Last-Mile Delivery


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    Delivery carrier SpeedX pursues growth with zone-skipping service

    The company expects to triple or quadruple its volumes this year as it competes with the likes of FedEx and UPS.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Walmart fires back at Amazon in fast delivery race

    The retailer delivered 4.4 billion items over the past 12 months with either same-day or next-day speeds.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Last-Mile Delivery

    Last-mile delivery giants are adjusting to a market that has swung in favor of shippers.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    How supply chains used FLOW after the Baltimore bridge collapse

    C.H. Robinson, ITS Logistics, Home Depot and IMC Companies shared insights on the federal data-sharing platform designed to improve visibility of disruptions.

    By , , May 15, 2024
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    USPS pauses processing network consolidation until 2025

    The agency halted the transfer of some operations at local plants to regional hubs amid lawmaker scrutiny and service woes.

    By May 14, 2024
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    UPS and FedEx battle over small business customers while Amazon looms

    The delivery rivals are fighting to gain share in the lucrative volume segment as their relationships with larger shippers evolve.

    By May 13, 2024
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    USPS plans 25% average price hike for Parcel Select shippers

    The ground delivery offering has been the target of controversial changes that would impact key shipping partners like DHL eCommerce and Pitney Bowes.

    By May 13, 2024
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    FedEx Express flags US delivery delays after severe weather

    Disruptions are possible for shipments with a May 9 commitment after "hazardous operating conditions" challenged a key hub in Tennessee.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Etsy pushes for delivery date precision with new machine learning model

    The initiative could help the e-commerce marketplace shake its reputation as a laggard when it comes to shipping time frames.

    By May 8, 2024
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    USPS wants to make controversial changes to shipping partner deals this month

    The agency's leader told consolidators on March 27 that he is pursuing agreements within 45 days on a plan that has sparked cost and service concerns.

    By May 3, 2024
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    UPS, FedEx fuel surcharge hikes to heat up delivery prices

    The tweaks come on top of percentage increases the two delivery giants levied in December as they look to grow per-package revenues.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Walmart GoLocal expands delivery capabilities, client base

    The retailer's local delivery platform has evolved to handle big and bulky items, orders out of fulfillment centers and more, VP Rina Hurst told Supply Chain Dive.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Amazon’s order consolidation efforts deliver Q1 savings

    The e-commerce giant cut costs by increasing the number of product units delivered per box, CEO Andy Jassy said.

    By May 1, 2024
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    USPS delivery unit proposal sparks service, cost concerns for shipping partners

    The agency is mulling changes to how shipping companies like DHL eCommerce and Pitney Bowes inject volume into its network, industry experts told Supply Chain Dive.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Ship Essential readies to expand fulfillment, same-day delivery reach

    The Brooklyn, New York, 3PL will be launching operations in Los Angeles before the end of April, according to its founder.

    By April 25, 2024
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    White House earmarks $1.5B in push for freight decarbonization

    Federal funds will support the electrification of ports and electric truck charging infrastructure, among other projects.

    By April 24, 2024
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    GLS US launches direct delivery to and from Europe

    The carrier integrated its services with its parent's European network, which could help it stand out among FedEx and UPS alternatives.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Lowe’s taps DoorDash for on-demand deliveries

    The partnership marks DoorDash’s entry into the home improvement category as the company grows its roster of retailers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 24, 2024
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    FedEx to shutter 4 Florida facilities in July

    More than 200 employees will be impacted by the decision as the delivery giant continues to trim operating costs.

    By April 22, 2024
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    The last mile: Your first critical step to delivering cost savings and profit

    Last mile delivery is the most critical — and most expensive — part of the shipping process.

    April 22, 2024
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    US Postal Service head vows better performance amid scrutiny of network overhaul

    Lawmakers pressed Louis DeJoy for answers as markets like Atlanta struggle to adjust in the thick of the agency's "Delivering for America" plan.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Amazon leapfrogs UPS and 4 other takeaways from a top shipping index

    Market conditions are leading to shifts in U.S. volume share with some upstarts gaining ground, according to new parcel delivery data from Pitney Bowes.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Ground parcel delivery costs projected to climb in Q2

    The rate per package is expected to jump as FedEx and UPS become less amenable to discounts, according to the TD Cowen/AFS Freight Index.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Union Pacific adds route between Chicago and Southern California

    The new service is part of the railroad's push to convert freight from trucks to rail, saying it lowers overall costs for shippers.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Parcel carrier Better Trucks grows network with 1,100 new ZIP codes

    The additions target delivery coverage gaps in the company's network, such as areas between Indianapolis and South Bend, Indiana.

    By April 11, 2024
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    UPS sees big opportunity in Mexico’s nearshoring wave

    The delivery giant anticipates both financial and efficiency benefits by handling U.S.-destined volume further upstream.

    By April 9, 2024