last-mile delivery

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 Amazon.com 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
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery Justin Osborne, driver for J.B. Hunt delivers kitchen appliance. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Business, Technology

Alpine SG Acquires E-Courier Software

Alpine SG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired e-Courier Software, which provides last-mile delivery software solutions, according to a Nov. 20 press release. Financial terms were not disclosed.

November 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Seacoast Capital Invests $10 million in Deliver-It

Capital investor Seacoast Capital has announced a $10 million investment in last-mile logistics company Deliver-It.

November 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Fleets Target Opportunities in Growing Final-Mile Sector

Final Mile Schneider

It was not so long ago that home delivery of products such as furniture, mattresses and televisions was straightforward and rigid, with few choices for customers.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
July 13, 2018

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