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Here's How State DOTs are Using Drones

The use of drones among state Departments of Transportation has grown significantly, from 45% of state DOTs in 2018 to 72% in 2019, according to a recent survey.

UPS to Use Drones to Deliver Medical Samples

UPS will begin using drones to deliver medical samples at WakeMed's flagship hospital in Raleigh, N.C., once it gains approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, the parcel delivery company has announced.

Commentary: Don’t Let Fear of Change Mire You in Mediocrity

Some fleets may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology coming at them because they don’t have the expertise. Let’s face it, at the rate new technology is rolling in, no one really has the expertise yet, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her April editorial.

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

Teamsters Try to Nix UPS Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles

The Teamsters union is seeking to prevent UPS from using driverless vehicles or drones to deliver packages, the latter of which the parcel delivery company had already performed a number of tests on, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Panic or Profit? Truck Fleets Need to be Ready for Technology Changes

How fast are autonomous and electric trucks coming? That may be up for debate. But Jack Roberts says in his Truck Tech blog, it's the fleets that are already tracking new technology and considering its potential that will be the ones riding trucking's coming technology wave.

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.