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Trucking Problems Are Still Slowing Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico

The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island's electrical grid and communications infrastructure has made routine tasks much more difficult, adding friction to every point of the... »


Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime... »


Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Load-testing technology offers today's overworked logistics executive a powerful weapon in the fight against risk of supply chain disaster. As broader globalization, increased complexity, and shorter fulfillment times continue to increase pressure on supply chain operations, the range of possible... »


Big-Rig Orders Post Another Monthly Increase on Improving Freight Market

Trucking companies accelerated big-rig orders for the fourth consecutive month, bolstered by strong manufacturing activity and an improving freight market. »


Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again. »


Mercedes Benz, Drone-Maker Matternet Aim to Tackle Last-Mile Delivery

A recent live demonstration of an e-commerce delivery by a drone reinforced the potential of drones to streamline last-mile deliveries - the final frontier of e-commerce logistics. At the late-September livestreaming of the delivery, the consortium behind the project announced a three-week trial of... »


Deliv Expands Across U.S., Takes Macy's, Best Buy, Others Along

In a move that it says puts it on equal footing with Prime Now's domestic coverage, crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has expanded to 1,400 U.S. cities in 33 markets, up from 19 markets previously - allowing retail customers like Macy's and Best Buy to greatly increase the range of... »


Makers of Fuel-Guzzling Big Rigs Try to Go Green

Makers of Fuel-Guzzling Big Rigs Try to Go Green

The average big rig travels less than 7 miles on a gallon of diesel fuel, making it one of the least-efficient vehicles on the road. Truck manufacturers want to change that. »


Truckers Are in No Hurry to Have Their Hours Tracked

Truckers Are in No Hurry to Have Their Hours Tracked

Electronic logs are taking fuzzy math out of trucking. »


These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them the talk. »


'Amazon Effect' Sparks Deals for Software-Tracking Firms

A growing number of companies are paying to track in real time everything from truckloads of pork chops to shipping containers full of exercise equipment. »


Streetscooter Electric Delivery Van Extends DHL's Green Logistics Initiative

It may be hard to describe a 20-cubic-meter (706-cubic-foot), four-wheeled van as a "scooter," but such is the new designation of the latest collaboration between Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) and Ford Motor Co. »


When a Small Company Needs Help in Hauling Big Equipment

When a Small Company Needs Help in Hauling Big Equipment

Ameri-Green Automotive LLC buys and refurbishes all manner of used trucks and trailers at its facility in Georgia. It needed a skilled, reliable 3PL to arrange for movement of the equipment from locations throughout the U.S. »


Target Is Buying a Company That Facilitates Quick Local Deliveries

Target Corp. - increasingly aware that shoppers want the things they buy online to arrive right away - is acquiring a San Francisco transportation technology company that facilitates same-day deliveries. »


Fitness Equipment Maker Gets Its Supply Chain in Shape

Fitness Equipment Maker Gets Its Supply Chain in Shape

The manufacturer of such name brands as NordicTrack and Pro-Form found that home delivery of its product line was too flabby. A more robust last-mile provider toned things up. »


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