The Rebound Podcast: What’s ahead for small package delivery

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The Rebound: What’s ahead for small package delivery E-commerce is heating up! Listen in as Alan Amling discusses the future of small package delivery.

FreightWaves Classics: Railway Express Agency was THE express package delivery service

The Supply Chain Journal

Movement of freight, packages and people that once took days or weeks could now be accomplished in a fraction of the time. They provided local delivery direct to homes and businesses, first by horse and wagon and later by truck. Express services began in the 1830s.


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Is this the future of package delivery?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

On April 25th amazon announced their new partnership with Volvo and General Motors regarding package delivery. Why did amazon started this partnership and what is the concept behind this way of delivery and even more important can this new concept become a standard in package delivery, anyway amazon believes in it! Already in 2016 Volvo started in Sweden with their in-car delivery services. Choose the delivery option, “Volvo in-car delivery”.

Emerging package delivery collective an alternative in going the final mile

The LoadStar

The post Emerging package delivery collective an alternative in going the final mile appeared first on The Loadstar. Land Loadstar posts News Amazon Canoo Delivery Service Partners (DSP) FedEx Last Mile Experts The Frontdoor Collective UPS

Amazon blinks as transport costs surge and pushes use of collection points

Supply Chain and Logistics

The last mile is problematic for customer delivery. Amazon’s enthusiasm for ever faster delivery is causing some pain for the company. The customer … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking Amazon last mile package deliveryMaybe it’s the driver shortage? The Amazon lockers, or collection points, are one way of reducing pain.

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery


"Commercial Drone Interest is Exploding, While Applications Inside and Outside the DC Are Here Now, before Package Delivery". Use of drones for package delivery has received a lot of attention ever since Jeff Bezos unveiled a video of an Amazon drone dropping off a package via drone on a 60 Minutes broadcast in 2012, but other applications in the supply chain are likely to emerge first.

Postal Service reports $3 billion year-on-year loss

The Supply Chain Journal

Shipping and package volume moved by the U.S. year-on-year in its fiscal year 2021 third quarter as a surge in demand for package delivery services began to slow, the quasi-governmental agency said Friday. Postal Service declined by 14.1%

New OnTrac vehicle delivers pitchers, not packages

DC Velocity

Package delivery firm sponsors Diamondbacks' new bullpen cart. Transportation

UPS rolls out routing upgrade after software passes pilot test

DC Velocity

Navigation tool could cut miles driven, fuel burned by package delivery drivers, company says. Technology

Startup Couriers Snatch Toehold in Shake-Up of the FedEx Era

Supply Chain Brain

Surging e-commerce is generating more package deliveries than giant couriers can handle, but the logjam is spawning startups with new ways of speeding deliveries

Daily Infographic: Consumers’ views on sustainability in e-commerce

The Supply Chain Journal

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Diverse group of fleets set to participate in Run On Less Regional

Fleet Owner

The Run features a variety of truck brands and technologies, along with a variety of loads they haul: from food and beverage to package delivery to household goods

Where’d it go and how did it get here?

Fleet Owner

Packages don’t always go direct from origination to destination. And other questions after tracking packages deliveries What can be done to minimize the out-of-route miles?

Daily Infographic: FedEx adding 90,000 workers to handle peak surge

The Supply Chain Journal

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The drones are coming

Fleet Owner

Unmanned aircraft can help with package deliveries, yard and depot surveillance, traffic management, and more. How are drones being used and tested today, and what does it mean for delivery drivers

UPS Opens New £120 Million London Facility

Logistics Manager

UPS has opened their new £120 million, 32,000 square meter package sorting and delivery facility in London, England. The new facility is located at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park and will act as a UK package processing hub and distribution center for the local area as well as a gateway to for the company’s global network. The facility can handle up to 28,000 packages per hour with further increases expected with future expansion.

FedEx Sees 10% Rise in Holiday Package Volume to Record Levels

Supply Chain Brain

FedEx is forecasting a 10% increase in holiday package deliveries over a previous record peak season in 2020 as consumers remain hooked on internet shopping even as stores reopen from last year’s lockdowns

Daily Infographic: Smart Label Tracking Technology

The Supply Chain Journal

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DHL Places Order for Volvo Electric Trucks

NGT News

The intended order includes 40 electric trucks of the model Volvo FE and Volvo FL, to be used for package deliveries in urban transports.

From Iceland to America: Drone Delivery Inches Closer to Reality

Supply Chain Brain

Iceland continues to act as a proving ground for the use of drones in package-delivery services

Making the business case for drone delivery

Fleet Owner

With some "ooh and ah" factor tech-wise but often looking more like a gimmick in the real world, is there a use for drones in package delivery that saves fleets time and money

Amazon tumbles as profit declines for first time in two years

Fleet Owner

reported its first quarterly profit decline in more than two years, missing analysts’ estimates, amid higher spending to speed package delivery. (Bloomberg) – Inc. Shares fell more than 7% in extended trading. Third-quarter earnings were

Watch: The Raging Battle Between UPS and Amazon

Supply Chain Brain

Rick Watson, founder and chief executive officer of RMW Commerce Consulting, relates what is doing to position itself as a competitive threat to United Parcel Service for package delivery

Last-Mile Delivery: The Link Between Driver Satisfaction and Customer Satisfaction

Talking Logistics

The research, conducted by Adelante SCM and commissioned by RouteSmart Technologies, is based on a survey of 28 leading parcel/package delivery companies, national postal carriers, retailers, and other companies with last-mile and home delivery.

Quick Tips for Optimizing Loading and Unloading Operations


The demand for package delivery continues to grow as consumers do more of their shopping online. At the same time, the supply chain is increasingly moving toward just-in-time delivery, meaning logistics companies have less room for error.

Drone Delivery: The Key Questions to Ask


With all the advances in shipping services and the growing demand for faster and more secure delivery options, drone delivery has recently become a key area of focus for shippers. The post Drone Delivery: The Key Questions to Ask appeared first on MercuryGate International.

UPS Signs CNG, RNG Supply Agreement with Hexagon Agility

NGT News

Hexagon Agility, a provider of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles, has signed a master services agreement with UPS, one of the world’s largest package delivery companies, to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Reports say Amazon has acquired a Boeing 767 aircraft

Logistics Management

This marks a shift from Amazon’s longstanding tradition of leasing aircraft from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), to operate its air cargo network to serve United States-based customers, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, whom provides air cargo services to support Amazon’s package deliveries to its customers.

Another last-mile tweak: Amazon delivering to GM vehicles' trunks

Fleet Owner

Amazon has been talking about package delivery to a vehicle trunk as a potential alternative to a home doorstep for years — the key was how it would work. Now, with some app-based permissions and remote, outside-originated vehicle unlocking capabilit

Maersk’s “Transformation” Under Scrutiny

Logistics Management

Moller-Maersk, the company intends to “transform” its logistics and supply chain model to compete with package delivery behemoths like UPS and Fedex

Regional last-mile carriers LaserShip and OnTrac come together to establish a new national network

Logistics Management

While the parcel duopoly of UPS and FedEx remains alive and well, at a time when e-commerce activity continues to see no signs of slowing down, that, by no means, that the smaller regional small package delivery carriers have been left out in the cold.

FedEx, UPS Ride Hottest Run in Years Toward Record Holiday Rush

Supply Chain Brain

Riding high from record package deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic, UPS and FedEx are moving on to their next challenge: proving they can boost profit in the approaching holiday onslaught

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Our freight broker software package has built-in support for many types of shipments including less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload (TL), expedited, rail, and any type of specialized equipment. Transportation Service #1 – Small Package.

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Amazon significantly ups order for delivery vehicles through deal with Mercedes

Logistics Management

When e-commerce powerhouse Amazon announced in late June it was rolling out its Delivery Service Program, in an effort to increase its package delivery and logistics service capabilities that it said will enable entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses to deliver Amazon packages, it drew a lot of attention, as it typically does, and interest.

FedEx preps to gave Express contract with Ground operations for select residential shipments

Logistics Management