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Autonomous Delivery Robots Go Mainstream [Photos]

As companies around the globe move to cash in on the rapidly emerging last-mile delivery segment, autonomous methods of delivery, from self-driving vans to drones to mall delivery robots, are being developed to help get everything from pizzas to parcels into the hands of customers.

The Delivery Robots’ Greatest Threat

A new wave of delivery robots could transform the way goods are delivered – provided they survive their first contact with the greatest nemesis they’ll ever face: teenagers, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

Amazon's Latest Drone Design Aims for 30-Minute Deliveries

Amazon unveiled its latest drone design at the company’s re:MARS Conference that is capable of delivering packages to customers in less than 30 minutes, though it's not certain exactly when they will be deployed in the real world.

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