VEHICLE LOGISTICS ROAD – Page 6

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    Young replaces Schroeder at the AHAA

    2018-06-05T11:05:34Z

    Guy Young (pictured) has replaced Bill Schroeder as general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and currently has more than 85 car carrier members (with almost 9,000 trucks between them) and around 35 suppliers.Young has ...

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    Mosolf continues expansion with buyout of German rival

    2018-05-08T11:43:42Z

    German-based vehicle transporter Mosolf Group is taking over German rival firm Autokontor Bayern to reinforce its position “in an environment where markets are becoming more specialist and consolidating,” said the company’s CEO, Jörg Mosolf.The ownership change means Autokontor Bayern’s main shareholder and joint managing director Bernd Sauter will leave the ...

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    Car hauliers suspend services at Renault-Nissan’s Chennai plant

    2018-05-01T12:04:14Z

    Car carriers providing outbound distribution services for Renault-Nissan in India suspended their operations at the carmaker’s plant in Chennai last week in protest at what they say was the OEM’s decision to renege on agreed freight rates.According to the Car Carrier Association (CCA), the dispute dates back to meetings Renault-Nissan ...

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    Navigating uncharted waters

    2018-04-17T02:01:46Z

    At 04.00 on June 26 last year, Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, was woken by a phone call from his office. That’s when he learned that the global shipping giant had fallen victim to a cyber-attack. Over the next few hours, the true severity of the incident became ...

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    Proficient Auto Transport appoints new president and CEO

    2018-04-11T12:01:03Z

    Randy Beggs (pictured) has moved from his role as COO at US-based finished vehicle haulier, Proficient Auto Transport, to become president and CEO. He will now handle the day-to-day running of the company.Beggs replaces Kirk Williams, who held the role since 2004 and has now become chairman of the board.Proficient ...

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    Jack Cooper: The wheels of revolution

    2018-04-05T17:14:00Z

    At the FVL North America conference, you said we were experiencing a technological revolution rather than an evolution. What do you think are the biggest changes happening now?I think we’ve got to look at it in our business from both sides: what’s happening in the actual vehicles and with the ...

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    Koopman Logistics trials blockchain in the Netherlands

    2018-04-04T16:09:26Z

    Koopman Logistics Group has successfully completed a shipment of finished vehicles using blockchain digital technology to accurately track each unit in real time and automate administrative transactions.In an ongoing trial involving its Dutch customer PON Logistics, Koopman is moving vehicles from the PON compound in Leusden to dealers across the ...

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    Trump’s tariffs condemned at home and abroad

    2018-03-06T21:02:02Z

    Automotive industry players, from parts makers through OEMs to dealers, have been unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium.If implemented, the duties could lead to more expensive components and vehicles, less investment in new products and car plants, and the loss of jobs ...

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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 ...