All Trucking articles – Page 5

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Mexico conference: Swapping customs agents, cross-border trucking and other happenings on the border

    2016-01-31T23:04:04Z

    Efforts and projects to improve US-Mexico customs and border operations are the most promising they have been in decades, according to William Duncan (pictured), the chargé d’affaires for the US Embassy to Mexico. Important trials are underway for pre-clearance inspections, while there is work to increase capacity on both ...

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    Jan de Rijk buys out De Rooy Logistics

    2016-01-26T15:24:42Z

    Jan de Rijk Logistics has finalised its takeover of rival Dutch provider De Rooy Logistics, a specialist in transport, warehousing and value added services for the automotive sector. Jan de Rijk said the undisclosed acquisition would reinforce its automotive logistics activities for commercial vehicles service parts and create a basis ...

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    XPO Logistics secures GM contract renewal

    2016-01-20T16:34:46Z

    General Motors UK has extended its long-term relationship with XPO Logistics in a three-year contract renewal. The contract involves the distribution of Vauxhall automotive aftermarket parts in the UK. XPO Logistics has secured the new supply chain agreement after the success of its ‘night distribution’ service, where the provider makes ...

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    US car carrier rolls out CNG fleet for Honda shuttle service

    2016-01-20T11:34:31Z

    North American finished vehicle carrier, Virginia Transportation Corporation, has introduced a fleet of 30 compressed-natural gas (CNG)-fuelled transporters for the movement of Honda finished vehicles from the carmaker’s plant in Lincoln, Alabama. The transport provider has also worked with CNG Suppliers and Alabama Natural Gas on a CNG fuelling station ...

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    Jérôme Lorrain to lead Ceva’s new Ground Transportation division

    2016-01-20T11:08:57Z

    Ceva Logistics has added a fourth business division to its operations that will focus on ground transport services and run alongside its existing air, ocean and contract logistics units. The new division will be headed by Jérôme Lorrain, who is taking up the position of chief operating officer (COO). The ...

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    ECG column: A call to action

    2016-01-20T10:59:29Z

    Only a united and inclusive association, with a multitude of active participants, can resolve the concerns of its members, writes ECG president Costantino Baldissara ( far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) Every industry association is fuelled, not only by the energy of its secretariat, but by the will and ...

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    Formula E looking into electric commercial vehicles for on-site logistics

    2016-01-06T15:15:27Z

    Formula E has said that it plans to bring electric trucks and buses to manage its paddock activities. A British start-up company called Charge is working on an electric commercial vehicle that could be used to move cars, equipment, and people around the paddock at Formula E races – helping ...

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    Ford-Werke now using 72 new Kögel trailers

    2015-12-18T12:11:09Z

    Ford-Werke, the German subsidiary of Ford Europe, has recently taken delivery of 72 Kögel trailers: 52 ‘Mega’ trailers, and 20 ‘Cargo’ trailers. The trailers are the maximum permissable height of four metres. The Kögel trailers are tailored to Ford’s vehicle fleet and will be used primarily in procurement logistics ...

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    DB Schenker Logistics to merge UK road services with Redhead International

    2015-12-16T14:33:27Z

    DB Schenker Logistics is planning to combine its road-based deliveries in the UK with UK logistics provider Redhead International in a new joint venture. The German company’s Schenker division will acquire a 75% stake in Redhead International in early 2016 subject to approval with competition authorities. It is expected that ...

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    China to confirm new trailer standard for car carriers

    2015-12-16T11:20:05Z

    A strange era in China’s vehicle logistics industry may finally be on the verge of ending. In a country where 80% or more of passenger cars move by truck, and around which an industry of 30,000 or more car-carrier trucks has developed, the vast majority of equipment in use is ...

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    Russian truck tax system causes disruption in supply chain

    2015-12-08T07:51:10Z

    For several weeks truck owners across Russia have been protesting against the new tax system called ‘Platon’, which is reported to have not only caused a significant financial burden on the automotive business but has also been administered with numerous mistakes, bringing confusion to the logistic industry in the country. ...

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    US carmakers roll out CNG technology for inbound and outbound deliveries

    2015-11-30T09:24:51Z

    A number of carmakers in the US are working with their logistics providers and equipment makers in an effort to reduce carbon emissions in the inbound delivery of parts and the outbound delivery of vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Toyota and Honda have all recently unveiled trials on more environmentally ...

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    Video interview with Paulo Sarti, managing director, South America, Penske Logistics

    2015-11-17T16:02:46Z

    Paulo Sarti, managing director of South America for Penske Logistics, spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the increasing need to share information, investment in new technology, and thinking differently. 

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    Ewals Cargo Care invests in Euro 6 truck fleet

    2015-11-17T14:59:27Z

    European logistics service provider, Ewals Cargo Care, has invested an undisclosed sum in 189 new trucks that are compliant to the Euro 6 emissions standard. It will bring the company’s fleet to a total of 457 at the end of this year. The company has also announced it plans to ...

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    Honold opens logistics facility for Continental in Germany

    2015-11-17T13:10:18Z

    Honold Logistik has opened a 9,200 sq.m logistics facility in Handewitt, Germany, to handle goods for tyre and powertrain components maker Continental. The facility replaces an existing 6,000 sq.m facility that Honold had been managing for Continental since 2008, capable of storing 40,000 tyres. Since then, Continental has grown its ...

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    Last mile: Partners for success

    2015-11-12T10:50:43Z

    Collaborations between shippers and carriers can surpass the savings gained in tenders, writes Frank Verhoeven , CEO of Dutch provider, Vos Logistics Every company using transport and logistics services wants to drive down costs, with tenders typically the key tool being used. But a narrow focus on tendering brings only ...

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    Willi Betz equips fleet with Transics’ telematics technology

    2015-11-03T12:42:21Z

    Hot on the heels of the announcement that European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has equipped its entire fleet with telematics from Wabco’s Transics International division , comes the news that German forwarder and transport provider, Willi Betz, is increasing the use of Transics’ fleet management technology to 370 of its ...

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    Hödlmayr to roll out Wabco fleet management technology

    2015-10-26T12:37:30Z

    European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has signed a deal with safety technology supplier Wabco for the supply of a fleet management system across all of its car carriers. Wabco’s fleet management division, Transics International, will equip around 610 vehicle carriers with its TX-SKY onboard computers, along with mobile and document ...

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    The race to deliver

    2015-10-23T13:35:21Z

    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting line Motor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who ...