All Trucking articles – Page 7

  • Calais_port
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    Calais port strike throws automotive freight movements up in the air

    2015-07-08T11:23:11Z

    The closure of the French port of Calais because of industrial action taken by the Syndicat Maritime Nord union has hit freight movements in and out of the UK. While the port has now been reopened, disruption is continuing this week, something that has been compounded by incidents of migrant ...

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    Spain could produce 4m cars a year with more efficient logistics

    2015-07-07T11:45:45Z

    Spain’s car and truck makers’ association ANFAC is projecting that vehicle production in the country will hit 3m by 2017. At a recent presentation of its forecast and ‘3 Million Logistics’ initiative, attended by Spain’s minister for transport, Ana Pastor, the association said that with more efficient logistics in place, ...

  • FVL2015-D2_0659
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    FVL conference: Worries over rail service and driver shortages

    2015-06-09T12:31:02Z

    While sales and production of new vehicles in North America still growing, there are lingering worries that logistics options are not keeping up with volume or the higher complexity. Although the situation has improved somewhat this year, rail velocity and cycle times are still behind their historic levels, while a ...

  • european-commission-building-flags
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    EC launches infringement proceedings against Germany over wage legislation

    2015-06-02T23:22:21Z

    The European Commission (EC) has launched an infringement procedure against Germany in response to its extension of minimum wage legislation to international transport operators entering German territory. “[T]he application of German measures to transit and certain international transport operations can in the Commission's view not be justified, as it ...

  • Omaha_railhead_UP
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    CDN releases latest cloud-based yard management tool

    2015-05-27T12:26:06Z

    Car Delivery Network, which provides cloud-based applications for outbound finished vehicle movements, has announced the release of a new yard management application – vinYARD. According to the company it is the first cloud-based application for the paperless gate release of vehicles and has been released to the market following a ...

  • Transcorr_truck
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    Transcorr merging with Venture Transport in US

    2015-05-26T17:59:38Z

    US road hauler Transcorr is merging with rival trucking company Venture Logistics in a move that will bring improvements in service for both companies’ automotive tier one customers, according to Michael Meier, Transcorr’s CEO. The details of the merger, which was signed at the beginning of May, remain confidential but ...

  • MazdaThailand_centre
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    Mazda chooses Thailand as distribution hub for ASEAN region

    2015-05-20T10:11:39Z

    Mazda has opened a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Thailand and has designated the country as its main hub for ASEAN exports. The centre in Samut Prakan, in the Bangna district, has been set up by Mazda Logistics & Yusen (Asia), a joint venture between Mazda Sales Thailand and Yusen ...

  • Article

    Global supply route complexity in an evolving industry

    2015-05-18T17:07:47Z

    As supply chains are now truly global operations, and complexity is only set to rise further, OEMs must prepare for every eventuality, writes Brad Brennan, (left). Growing supply route complexity is providing fresh challenges for automotive industry logisticians to overcome. Globalised production strategies, emerging hubs and increasing production agility are ...

  • Tristan_Balayn_3
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    Speed and complexity is the name of the game for Gefco UK

    2015-05-14T16:44:09Z

    Economic growth in the UK and the success of the automotive sector over the last few years has brought some welcome challenges to the logistics providers operating there, few more so than Gefco UK. According to its managing director, Tristan Balayn (pictured), the country’s fast and sustained growth has required ...

  • Tegma_trucks
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    GM forced to stop production in Brazil because of carrier dispute

    2015-05-13T14:18:17Z

    General Motors has been forced to halt production at its plant in Gravatai, Brazil because of a dispute with its outbound transport providers Tegma and Transzero over freight costs. The carriers are reported to have stopped picking up vehicles made at the plant forcing it to stop output. However, Tegma ...

  • UP_CARHauler
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    ShipCarsNow joins forces with Ready Auto Transport

    2015-05-13T12:32:54Z

    ShipCarsNow, the US-based multimodal vehicle transport subsidiary of rail provider Union Pacific, has signed a business alliance agreement with Ready Auto Transport, which provides transport and logistics services to the automotive remarketing industry. Together the companies will provide a combination of truck and rail transport that they said would provide ...

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    Penske Logistics completes Transfreight buyout

    2015-05-11T11:51:18Z

    Following the announcement in March that Penske Logistics was buying Transfreight North America , the company confirmed this week that the deal had been completed. Transfreight’s name will now be changed to Penske Logistics. Penske Logistics bought the North American 3PL from Mitsui & Co for an undisclosed sum. Transfreight ...

  • World Premiere Freightliner Inspiration Truck
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    Freightliner launches first autonomous trucks licensed for road use

    2015-05-06T14:48:53Z

    Daimler’s Freightliner subsidiary has launched the first autonomous trucks to be granted a license for road use. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is equipped with a Highway Pilot system, which includes a complex stereo camera and radar systems with lane-keeping and collision-prevention functions. It regulates the speed of the truck, applies ...

  • VW_Jaxport_IMG_5619
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    First vessel laden with VWs arrives at Jaxport

    2015-04-29T16:32:28Z

    Following the news that Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has added the Jacksonville (Jaxport) to its entry ports for distribution of vehicles in the US Southeast , today (29 April) saw the first vessel arrive at the port loaded with VW Group passenger cars. A spokesperson for VWoA confirmed that ...

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    XPO Logistics in deal to buy out Norbert Dentressangle

    2015-04-29T10:36:55Z

    US-based third party logistics provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to buy Norbert Dentressangle, one of Europe’s main transport, forwarding and contract logistics providers, for $3.53 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, is estimated to increase XPO’s revenue to approximately ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia

    2015-04-22T12:24:19Z

    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013. Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the ...

  • Bryan_Sitko_LeylandTrucks
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    Sitko moves from PACCAR’s parts business to MD role at Leyland

    2015-04-20T16:50:58Z

    Bryan Sitko has moved from his role as operations director for the Parts Europe division of truck group PACCAR to take up a new role as managing director of Leyland Trucks, one of the divisions of the group. "This is a great opportunity and I am very much looking forward ...

  • Vlist_transport
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    Van der Vlist makes high and heavy moves around Europe

    2015-04-14T15:46:56Z

    Specialist logistic and forwarding provider Van der Vlist has recently moved a number of Caterpillar material handling machines from the equipment maker’s production facility in Northern Ireland to Van der Vlist’s storage facility in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Van der Vlist uses its facility near the port as a Caterpillar distribution centre, ...

  • Ford Telematics Satellite View
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    Ford launches fleet telematics system in UK with Telogis

    2015-04-14T13:50:49Z

    Ford is launching a real-time fleet telematics system in the UK with its technology provider Telogis for the carmaker’s commercial customers. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to give businesses insight into vehicle location, driver behaviour and fuel consumption, amongst more comprehensive data. Announcing the technology at this ...

  • JackCooperC_side1
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    Car haulers amongst fastest-growing trucking companies in US

    2015-04-08T16:03:55Z

    Car haulers, Jack Cooper Transport and United Road Service, were among the fastest growing businesses on a list of the 50 largest US trucking firms, drawn up for the Journal of Commerce (JOC) by SJ Consulting Group. According to the results, Jack Cooper Transport, which is number 26 on the ...