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Amazon Begins Building Its Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

Amazon is launching a program that will help entrepreneurs build their own companies delivering Amazon packages. Successful owners can earn as much as $300,000 in annual profit operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles.

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XPO Brings in Amazon Logistics Exec as COO

XPO Logistics has appointed former Amazon executive Kenneth Wagers as its chief operating officer, succeeding Troy Cooper who has been promoted to the position of president.

Disruption thy Name Is Amazon

Industry observers say a rumored Amazon parcel delivery fleet would disrupt today's P&D business climate. Those analysts are missing the bigger picture. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

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

Online Retailers Averaged 1 Million Returns in December

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.

Commentary: The Fleet's Role in Strengthening the Repair Chain

No matter how many parts a fleet buys from Amazon, it still is going to need local support, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

Time to Face The Future Head-On

Tech gurus are flocking to trucking with new ideas and new technology. The time to prepare for the changes that are coming is now, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Commentary: Why the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal May Not Mean Much

Some are predicting the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition will be a game-changer but it may not be as big of a deal for trucking as we think, says Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge in his August Hotline column.

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.

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.