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  • Childs joins Moore Transport as VP of sales and marketing

    March 21, 2017

    Bradley Childs has been appointed as vice-president of sales and marketing at Moore Transport. He joins the company after almost five years with Proficient Auto Transport, a Florida based car carrier, where he was VP – sales and operations. Prior to that, he was director of business planning at third party logistics provider Glovis America. …

  • Car Delivery Network targets China product roll-out

    March 14, 2017

    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has formed a joint venture with Shanghai KaQu Information Technology, as it plans the roll-out of its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software products in China. The new JV, KaQu Delivery Network (KDN), will market electronic real-time OEM vehicle delivery tracking, damage reporting and delivery sign-off for car carriers using the …

  • Omnitracs to offer Peloton’s platooning solution to customers

    February 17, 2017

    Fleet management solutions provider Omnitracs has formed a partnership with Peloton Technology allowing the former to offer the latter’s truck platooning solution to its customers. This year, Peloton will begin filling pre-orders of its platooning product for Class 8 trucks. The Silicon Valley-based company’s investors include Volvo Group, UPS, Intel Capital and Magna. Like other …

  • Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    February 14, 2017

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially open on February 22nd, is …

  • Danish project seeks to cut empty vehicle miles

    February 8, 2017

    Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) has announced it will part-finance a new, 15m kroner ($2.2m) project to develop an automated logistics system that will let shippers fill more empty miles. The project, called DiRectly, will help freight companies cut transport costs and carbon emissions by minimising empty journeys and help truck companies earn more income with …

  • Scania welcomes plans to promote electrified road technology

    February 1, 2017

    Truckmaker Scania has welcomed plans by Sweden and Germany to speed up the development of electrified road technology. The plans are part of a new innovation partnership between the two countries launched on Tuesday (January 31st) during a visit to Sweden by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The partnership aims to strengthen cooperation between the two …

  • ECG column: More of the same or all change?

    January 27, 2017

    This year will be one of substantial change, but change brings opportunity… including the opportunity to treat our drivers better Welcome to a new and probably rather interesting year. We entered 2017 in Europe with a period of solid growth and recovery behind us. However, as our quarterly surveys of the membership of ECG tell us, …

  • US car hauliers: Keeping all eyes on the road

    January 24, 2017

    Despite a levelling off in US vehicle sales, car carriers hope to carry on expanding as new technology makes them more efficient. But there are potholes to negotiate, as Automotive Logistics finds out… The car haulage industry in the United States has begun to experience the inevitable – a decline in the growth of new …

  • BCA unveils new supply chain structure 

    January 23, 2017

    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has restructured its supply chain operations to improve support for manufacturers and fleet operators. The new structure consists of four divisions: BCA Vehicle Services, which provides new vehicle services; BCA Fleet Solutions, which delivers fleet management, defleet and refurbishment services; BCA Automotive, which handles multiple vehicle logistics; and BCA …

  • Scania and Toyota start Singapore truck platooning trial

    January 23, 2017

    VW subsidiary Scania and Toyota are to conduct the first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations in Singapore, in what has been described as the largest pilot project of its kind. The three-year pilot, work on which begins this month, will involve three autonomous trucks following a lead manned truck on public roads, moving containers between port terminals …