according to some estimates. Some executives ...

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    FVL North America conference: A mixed picture for vehicle haulage capacity

    2016-06-10T02:11:13Z

    Nissan's Lee Hansen (left) and FCA's Luca Kolcaj (right) suggested that US vehicle logistics capacity was mostly in balance It seems the perennial problem of finding adequate haulaway capacity in the US outbound vehicle sector has been solved, at least for now, if comments from executives at Fiat Chrysler ...

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    Scope of GM-Uzbekistan fraud investigation widens

    2016-06-08T09:30:36Z

    Executives at a number of GM-Uzbekistan’s dealerships are understood to have been arrested recently in connection with an alleged fraud relating to the export of vehicles to Russia via Kazakhstan. The latest arrests follow those of GM-Uzbekistan’s CEO, Tokhirjon Jalilov and nine other GM-Uzbekistan executives last month . The most ...

  • Anu Goel, VW
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    Supply Chain Conference executive report: A connection worth more than the sum of its parts

    2016-05-24T16:54:50Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Supply Chain conference explored the extreme complexity of production and service parts logistics across North America. Amid rising global and regional flows, opportunities for freight consolidation and new ways of collaborating across the industry emerged. Christopher Ludwig reports from Atlanta, Georgia. [sta_anchor id="1"] The growth ...

  • GM_Uzbek
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    Top GM-Uzbekistan execs arrested over fraud allegations

    2016-05-10T15:10:02Z

    Tokhirjon Jalilov, the chief executive officer of GM-Uzbekistan, has been arrested along with nine other executives at the joint venture company, after an investigation by Uzbekistan’s General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) alleging fraud in relation to the export of vehicles to Russia via Kazakhstan. National security services made the arrests on ...

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    Kessler moves to CPO role at Cargomatic

    2016-05-10T10:35:54Z

    Jonathan Kessler (pictured) has stepped down from his role as CEO of Cargomatic, the on-demand shipping platform that matches truckers and shippers which he co-founded with its president, Brett Parker. He remains with the company in the new role of chief product officer, however, and also remains on the board. ...

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    Aston Barclay invests £700k in car transporters

    2016-05-06T17:04:00Z

    UK-based vehicle remarketing specialist Aston Barclay has just renewed its car carrier fleet with the acquisition of six vehicle transporters. The fleet, which represents an investment of £700,000, is made up of six Scania P410 trucks and a corresponding number of custom-built Pegasus trailers from equipment maker Rolfo. Each trailer ...