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COVID-19 Strains Last-Mile Delivery Logistics

The latest news from Amazon that it is pausing a test of a service that would compete with UPS and FedEx reflects the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on last-mile delivery logistics.

New York City Taking 'Cargo Bikes' for a Spin

Aiming to get some diesel-powered delivery trucks off the streets, the Big Apple has approved a pilot to evaluate the performance of "cargo bicycles" on its streets, loading zones, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

Report: Amazon Purchasing Class 8 Day Cab Tractors

A report in Business Insider seems to confirm speculation that Amazon is currently building up its long- and regional-haul capabilities in preparation for launching a proprietary logistics division in the near future.

Amazon Delivery Contractors Linked to Increasing Road Deaths

As part of Amazon’s Last Mile program, the company has created a logistics network that relies on contracted delivery services using undertrained drivers in rented trucks. This creates a wall that protects Amazon from liability in fatal collisions.