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AMIA calls for government help with blockades

The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) has called for the government to intervene after a series of blockades that has left vehicle manufacturers in the country struggling for supplies and halted the movement of some finished vehicles. The blockades, which started in late January, have been carried out by teachers in the state […]

Fiat 500 gets sportier look, standard turbo engine

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is giving its Fiat 500 a little more punch across the lineup. The Italian-American automaker is making the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo standard on all its 2018 Fiat 500 models. The 500 also gets what the company calls a sportier appearance. Steve Beahm, who was recently announced as FCA’s head of passenger car brands […]

Outbound TMS: The search for a system that can’t be beat

Automotive Logistics looks at the benefits that a transport management system, whether in-house designed and operated or outsourced, can bring to outbound transport In recent years, growing computer power, advanced software and algorithms for logistics planning have led to a rise in the use of the transport management system (TMS), which enables companies, among other […]

ELD: It’s not just for trucking

The rise of intermodal transport means a trucking regulation is also impacting ocean shipping. The ocean carrier comes to port and there’s no one to unload it. Or the cargo sits in port, awaiting chassis. Whose fault is this and who should pay for delays? Everyone points fingers, but the ELD mandate is now shouldering […]

No development budget? Internal career mobility is still within your reach

According to Gallup, as many as 87% of employees say that professional development is important to them. Today’s flat organizational structures provide limited opportunities for professional development in the form of a promotion. So, companies have turned to other ways to foster professional grow. Many organizations now focus on “internal career mobility,” which is defined as a […]