Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Approval of Amazon Air Cargo Complex in Lakeland, Fla., Gets Mixed Reception

Amazon Ted S. Warren/Bloomberg News

City commissioners are excited to sign a deal with Amazon to build an air cargo facility at Lakeland’s airport. Residents were less enthusiastic.

Sara Megan Walsh | The Lakeland. Fla., Ledger
May 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Infrastructure Week Encore: Trump, Democrats to Discuss Funding May 22

President Donald Trump Democrats want Trump to take the lead during infrastructure funding talks when the president meets with congressional Democrats on May 22. (Fox News via YouTube)

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed on April 30 to proceed with a $2 trillion infrastructure package, yet, they haven’t announced how to pay for the measure. That may change when they meet May 22 to discuss funding. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Proposes Airfreight Hub in Florida

Amazon packages on conveyor belt Ken James/Bloomberg News

LAKELAND, Fla. — Amazon is looking to make a more than $100 million investment in Lakeland.

The Ledger | Lakeland, Fla
May 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Jumps Into Freight Brokerage

Amazon An Amazon package in a mailbox. (John Zeedick/Associated Press) has jumped into the market of the third-party logistics broker, roiling the waters and raising concern that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant could disrupt the freight industry forever and indelibly.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Launches Click-and-Collect Counters With U.K.’s Next

Amazon Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Amazon is launching a delivery option that will let customers retrieve parcels from staffed counters at U.K. and Italian retailers, aiming to take advantage of the popularity of click-and-collect services across Europe.

Deirdre Hipwell | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Says It Will Back Its Employees Who Quit Jobs to Start Delivery Businesses

Amazon The endless line of Amazon packages getting sorted and moved along a conveyor belt. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job, and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
May 14, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon One-Day Shipping Lifts Startups Serving Retailer’s Competition

Amazon Amazon delivery van (Kirsten Leah Bitzer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon's pledge last month to pump $800 million into making next-day delivery the new standard upped the pressure on its brick-and-mortar rivals to spend more trying to catch up all over again.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Strive to Automate Loading and Unloading Trucks

UPS Amazon boxes being loaded manually into a UPS delivery truck. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

As FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Government, Business

Amazon Fails to Get Williams-Sonoma Lawsuit Tossed

Amazon Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News failed to dodge a lawsuit that accused it of trying to trick shoppers into thinking it was an authorized reseller of Williams-Sonoma products.

Robert Burnson | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford Partners With Amazon to Enable Package Deliveries

Amazon Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. is the latest automaker opening its vehicles’ trunks to, entering a partnership to enable delivery of packages directly to millions of Ford and Lincoln models.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2019