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September 12, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Plans to Double Last-Mile Network

Photo: XPO Logistics

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

Tags: XPO Logistics, Delivery Fleets, Last Mile Delivery

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

Beverage Distributor's Event Recorders Reducing Dents and Dings

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

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.

Tags: Drivers, Winter Driving, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, Food and Beverage Fleets, Delivery Fleets

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Graybar's Fleet Manager Hughes Retires

Hughes

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.

Tags: Retirement, Safety & Compliance, Delivery Fleets, Telecommunications Fleets

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

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

Photo: Tom Berg

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.

Tags: Trailers, LTL, FTR, Delivery Fleets, Double Trailers

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Delivery Fleets, Last Mile Delivery, E-commerce, fleet management

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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.

Tags: UPS, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Delivery Fleets, Hydrogenics

March 15, 2017 - Product News

Freightliner to Offer CNG-Equipped Stripped Chassis

Photo: Freightliner Custom 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.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Delivery Fleets, Work Truck Show, Vocational Trucks, Stripped Chassis, Alternative Fuels, Freightliner Custom Chassis

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order

Late last year, Motiv initially provided AmeriPride’s Vernon branch with 10 zero-emission step vans. The delivery vehicles feature up to 20% gradeability, 80 miles of range, and a 50% battery charge time of 2.5 hours. (Photo courtesy of Motiv)

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.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Delivery Fleets, AmeriPride, ROUSH CleanTech, Step Vans, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

Photo: UPS

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.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Drones, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Braces for Biggest Return Day of the Year

Photo: UPS

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.

Tags: UPS, Delivery Fleets

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Bimbo Bakeries Adds Propane Autogas Vehicles

PHOTO: Bimbo Bakeries

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).

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Delivery Fleets, Ford F-59

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

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.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Delivery Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Drone Delivers Medicine to Remote Location in Test

The UPS drone used to deliver medicine to a remote location in a mock test. Photo: UPS

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.

Tags: UPS, Delivery Fleets, Drones

September 21, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Awards $37.4M for Next-Gen Vehicle Prototypes

Photo of existing delivery vehicles by Paul Clinton.

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.

Tags: USPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

Photo courtesy of USPS.

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Ram ProMaster, Delivery Fleets

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

By the end of 2016, UPS will have invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009, including propane autogas vehicles. (Photo courtesy of UPS)

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.

Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Delivery Fleets

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

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.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

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

Tags: Workhorse, Walk-In Van, Delivery Fleets, Grocery Fleets, Lightning Systems

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Expands San Antonio Fleet, Adds CNG Tractors

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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).

Tags: UPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Rodeo

DHL Express' drivers will be taking part in a Safe Driving Rodeo from April 4 to Sept. 30 operating in Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, similar to the European version shown here. Photo: DHL Express

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.

Tags: DHL, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Safe Driving Competition, Delivery Fleets

March 31, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Adds 2 Sizes to Commercial Truck Tire Lineup

Photo via Uniroyal Tire

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

Tags: Tires, Uniroyal, Delivery Fleets

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

Photo of electric delivery van courtesy of FedEx.

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.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, FedEx, Delivery Fleets

March 17, 2016 - Product News

Paragon’s Routing Software Updated With Improved Mapping

Photo courtesy of Paragon Software Systems

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.

Tags: Mapping, Routing, Paragon Software Systems, Delivery Fleets

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Photo: Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Delivery Fleets, Ford F-59

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