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December 9, 2015

Amazon Buys Trailers to Improve Shipping Capacity

Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.

October 28, 2015

Amazon Founder Invests in Launch of On-Demand Trucking Service

Convoy has officially launched after it raised $2.5 million in seed funding from an investment group that included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The Seattle-based startup company provides an Uber-like service for booking on-demand shipments that also tracks location.

September 29, 2015

Amazon Flex Program is Like Uber for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.

June 24, 2015

Uber, HOS Data Seen as Ways to Address Capacity Crunch

Some interesting articles about trucking capacity have landed in Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's in-box recently, as she reports in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

May 15, 2015

Walmart Launching Delivery Service to Challenge Amazon Prime

Walmart is planning to test an online shipping subscription service similar to Amazon Prime, according to a report from The Information.

March 20, 2015

Drones And the Future of Package Delivery

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for Amazon to test drone delivery, but don't expect a drone on your doorstep soon.

April 25, 2014

Amazon Testing Delivery Fleet

Amazon.com may add a fleet of delivery vehicles and has begun testing the initiative in the San Francisco area, as the online retailer moves toward same-day delivery.

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