RECOGNITION CONTINUES WITH IPIC VENTURE AWARD IN GRAZ, AUSTRIA
The IPIC conference, now in its fourth year, was launched with the goal of reaching a more sustainable and hyperconnected era of logistics, supply chains and transportation across the globe. The IPIC Venture Award recognizes pioneers relating directly to the application of this initiative who are developing smart transportation solutions and improving logistics efficiency.
BIG WINNERS IN THE BIG EASY FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE GLOBAL AWARDS
The Product Innovation award was won by Convertible Trailer Manufacturing WorldWide. CTM is a company that was built on the simple idea of improving automotive logistics through the use of improved hardware and a convertible solution. CTM’s Convertible Trailer converts from a conventional auto hauler to a versatile flatbed in minutes.
FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred year habit for car carriers
According to Bill Pawluk, chief executive of Convertible Trailers Manufacturers (CTM), a company that has patented a design for car carrying trailers that convert to flatbeds, the sector needs to rethink its network if it wants to kick “a 100-year bad habit”.
US highway bill amendment means flexibility for vehicle backhauls
Comprehensive transport legislation signed last week in the US includes an amendment to rules governing the trucking sector that will allow greater flexibility in the use of vehicle transporters.
CTM WW AND INFORM SIGN COLLABORATION AGREEMENT
Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide Ltd. (CTM WW) has signed a three-year agreement with INFORM GmbH, a German software development company.
Lohr builds first CTM prototype for Europe
Further to the announcement made earlier this year that Lohr Industries has signed a partnership agreement with Convertible Trailer Manufacturers Worldwide (CTM)...
Dressing for a hot market in a cold network
The 15th annual Automotive Logistics Global conference, held at the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit, brought senior OEM, tier supplier and logistics provider executives to discuss ways of coping...
Innovative new convertible trailer could mean huge reduction in empty running
Some innovations seem so sane and sensible that you find yourself wondering why someone hadn’t thought of them before. Read More
Bill Pawluk talks about Innovation at the 2014 FVL North America Conference
Innovation but not for innovation's sake. How can innovation in vehicle logistics be encouraged? Where and what areas need it most?
Lohr restructures Delavan business in North America
Car carrier equipment maker Lohr Automotive is restructuring its business in North America. Operating through the Delavan brand, which it purchased in 1998, the company is terminating its 50:50 joint venture with Miller Industries, which it set up two years ago... Read More
Who is going to pay the piper for car trailers?
As the demand for capacity in the US car hauling business grows, transport providers are faced with a number of challenges. The main equipment makers, led by just two main providers – Cottrell and Delavan – are busier than ever... Read More
Blue skies over Bonn as automotive logistics returns to growth
Although the Europe conference was held at the same location in Bonn, Germany and during the same week of March, delegates who came the past two years will have noted stark contrasts. Last year, executives travelled from across Europe through a late winter snowstorm...Read More
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Poor vehicle sales hit India’s carrier market
Poor vehicle sales have contributed to a bleak economic situation for India’s trucking market, as many carriers – including vehicle hauliers – are being forced to sell off portions of their fleet as many switch into “survival mode” during an industry downturn... Read More
Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India
This year’s conference came at the end of a tough year for India’s automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains... Read More
Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains
The 14th annual Automotive Logistics Global Conference heard issues surrounding growing production, rising sales and high levels of capacity utilisation. But manufacturers and providers have to be ready to meet continuing changes and disruptions in the supply chain. Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides report from Detroit... Read More
Investment returns to North American outbound logistics.
More than 320 delegates gathered in California this year to discuss an industry that is growing and investing once again in equipment and systems. But with many changes still to come, especially growth in Mexico, there is uncertainty over infrastructure and services across the outbound chain. Christopher Ludwig and Marcus Williams report from Newport Beach... Read More
Europe’s vehicle logistics sector meets to tackle difficult times.
Delegates are heading to next week’s ECG Conference in Germany in search of positive signs for European vehicle logistics. ECG is the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and its 2013 conference takes place at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin on Friday 11 October... Read More
Transporter manufacturers tough it out
Innovation and standardisation could help support growing markets, while manufacturers look to Russia, India, North America and hope for signs of life in Europe... Read More