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FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.[more]

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Embraced by Cargo Industries

“Autonomous vehicle” tends to conjure images of flying drones and quadcopters. But autonomous trucks will have a far more immediate and lasting impact on cargo, says Dan Murray, vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) — although it may be some time before such...[more]

California High School Takes On Commercial Truck Driver Shortage

With a commercial truck driver shortage looming, a high school in Patterson, Calif., decided to take a proactive approach by creating a truck driving school program dedicated to bringing new drivers into the industry.[more]

Better Than Amazon? How Bradley Jacobs Turned a $63M Bet Into a $12Bn Transportation Empire

Better Than Amazon? How Bradley Jacobs Turned a $63M Bet Into a $12Bn Transportation Empire

Decades ago, Bradley Jacobs studied math and piano (classical and jazz) at Bennington and Brown before dropping out to make money. Now the balding 61-year-old CEO of XPO Logistics invokes that background to explain how he's parlayed sequential roll-ups in the gritty businesses of garbage...[more]

Q&A: FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits From New Fuel Technologies

Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale.[more]

Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Conversations with supply-chain executives how about how they are addressing the biggest challenges in fulfilling e-commerce orders to consumers today.[more]

Partnership – Not 'Vendorship' -- Prevents Disruption

Partnership – Not 'Vendorship' -- Prevents Disruption

The ability to reduce risk for companies that use 3PLs can be narrowed down to the type of relationship that exists between the two parties. Typically, companies opt for a "vendorship," in which they simply purchase a service at an optimal price. Ideally, they should have a partnership with their...[more]

Ford Bet on Aluminum Trucks, but Is Still Looking for Payoff

Three years ago, Ford Motor made a daring gamble when it started selling a new version of its F-150 pickup truck made mainly of aluminum rather than steel.[more]

Logistics Will Drive Saudi Arabia's Post-Oil Era

As the Arabian Gulf region aims for a larger role in the global logistics market, which it is estimated will be worth $15.5tr by 2024, Saudi Arabia is upping its own logistics game and becoming a credible competitor to Dubai in the process. [more]

More and More Truckers Say They’re Running Out of Capacity

Should we be concerned? Truckers seem to be running out of room.[more]

From Mexico to the U.S., a Nafta Tale of Two Truckers

Raúl García Miranda wants Carlos Flores’s job. Flores doesn’t think he deserves it.[more]

Trucking Efficiency Technology: It's More Than 'Clean Diesel'

Trucking Efficiency Technology: It’s More Than ‘Clean Diesel’

Improved aerodynamics and vehicle add-ons, further engine improvements, the promise of alternative fuels and the advancement of automated driving technologies — all of these add up to exciting developments in truck technology. [more]

Farmigo Thought It Could Kill Off Supermarkets. Here's What It's Trying Next.

Farmigo Thought It Could Kill Off Supermarkets. Here's What It's Trying Next.

Back in 2015, Microsoft veteran Benzi Ronen boasted that Farmigo, his online farmer’s market, was going to help kill off supermarkets. People would soon use their mobile phones to order non-perishables like toothpaste and toilet paper from Amazon and buy their humanely raised lamb chops and locally...[more]

Far From the Farm Gate: Inside Australia's Animal Trade

In Australia's live export trade, the animals' journey from the farm gate can sometimes start with a journey by truck of over 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles). [more]

Five Ways This Year’s Cyber Monday Shook Up Logistics

Cyber Monday once again netted record-breaking online sales. E-commerce retailers slashed prices, and more shoppers than ever avoided the usual bedlam of brick-and-mortar stores — opting instead to shop online. [more]

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