Exponential technologies like 3D printing, artificial intelligence, digital assistants, networks, blockchain, and many others are transforming the world we live in faster than we ever imagined. Recently, I joined a panel discussion about digital innovations and their impact on the transportation and logistics services industry. In fact, the discussion inspired me to start this new

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Supply chains and carriers have business-to-business delivery down to a science, but the rise in trends like e-commerce, crowdsourcing apps and same-day delivery has upended the last-mile delivery segment. If the last mile is ripe for disruption, supply chains must begin to perfect those fulfillment processes to find new and cost-efficient ways to deliver products

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VANCOUVER—Metro Inc. is looking to expand its online grocery offerings to Ontario next year, making it the latest Canadian retailer to ramp up its e-commerce options in the face of potential competition from Amazon. Metro CEO Eric La Flèche said Wednesday the grocer already offers “click and collect” in seven stores in Quebec and home

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Large for-hire carriers and major retailers are reserving their places in line to be among the first to test the all-electric Tesla Semi in their operations. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., NFI Industries and Bison Transport Inc. and retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Meijer and Loblaw Cos. confirmed that they have pre-ordered the truck or plan

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Dive Brief: About 40% of 1,500 shoppers surveyed by Convey say delivery is the most important detail in their shopping experience, the retail software provider revealed last week. When asked about the most important factors during the holidays, 33% of respondents said they prioritize cost, 29% desire a specific delivery date and 23% said they would

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As the steady rise of e-commerce pushes logistics companies and their retail partners to deliver more parcels, faster, speedy delivery is becoming a major competitive advantage. And no company has capitalized on this opening like Amazon, which has made a name for itself in fulfillment with its Prime and Prime Now delivery offerings. Now, Amazon’s retail competitors — and their logistics partners —

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Logistics giant UPS is trialling a ‘depot-to-door’ delivery system in central London that utilises a power-assisted delivery trailer in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and emissions associated with last mile deliveries, it announced yesterday. Following a competitive pitch process, UPS has teamed up with four other organisations – consultancy Fernhay, data management firm Skotkonung,

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Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery and capable of hauling 80,000 pounds, it can ramble 500 miles between charges. It’ll even drive itself—on the highway, at least.1 And Musk promises production will start in 2019. The big rig, which Musk unveiled at SpaceX’s

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I had a conversation yesterday with Andrew Lynch, the president and co-founder of Zipline Logistics, a fast-growing multimodal transportation provider that specializes in the movement of packaged food and beverage products in North America. They provide spot shipment services, managed transportation and consulting services to both large manufacturers and up-and-coming brands. In fact, providing targeted services to young brands is a distinct

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The Workhorse N-Gen sounds at first description like a Hollywood spy-movie cliché: a near silent electric powertrain within a white van with a rather frumpy, nondescript exterior—and a little drone aircraft deployed from the roof to make the final move to the target. Its reason for being is much more pragmatic, however; it’s the latest in

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