final-mile delivery

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, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: To Compete, Shippers Must Invest in Smart Technologies

To compete in the package delivery business, shippers must provide the best customer experience possible by investing in smart technologies and selecting the right delivery model, says Trevor Outman of Shipware.

Trevor Outman | Co-founder and President, Shipware
April 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Retailers, Logistics Firms Expand Final-Mile Delivery to Meet Rising E-Commerce Expectations

Workhorse Group delivery drone Workhorse Group showcases an electric van and a delivery drone in the exhibit hall at Home Delivery World in Philadelphia. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics )

PHILADELPHIA — Retailers and transportation providers are embracing a blend of final-mile delivery strategies to keep pace with rapidly shifting online shopping habits.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Robot Package Delivery Trucks Developed in Detroit Ready for China, US

Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang via Detroit Free Press/Tribune Content Agency

Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: Revolutionize mail and package delivery.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Editorial: Final-Mile at the Forefront

The Transportation Research Board annual meeting takes a deep dive into topics that touch every aspect of transporting goods and people. This year, discussion of final-mile deliveries was front-and-center.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Parcel Lockers, EVs Combine for Energy Savings in Final Mile, Researcher Says

WASHINGTON — Electric trucks and vans show great promise for energy savings in making suburban deliveries for companies such as UPS Inc., according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist who presented her findings to a forum at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019
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
Government, Business, Logistics

Urban Planners Confront Challenges of Final-Mile Freight Delivery

Speakers at a session titled “Identifying Research Priorities in Last-Mile Delivery for 2019 and Beyond” addressed the challenges of urban freight, especially in the final mile of the commercial journey.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2019
Business, Logistics

USPack Completes Integration of Rival Fleetgistics

USPack, a same-day, final-mile delivery company, announced it had completed its brand integration of specialty same-day delivery provider Fleetgistics. The move is the latest in USPack’s efforts to develop its national network, according to a November press release.

Transport Topics
November 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, Perspective

Fixing the Final-Mile Delivery Mess

Truck out for delivery in urban area. New approaches are needed to meet the demands of urban final-mile delivery. (TT File Photo)

Though it seems like every week there's a new startup introduced to the field, last-mile retail delivery is still a mess.

Will Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 20, 2018

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