last-mile delivery

Business, Equipment

How Goodyear Helps Last Mile Fleets Achieve Total Mobility

Goodyear Whitepaper

Managing a last mile fleet presents unique challenges. Discover how Goodyear helps last mile fleets find the right tire solutions, stay ahead of issues, reduce downtime and minimize costs to achieve Total Mobility. 

August 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS Same-Day Unit Roadie Says Delivery Volume Doubled Last Month

UPS Same-Day Unit Roadie Says Delivery Volume Doubled Last Month The Roadie application on a smartphone arranged in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. (Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg)

Roadie, the same-day delivery startup that UPS Inc. acquired in October, said its package volume more than doubled in November from a year earlier as shoppers heeded the call to make holiday purchases early.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Cargo Van Manufacturers Take Advantage as the Last-Mile Delivery Industry Grows

Amazon van Cargo vans have been instrumental to the industry since demand for final-mile delivery to homes and businesses expanded and e-commerce volumes surged. (Amazon)

Van manufacturers are working to meet the demands of the growing e-commerce delivery business. They also see these vans as the perfect incubator for the transportation industry’s move toward electric-powered vehicles.

Jack Ferry | Special to Transport Topics
August 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

Exceed consumer expectations through optimized last mile logistics

Omnitracs Whitepaper

Now, more than ever, transportation networks need to be reevaluated to capture demand and meet consumer needs. Omnitracs can help you find areas of improvement and adapt quickly. Read “Logistics in the Last Mile” to find out more. 

June 1, 2021
Business, Logistics

Elion Adds Last-Mile Facility in South Florida

Elion Fort Lauderdale Business Wire

Elion Partners has acquired a 180,000-square-foot, last-mile industrial asset in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

December 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

EV Startup Canoo Fast-Tracks Launch of Commercial Delivery Van

Canoo's first electric van model, called Canoo Canoo unveils its first van model, appropriately called Canoo, at the AutoMobility LA auto show in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2019. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Electric vehicle startup Canoo Holdings Ltd. is talking up the commercial vehicle sales part of a business model that has attracted more attention for its planned consumer-subscription service.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon to Expand In-Garage Delivery to 4,000 US Cities

An Amazon Prime delivery van sits parked on a street in Seattle. An Amazon Prime delivery van sits parked on a street in Seattle. (Jimmy Anderson/Getty Images)

Amazon .com Inc. is about to see whether shoppers wary of contact with package delivery drivers would rather let them into the garage instead.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Consumer Brands Spearheads Contactless Delivery Task Force

Worker at supply chain facility CBA's Contactless Delivery Task Force will study and create contactless pickup and delivery protocols with the aim of being more efficient and reducing employee risk. (Consumer Brands Association)

A task force was launched to develop standards for reducing human contact when moving freight from Class 8 vehicles to last-mile drop-offs.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Last-Mile Delivery Fleets Navigate Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

UPS and FedEx trucks FedEx and UPS are among the last-mile delivery companies that have had to adjust their operations during the coronavirus pandemic. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Last-mile fleets such as FedEx, Amazon, XPO and UPS have been dealing with a spike in demand while also implementing safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2020
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