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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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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