All Trucking articles – Page 9

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    Winter returns early to hit US automotive sector

    2014-11-26T16:39:54Z

    Threats of the level of disruption experienced by the US automotive sector last winter were renewed last week, with record snow and low temperatures coming early to all 50 states. The northeast of the US was hit particularly hard when massive snowfall put some dealers in Buffalo, NY, under seven ...

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    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong

    2014-11-18T12:33:01Z

    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gathering Executives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes ...

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    China reveals measures to make logistics sector globally competitive

    2014-11-18T09:24:14Z

    China’s State Council has released guidelines to promote the development of the commerce and logistics sectors to boost consumption and speed up job creation. According to state-run news agency, Xinhua, commercial loans and other policy support will be provided to relevant companies with the intention of building them into globally ...

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    Taking your hands off the wheel

    2014-11-15T08:42:25Z

    As driving and park-assist technology becomes more prevalent in trucks today, experts look ahead to what a future with self-driving trucks would mean for logistics and the automotive supply chain. Driverless cars entered the public imagination in force several years ago, when the media started following the development of the ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico

    2014-11-05T15:00:26Z

    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, ...

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    Anyware Express logistics expanding

    2014-11-04T15:06:48Z

    Anyware Express, a South Carolina-based freight haulier, warehousing and port services provider, is expanding its business following an increase in the automotive parts business it handles. The logistics company is moving into a 9,300 sq.m facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, to accommodate an increase in imports and exports from ...

  • PAM Transportation
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    PAM Transportation posts record profits

    2014-10-29T15:10:09Z

    PAM Transportation, an irregular route trucking company based in Arkansas, North America has reported record profits in the third quarter, 2014. Stronger freight demand and lower fuel costs helped PAM to reach its latest figures, with the company posting a net income of $5.06m, a 111% gain on the $2.39m ...

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    Rhenus announces partnership with Milsped

    2014-10-27T13:00:04Z

    Rhenus Logistics, part of Germany’s Rhenus Group, has announced a partnership with Milsped, a Balkan logistics operator. Rhenus will be expanding its European operations further with the latest announcement, which follows last week’s partnership deal with Transdanubia, an Austrian logistics company. A spokesperson for Rhenus told Automotive Logistics , “Rhenus ...

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    Waberer's establishes British subsidiary

    2014-10-24T16:49:51Z

    Waberer's, a Hungarian road transport operator, has established a subsidiary in Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK. Felixstowe is home to the largest container port in the United Kingdom, making it suitable for Waberer’s strategic requirements. Although Waberer's is only now establishing a subsidiary in the UK, it has been working in ...

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    Rhenus announces partnership with Transdanubia

    2014-10-24T16:37:22Z

    Rhenus Logistics, a UK-based import/export freight forwarder with 11 facilities across England, Scotland and Ireland, has recently announced a new partnership with Transdanubia, an Austrian logistics company whose business includes distributing automotive parts throughout central Europe. The announcement will see Rhenus expanding its market presence in Austria, by working ...

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    French government indefinitely suspends truck toll

    2014-10-13T16:35:51Z

    The French environment and transport ministries have announced they have indefinitely suspended plans for a controversial truck toll, an already watered-down version of the so-called ‘ecotax’. The tax was designed to raise €500m ($638m) annually, but had drawn substantial criticism from the trucking sector. A number of environmental groups have ...

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    Daseke grows its high and heavy business with Lone Star merger

    2014-10-08T13:17:26Z

    Lone Star Transportation, which specialises in the road haulage of complex high and heavy shipments, has been merged with Texan rival Daseke for an undisclosed sum. Daseke also provides open-deck and oversize road transport services across North America and has a number of subsidiaries specialising in this sector, including Boyd ...

  • ATRI survey results
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    ATRI survey reveals top ten issues in trucking

    2014-10-08T12:12:58Z

    The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has revealed a list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, with the controversial hours-of-service rules for drivers at the top and still a major concern for the industry. ATRI has surveyed more than 4,000 trucking industry stakeholders for ...

  • Audi quick checkin
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    Audi geo-fencing project takes top VW Group logistics prize

    2014-10-01T11:13:21Z

    A pilot project at Audi to 'geo-fence' trucks and further automate their check-in for delivery of inbound material at the carmaker's Ingolstadt factory in Bavaria has won the 2014 Volkswagen Group Logistics Innovation award. The prize was given out during a group-wide logistics conference held in Kassel, Germany, which featured ...

  • Automotive Logistics Global - Regulation panel
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    Global conference: regulatory impact on logistics

    2014-09-26T11:39:32Z

    US automotive logistics executives complain that they are feeling the pain of regulatory increases across all transport modes, with the driver pool likely to shrink as well. American businesses have never been fans of regulation. In the automotive industry, it’s currently coming thick and fast, leaving OEMs, suppliers, and logistics ...

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    Vos and Michelin sign deal for dedicated truck capacity

    2014-09-24T15:45:15Z

    Vos Logistics and Michelin have recently signed a Preferred Carrier Agreement that the companies claim will make their transport networks more sustainable by reducing the movement of empty trucks across Europe and increasing intermodal transport wherever possible. The agreement involves dedicated transport flows between Michelin and the Dutch provider, which ...

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    Lohr builds first CTM prototype for the European market

    2014-09-24T11:04:14Z

    Further to the announcement made earlier this year that Lohr Industries has signed a partnership agreement with Convertible Trailer Manufacturers Worldwide (CTM) , the French equipment maker has built its first prototype convertible trailer and will be marketing it to the transport industry over the coming months, including at the ...

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    A stronger grip on the market

    2014-09-22T16:50:23Z

    A shift towards local production and increased near-sourcing is improving the tyremaker’s logistics and order management in one of its main growth territories, reports Anthony Coia Based in Milan, Italy, Pirelli & C SpA is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, with 22 factories in 13 countries around the ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference

    2014-09-16T05:58:51Z

    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January. Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as ...

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    Belle Rolfo confident with latest Ego design

    2014-09-10T11:27:33Z

    Car trailer manufacturing joint venture, Belle Rolfo, recently revealed the latest version of its Ego 11-car transporter at an event held in Warwick in the UK. Along with the latest trailer innovations, the joint venture also highlighted the advantages of the new Volvo FM Euro 6 tractor that is being ...