Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

California DMV OKs Light-Duty Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

Interstate 5 in San Diego County, Calif. Interstate 5 in northern San Diego County, Calif. The state's DMV approved the testing and commercial use of autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads. (Getty Images)

California has authorized the testing and commercial use of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Pizza Delivery in Snow No Problem With Yandex Delivery Robot

Uber Eats sign Yandex's robot will deliver meals ordered via Yandex Eats, a food-delivery app, part of a joint venture with Uber Technologies. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet company, is rolling out a suitcase-sized robot that will attempt to deliver take-out despite Moscow’s winter snowstorms.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Business, Logistics

Walmart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Subscription

Walmart employee fulfills an online order Walmart associate Alicia Carter fulfills online grocery orders at a store in Houston, on Nov. 9, 2018. (Associated Press/David J. Phillip)

NEW YORK — Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
September 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

H-E-B to Test Driverless Delivery Service in Texas


Texas retailer H-E-B will be implementing a self-driving vehicle for delivery service in San Antonio this year. H-E-B will use one autonomous van with driverless technology to serve customers near Olmos Park for a store location just north of downtown.

Victor Ren | American Statesman Austin, Texas
July 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Domino’s Brings Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Pilot to Houston

Domino's Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Domino’s Pizza Inc. plans to test unmanned pizza delivery in Houston later this year. The chain, known as a technology leader in the restaurant industry, is teaming with Nuro, a Bay Area robotics startup run by two former Google employees.

June 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Nestle US Unit to Cut 4,000 Jobs by Stopping Direct-to-Store Delivery

Nestle Adrian Moser/Associated Press

Nestle SA’s U.S. unit will lay off about 4,000 workers as it stops delivering frozen pizza and ice cream directly to stores and instead transitions to a warehouse model that’s becoming an industry standard for major food companies looking to trim costs.

Deena Shanker | Bloomberg News
May 7, 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

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
Business, Technology, Logistics

Roadie Raises $37 Million, Pushing Overall Funding to $62 Million

Roadie, an on-the-way delivery service with the nation’s largest local same-day footprint, said it has raised $37 million in funding from The Home Depot, Warren Stephens and TomorrowVentures, among others, officials announced Feb 25.

February 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Increase in Online Shopping Could Lead to Package Delays

Packages Erik S. Lesser/Associated Press

Area shoppers will want to purchase their holiday gifts earlier this year, as a major jump in online holiday shopping could complicate the delivery system.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 19, 2018