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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. …

  • Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    March 15, 2017

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans to process more than 70,000 …

  • Volvo Trucks demonstrates on-highway platooning in California 

    March 14, 2017

    Volvo Trucks and the University of California, Berkeley have completed a partially automated truck platooning demonstration, hauling three containers on the interstate highway from the port of Los Angeles. Platooning reduces aerodynamic drag, fuel consumption and emissions by grouping trucks closely together along a given highway route. Reducing the distance between vehicles also allows for …

  • 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 …

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    February 9, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the majority of these went to …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …