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Business, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business

Amazon Posts First-Quarter Gains, Ramps Up Fulfillment Network

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com reported double-­digit growth in net income and revenue for the first quarter.

Transport Topics Staff
May 8, 2017
Business, Technology

Amazon Says Approval for Drone Tests Too Little, Too Late

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Amazon.com Inc. said the U.S. regulatory approval it received last week to test deliveries by unmanned aircraft, or drones, is too little, too late.

March 25, 2015
Business, Technology

FAA Grants Amazon Experimental Permit for Drone Test Flights

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Amazon.com got a boost from U.S. regulators who granted the company permission to conduct test flights in its effort to expand research into the viability of delivery drones.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2015
Business, Technology

Carriers, Retailers Struggle to Absorb Costs From Free Shipping for Online Purchases

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The surge in electronic commerce from customers who are seeking free delivery is taxing delivery companies and retailers alike, forcing them to figure out how to absorb the expense.

February 16, 2015
Government, Business, Technology

FAA Proposes Opening Skies to Drones But Not For Delivering Packages

Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

President Obama’s administration took the first step to opening the skies above the United States to widespread civilian drone flights while proposing strict limits on commercial operations, including the use of drones as a delivery vehicle.

Bloomberg News
February 15, 2015