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Isuzu in Collaboration to Develop Autonomous Medium-Duty Trucks

Isuzu in Collaboration to Develop Autonomous Medium-Duty Trucks

Isuzu North America Corp. and Gatik announced on April 6, 2021 a strategic collaboration to develop and evaluate fully autonomous medium-duty trucks. This collaboration is an industry first in the medium-duty truck category. The first vehicles will be deployed later in 2021.

April 6, 2021

Electric Last Mile Solutions is Bringing Electrification to E-Commerce Delivery
State of the Fleet Industry: State of Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

State of the Fleet Industry: State of Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Today's video looks at strong demand for walk-in cargo vehicles, resulting in longer vehicle lead times; increased contracting for delivery service providers; sustainability as a competitive advantage in last-mile delivery; and how the pandemic accelerated growth in e-commerce.

November 30, 2020

Fleet Momentum: How EVs, Connectivity, and E-Commerce Will Impact Fleets
Merchants Fleet Expands Logistics Fleet Team

Merchants Fleet Expands Logistics Fleet Team

Merchants Fleet is expanding its fleet team offering services to logistics and delivery companies in response to a rise in ecommerce business, and a national increased demand for delivery vehicles, as well as the associated services required to manage and maintain them.

October 8, 2020

COVID-19 Strains Last-Mile Delivery Logistics

COVID-19 Strains Last-Mile Delivery Logistics

The latest news from Amazon that it is pausing a test of a service that would compete with UPS and FedEx reflects the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on last-mile delivery logistics.

April 8, 2020

Tech Startups Match Retailers, Final-Mile Drivers

Tech Startups Match Retailers, Final-Mile Drivers

As the demand for local delivery has spiked due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics-tech companies are stepping up to help small businesses roll out delivery options quickly.

March 31, 2020

Amazon Prioritizes Getting Shipments Related to COVID-19 into Fulfillment Centers
Daimler Using Technology for Faster Repairs

Daimler Using Technology for Faster Repairs

Daimler Trucks North America launched a new e-commerce platform, is using technology to help dealers make repairs faster – including simplifying the warranty process – and is on the cusp of adding predictive diagnostics to its uptime tools.

October 28, 2019

FedEx Ending Ground Delivery Contract with Amazon

FedEx Ending Ground Delivery Contract with Amazon

FedEx won’t renew its contract with Amazon for ground delivery when it expires at the end of the month, after letting its U.S. air-delivery contract with Amazon run out earlier this summer.

August 7, 2019

Schneider to Shutter Final Mile Delivery Business
UPS to Add Sunday Delivery Service

UPS to Add Sunday Delivery Service

UPS has announced that on Jan. 1, 2020, it will begin offering customers pick-up and delivery services seven days a week.

July 25, 2019

Spartan Motors Receives Large Step Van Order

Spartan Motors Receives Large Step Van Order

Spartan Motors has received an order for 2,237 Utilimaster step vans from a leading North American online e-commerce and fulfillment company, the Charlotte, Mich.-based upfitter announced.

July 17, 2019

Amazon Wants Employees to Open Package Delivery Businesses

Amazon Wants Employees to Open Package Delivery Businesses

Amazon announced it will take an active role in helping interested employees launch their own package delivery businesses, expanding its Delivery Service Partner program with some additional incentives to help those employees make the transition.

May 14, 2019

The Last Mile: Where Brawn Meets Brains
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