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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » United Road acquires Fleet Car Carriers

    January 8th 2019 US finished vehicle haulier United Road Services along with its owner, The Carlyle Group, and other investors has acquired Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers for an undisclosed sum. Based in Romulus, Michigan, United Road will now operate out of more than 90 locations and is projected to move more than 4.5m new, used and speciality vehicles […]
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  • People moves

    News » Anderson replaces McCann as CEO at United Road

    September 12th 2018 Marc Anderson (pictured) is taking over as CEO of US finished vehicle haulier, United Road Services. He replaces Kathleen McCann, who will move to the role of executive chairman in January. Anderson, who joined the company as chief operating officer in 2014 from Inland Industrial Services, added the role of president to his responsibilities in […]
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  • People moves

    News » David Gann becomes CFO at United Road Services

    January 23rd 2018 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 and safety parts supplier. […]
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  • Insurance & repair

    Intelligence » Emergency response: Weathering the storms

    January 18th 2018 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 claims experience and damage repair responsibilities […]
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  • Used vehicle logistics

    Intelligence » No more second-hand innovation

    November 24th 2017 The conservation of time and the acceleration of goods in the supply chain have long been valued by OEMs and their partners in bringing new cars from production to market. Those principles are increasingly being brought to bear in the used car market, too, with tighter logistics chains and greater deployment of technology used to […]
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  • Vehicle distribution

    Intelligence » US car carriers: Driven to deliver

    October 5th 2017 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 faces some difficult questions over […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Carlyle Group buys finished vehicle logistics provider United Road Services

    September 6th 2017 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 companies in the US […]
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  • Intelligence » US car carriers: Driving an open highway

    April 7th 2016 High sales and low fuel costs are favouring US car carriers, with many investing in equipment, infrastructure and technology Despite an unsteady global economy and falling financial markets, North American car carriers have been tearing up the road with profits and operating efficiencies. Benefitting from an expanding manufacturing base, record vehicle sales in the US […]
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