Delivery Fleets

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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.

September 27, 2016

UPS Drone Delivers Medicine to Remote Location in Test

UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass., to Children’s Island using a drone delivery system it is testing with CyPhy Works.

September 21, 2016

USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide 50 prototypes of a next-generation delivery vehicle that will be tested in various climates and locales.

September 8, 2016

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.

August 11, 2016

Flowers Foods Facing Employee Misclassification Problems

The Department of Labor may be getting involved in an employee “misclassification” situation involving delivery drivers at Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based company that owns Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Tastykake and other brands.

August 2, 2016

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

June 21, 2016

BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Workhorse Group Inc. will begin offering its E-Gen hybrid delivery trucks with BMW's i3 range-extender solution to produce more on-board electricity that will extend the range of the delivery vehicle, the company announced.

June 14, 2016

Bandag Adds Two Retread Patterns for Drive Applications

Bandag’s DR 5.3 and DR4.3 are two retread patterns designed for drive applications in truckload, less-than-truckload and pick-up and delivery fleets.

May 23, 2016

Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

May 10, 2016

UPS Expands San Antonio Fleet, Adds CNG Tractors

UPS is expanding its San Antonio, Texas, package processing facility in a move that will add 150 more delivery vehicles and 40 Class 8 tractors powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

April 12, 2016

DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Rodeo

DHL Express has begun its first Safe Driving Rodeo competition that puts 180 of its U.S. couriers to the test for 112 workdays to promote DHL’s safety culture by having drivers engage in friendly head-to-head competition.

March 31, 2016

Uniroyal Adds 2 Sizes to Commercial Truck Tire Lineup

The Uniroyal brand is adding two more sizes to its recently launched line of commercial truck tires, the company announced.

March 30, 2016

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.

March 17, 2016

Paragon’s Routing Software Updated With Improved Mapping

Paragon Software Systems has added new capabilities to its routing and scheduling solutions that brings in real world data about street-level mapping, road speeds, and truck attributes.

March 15, 2016

Vocational Spotlight: Service, Delivery Fleets

With a wide variety of fleet sizes and make up, service and delivery vocational fleets must find ways to reduce expenses and handle challenges in unique ways.

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