VEHICLE LOGISTICS ROAD – Page 5

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    Richard Binkley returns to Jack Cooper Transport

    2018-02-22T12:09:37Z

    Richard Binkley (pictured) has left US Autologistics (USAL), where he was president, to take up the role of executive vice-president of strategic operations at Jack Cooper Transport.He has been replaced at USAL by Gary Cole, previously vice-president of vehicle processing and parts distribution at Gulf States Toyota.Binkley was president of ...

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    ARS Altmann trials gas-powered car carrier

    2018-02-20T17:37:57Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann has taken delivery of its first car carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The Iveco Stralis NP truck was handed over in February to the company’s subsidiary AFT H. Altmann Fahrzeugtransporte and is currently being used on an in-house pilot project in southern ...

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    Lohr refurbishes Acumen fleet

    2018-02-13T17:22:03Z

    UK-based finished vehicle haulier Acumen Automotive Logistics has said it is nearing completion of a £500,000 ($695,000) refurbishment of 20 finished vehicle transporters with its French car carrier supplier, Lohr Automotive.According to Acumen, the transporters are having all their wiring replaced, a full hydraulic system overhaul including sliding decks, pipes ...

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    China car transporters: Axle position looks set to move centre stage

    2018-02-05T11:37:38Z

    The era of the overloaded car transporter in China – the ‘aircraft carriers’, as some have referred to them – is entering its final stages this year. After more than a decade of growing lengths and dangerous loads, the country’s highways are set to see improvements in safety and standards, ...

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    Groupe Cat appoints two new directors

    2018-01-30T15:36:33Z

    Jean-Michel Floret has been made director of the vehicle logistics division at French finished vehicle logistics provider, Groupe Cat.His promotion to the executive committee follows the Paris-based company’s acquisition last year of STVA, the finished vehicle transport arm of French state-owned rail operator SNCF.Floret began his career at SNCF and ...

  • 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 powertrain ...

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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 of ...

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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 ...

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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 a Reverse ...

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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 of ...

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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 the ...

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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 a ...

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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 after setting ...

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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 23rd and were followed by a second consignment four days later.The trucks, which arrived in Bangladesh within two days, ...

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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, which ...

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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 statement, Agunsa ...