All Trucking articles – Page 4

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    TLS recognises top rail, sea and road logistics providers

    2016-04-26T10:45:02Z

    Left to right: D’Anne Duclos, vice-president, TLS; Daniel Meyers, director, automotive facilities, BNSF; Aaron Lakey, director automotive sales, BNSF; Katie Farmer, group vice-president, consumer products, BNSF; Dave Fleenor, assistant vice-president, automotive marketing, BNSF; Lee Hobgood, general manager, vehicle transportation, TLS; Missy Pearlman, senior rail and truck strategy and operations ...

  • Al Cardona, BMW
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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...

  • Stephen Dyer2
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    China conference: catching up with digital and automation trends

    2016-04-25T17:32:04Z

    Steve Dyer, from Bain & Company, said China had a long way to go in catching up to the US and European productivity Despite China’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse, filling the world’s homes and stores with products ‘made in China’, rising labour and production costs are increasingly a ...

  • Xu Guanqing
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    China conference: New truck limits to force vehicle sector to adapt

    2016-04-21T16:25:59Z

    The finished vehicle logistics market in China is set to face substantial change, if costs are not to rise substantially as a result of slower growth in the market and new restrictions on truck dimensions, delegates at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengdu were told today (April 21st). At ...

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    Belgian blockades end but questions remain over OBU supply

    2016-04-20T12:29:09Z

    The Belgian authorities have denied there is any shortage of working onboard units (OBUs) required for the new HGV toll that came into force in the country on April 1st, despite the large queues of trucks that reportedly built up at Belgian borders on the first day because transport operators ...

  • Nikolay Asaul believe Russian won in recent dispute
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    Russia and Poland reach agreement on permit dispute…for now

    2016-04-08T12:08:29Z

    Nikolay Asaul, deputy head of the Russian transport ministry After several weeks of hard negotiations, Russia and Poland have finally reached an agreement on the issuing of permit quotas required for trucks to carry freight between the two countries. "We have signed a protocol on the quotas of mutual ...

  • TruckPlatooning
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    Platooning challenge showcases future of automotive logistics

    2016-04-06T15:17:42Z

    Six European truck manufacturers have taken part in the 2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge. The challenge, run by the current president of the European Council, saw OEMs running autonomous and human-driven trucks to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from several European cities. The aim of the challenge was to highlight the potential ...

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    Belgian truck drivers protest against new HGV road toll

    2016-04-06T14:51:04Z

    Striking truck drivers in Belgium are blockading key transport routes in the south of the country in protest against the introduction of a new toll for heavy goods vehicles that some transport companies have said could add an estimated 8% to their operating costs. The toll, which came in at ...

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    All change for Aussie rules

    2016-04-05T08:00:27Z

    After manufacturing comes to a close next year, will the finished vehicle logistics industry in Oz come good – or cark it? The end of car assembly in Australia is imminent and with it, comes a change to the face of the industry. This year, Ford is set to shut ...

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    Brussels attacks raise further questions over Schengen zone

    2016-03-23T16:33:13Z

    Cargo transport and freight operations started to resume today (March 23 rd ) following the terrorist attacks at Brussels Zaventem airport and on the city’s metro line on Tuesday – including the restart of production at Audi’s factory near the city (pictured). With heightened security across European airports, rail stations ...

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    Ekol Logistics expansion gathers pace in Bulgaria

    2016-03-22T12:57:15Z

    Turkey’s Ekol Logistics has opened a facility in Bulgaria as it expands activity across Europe. It is the 12th country the transport and logistics provider now provides services in – services a spokesperson has confirmed will extend to the automotive industry. The company said a 1,000 sq.m cross-dock warehouse, located ...

  • Bert Bong, Panel
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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

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    XPO rejects unlawful labour allegations

    2016-03-15T14:42:15Z

    XPO Logistics has said it is “confident” its practices are in full compliance with EU transport regulations and national employment law, after reports suggesting that six of its managers are facing legal action over alleged labour-related infractions. The French public prosecution service is demanding three-year suspended sentences and fines totalling ...

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    MMU develops algorithm to solve vehicle routing problem

    2016-03-14T16:22:42Z

    Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK have developed a quantum computing programme designed for logistics companies to calculate the best routes and times for the delivery of goods. According to a statement from the university, the Quantum Annealing Optimisation algorithm is one of the first in a ...

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    India about to pass standard length for car transporters

    2016-03-09T10:15:52Z

    [Updated March 11th] India’s Ministry of Transport is on the verge of passing a new ruling that would make the maximum standard length for car transporters on the country’s roads 18.75 metres. In a letter seen by Automotive Logistics this week, Abhay Damle, joint secretary of the Indian government's ...

  • Großauftrag von Girteka Logistics über 1.000 Mercedes-Benz Actros // Major order of 1,000 Mercedes-Benz Actros by Girteka Logistics
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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks signs major order with Girteka Logistics

    2016-03-02T09:38:20Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks has reported its largest-ever fleet order in Eastern Europe. The deal will see it deliver 1,000 Actros trucks to the Lithuanian logistics provider, Girteka Logistics. The value of the deal is undisclosed. Girteka provides services for a range of sectors, including automotive, in Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth ...

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    Ceva launches weekly LCL service between China and Hungary

    2016-02-29T16:46:56Z

    In February Ceva Logistics launched a new weekly less-than-container load (LCL) service between China and Hungary, with the majority of cargo volume accounted for by the automotive industry. The weekly service, which runs between the port of Shanghai and Budapest, currently goes via the Adriatic port of Koper in Slovenia. ...

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    Adampol starts operations at Naberezhnye Chelny for Ford Sollers

    2016-02-22T09:48:12Z

    Polish logistics and transport provider, Adampol, has started volume operations at a 6-hectare distribution compound adjacent to the Ford Sollers' plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia. The services are being carried out through its Russian division Vectura. The compound, which represents an investment of more than €3m ($3.3m) by Adampol, is ...

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    Permit dispute hits road hauls between Poland and Russia

    2016-02-03T14:59:25Z

    Cargo movements between Poland and Russia have been suspended this week because of an impasse between the two countries on the renewal of an existing agreement on permits. The permits allow Polish trucks to carry freight into Russia via Belarus, which is part of the Russian Customs Union. On Tuesday ...

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    Mexico conference: Rail and truck capacity challenges

    2016-02-02T17:29:14Z

    If Mexico’s automotive production figures reach more than 5m in 2020, as they are forecast to do, it will put a significant strain on Mexico’s rail and truck infrastructure. It is no secret that more trucks and railcars will be needed to cope, and infrastructure projects will need to be ...