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    Carlyle Group buys finished vehicle logistics provider United Road Services

    2017-09-06T15:38:17Z

    The Carlyle Group has acquired North American finished vehicle transport and logistics provider United Road Services from Charlesbank Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. The private equity and alternative asset management giant said it bought the company via its Equity Opportunity Fund II, a $2.4 billion fund that invests in ...

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    Acumen bolsters its enclosed car transporter fleet

    2017-08-23T12:39:33Z

    UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has added two more DAF LF curtainsided rigids to its fleet of 20 enclosed car transporters. One of the new trucks will be based at the company’s operating centre in Coventry, with the other at its depot in Farnborough. Acumen says it has ...

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    Ship Your Car Now expands in Florida to meet rising B2B demand

    2017-08-23T10:53:11Z

    US finished vehicle and heavy equipment mover Ship Your Car Now (SYCN) has expanded its business with the opening of a new office in Boca Raton, Florida. The company said the move was in response to increased demand for outbound services in the business-to-business (B2B) division, which includes customers such ...

  • Siemens eHighway: Testfahrt mit Bundesumweltministerin Hendricks / Siemens eHighway: Test drive with Federal Environment Minister Hendricks
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    Siemens eHighway trial to take place in Germany next year

    2017-08-16T11:52:01Z

    Engineering and technology giant Siemens is to build a 10km overhead contact line on the German motorway system to support electrified freight transport. The line will supply power to a hybrid truck in an initial trial taking place next year.The system will be installed on the A5 Autobahn between the ...

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    Gefco starts working with VisionDrive in UK for single vehicle deliveries

    2017-08-02T16:55:54Z

    UK vehicle transport provider VisionDrive has signed a one-year rolling contract with global logistics specialist Gefco for single new vehicle deliveries across the UK. It will make more than 50 single vehicle deliveries a month for Gefco from its Sandtoft facility in Lincolnshire with a view to gaining further contracts. ...

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    Russian automotive industry concerned by rising Platon toll rate

    2017-07-24T17:52:59Z

    Concerns are growing in the Russian automotive sector about the rising costs of the Platon electronic toll system, Elizaveta Korshunova, head of outbound logistics at Gaz Group, revealed at the recent Automotive Logistics Russia summit . Korshunova said the toll had already raised transport costs for finished vehicles in Russia ...

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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

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    Transition to automated trucks must be managed, warn trade bodies

    2017-06-02T16:28:34Z

    The potentially devastating effect of autonomous vehicles on truck drivers’ jobs means the transition to the technology will need to be carefully managed, according to a new report.There are, however, obvious benefits to automated road freight, including cost savings and safer roads, according to the new report from the International ...

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    DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

    2017-05-31T12:52:59Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000 th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on ...

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    USC looks at barges for the delivery of car volumes in Russia

    2017-05-30T11:53:12Z

    Alexey Rakhmanov (left), the director of Russia’s biggest shipbuilder, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), has revealed that the company is designing river barges for the transport of finished vehicle volumes on Russia’s inland waterway network. Currently there are no such services in Russia but Rakhmanov said this could change in the ...

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    Congestion costs rising for US trucking industry

    2017-05-17T11:51:27Z

    The US trucking industry faced an extra $63.4 billion in operational costs in 2015 due to traffic congestion on the national highway system, new research out this week has suggested.The latest report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) used a variety of data sources, including its GPS database, to ...

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    Avtovaz deliveries delayed by carrier shortfall

    2017-05-05T12:51:18Z

    Deliveries of vehicles from Russian carmaker Avtovaz are being delayed by up to a week because of a shortage of car carriers, according to a report in Russian media source Vedomosti . AvtoVaz usually delivers cars in the European region of Russia within 10 days but recently, some of its ...

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    CDN app makes ICL deliveries more efficient

    2017-04-26T14:13:52Z

    Car Delivery Network (CDN), which provides cloud-based applications for outbound vehicle movements, has revealed it is providing real-time vehicle delivery data via its vinDeliver ePOD software to finished vehicle supply chain systems provider ICL in North America.The vinDeliver app allows drivers to collect data in the field to ePOD (electronic ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher LudwigThe Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot year ...

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    ANT Lojistik invests in fleet to support Mercedes contract in Turkey

    2017-04-12T17:43:18Z

    The Turkish division of German carmaker Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-Benz Türk – has signed a deal with domestic finished vehicle logistics provider ANT Lojistik for the delivery of cars to dealerships across the country. Under the contract, which will run for a five and a half years, ANT will be the ...

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    China trucking: From overloaded to under capacity

    2017-04-10T17:16:26Z

    China’s new road transport rules are prompting an evolution in the country’s vehicle logistics as suppliers redefine their networks to cope with changing truck limits – but investment is likely to be slow In this story... A new phase for car carriers The capacity hit A centrist ...

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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts networkIn this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motionSeat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered badly during the country’s severe ...

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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots…North AmericaWhich way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or import rules, though it ...

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    Deliveries are feeling the crunch

    2016-07-27T15:07:04Z

    If you can’t get your product to market, every other competitive advantage is lost – a problem Europe’s OEMs could face as transport capacity tightens for moving finished vehicles New vehicle registrations across Europe have been rising, including double-digit sales increases in recent months across the EU. ACEA, the European ...

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    FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred-year habit for car carriers

    2016-06-10T19:56:26Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America has made some significant advances over the past few years in terms of bringing greater efficiency to the network. Despite that, it remains characterised by wasteful empty backhauls, which account for as much as 40-50% of mileage, according to some estimates. Some executives ...