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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. …

  • FVL conference 2017: Live poll results

    March 14, 2017

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference revealed mixed sentiments on the economy, what technology to invest in and visibility in the sector                                                         …

  • FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    March 14, 2017

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports from Huntington Beach, California. Gareth …

  • 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 …

  • Eurotunnel boss hails ‘best year in company’s history’

    March 8, 2017

    Groupe Eurotunnel, owner of the channel rail tunnel connecting the UK to France, has just reported on the best year in its history, according to chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon. The company’s net profit of €200m ($211m)  in the year to end-December, 2016, was over two-and-a-half times higher than the €75m a year earlier. The company, …

  • Major brands reveal plans for electric truck trials

    February 22, 2017

    MAN Truck & Bus and Mercedes-Benz Trucks have announced plans to allow customers to trial their respective electric trucks in real world situations, starting this year. MAN Truck & Bus, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, and an Austrian consortium, the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL), have reached agreement on the joint development and testing of …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …