automation

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Robotic Vehicles, Loading Zone Updates Seen as Tools for Final-Mile Delivery

An autonomous parcel delivery robot, developed by Starship Technologies. An autonomous parcel delivery robot, by Starship Technologies. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — More freight is moving and e-commerce is booming, but there is a finite amount of urban space for road use and parking for delivery vehicles. It’s a problem known as the final mile, and it’s especially profound in cities.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2019
Business, Technology, TCA

How Grocer Giant Competes for Your Virtual Shopping Cart

Peapod Delivery Truck Peapod is the grocery delivery division of Dutch company, Royal Ahold NV. (Tim Boyle,Bloomberg News)

The willingness of consumers to try buying groceries online has helped fuel a fiercely competitive market, and one that analysts expect to grow. The Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen predicted this year that 70% of consumers will regularly shop for groceries online by 2022 or 2024.

Ellie Silverman | Philadelphia Inquirer
October 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Report: Machines to Handle More Than Half of Workplace Tasks by 2025

Automated robots at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. Automated robots at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (Paul Sancya/AP)

GENEVA — More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Sept. 17 that highlights the speed with which the labor market will change in coming years.

Jamey Keaten | Associated Press
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Automated Technology Ready Now Can Ease Capacity Crunch

What if I told you that another form of automated technology could help ease the industry’s capacity crunch right now? Automated routing and scheduling can maximize the usage of available driver time, take some recruiting pressure off of fleets and address the very real challenge of keeping drivers on your staff and behind the wheel once you’ve found them.

William Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 7, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

FHWA Launches Nationwide Initiative on Highway Automation

Autonomous vehicles "talk" to each other U.S. Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration will host a series of meetings throughout the remainder of the year that will bring government and private-sector representatives together over the topic of highway automation

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

MoDOT Grapples With Issues Related to Vehicle Automation

Tesla Self-Driving Tesla Model S with self-driving technology by Andreas Arnold/Bloomberg

As the auto market becomes more saturated with electric vehicles and vehicles with automation capabilities, the Missouri Department of Transportation is grappling with the changes these types of vehicles present.

Eric Dundon | Hannibal Courier - Post
April 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Freight Brokers Using Technology to Automate Processes

TIA panel of experts on automation Panelists (from left) Jason Kerner of Project 44, Robert Nathan of LoadDelivered, Tom Heine of Aljex Software, Noam Frankel of FreightFriend, Scott Moscrip of Truckstop.com and moderator Ramona Hood of FedEx Supply Chain. (Daniel P. Bearth/TT)

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Automation isn’t just for trucks. There was plenty of evidence at the Transportation Intermediaries Association Capital Ideas conference and exhibition here that it’s also going to change the way freight is managed by shippers and third-party logistics companies.

April 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Industry Turns Gaze to Automation

Automated driving technology has been a consistently hot topic in the trucking industry over the past few years, but the glare of the spotlight was particularly bright last week at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting and beyond.

Transport Topics
March 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Talks Stall as Union, Terminal Operators Hit Roadblock Over Automation

Automated stacking cranes at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Automated stacking cranes at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Contract talks between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance ended on Dec. 6 after a disagreement over automation at terminals, leaving negotiations at a standstill without future talks scheduled.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Technological Advances Entice Younger Drivers to Trucking Industry, Executives Say

J.B. Hunt's Greer Woodruff Woodruff speaks at the House subcommittee roundtable discussion. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Advances in automation, safety features and telecommunication are improving jobs for truck drivers, attracting a new generation of workers adept in user-friendly technologies, trucking executives told House lawmakers Dec. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017

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