Last-Mile Delivery: Page 2

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    2023 outlook

    Will UPS workers strike? What shippers should know about Teamsters contract talks

    The carrier's sprawling delivery network will be at risk unless a deal is reached by July 31.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    2023 outlook

    Why shippers will add more FedEx and UPS competitors to their carrier mix in 2023

    Interest in last mile alternatives is up. Experts say Amazon could take advantage by launching a competing service.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Why drone delivery hasn’t taken flight in the US

    The Federal Aviation Administration will propose new regulations this year, including changes to visual line of sight requirements to support greater drone use, a federal official said.

    By Michael Brady • Jan. 19, 2023
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    About 1,400 misclassified drivers awarded $5.6 million: Labor Dept.

    Parts Authority and Diligent Delivery Systems denied workers minimum wage, overtime pay and other benefits, the agency said.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
  • Rollo will offer delivery within Las Vegas using a fleet of three Ford E-Transits.
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    Rollo launches fleet for Las Vegas deliveries

    The shipping platform provider will offer delivery within the city using three Ford E-Transits as shippers look to diversify their carrier mixes.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Walmart to offer fulfillment tech, delivery services through Salesforce

    The partnership is positioned to drive more volume to Walmart GoLocal as it pursues growth in the competitive same-day delivery sector.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
  • A FedEx truck makes deliveries in Manhattan on September 17, 2020 in New York City.
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    FedEx Ground makes further cuts to Sunday home delivery coverage

    The service, which once reached nearly 95% of the country, will cover more than half of the U.S. population effective mid-March.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
  • A UPS worker delivers packages on December 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    UPS leads peak season on-time rate again in 2022: ShipMatrix

    Rival FedEx ranked second among national carriers, posting a 7 percentage-point improvement from the last holiday season.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Walmart made over 6,000 drone deliveries in 2022

    While the retailer seeks to eventually deliver 1 million packages by drone annually, an executive said it's encouraged by the initial response.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    DoorDash launches package pickup service

    The service's rollout comes in the midst of the busy post-holiday returns season.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
  • A mail carrier walks through the snow on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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    Winter weather stymied on-time deliveries in days before Christmas

    Project44 data shows how challenging conditions on Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 soured what was overall a smooth peak season for last mile delivery performance.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    UPS to extend demand surcharges beyond peak season

    The updated fees, which will be lower than those implemented during the holidays, will take effect Jan. 15.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    FedEx navigated contractor disputes, declining demand in 2022

    CEO Raj Subramaniam rolled out transformative plans early in his tenure, but macroeconomic uncertainty clouds the delivery giant's future.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Here are the biggest supply chain stories of 2022

    Fedex’s consolidation strategy and Amazon’s excess labor costs were just a few of the stories that piqued reader’s interests this year.

    By Dec. 27, 2022
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    Smaller parcel carriers expanded capacity, coverage in 2022

    Alternatives to FedEx and UPS bolstered their services and capabilities as they pursued a larger share of shippers' volumes.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    FedEx expects plummeting demand to pressure per-package revenue

    As volumes soften, the balance of power appears to be shifting back in shippers' favor.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    FedEx Express expands New York City pilot of electric delivery carts

    The carrier is building upon tests from last year that saw couriers increase package deliveries by 15% per hour.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Walmart drone delivery service launches in Arizona, Florida and Texas

    The offering with DroneUp is part of a wider plan to offer the same-day option in six states by the end of this year.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
  • A FedEx worker makes a delivery on September 16, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida.
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    FedEx to launch consolidated returns service

    The carrier is touting the program as a low-price option for shippers in an expensive reverse logistics market.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Parcel carrier Better Trucks to double coverage area

    Co-founder and CEO Andy Whiting highlighted Texas, Florida and the Carolinas as states the company plans to grow in.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Uber expands access to same-day delivery for independent retailers

    The deal with National Retail Solutions levels the playing field for thousands of businesses competing in the on-demand delivery era.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    LaserShip/OnTrac to increase ground rates 6.9% in 2023

    The carrier is following the standard set by FedEx and UPS, while others tout their smaller rate hikes as an advantage.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    LaserShip/OnTrac opens sort center near Philadelphia in time for peak season

    The parcel carrier said the facility will effectively double its capacity in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
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    Lowe’s expands use of market delivery model for large products

    The home improvement retailer has converted eight regions, covering more than half of its stores, to the new approach.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    FedEx Ground contractors form alliance

    FedEx Ground contractor group disbands, denounces calls for work stoppages

    Spencer Patton launched the Trade Association for Logistics Professionals to help contractors collectively push for change. It fell apart months later.

    By Nov. 18, 2022