Delivery Fleets

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October 11, 2017

DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

October 9, 2017

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

September 28, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

September 12, 2017

Morgan Offers Mid-Temp NexGen Truck Body

Morgan Corporation has expanded its NexGen product line of truck bodies to include a medium- or mid-temp unit that is geared towards markets that require consistent temperatures from 35 through 75-degrees Fahrenheit.

September 12, 2017

XPO Plans to Double Last-Mile Network

XPO Logistics has announced plans to nearly double its current last-mile footprint to 85 service hubs by late 2018.

July 28, 2017

Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Local Delivery

Route planning and optimization, scheduling, and complete visibility into a local delivery fleet are just some of the industry-specific benefits of a telematics solution.

July 13, 2017

Beverage Distributor's Event Recorders Reducing Dents and Dings

Bellevue, Wash.-based Odom Corp. has added a video telematics system to its fleet of 354 beverage delivery trucks to nudge its drivers toward safer driving habits and improve its branding.

July 6, 2017

Graybar's Fleet Manager Hughes Retires

David Hughes, long-time director, corporate safety & fleet management at Graybar, retired on June 1. Succeeding Hughes as the new director, corporate safety and fleet management at Graybar is Keith Bailey, who assumed the position in May.

June 20, 2017

FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

May 16, 2017

Werner Launches Final Mile Solution

The rising tide of e-commerce has prompted Werner Enterprises to launch Werner Final Mile, a logistics solution that will primarily deliver large or heavy items using two uniformed associates operating a straight truck with lift gate.

May 2, 2017

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

April 18, 2017

The Big and Small of Last Mile Delivery

E-commerce is driving a last-mile delivery boom, with everyone from startup drone makers to big less-than-truckload operations getting in on the business. Part four of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.

March 15, 2017

Freightliner to Offer CNG-Equipped Stripped Chassis

Freightliner Custom Chassis, Clean Energy Fuels, and Green Alternative Systems have partnered to provide a compressed natural gas fuel system on FCCC’s CNG MT-45/55 chassis.

March 7, 2017

AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order

After initially replacing 20% of its Vernon California fleet with electric delivery trucks, AmeriPride Services plans to add 20 additional walk-in vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrain to the company’s California fleet.

February 22, 2017

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

February 13, 2017

How E-Commerce is Changing Trucking

In the second part of our Trucking in the 21st Century series, we examine the rise of e-commerce and how it is changing the trucking industry.

January 4, 2017

UPS Braces for Biggest Return Day of the Year

With the holiday season now finished, UPS is bracing for National Returns Day on Jan. 5, when return packages sent back to retailers are projected to hit their peak.

December 8, 2016

Bimbo Bakeries Adds Propane Autogas Vehicles

Bimbo Bakeries USA added a new fleet of delivery vehicles powered by propane autogas at its Elkridge, Md., facility with the help of a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).

October 13, 2016

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

October 11, 2016

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

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