last-mile delivery

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
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Enlists Delivery Startups to Help Expand Shipment Volume

Jim Young/Bloomberg News’s ever-expanding retail empire is going to need more workers and vehicles to get millions of packages to shoppers’ doors. To do so, the web retailer is encouraging people to start their own delivery businesses.

Reed Stevenson | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Starts Delivering Goods to Trunks of GMs, Volvos

A box moves along a conveyor belt at the fulfillment center in Kenosha, Wisc. (Jim Young/Bloomberg News) has partnered with General Motors Co. and Volvo Cars to deliver packages to car trunks in 37 U.S. cities, as the e-commerce giant seeks new delivery methods for customers who may be wary of leaving packages outside or allowing couriers into their homes.

April 24, 2018
Business, Technology

Pulse System Monitors Package Delivery on the Last Mile

UPS packages await delivery Pulse collects data on every package, including those delivered by UPS. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

Last-mile delivery problems by package delivery firms have propelled the development of an artificial intelligence-based software system designed to help merchants track their packages along the last mile and fix problems before they touch customers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Industry Ready to Meet Demand for Last-Mile Delivery Option

Penske Truck Leasing's Mike Hasinec Penske Truck Leasing's Mike Hasinec by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — A combination of better equipment, increasing governmental pressure and improving economics is aligning to make a case that alternative-power options can make practical sense to meet the trucking industry’s growing last-mile delivery needs, experts said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Technology of Tomorrow to Be Key Topic at TMC Annual Meeting

TMC 2017 exhibit floor A view of the exhibit floor during TMC 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. This year's annual meeting will be in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Future advancements in the trucking industry will be at the forefront of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition set for early next month.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
February 9, 2018