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Ryder Rethinks Smart-Warehouse Concept

Ryder System has joined forces with new technology suppliers to showcase smart warehouse operations, such as robotics; autonomous vehicles and drones; sensors and automatic identification tools; and wearable technology.

Blockchain-Based Shipment Uses Smart Contracts

Startup company dexFreight says it has completed its first blockchain-based shipment using smart contracts, allowing the shipper and carrier to directly connect, negotiate rates, and schedule pickup and delivery.

UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Tech Advances Will Put Downward Pressure on Overall Fleet Size

In the long run, technology will exert inexorable downward pressure on overall fleet size and will eliminate altogether the need for some fleet vehicles. Despite this, fleet management will survive, albeit in a smaller capacity, and, most likely, in a completely different form than what we know today.