last-mile delivery
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Starts Delivering Goods to Trunks of GMs, Volvos

A box moves along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Kenosha, Wisc. (Jim Young/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com has partnered with General Motors Co. and Volvo Cars to deliver packages to car trunks in 37 U.S. cities, as the e-commerce giant seeks new delivery methods for customers who may be wary of leaving packages outside or allowing couriers into their homes.

Niclas Rolander and David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology

Pulse System Monitors Package Delivery on the Last Mile

UPS packages await delivery Pulse collects data on every package, including those delivered by UPS. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

Last-mile delivery problems by package delivery firms have propelled the development of an artificial intelligence-based software system designed to help merchants track their packages along the last mile and fix problems before they touch customers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Industry Ready to Meet Demand for Last-Mile Delivery Option

Penske Truck Leasing's Mike Hasinec Penske Truck Leasing's Mike Hasinec by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — A combination of better equipment, increasing governmental pressure and improving economics is aligning to make a case that alternative-power options can make practical sense to meet the trucking industry’s growing last-mile delivery needs, experts said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Technology of Tomorrow to Be Key Topic at TMC Annual Meeting

TMC 2017 exhibit floor A view of the exhibit floor during TMC 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. This year's annual meeting will be in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Future advancements in the trucking industry will be at the forefront of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition set for early next month.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
February 9, 2018