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November 28, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Considers Drone Test Program a Success

Mercedes-Benz recently concluded a three-week test program in Zurich, Switzerland, that used drones and Mercedes Benz vans to make on-demand deliveries, calling the pilot a success according to a recent Bloomberg report.

November 28, 2017

Economic Watch: Cyber Monday Sets Online Shopping Records

The Monday after Thanksgiving, nicknamed Cyber Monday, was the largest online shopping day in history for U.S. retailers, with $6.59 billion worth of goods sold – a 16.8% increase from the year before.

November 17, 2017

Economic Watch: Housing, Industrial Production, E-Commerce Sales Improve

The U.S. housing market improved in October following some ups and downs earlier in the year, while industrial production jumped in part due to increased manufacturing. And e-commerce retail sales continued booming in the third quarter.

October 5, 2017

3PL Market Revenues Could Top $1.1 Trillion by 2022

The global third-party logistics market could exceed $1.1 trillion dollars in the next five years as e-commerce and outsourcing fuels its growth.

September 14, 2017

The Amazon Effect on Freight Transportation Discussed at FTR Conference

Talk about how the company Amazon is changing the future of freight transportation kicked off the final day of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday with a panel that included two truck fleet representatives.

September 12, 2017

A Look Inside the Smart Warehouse [Photos]

From big data to scurrying robots, warehouses and distribution centers are becoming a high-tech arena, driven by the e-commerce and omnichannel marketing boom.

August 17, 2017

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Slips as E-Commerce Jumps

New economic reports this week paint a picture of a U.S. economy that continues to gain momentum following a slow start to the year, due in part to increased e-commerce – despite some bumps in the road for manufacturing and housing.

August 15, 2017

How E-Commerce Disrupts Trucking

While disruption may be a current buzzword, it’s as old as capitalism itself, said Thom Albrecht, president of Sword & Sea Transportation Advisors, speaking at the PeopleNet and TMW in.sight User Conference + Expo in Nashville.

August 15, 2017

User Conference Highlights the Fast Pace of Change

Change and its quickening pace was an over-riding theme at Trimble’s in.sight user conference for TMW Systems and PeopleNet customers that kicked off Aug. 14 in Nashville.

August 14, 2017

PeopleNet and TMW Heads Talk On-Demand Economy at User Conference

The on-demand economy was the focus on day one of PeopleNet and TMW Systems' in.sight Conference, examining how transportation businesses must become increasingly interconnected to keep up with the market.

July 18, 2017

Getting Smart in the Warehouse

The surge in e-commerce orders is recasting the role warehousing plays in the supply chain. Part six of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.

July 6, 2017

ArcBest Announces Space-Based Minimum Charges for LTL Shipments

ArcBest announced it will apply space-based cubic minimum charges for less-than-truckload shipments, effective Aug. 1.

June 29, 2017

Consultant: Walmart Doesn't Want Its Carriers Hauling for Amazon

Walmart allegedly is telling trucking companies that they may have to choose between its business and Amazon’s, according to widely reported comments from a transportation and logistics consultant -- a report the retailing giant denies.

May 19, 2017

Commentary: Get Ready for Trucking's Future

The only certain thing about the future is that some companies will figure out how to make money using emerging transportation technology. Will your fleet be one of them? Commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

May 16, 2017

Economic Watch: Industrial Production, E-Commerce Jump; Home Starts Drop

Industrial production in the U.S. rose in April more than expected and by the fastest rate in more than three years, according to a new report issued Tuesday. Meanwhile, separate reports show e-commerce continues to boom but the building of new homes fell for the second straight month.

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.

April 25, 2017

J.B. Hunt Launches Online Marketplace for Shippers and Carriers

J.B. Hunt has announced the launch of Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360, the latest component of its supply chain solution aimed at creating an e-commerce platform for shippers and carriers.

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.

February 17, 2017

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators, E-Commerce Sales Post Impressive Gains

Three new economic reports add to increasing evidence the U.S. economy will have a better overall first quarter of the year than the final three months of 2016.

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.

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