Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon’s Van-Buying Spree Delivers a Gift to Auto Industry

Fleet of Amazon vans Vans queue up to leave an Amazon delivery center in Englewood, Colo., on July 30, 2019. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The vans parked outside apartment buildings and along suburban cul-de-sacs aren’t just bearing gifts to online shoppers this holiday season. The e-commerce giant’s home-delivery push has been a boon to automakers, too.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Centurion Auto Logistics Adds Trucks, Technology to Its Fleet

Centurion vehicles Centurion

Centurion Auto Logistics is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 23 new tractor-trailer units and the addition of technology to help drivers manage information about vehicle deliveries.

October 9, 2018

Wal-Mart Will Punish Its Suppliers for Delivering Early

Wal-mart trailers George Frey/Bloomberg News

Long known for squeezing its vast network of suppliers, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is about to step up the pressure. The focus this time is delivery scheduling, and the company’s not messing around. Two days late? That’ll earn you a fine. One day early? That’s a fine, too. Right on-time but goods aren’t packed properly? You guessed it — fined.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017

Home Deliveries: Changing Consumer Habits Lead to New Fleet Services

ABF Freight System

Online shopping and do-it-yourself customers have increased the number of residential deliveries trucking companies make.

August 1, 2011