Building Construction Technician
A medium sized construction company is looking for a young and dynamic building construction technician with a diploma from a recognized university college.
Age between 25 and 35 years and with 2 years minimum experience in a busy construction firm.
A medium sized Freight Forwarding company is looking for a young and dynamic business development manager with freight forwarding diploma from a recognized institution and at least 5 years minimum experience in an established firm and with good sales & marketing skills.
Applications to reach to the
Chief Executive Officer,
P.O Box 58622, 00200
on or before 25th November 2013
Position: Imports / Exports Analyst
Location: Nairobi Company profile:
- Global logistics company with offices in Mombasa, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Juba, Dubai, Yemen, Somalia, Shanghai, Singapore and Houston
- Freight forwarding, imports clearance, exports, warehousing, trucking and construction logistics projects
- Approximately 100 employees in Kenya
The mission of the Imports/Exports Analyst is to oversee and execute the Company Strategy and to achieve sales targets, to explore opportunities for the development and acquisition of new markets / territories.
The Analyst is responsible for processing of freight by preparing and processing documentation / shipment in accordance with standard freight consolidation in compliance governmental regulations.
Responsibilities & Functions
Responsibilities & Functions
- Arrange and coordinate pickup transportation from customer’s warehouse supplier/carrier
- Arrange air/road/rail movement of freight for shipper’s location.
- Receive freight, check for count and damages. Write (OSD reports)
- Input air waybill data into computer system.
- Process “Dangerous Goods Freight” according to DOT and IATA regulations.
- Provide data required to generate customer invoices.
- Prepare Letters of Credit for exporting purposes.
- Check freight to insure it complies with security regulations.
- Process live animal and perishable shipments to comply with agencies and regulations.
- Negotiate rates and space with the airlines, and truckers to obtain the best rates
- Track and trace shipments.
- Perform customer service duties.
- Miscellaneous filing.
- Input airway bill data into system.
- Label freight, check to insure that Dangerous Goods freight is properly packaged and labeled.
- Comply all times with standard regulations to encourage safe and efficient business operations.
- Attend meetings/training as required by the company.
- Perform other duties as requested by management.
- Responsible to travel independently and manage the business across East Africa community
- Generating business for the entire range of products of the company across East African Community.
Education and Experience:
- Degree/diploma or equivalent and/or related experience in a related field preferred.
- Employee must have an understanding in international freight forwarding operations.
- Employee must have an understanding of safety regulations.
- Employee must have an understanding of regulations that pertain to international export of shipments.
- Employee must have an understanding of worldwide import regulations.
- Employee must have basic computer skills.
- Employee must have the ability to use basic math skills to calculate freight, storage, and other charges.
- Employee must have excellent organizational skills and self – motivation.
Desired Candidate Profile:
- Age: 40 Years (Maximum)
- Industry preference: Air exports.
- Soft Skills: Positive attitude, systematic, good communication skills, eye for details and good analysis skills.
- Remarks: The job will require traveling to East African communities.
- Responsible to travel independently and manage the business across East African community.
- Generating business for the entire range of products of the company across East African community.
How to Apply
To apply for this position send your CV to email@example.com quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location.
Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Babcock aimed to accelerate DAF s heavy-duty vehicle market share from between 1% and 2% currently, to between 8% and 10% within the next four years, Babcock Africa division CEO Roger O Callaghan said on Friday.
Speaking at a press briefing on the sidelines of the Truck and Bus Show, at Nasrec, he said DAF, which focused on delivering a full range of performance-enhancing vehicle solutions under its Advanced Transport Efficiency (ATE) programme, had progressed the development of the right trucks, an efficient and wide net of dealer networks and the right sales and marketing push.
By the end of next year, the group aimed to have established a further 30 dealers, to complement the current 21-strong dealer network, nationwide, with a branch in Cape Town coming on line by the end of this year.
A satisfactory finance option, without which the group s ambitions would likely falter, was currently under development and a proposal would be made public by the end of February.
The ATE programme had mobilised enhancements to the 12.9-litre Paccar MX engine fitted in DAF s XF105 model which resulted in a 3% improvement in fuel consumption, besides others.
Low operating costs, best possible driver satisfaction and high reliability are the key design criteria behind DAF trucks for the long haul, said Babcock Africa director responsible for the DAF business Wilna Steyn, noting the vehicle s driver comfort and the generation of high revenue per kilometre for the operator.
Babcock is the sole importer and distributor of DAF trucks in the Southern African market.
Meanwhile, DAF planned to increase its trucks sales, from the current financial year s forecast of 200 units, to over 300 during the year to March 2015.
DAF did not plan to venture into the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, but would narrow its focus to the Southern African Development Community countries.
Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Turnover generated by the Dutch transport sector in the second quarter of 2013 was 0.5 percent up from the same period last year. Airlines and courier firms were the main contributors to the positive result. Inland shipping, road haulage and other providers of logistic services faced loss of turnover as the volume of transported goods diminished according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands.
Turnover generated by the aviation sector improved as more passengers were carried and rising fuel prices were passed on to consumers. Since 2009, turnover developments in the aviation sector have always been positive.
The increase in online sales had a positive effect on local mail and courier firms. Providers of courier services achieved better turnover results, despite the persistent economic crisis. Most goods carried are delivered at the consumer s home address by couriers. Courier service rates rose marginally in the second quarter.
Negative results road haulage
Road hauliers faced negative turnover results in the second quarter, although freight rates rose marginally. Turnover declined by more than 3 percent relative to the second quarter of 2012 as the supply of goods was limited. A similar downturn has not occurred in recent years.
Turnover results inland shipping further down
For the sixth quarter in a row, inland shipping could not realise turnover growth. Turnover declined by just under 3 percent in the second quarter. Overcapacity, the slump in the construction sector and the limited supply of goods have a negative effect on inland shipping.
Shipping agents also feel the impact of the recession
Providers of logistic services, e.g. storage, loading, unloading and transhipment facilities and shipping agents faced loss of turnover in the second quarter. The reduced supply of goods had a negative effect on the demand for logistic services. Currently, shipping agents are also beginning to feel the pinch of the recession. Turnover fell for the first time since early 2010.
More at The Dutch Daily News
As a follow up to Monday s look at how automatic transmissions are gaining ground in the industry due mostly to the data engines and transmissions are now able to share with one another we delve into the issue of driver acceptance of automatic transmissions over manual. Click here to see the first part of this story.12
Mack Trucks says the take rate for its mDrive AMT is currently in the neighborhood of 38 percent, which aligns with other OEMs that report figures ranging from 35 percent to the low 40-percent range.
Though older drivers often prefer manual gearboxes, some admit they re hearing good things about the latest generation of automatics.
I ve never driven an automatic, says Bo Hudson, an owner-operator who runs tankers nationwide. I can see how they d be a good option for fleets that can t find experienced drivers and help keep them out of tight spots where they d tear equipment up.
Hudson prefers an 18-speed manual with a splitter because it gives him better control over tanker slosh. That s a feel that comes with experience, he says. No computer can predict slosh and act in advance to minimize it.
Still, Hudson would like to test-drive an automatic and see for himself if they can live up to the hype. I ve talked to a few drivers that have them, and they say they wouldn t have anything else, he notes. They get a little bored sometimes, but they love them.
Alabama-based owner-operator Tom Hubbard says that although he s never driven an automatic, he definitely would look at one if he was considering buying a new truck.
I ve been driving for 25 years, and I feel like I ve got more control over the truck with a manual gearbox, Hubbard says. On the other hand, the way traffic is now with so much congestion and construction work going on, I can see that an automatic would really be a help. Driving in those conditions puts a lot of strain on both the driver and a manual transmission.
Green Bay, Wis.-based owner-operator Jeff Adams already is a full-blown convert: His new Freightliner is equipped with Detroit s new DT12 automated manual transmission. I d have no problem going back to a manual if I had to but I d rather not, says Adams, adding that as far as he s concerned, his AMT simply is better than a manual in every way.
It shifts faster than I can think, and it s very logical, he says. Even with 80,000 pounds behind me, if conditions are right on a downward grade, it knows right off to start out in fifth gear. Those concepts are alien to a lot of drivers even experienced ones.
The biggest benefit, Adams says, is fuel economy: Fuel is my biggest expense, and now I get the best possible fuel economy all the time. His favorite feature is the Coast mode: If a truck is on a downward slope at highway speeds, the AMT senses that and shifts into neutral to save fuel, and then slides back into the correct gear when needed.
Adams says he started out logging 7.4 mpg running the AMT, and those numbers have improved. I was a fairly consistent 6.7-mpg guy with a manual transmission, he says. Today, with the AMT, my standard is 8.5 mpg, and my best-ever tank was 8.7 mpg. I think there s still room for those numbers to go up.
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June 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM ET
David Goldman / AP
A sign on the back of a truck advertises job openings at a truck stop Tuesday in Atlanta. New federal rules demand that truckers cut back on the number of hours they can spend behind the week — to 70 hours a week from 82.
The federal government thinks long-haul truckers like Bryan Spoon need more rest.
But with the Department of Transportation’s new rules forcing drivers to take longer breaks and cut back on hours behind the wheel, Spoon thinks the government has created a solution looking for a problem.
“I wish the government would just quit trying to fix something that’s not broken,” Spoon said on a recent rest stop in Columbia, Mo., after hauling a load of construction materials on the 48-foot Great Dane flatbed behind his 2009 Volvo 780.
“If I get any more breaks out here I won’t be able to make a living,” he said.
Starting Monday, drivers like Spooner will have to stick to a schedule that requires taking a 30-minute break in the first eight hours of driving, cut the maximum workweek to 70 hours from 82, and “restart” those 70 hours with a 34-hour break once a week.
The rules are part of a program by the Obama administration to make U.S. highways safer by reducing the number of truck accidents and fatalities. The program also includes a safety rating system that shippers can review when they choose a new carrier, with the goal of prodding the trucking industry to further improve the safety of its drivers and equipment.
“The updated hours of service rule makes three common sense, data-driven changes to increase safety on our roadways and reduce driver fatigue, a leading factor in large truck crashes,” Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which issued the rules, said in a statement.
Ferro was not available for an interview.
David Goldman / AP
Truck driver Jimmy Mayes holds his chihuahua, Coco, while waiting to pick up a load at a truck stop in October in Atlanta. Federal rules for truckers have changed to include more rest time and breaks, which has upset the trucking industry.
But the trucking industry which has sued to have the rules reversed is warning that they will mean more highway traffic and high shipping costs for consumers.
The industry also argues that it’s already doing a good job of reducing accidents, and that government data supports that position. The number of people killed each year in large truck crashes has fallen by almost 30 percent, to nearly 4,000 in 2011 from 5,282 in 2000, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
“This isn’t the trucking world of old,” said Spoon, 40, a third-generation trucker who has been driving full-time since 2000. “When the lay person who doesn’t work within the industry thinks of trucking they think of ‘Smokey and the Bandit.’ That’s just not the way it works. We run safe, we run compliant.”
But the federal safety administration counters that nearly 4,000 truck crashes a year is still too many. The new rules, it maintains, will prevent about 1,400 crashes and 560 injuries, and save 19 lives each year, according to its analysis2.
“There has been progress on reducing the number of fatal truck crashes,” said Marissa Padilla, a spokeswoman for the federal safety administration. “But we know that fatigue is still a serious challenge. The bottom line is that our analysis shows that these new rules will save lives, prevent crashes and prevent injuries.”
The latest example surfaced last week after a federal probe into the March 28 crash that killed an Illinois State Police trooper revealed that the driver of the semi-truck that slammed into his cruiser had been working more than 14 hours and had fallen asleep at the wheel.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday that federal records show the driver and United Van Lines have been fined for violating rules requiring drivers to get adequate rest.
The newspaper reported that the 26-year-old driver worked for Barrett Moving and Storage, an agent of United Van Lines. He has not been charged in connection with the March 28 crash in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Trooper James Sauter of Vernon Hills died in that crash.
The Department of Transportation contends the new rules would also save money. The department’s analysis found that in 2009, large truck and bus accidents cost about $20 billion in medical and insurance costs, infrastructure damage, lost wages and productivity. The analysis also estimated $470 million in benefits from reduced driver mortality.
The trucking industry disputes those figures.
“We are extremely skeptical based on their analysis,” said Dave Osiecki, head of policy and regulatory affairs at the American Trucking Associations. “We’ve dug into their documents over and over again and there’s good reason to be skeptical.”
Researchers concede that it’s tough to draw up detailed estimates of the broad economic and health impact of changes in rest patterns for long-haul truckers. But most agree that the link between fatigue and highway accidents is well established.
“There are a lot of research and papers, and science really drove this policy,” said Richard Hanowski, director of the Center for Truck and Bus Safety at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. “I think that’s what we want: Regulation that’s well-informed and that’s based on all of the research that’s out there.”
No one disputes that the rules also come with a cost to the trucking industry. More breaks and time off the road means it will take more drivers and more trucks to move the same volume of goods. That cost impact won’t be felt right away because shipping volumes tend to slacken in the summer months and pick up again in the fall.
So don’t be surprised if you end up paying a little more for shipping when you do your holiday shopping online this year.
“The direct cost of operating a trucking company is more expensive come July 1,” said Derek Leathers, chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises, an Omaha-based carrier that operates a fleet of more than 7,250 trucks. “So our costs will go up, and therefore our prices will go up.”
Industry estimates vary, but the overall productivity impact is expected to be relatively small reducing the average carrier’s capacity by roughly 3 percent.
The impact, though, will be concentrated for certain types of shipments. The transportation department s analysis shows that more than 85 percent of drivers will see little to no change in their schedules as a result of the rule. But time-sensitive shipments like refrigerated produce may have to be handed off, pony express style to avoid delays.
That means carriers would have to find more qualified drivers at a time when the industry already is having a hard time filling openings. It’s not hard to see why. Trucking is not an easy way to make a living. Drivers spend days sometimes weeks on the road working irregular hours for a median wage of $39,700 a year or about $19 an hour. Driver turnover last year topped 100 percent, according to industry estimates.
The new regulations may have the unintended consequence of putting more traffic on the nation’s already congested highways, according to some truckers. The new rules require drivers to “restart” their week with two consecutive rest periods between 1 and 5 a.m. The goal is to encourage drivers to get a full night’s rest, according to the DOT.
But that new mandatory start time coincides with the start of the morning commute.
“So you’re going have a much higher percent of trucks entering the road around rush hour,” said Werner’s Leathers. “Traditionally we like to get into and out of cities in the early morning hours before the motoring public is on the roadways.”
Drivers say they’re resigned to adjusting to the new rules, but those rules could be rolled back.
In March, the American Trucking Association presented oral arguments in a lawsuit asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn the new rules. It’s not clear when that ruling will be handed down.
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There are many factors involved when shipping heavy machinery. A key factor is from where its being shipped and where it s going. Countries have different regulations for all types of machineries and at Interworld Freight we specialize in all export procedures of heavy construction, industrial and farm equipment from the United States and Canada to most international destinations. We ship Tractors, Bob Cats, Crawlers, Loaders, Fork Lifts, Excavators, John Deer, Bulldozers, motor grader, rough terrain cranes and any construction machinery that exists.
Shipping heavy machinery can be done in three different ways:
Break bulk: Roll on and roll off machine into the ship. Once this unit is loaded it s strapped and braced into the ship s deck.
Dismantle machine inside a container: Dismantle machine (very important we do not cut). Unit its unscrewed from the parts in order when it arrives at destination it will be easy to put back in place.
Out of gauge containers: Machine loaded into flat rack, it is secured and braced with a tarp on top in order for unit does not get ruined.
We also offer these units to be moved door to port. We have economical inland freight that is safe, secure and very efficient.
Due to these machines being very expensive we always recommend to insure all shipments on a door to door basis.
If you need any other information, please do not hesitate to contact us. It will be a pleasure to answer any questions.
Sankyu (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a Japanese Multi National companies recognized as one of the logistics industry with comprehensive services company offering fully integrated logistics solutions, International Freight Forwarding (Sea Freight, Air Freight), Warehouse & Distribution Service, Land Transportation, On-Site Logistics Service, Construction Engineering Services and Maintenance services. Candidates with an interest to pursue a career in an logistics company in the Service Industry are welcomed. Established in Singapore since 1971, the Group has established a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region, and continues to make its mark as a global player. Sankyu has subsidiaries and associate companies in Malaysia, Japan, India, China and the Middle East. Sankyu has a global strength of over 26,000 employees with about 780 working in Singapore. Incumbent will be exposed to team-oriented learning and growth opportunities by working with colleagues from different countries and nationalities.
Sankyu (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Sankyu (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a Japanese Multi National companies recognized as one of the logistics industry with comprehensive services company offering fully integrated logistics solutions, International Freight Forwarding (Sea Freight, Air Freight), Warehouse & Distribution Service, Land Transportation, On-Site Logistics Service, Construction Engineering Services and Maintenance services. Candidates with an interest to pursue a career in an logistics company in the Service Industry are welcomed.
Established in Singapore since 1971, the Group has established a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region, and continues to make its mark as a global player. Sankyu has subsidiaries and associate companies in Malaysia, Japan, India, China and the Middle East.
Sankyu has a global strength of over 26,000 employees with about 780 working in Singapore. Incumbent will be exposed to team-oriented learning and growth opportunities by working with colleagues from different countries and nationalities.
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It s that time of year again! Truckfest 2013 in Peterborough is back for the May Bank Holiday. From the 5th to the 6th of May 2013, The East of England Show Ground will be taken over by the Trucking community.
Once again, the Mercedes-Benz stand will be a hotbed of activity with the latest models on display including our brand new construction truck, the Arocs. There will be activities for young and old alike, including face painting, badge-making, an F1 simulator and the always popular free candy floss and popcorn! The Animal bike Tour will be back, wowing the crowds with their amazing and gravity-defying stunts and we have some exciting celebrity guests to look forward to as well.
This year, we are very pleased to announce that, starting today, we will be giving away one family pass to Truckfest per week until the event. To enter the competition simply follow us on Twitter @MercedesTruckUK1 and RT the designated tweets for your chance to win! It s that simple!
We look forward to seeing you there, fingers crossed for sunshine!
Payroll employment in for-hire trucking fell in March by the largest number of jobs in four years, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Trucking companies reduced their payrolls by 6,900 jobs month to month on a seasonally adjusted basis the most since April 2009. Trucking employment had risen for five straight months, and March represents only the fourth month-to-month decline since the recent bottom in March 2010.
Meanwhile, the overall economy posted disappointing numbers, adding just 88,000 nonfarm jobs the smallest month-to-month increase since June 2012, according to the preliminary BLS figures. The national unemployment rate dipped to 7.6% the lowest since December 2008. Among broad job categories, jobs in retail took the biggest hit, falling by 24,100 month to month. Job losses in clothing and building materials and garden supplies account for all of the net retail reduction. Manufacturing employment slid by 3,000 jobs, but construction employment continued its rebound, adding 18,000 jobs. Otherwise, March s job gains came entirely from the services sector.
Trucking payroll employment in March totaled 1.373 million jobs up 34,500 jobs, or 2.6%, from March 2012. Trucking employment is up by 139,100 jobs, or 11.3%, from the bottom in March 2010, but it remains 80,300 jobs, or 5.5%, below the peak in January 2007.
The BLS numbers for trucking reflect all payroll employment in for-hire trucking, but they don t include trucking-related jobs in other industries, such as a truck driver for a private fleet. Nor do the numbers reflect the total amount of hiring since they only reflect the number of employees paid during a specified payroll period during the month. Due to high turnover rates, the BLS estimates may overstate the number of job positions due to the methodology used in the agency s Current Employment Survey.