final-mile delivery

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.

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.

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

7 Steps to Your Final Mile Success with BI

Maximum route profitability and compliance. Accurate equipment, load and route matching. Understanding your results and finding spots to improve is the route to final mile success. Learn to boost your final mile with key BI metrics and 7 steps for success.

July 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Solving the ‘Final 50 Feet’ Delivery Challenge

UPS Delivery UPS Inc.

WASHINGTON — Researchers are joining major retailers, logistics firms, city transportation offices and others in the freight industry to reconsider last-mile delivery systems, even reviewing the way they get packages the “final 50 feet” in congested urban downtowns.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime partners UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Kentucky Town May Ban Commercial Delivery on Golf Carts

Kim Salmons/Flickr

Daviess County, Ky., Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he will introduce an ordinance to Fiscal Court next month that would prohibit the commercial use of golf carts or other low-speed utility vehicles for delivering packages or mail.

September 22, 2017