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April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Ryder Acquisition Adds Last-Mile Delivery, E-Commerce Fulfillment Capabilities

Ryder System has acquired e-commerce fulfillment provider MXD Group, including the company's network of facilities and last mile capabilities.

Tags: E-commerce, Ryder System, Mergers & Acquisitions, Last Mile Delivery

March 16, 2018 - Industry News

DHL Getting Into Last Mile Delivery Market

Parcel Metro uses customized software that allows DHL eCommerce to create a “virtual delivery network” of local and regional contract couriers and crowd-sourced providers. Image: DHL

DHL is getting back into the domestic delivery market in the U.S. with its new DHL Parcel Metro service in major cities, backed by increasing use of high-tech solutions in the delivery process and the warehouse.

Tags: DHL, E-commerce, Parcel Delivery Service, Last Mile Delivery

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

ATRI Wants to Examine the Impact of E-Commerce on Trucking

The American Transportation Research Institute is asking ,motor carriers to participate in a survey to assess the impact of e-commerce on the trucking industry.

Tags: Survey, E-commerce, ATRI, Last Mile Delivery

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Lags, but Homes, E-Commerce, Consumer Sentiment Rise

Several recent economic indicators, with the exception of a measure of the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities production, have all moved higher. That indicates economic activity in the first month to month and a half of 2017 is still very much alive, despite recent concerns about the future following stock market gyrations.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. Photo: Amazon

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

Tags: UPS, USPS, Amazon.com, DHL Express, FedEx, Parcel Delivery Service, Amazon, E-commerce, Delivery Fleets

January 25, 2018 - Industry News

Congestion Worsened at ATRI's Top Trucking Bottlenecks Locations

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction topped ATRI's list of the worst truck bottlenecks for the third year in a row. Image via ATRI.

Overall truck speeds worsened at the top five bottlenecks on ATRI's list with peak speeds falling by an average of 6% at these locations.

Tags: Infrastructure, Traffic Congestion, E-commerce, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Online Retailers Averaged 1 Million Returns in December

Photo: UPS

UPS is expecting a record 1.4 million returns on Jan. 3 after averaging more than 1 million returns every day before Christmas in December.

Tags: UPS, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Delivery Fleets

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Considers Drone Test Program a Success

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

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.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, E-commerce, Europe, Last Mile Delivery, Drones, Vans

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, E-commerce

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Housing, Manufacturing, Housing Starts

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

3PL Market Revenues Could Top $1.1 Trillion by 2022

Cover via Armstrong & Associates

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.

Tags: Outsourcing, E-commerce, 3PL, Logistics, Market Analysis

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

The Amazon Effect on Freight Transportation Discussed at FTR Conference

A panel discussion at the FTR Conference tackles the Amazon effect, with FTR's Eric Starks (left) moderating. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: E-commerce, Amazon.com, FTR

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators, Home Building

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

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

Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet addressing the opening session of the in.sight User Conference + Expo. Photo: Jim Beach

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.

Tags: E-commerce, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Events, On-Demand

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

ArcBest Announces Space-Based Minimum Charges for LTL Shipments

Photo: ArcBest Freight

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

Tags: E-commerce, LTL, Freight, ABF

June 29, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: E-commerce, Amazon.com, Walmart

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Home Starts

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

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

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

Screenshot via Google Play

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.

Tags: E-commerce, J.B. Hunt, Online Tool, Load Board

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Home Starts, Leading Economic Indicators

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Announces E-commerce Platform

Saying it is listening to the needs of its customers, Dana Corp. unveiled a new e-commerce platform during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: E-commerce, HDAW, Dana Spicer

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

New Group Advocates for Modern Transportation Infrastructure Solutions

A group of American shippers, carriers and retailers have launched the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition, advocating for improved transportation infrastructure and policy that will reflect the needs of modern businesses and consumers.

Tags: Infrastructure, E-commerce, Infrastructure Funding

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

3PL Segment Growing 2-3 Times Faster Than GDP

Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association Photo: Jim Beach

The third-party logistics industry has been growing two to three times faster than GDP, totaling about $157 billion per year, according to Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Tags: E-commerce, 3PL, TIA, Internet

May 17, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Inflation, Industrial Production Rebound

Retail prices in the U.S. posted their biggest gain in three years during April, while industrial production increased the most in more than a year, as e-commerce and housing starts remain healthy.

Tags: Economy, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Home Starts, Consumer Prices, Home Building

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

Amazon Buys Trailers to Improve Shipping Capacity

Photo: Amazon

Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.

Tags: Trailers, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Shipping Service

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