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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Professionals of the Future Train … 0

Freight Forwarding and Logistics Professionals of the Future Train …

From IT to Truck Driving – Instruction is Essential for All Aspirants AUSTRIA EUROPE At the beginning of this month 60 young people began their careers at Gebr der Weiss [1] in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Their chosen careers included freight forwarding agent, operational logistics specialist, IT specialist and truck driver. Some 200 instructors specialising in youth training are in action at Gebr der Weiss, coaching the trainees during their three and four year training periods. Training is taken very seriously by the company and an indication that a traineeship at Gebr der Weiss means more than just training is demonstrated by the internal Trainee Camp that is held every year, also at the beginning of September. Only trainees in their third or final year of training can take part in this event. In addition to extensive specialised practical training, personal development is also a main focus of the traineeships. Ensuring that the young people are fully integrated into the company enhances their career prospects. With the motto ‘Gebr der Weiss trainee today Gebr der Weiss employee tomorrow’, 65 trainees from Austria, Germany and Switzerland this year spent a week together in the Pongau region of Salzburg. The programme included joint workshops, specialised input and outdoor team-building activities plus an important fixed part of the course, the Management Dialogue session, as Helmut Sch pf, Head of Central Human Resources Development at Gebr der Weiss explains: “The Gebr der Weiss trainee camp is a real highlight of their traineeship. The week spent together not only creates bonds but also heightens the trainees’ awareness of their own potential, their career ambitions and other opportunities. Representatives from our management team talk about their work and answer the young people’s questions. This is very important to us, listening, mentoring and achieving things together. “Training is extremely important for us at Gebr der Weiss. Well-trained employees who are committed to their work and feel at ease in the company form one of the keys to our business success. We know this and consistently gear our training activities towards achieving this goal.” Photo: Highlight of the apprenticeship: 65 trainees spent a week together in the Pongau region of Salzburg at the Gebr der Weiss Trainee camp. References ^ Gebr der Weiss (www.gw-world.com)

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Colin Powell calls Donald Trump ‘a national disgrace,’ ‘international pariah’ in personal emails

by: Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: Sep 14, 2016 – 9:51 AM Former Secretary of State and Bloom Energy Board member Colin Powell speaks during a Bloom Energy product launch on February 24, 2010 at the eBay headquarters in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images [1] Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “a national disgrace and an international pariah,” in personal emails leaked Wednesday morning. BuzzFeed News [2] , The Intercept [3] and The Daily Caller [4] were among the first to report on the emails, which were released by DCLeaks.com [5] . > > Read more trending stories [6] Powell — a retired four-star general who served under presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — has said very little publicly about the GOP nominee. He has not endorsed Trump or Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. In an email sent in June to Emily Miller, a journalist who previously worked as an aide to Powell, the former secretary of state said Trump “is in the process of destroying himself, no need for Dems to attack him.” Two months later, in another email exchange with Miller, Powell criticized Trump for his key role in the “racist” birther movement. So-called “birthers” believe President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. “The whole birther movement was racist,” Powell wrote. “That’s what the 99 (percent) believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up, he said he also wanted to see if the (birth) certificate noted that he was a Muslim.” Powell told The Daily Caller he was unaware his personal Gmail account had been hacked. However Peggy Cifrino, a Powell aide, confirmed to CNN [7] that the emails are accurate. At a meeting last December with business leaders in Texas, Powell blamed Trump’s rise on the media “because he’s great reality television,” the Dallas Business Journal reported [8] . “So, what do you think we should do?” he asked. “Start to ignore him, and let’s see if he has the merit to be a candidate as opposed to just the reality television spectacular.” He reiterated those sentiments in an email sent that same month to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “You guys are playing his game, you are his oxygen,” Powell wrote. In an interview in March on CBS This Morning [9] , Powell said the race for the GOP presidential nomination, which was undecided at the time, had “gone into the mud.” He did not target any specific candidate for his criticism. “The comments they’re making toward each other, the nastiness, it’s running us into the ground,” he said. “The foreigners of the world looking at this are distressed.” 2016 Cox Media Group. References ^ Former Secretary of State and Bloom Energy Board member Colin Powell speaks during a Bloom Energy product launch on February 24, 2010 at the eBay headquarters in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (www.wpxi.com) ^ BuzzFeed News (www.buzzfeed.com) ^ The Intercept (theintercept.com) ^ The Daily Caller (dailycaller.com) ^ DCLeaks.com (dcleaks.com) ^ > > Read more trending stories (www.wpxi.com) ^ confirmed to CNN (www.cnn.com) ^ the Dallas Business Journal reported (www.bizjournals.com) ^ on CBS This Morning (www.cbsnews.com)

TruckServices ProFleet Connect: Knorr-Bremse’s telematics solution for commercial vehicles 0

TruckServices ProFleet Connect: Knorr-Bremse’s telematics solution for commercial vehicles

Knorr-Bremse, the world s leading manufacturer of braking systems for commercial vehicles, is to enter into a partnership with UK-based telematics provider Microlise. Together they will be introducing a modular telematics system across Europe. Vehicle operators stand to benefit from extensive safety functions, better vehicle planning and live coaching sessions for drivers. As Dr. Peter Laier, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG responsible for the Commercial Vehicle Systems division explains: In the future, the individual truck will increasingly become part of an overarching logistics system. Connectivity at multiple levels can lead to a marked improvement in the efficiency of each individual vehicle. With TruckServices ProFleet Connect, we are offering more than just a link between the vehicle and the fleet management system. We are delivering smart services which, based on the collected data, offer added value for fleet operators and drivers alike. And our telematics solution is not only modular, it s also compatible with any make of vehicle. In Microlise we have found a partner who already has working relationships with a whole series of vehicle manufacturers and together with whom we are going to launch our range of attractive products and services for the transport management sector in Europe. Knorr-Bremse TruckServices ProFleet Connect will initially be offering seven packages of products and services. The basic package ensures that a vehicle operator can tell which route their trucks have taken and where they are at any given moment. This package also enables driving characteristics to be evaluated, providing sound foundations for driver training. The six other modules build on the basic package: DriverPlus supports the driver with integrated telephone and navigation functions, and remote download of tachograph information. It also enables job data and route changes to be communicated. SafetyPlus provides instant feedback on safety incidents, such as emergency braking, and stores information about what happened 30 seconds before and after an incident. LogisticsPlus enables real-time tracking of deliveries and if necessary can interface directly with the customer s ERP software to exchange the relevant data. DeliveryPlus provides the basis for documentation of a shipment from start to finish, including photographic evidence of the condition of the freight when picked up and delivered, with dispatch and arrival times. DiagnosticsPlus supplies current vehicle data and delivers status reports. This way, fleet managers can respond in good time if a specific parameter is outside the normal limits. MonitorPlus extends the data package provided by DiagnosticsPlus. From tire pressure to door and temperature sensors in a refrigerated semitrailer, MonitorPlus records all available parameters as required, showing a customer, for example, that the cold chain has never been broken. According to Wolfgang Krinner, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Systeme fu r Nutzfahrzeuge: With our telematics solution, vehicle operators can cut costs in several respects, for example by saving fuel, reducing administrative cost and effort or optimizing their driver training. Above all, though, they can bring about a huge improvement in the safety of their drivers and vehicles, and in their quality assurance. TruckServices ProFleet Connect will be launched in 2017 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, before being gradually rolled out across Europe in subsequent years. Knorr-Bremse officially launched the new TruckServices brand at the 2016 automechanika trade fair. TruckServices brings together the full range of the company s aftermarket services, complementing its activities in the original equipment sector. With the gradual expansion of its portfolio, Knorr-Bremse TruckServices is underpinning its claim to provide reliable, economical solutions for diagnostic, maintenance and repair work on commercial vehicles of any type, age or make. Dealers, workshops and fleet managers stand to benefit from these needs-based solutions, as well as from efficient, international parts logistics, plus access to Knorr-Bremse s extensive product and services expertise in the form of online services, training courses and customized advice. In this context, TruckServices works closely with the multi-brand workshop network Alltrucks, successfully established by Knorr-Bremse in collaboration with Bosch and ZF. With currently more than 200 Alltrucks workshops in five European countries, the network offers a comprehensive portfolio of maintenance and repair services for all makes of commercial vehicle. *Automotive World is not responsible for the content of this news release.