VEHICLE LOGISTICS ROAD – Page 6

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 accelerate our ...

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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 middle-market ...

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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 been updating ...

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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 as ...

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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.VisionDrive ...

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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 by nearly ...

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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 the ...

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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 10,000th 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 the way ...

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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 near ...

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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 ...