A few short years from now, you might see a truck in your rearview mirror and notice that something important is missing—the driver. But don’t be alarmed. Self-driving technology is on the cusp of a breakthrough and promises to blow wide open one of the major difficulties in the trucking industry: the person behind the

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Amazon’s Last Mile

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers alike are nearly oblivious to the program’s existence. In terms

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The rise of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the improvements in self driving technology is set to revolutionize the transportation and logistics industries. BI Intelligence has put together several research reports covering the key opportunities and statistics you need to take advantage of this growing market trend in our brand new Transportation & Logistics vertical. We’ll

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Data has always been a fundamental component of international trade and transportation, but never has so much information been available as today. Remote sensing, telematics, connected devices and vehicles all generate huge volumes of valuable data – the only challenge for organisations in the logistics and supply chain industry is how to harness this information

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Amazon has released a lot of products over the years that raise some eyebrows among the more security-conscious. The concerns are usually about digital security, though. The newly available Amazon Key service allows the company’s delivery personnel to open your locked door in order to deliver a package. People are understandably a little uncomfortable with the idea. To use

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Retailers of all sizes are finding themselves competing against Amazon and other huge retailers to meet customer expectations, creating challenges for smaller retailers in matching the delivery speed and price options provided by the larger retailers. A recent Forbes Insights report, “Shipping as Strategy: How Small and Midsize Retailers Can Best Meet Customers’ Delivery Expectations

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Augmented reality is poised to radically improve manufacturing, logistics, and skilled trades. AR can superimpose holographic images and instructions onto the real world, which is immensely valuable for educating workers on how to use large machinery or specialized devices. The technology also has the potential to increase productivity in warehousing and transport by optimizing processes across the entire supply chain. I

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“The new N-Gen platform represents a new day for last-mile delivery,” said Stephen Burns, CEO of Workhorse. “With agreements now in place to test and operate N-Gen vehicles in several cities across the United States, Workhorse continues to be on the front edge of transformative innovation in the commercial transportation sector.” The company says the electric N-Gen

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Sue Dreyer Raymond has been ordering groceries through Peapod online delivery service for years. Convenience is important to the full-time personal banker, who lives with her husband and mother-in-law in Palatine. Julie LaJoie of Aurora is new to the online ordering game. She started using Shipt.com, spending about $100 to $125 a week. Having groceries

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