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Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Solving the Reverse Logistics Puzzle

Reverse logistics provides ample opportunities for third-party logistics providers to streamline the process and ensure sustainable practices, says Erik Caldwell of XPO Logistics.

Erik Caldwell | Chief Operating Officer, Supply Chain, XPO Logistics Inc.   
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FAA to Begin Certification Process for Civilian, Delivery Drones

Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Government regulators plan to review drone designs in the same way they review other aircraft, a major step toward allowing routine drone deliveries and other flights over congested cities.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Goodyear Introduces New Truck Tire Management System

Goodyear Tire Optix Goodyear TireOptix by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced Feb. 3 a new tire management system for commercial fleets that combines tire monitoring and service capabilities, as well as new tire sizes.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Samsara Improves Integration With LoadMaster

Samsara has further integrated its fleet management software with LoadMaster Enterprise, the trucking technology company announced Feb. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Ryder Expands Truck-Sharing Program COOP

Ryder Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System Inc. will expand its ride-sharing program for trucks to meet growing demand, the Miami-based company announced Feb. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Announces New Aftermarket Strategies

Wabco truck on road Wabco Holdings Inc.

Wabco Holdings Inc. announced its expanded product and service online platform will launch in March, enabling customers to access its replacement components and retrofit kits.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Acquires RPM Consolidated Services

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. acquired full-service logistics and warehousing provider RPM Consolidated Services Inc., the Danbury, Conn.-based company announced Jan. 30.

January 31, 2020
Business, Technology, Breaking News

Volkswagen's Traton Unit Submits Buyout Offer for Navistar

The Navistar-Traton booth at IAA The Navistar/Traton SE booth at IAA in 2018. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Navistar International Corp. said it has received an unsolicited buyout offer from its European truck partner Traton SE — which is owned by Germany’s Volkswagen AG — in a $35 per share cash offer.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
January 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Make New Staten Island Warehouse a Delivery Station

Amazon Logo (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

Amazon says a new 450,000-square-foot warehouse leased in Bloomfield will be used as a delivery station that will help speed up deliveries to local residents.

Tracey Porpora | Staten Island Advance
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS-Waymo Partnership to Start in Near Future

UPS-Waymo partnership beginning soon The partnership will feature Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacificas shuttling packages from The UPS Store locations in Phoenix to a local UPS sorting facility for processing. (UPS Inc.)

UPS and Waymo announced Jan. 29 a pilot program for autonomous vehicle package pickup in Phoenix.

January 30, 2020

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