final-mile delivery

Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

FMCSA to Analyze Safety Practices for Small Delivery Trucks, Vans

Rows of Amazon Prime delivery vans on a parking lot Rows of Amazon Prime delivery vans are stored in lots in Cranberry Township, Pa. Amazon Fresh customers can get free grocery delivery with an Amazon Prime membership. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Federal trucking regulators are seeking information on the safety operations of small commercial trucks and vans making deliveries for online retailers and grocery stores that seem to be increasing in number in recent months, but staying mostly under the regulatory radar.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

As Deliveries Grow in NYC, So Do Tensions With Tech

Robo by FedEx Roxo by FedEx

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dislikes autonomous delivery robots and he is not shy about saying so, even as the city’s planners and trucking officials work together on ways to deliver much more freight to the nation’s largest city.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019

American West Acquires Sun Delivery in Furniture-Hauling Consolidation

American West Worldwide Express Inc. announced Sept. 18 it will acquire Sun Delivery. The deal will close Oct. 1, but terms were not disclosed.

September 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Deliveright Logistics Expands Service to West Coast, South

Deliveright Logistics, a final-mile delivery network for heavy goods, announced on Aug. 20 service has expanded to the West Coast, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and northern Florida.

August 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Machines, Software May Be Best Bet to Conquer Final Mile, Experts Say

FedEx truck and UPS truck FedEx and UPS still are solving issues when it comes to final-mile delivery. (Associated Press/Julio Cortez)

More than five years after a Christmas season in which UPS Inc. and offered refunds for late shipments, final-mile delivery still has plenty of kinks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 18, 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, 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.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2019