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December 27, 2017

Top 10 Feature Articles of 2017

With 2017 in the rear view mirror, we look back at the most popular feature articles of the past year on Truckinginfo.com.

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.

October 31, 2017

Q&A: Kenco's Richard Scott on Amazon's Fleet and Trucking Technologies

New technology and new, big-name players are rapidly transforming trucking. Richard Scott, vice president of logistics solutions provider Kenco, gives his thoughts on the fast pace of change in trucking.

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 3, 2017

Kinedyne's New Curtain-Side Solutions Address Changing Logistics Demands

Cargo-control company Kinedyne introduced several new products to help make cargo access faster and easier as the effect of e-commerce continues to spread beyond traditional final-mile transportation.

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 14, 2017

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

June 29, 2017

A Logistical Close Shave

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.

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 12, 2017

XPO Expands Chicagoland Last-Mile Network

XPO Logistics has announced an expansion of its last-mile logistics network in the Chicagoland area, effectively doubling the capacity of the company’s market delivery center in Chicago.

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

The Hottest Industry In The Land

Suddenly, lots of new names are very interested in the North American trucking industry. What, exactly, is going on? Jack Roberts offers his answer to that in his Truck Tech blog.

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 13, 2017

Trucking in the 21st Century

How technology, from e-commerce to autonomous vehicles, is reshaping trucking and logistics.

December 30, 2016

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

June 2, 2016

Schneider Bolsters Delivery Services Through Acquisitions

Schneider has announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso, bringing final mile delivery, claims-free handling and a new technology platform to the carrier.

February 22, 2016

How Changes in Retailing Are Driving Changes in Logistics

Consumer expectations for last-mile, same-day and home delivery have drastically changed, thanks to the likes of Amazon and department stores that offer same day delivery and in-store pick up. Deborah Lockridge explores the topic with Descartes' Chris Jones in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

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.

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