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    Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

    2019-08-16T10:08:00Z

    A vehicle distribution network is only as good at the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.

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    Loadsmart and Starsky claim autonomous truck first

    2019-08-14T11:25:00Z

    The first dispatch by truck on public road without any human intervention has taken place in Texas, US, say digital freight broker Loadsmart and autonomous truck startup Starsky Robotics. For the initial journey, a lorry picked up a load in Dallas and delivered it the ...

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    Jack Cooper plans to renew fleet after bankruptcy protection

    2019-08-13T15:47:00Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Jack Cooper Ventures plans to run its business as usual while reorganising under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and then buy new vehicle transporters. The company, based in Kennesaw, Georgia, and 18 subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court in Atlanta ...

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    Sizing up growth opportunities in a changing market

    2019-08-13T15:21:00Z

    US ports and logistics providers are being challenged by a consumer shift towards bigger vehicles, while OEMs are operating under the shadow of global trade wars. Speakers at the 2019 FVL Import Export in Baltimore discussed the obstacles and the opportunities

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    New Navistar PDC to open in Memphis

    2019-08-13T11:00:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International is opening a new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Olive Branch, Memphis, on 26 August to cater to the demand for parts and quicker maintenance turnaround times. It will handle a wide variety of components, produced by Navistar and ...

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    Manns launches logistics consultancy

    2019-08-12T10:50:00Z

    Industry advisor Dennis Manns is leading a new automotive and logistics consulting company, North Motors Group.

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    GM expands service parts distribution in Michigan

    2019-08-07T13:02:00Z

    The vehicle-maker has officially opened a $65m service parts centre in Michigan that will pack 120m parts per year for the AC Delco and GM Genuine Parts brands. The new facility, which covers 102,000 sq.m in the suburb of Burton in Flint, is triple the size of the facility it is replacing and employs 800 people, according to GM.

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    Surgere sets it sights on Mexico

    2019-08-07T10:09:00Z

    US supply chain information provider Surgere of the US has set up a Mexican subsidiary, Technologias Avanzadas Surgere de Mexico, at Aguascalientes

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    South Korean trade body fines Japanese auto parts providers

    2019-08-07T09:03:00Z

    Denso, Diamond Electric Mfg, Hitachi Automotive Systems and Mitsubishi Electric have been fined a total of $76m by South Korea’s fair trade commission..

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    Automotive industry mourns the loss of Gary Hurley

    2019-08-07T08:42:00Z

    It was with regret that Automotive Logistics learned this week of the death of Gary Hurley (pictured, right), a veteran logistics expert at NYK Line and most recently vice-president of the company’s ro-ro division. He died after a sudden illness. Hurley, 62, was a well-known and ...