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Disruption thy Name Is Amazon

Industry observers say a rumored Amazon parcel delivery fleet would disrupt today's P&D business climate. Those analysts are missing the bigger picture. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

A move into the P&D business by Amazon would hurt other delivery fleets. But the real impact on trucking would be much more profound. Photo: Amazon

February 16, 2018

Industry observers say a rumored Amazon parcel delivery fleet would disrupt today's P&D business climate. Those analysts are missing the bigger picture. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

Tags: UPS, USPS, Amazon.com, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, FedEx, Parcel Delivery Service, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, February 16, 2018 7:16 AM | » Comments(0)

Time to Face The Future Head-On

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts

Newcomers to trucking are looking at established business models and probing for weaknesses with fresh eyes -- and ideas. Photo: Daimler Trucks

August 15, 2017

Tech gurus are flocking to trucking with new ideas and new technology. The time to prepare for the changes that are coming is now, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Information Technology, Elon Musk, Amazon.com, Connected Vehicle Technology, Tesla, Uber, Cloud-Based Technology, Future Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:24 AM | » Comments(2)

A Logistical Close Shave

Is an uptick in freight likely as more companies begin direct-to-consumer shipping? A recent move by the Gillette company suggests that will happen. Photo: UPS

June 29, 2017

Gillette now offers razor blade sales direct to its customers. But why is that an important development for truck fleets nationwide? Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

Tags: Amazon.com, Logistics, Last Mile Delivery, Freight, Technology

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:02 AM | » Comments(3)

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