final-mile delivery
Business, Technology, Logistics

Solving the ‘Final 50 Feet’ Delivery Challenge

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WASHINGTON — Researchers are joining major retailers, logistics firms, city transportation offices and others in the freight industry to reconsider last-mile delivery systems, even reviewing the way they get packages the “final 50 feet” in congested urban downtowns.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

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

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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 partners UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Kentucky Town May Ban Commercial Delivery on Golf Carts

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Daviess County, Ky., Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he will introduce an ordinance to Fiscal Court next month that would prohibit the commercial use of golf carts or other low-speed utility vehicles for delivering packages or mail.

September 22, 2017
Business, Logistics

J.B. Hunt Purchases Special Logistics for $136 Million; Deal to Boost Final-Mile Deliveries

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced it will acquire Houston-based Special Logistics Dedicated for $136 million.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2017