The rapid growth of ecommerce and fast-changing consumer expectations require delivery companies to think and act out of the box. To win in tomorrow’s final mile market, carriers will not only need to handle record-peak volumes, but also master same day, on-demand, and night-time delivery. How can delivery companies best capitalize on these trends while protecting

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It is estimated that vehicles contribute more than half the total carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide that accumulates in the air. Combine that with nearly a quarter of the entire atmospheric hydrocarbon content, it is no surprise that a lot of our cities have poor air quality standards. This alarming situation of air quality depreciation has

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As part of negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement, the Teamsters trucking union is demanding that UPS agree not to use drones or self-driving vehicles to automate deliveries, The Wall Street Journal reports. The two organizations are seeking to hammer out one of the largest collective bargaining agreements in the US, covering more than 260,000

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Amazon.com Inc. has applied for a patent on technology to deliver items inside your home using a robotic courier. An Amazon patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an “autonomous ground vehicle” that could ferry orders between a delivery truck and a home’s front porch or hallway. “AGVs may be stationed at various

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More Canadians may soon be able to order their groceries online for delivery as the country’s grocery wars heat up following Amazon’s entry to the competitive space. The impetus for grocers enhancing their e-commerce offerings and looking at home delivery was likely Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods market last year, said Kevin Grier, an agriculture

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Founded as the Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company in 1920, Pitney Bowes is now a $3.4 billion enterprise and a leading provider of ecommerce shipping and location intelligence technologies. Pitney Bowes provides customer engagement, customer information management, location intelligence, and mailing and shipping services to approximately 1 million customers in about 100 countries.  Manish Choudhary, the Senior

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How important is speed to market? Ask Target, which last month acquired Shipt for $550 million, one of the largest acquisitions in the retailer’s history, to facilitate its entry into the same-day-delivery business. Ask Home Depot, which was recently reported to be discussing a potential acquisition of XPO Logistics, partially as a defensive move to

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  Our increasing demand to buy gadgets, groceries and other goods online is actually driving up the price of land on which to store those items. That’s because in order to ship goods to customers within a day or two — a time frame popularized by the likes of Amazon that has now become expected

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