Today, the physical Internet is an amorphous construct, with its scope and limits undefined. If its full potential is ever realized, then it will have the power to transform the movement of goods and people.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which has oversight of UCR, announced this month that annual fees for commercial carriers required by law to participate in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR) have been reduced.
Amazon.com Inc. has invited some of the world's biggest brands to its Seattle headquarters in an audacious bid to persuade them that it's time to start shipping products directly to online shoppers and bypass chains like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco.
In the not so distance future truck drivers will find themselves in close quarters with colleagues. This new pattern of driving, "platooning", calls for a number of trucks to follow each other very closely so they can take advantage of the aerodynamics and save fuel.
While most retailers understand the importance of providing a consistently positive customer experience, many struggle with legacy technology that fails to address customer experience needs, according to a study, Redefining Final Mile Delivery in the Age of the Customer, released this month.