The American trucking industry posted gains in employment, number of truck drivers and truck sales through 2015, according to the newly released ATA American Trucking Trends 2016, announces "Trucking.com".
Multinational transport and logistics provider AsstrA Associated Traffic AG successfully completed a heavy-lift project involving the air transport of oversized cargo – a line of tobacco packaging equipment weighting 37,500 kg – from the British American Tobacco factory in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Incheon, South Korea.
Starship Technologies, maker of squat six-wheeled robots that deliver packages to businesses and homes, said Wednesday it is working with Mercedes to develop a van to transport eight of the robots and release them onto sidewalks to make deliveries, "LA Times" announces.
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March. (March’s percentage decrease was slightly more than reported in our press release on April 18, 2017.) In April, the index equaled 134 (2000=100), down from 137.4 in March. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016, reports "Trucking.org".
From 24-26 April AsstrA was proud to exhibit at Breakbulk Europe, one of the heavy lift logistics industry’s largest annual events. This year in Antwerp, the conference attracted approximately 9,000 attendees and over 400 exhibitors and sponsors.
Volkswagen’s namesake brand, tarnished by fraudulent diesel emissions data and inefficient business practices, is suddenly looking almost as profitable as its peers. The recovery isn’t as spectacular as the latest numbers suggest, but is still hugely encouraging, the "Wall Street Journal" reports.
Atlantic Basin oil producers are nibbling away at OPEC’s prized market share in Asia thanks to the most competitive crude prices in seven years. The exporter club’s output cuts are partly to blame, "Bloomberg" writes.
Multinational transport and logistics provider AsstrA Associated Traffic AG has completed initial testing of its brand new methane-powered Scania G340 truck. During its first two weeks on the job, the truck carried shipments for the AsstrA largest customer between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
The home of one of the world's oldest civilizations, Iran is the only country with coastlines on both the Caspian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Iran is also a major regional power with the world's largest natural gas supply and fourth-largest proven oil reserves. Top logistics market experts, having identified the potential for overseas businesses to develop in Iran, claim that now – while foreign trade is still recovering – is an ideal time to enter the Iranian market and invest in Iran.
If demand for expeditors is constantly rising and higher education institutions can not fully satisfy logistics labor market needs, what should business do? AsstrA Associated Traffic AG found the solution: instead of waiting, the company decided to invest into future generation itself by supporting startups and growing expeditors “come as a Padowan, become a Jedi”.
It’s been five years since Cadillac announced it was working on a system it calls “Super Cruise” that would be capable of steering, braking, and lane-centering in highway driving without human intervention, “Forbes” announces.