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Cutting logistics costs key to GM profit targets

October 13, 2014

GM Profit Target General Motors has revealed details about how it plans to increase its margin to 10% in 2016, with cuts in material and logistics costs making up a large part of the company’s savings in regions including North America and South America. During an investor meetings last week in Michigan, the company’s chief […]

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MetroGistics, PMTG, and McNutt will partner as ‘asset medium’ provider

October 13, 2014

Announcements of the partnerships US vehicle logistics services provider MetroGistics is joining up operations and customers with trucking provider Precision Motor Transport Group (PMTG) and less-than-truckload service provider, McNutt Automotive Logistics. Both MetroGistics and McNutt will eventually merge to become a single company. The agreement will produce a mixed transport asset heavy and light model: […]

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FMCSA Including Extra Step In Insurance Increase Rulemaking Allowing For More Industry Comment

October 13, 2014

More Industry Comment The upcoming rule to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance that carriers and brokers must carry will have an additional step that allows fleets and owner-operators another chance to offer formal comment on the rule. The proposed rule will first be issued as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, rather than simply […]

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More Trucking Groups Call On FMCSA To Remove CSA Scores From Public View

October 9, 2014

Trucking Groups Call on FMCSA Several more trucking groups have called on DOT head Anthony Foxx to remove carriers’ safety data and Compliance, Safety, Accountability rankings from public view. The groups say the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration uses data that has “statistical flaws” to produce the Safety Measurement System rankings within CSA. Furthermore, the […]

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Volvo Trucks Delivers 1,000th Auto Hauler

October 9, 2014

1,000th Auto Hauler Volvo Trucks said it recently delivered its 1,000th Volvo Auto Hauler model, which the company designed specifically for the specialized automobile transport industry. Volvo delivered the milestone truck, a VAH 200 model powered by Volvo’s D11 engine, to Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport. The daycab model featured a short bumper-to-back-of-cab configuration that […]

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Employee Benefits Liability

September 22, 2014

It’s no secret, given today’s driver shortage, companies are competing to attract and retain the best and most talented drivers. Often, this advantage comes in the form of financial benefits, including employee benefit programs. Employee benefit programs are a popular way to compete for new employees and have been shown to improve overall employee morale […]

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Freight Increasingly At Risk For Cyber Crime

September 10, 2014

Cyber Crime First, the good news: Old-fashioned cargo theft is down. Within the past three years, incidents have fallen from 1,317 in 2011 to 1,090 in 2013, according to CargoNet, a cargo crime tracking subsidiary of Verisk Crime Analytics. And now the bad news: Cyber crime, as it relates to cargo, is up. Cyber crime […]

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Workers Compensation in the Trucking Industry

September 10, 2014

Cost of Truckers Workers Comp Workers compensation insurance for interstate trucking companies can be hard to obtain because the insurance company underwriter has difficulty accessing the risk. •Often, a trucking company is located in one state, the truck drivers live in other states, and the workers comp injury occurs in a third state. •Normally in […]

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Boydstun Will Start Making Car Carrier Equipment Again In August

September 10, 2014

Boydstun Return In August Boydstun Equipment Manufacturing, formerly known as Boydstun Metal Works, has announced it will return to the manufacturing of commercial auto transport equipment at the start of August this year. According to the company it has already started taking equipment orders and will deliver its first unit by August 30th. Initial production […]

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Cyber Liability, Data Breach and Privacy Coverage

July 7, 2014

Cyber Liability In today’s data driven world, protecting electronic information against theft or attack is a major concern among many businesses. As the transportation industry has become increasingly reliant on digital connections, they have increased their cyber security exposure.  Any company that transmits, collects, or stores private information is at risk for a cyber-attack.  For […]

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