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  • David M. Gann CFO United Road Services
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    David Gann becomes CFO at United Road Services

    2018-01-23T09:46:06Z

    David Gann (pictured) has joined North American finished vehicle transport provider United Road Services as its chief financial officer. He replaces Eric Mikesell, who has left the company after more than 13 years. Gann moves from his role as vice-president of investor relations and communications at Metaldyne Performance Group, the ...

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    Emergency response: Weathering the storms

    2018-01-18T15:40:00Z

    A volatile 2017 hurricane season saw successive storms hit the US south-east and the Caribbean, counting at least 500,000 vehicles in the US alone among its many damages and leading to emergency planning once again gaining a greater level of prominence within the finished vehicle supply chain. While matching the ...

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    Accelerated Services buys out Continental Transport in the US

    2018-01-12T16:56:32Z

    US-based finished vehicle transport provider Accelerated Services has taken over Continental Transport for an undisclosed sum. The combined entity has a fleet of approximately 216 trucks, but Accelerated Services said that number was set to grow and it intended to have 250 trucks by the end of the second quarter ...

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    Road transport in Mexico: no time for reflection

    2018-01-11T14:12:00Z

    About three years ago, trucking capacity for the movement of finished vehicles in Mexico was a big concern. Trucks are used for the delivery of all finished vehicles for the domestic market there, as well as supporting rail in moving vehicles to and from ports, and there were simply not ...

  • India truck
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    Indian car carriers caught in the middle of GST accounting ‘nightmare’

    2018-01-10T09:36:35Z

    Following the rollout of the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) six months ago, automotive carriers in India are struggling to resolve different customer requirements about how the tax is actually applied to their services. Under the GST, car hauliers can use either a Forward Credit Mechanism (FCM) or ...

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    India’s CCA goes to high court over enforcement of new truck regulations

    2018-01-08T11:48:45Z

    India’s Car Carrier Association has lodged a petition of complaint with the high court in Jaipur over the way new truck regulations are being enforced in Rajasthan. The problems relate to the enforcement of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) regulation that was introduced in October 2016 with the support ...

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    Twists and turns in the road ahead

    2018-01-05T12:36:01Z

    The European new vehicle market has showed strength in recent years, following a long decline after the global financial and subsequent Eurozone crises; sales have mostly recovered to pre-crisis levels and continued to rise in most major EU markets throughout 2017, with the exception of the UK. The outlook for ...

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    UK-based Acumen acquires J&A Transporters

    2017-12-12T17:22:03Z

    UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has acquired J&A Transporters, a Somerset-based business specialising in used vehicle movements for auction houses, direct contracts with dealerships for new cars and vehicle swaps, and fleet movements for rental operators. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will add 15 car transporters and ...

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    Altmann joins Scherm in EV truck use for BMW Munich

    2017-12-04T12:51:48Z

    Logistics services providers Scherm Group and ARS Altmann have recently invested in two new electric-powered trucks to support inbound and outbound activity at BMW’s vehicle assembly plant in Munich. German logistics provider Scherm Group, which was already using one electric vehicle for inbound deliveries to the carmaker’s Munich plant ...

  • Tata_Ultra_Truck
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    First shipments of trucks by sea from India to Bangladesh

    2017-11-28T15:49:19Z

    Tata Motors has sent its first ever consignment of 240 trucks to Bangladesh using short-sea shipping instead of the congested land border route through Petrapole-Benapole. The trucks were shipped on November 23 rd and were followed by a second consignment four days later. The trucks, which arrived in Bangladesh ...

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    Indian state border barriers slowly coming down under GST regime

    2017-11-13T11:53:07Z

    Flows of goods across India’s state borders seem to be smoothing out slowly as toll barriers are removed, following implementation of the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) several months ago. Speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit last week gave examples of how the new federal taxation system, ...

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    How autonomous vehicles will impact on the supply chain

    2017-11-02T12:34:21Z

    There’s a huge buzz in Silicon Valley about electric engines, ride-hailing and driverless cars, with Uber, Tesla and Waymo all making waves. Morgan Stanley sees a major transformation taking place and recently predicted that Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous driving unit, could be valued at $70 billion by 2030.The big car manufacturers ...

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    Digital revolutions in political turmoil

    2017-10-25T15:14:09Z

    Whether it has been politics, the economy, ‘Dieselgate’, collapsing German rail tunnels or adverse weather, the European transport sector has its fair share to deal with this year – at a time which also appears to mark the end to a recent cyclical high in new vehicle registrations, at least ...

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    Driver shortage the number one concern for road carriers in ATRI survey

    2017-10-23T15:08:04Z

    The shortage of truck drivers in North America has climbed six places to come top of the list of concerns in a survey into critical issues facing the sector, conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The results were released at this week’s 2017 American Trucking Association (ATA) Management ...

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    K-Line and Agunsa launch KAR Logistics to target rising vehicle imports

    2017-10-16T17:32:52Z

    Chilean multinational logistics agency Agunsa has teamed up with Japanese shipping firm K-Line to form a dedicated automotive logistics company, KAR Logistics. The new company, which will operate in Latin America, has been created to help meet rising automotive import traffic in the region, especially in Chile. In a press ...

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    US car carriers: Driven to deliver

    2017-10-05T16:13:56Z

    The US car market is forecast to contract slightly over the next two to three years, with sales set to fall from a high of 17.8m this year to around 16.3m in 2019, according to figures from industry analyst PwC. As OEMs cope with swelling inventory, the car carrier sector ...

  • DavidTozer_InnovateUK lr
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    UK logistics industry cuts emissions with innovation funding

    2017-10-04T14:41:37Z

    The freight, utilities and logistics industry in the UK contributes 31% of the total emissions polluting the environment and threatening the health of country's population but the good news is that trials are already underway on low emission goods vehicles, thanks to £24m ($32m) in funding through the government's innovation ...

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    Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

    2017-09-26T13:44:55Z

    Given the pace of change in digital technology the automotive logistics sector may not know exactly where it will be in ten years but it knows it is going somewhere different and that a risk-to-fail attitude is essential in adopting supply chain strategies for the future. What it cannot risk, ...

  • BCAL
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    BCA Logistics expands operations in UK

    2017-09-19T22:16:02Z

    BCA Logistics, one of the four divisions of UK-based used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, BCA, is expanding its operations in the West Midlands region of England and moving to a new office at Birmingham Business Park. The company said the move would create up to 30 new ...

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    Carlisle appointed as CEO of BCA Services

    2017-09-11T09:56:40Z

    BCA, the UK-based used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, has appointed Ian Carlisle as CEO of its newly created services division. In the role, he will take responsibility for BCA Vehicles Services, BCA Fleet Solutions, BCA Automotive and BCA Logistics. “We have formed the new Services division to further ...