Entries by bjorn

Tom Swennes, ICL VP of strategic planning & administration, discusses real-time telematics with Marcus Williams from Automotive Logistics Magazine.

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 […]

ETA accuracy: Going up in the customer’s estimation

Carmakers and logistics providers are now starting to bring ‘Uber-like’ tracking and delivery forecasts to the finished vehicle sector… In this story… VW’s platform enhancements Visibility over exceptions Trying to stay invisible Tracking reverse logistics Scott Mabry may well smile when he reflects on the inspiration for enhancements to Volkswagen Group of America’s logistics tracking system. […]

Auto Haulers Association of America

On November 10 and 11, Steve Tripp attended the Auto Haulers Association of America Expo and Meeting in St. Augustine, Florida. Approximately 150 people were in attendance, representing Auto Haulers from across the country and suppliers who serve this industry. Steve made a presentation concerning the concept of self-driving cars and trucks. In his speech, […]

Toyota Canada Honors ICL, Inc. with Kaizen Excellence Award

LAS VEGAS – At their annual Vehicle Logistics Partners Meeting on September 10th, Toyota Canada, Inc. (TCI) honored ICL, Inc. with the Kaizen Excellence Award, citing the company’s long-standing commitment to ongoing improvement, reinvestment, and innovation. TCI’s Ernie Moore, director of corporate logistics; and Sean Fogarty, manager of logistics planning; presented the award to Patrick […]

While U.S. Car Sales Jump, VW’s Plunge

DETROIT — While other automakers were reporting gains in a strong market for new vehicles in November, Volkswagen said on Tuesday that the impact of a widening emissions scandal caused its sales in the United States to plunge nearly 25 percent during the month. The results suggest that American consumers are turning their backs on […]

Fiat Chrysler to focus on growth plan as GM merger hopes fade

‘This is not an indiscriminate dating game,’ CEO says AMSTERDAM (Reuters) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles does not plan a hostile bid for rival General Motors at the moment and will focus on executing its growth plan to 2018 until the right and willing partner is found, CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Marchionne, who has called for […]

Railroad stocks drop after companies give downbeat outlooks

Railroad stocks dropped sharply Wednesday, after both Kansas City Southern and CSX Corp. provided downbeat outlooks for the current quarter at an analyst conference. The sector’s decline helped pull the Dow Jones Transportation Average DJT, -0.88% down 2.1%, much more than the 0.9% decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.66% Kansas City Southern’s […]