Last-Mile Delivery: Page 2


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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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    AI in Supply Chain Management

    Warehouse automation, logistics management and digital twins are just a few of the ways companies are using AI to streamline their supply chains.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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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
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    Pitney Bowes launches regional delivery service in Midwest

    The added coverage means shippers can reach 90% of the U.S. in 1 to 3 days via the offering.

    By April 8, 2024
  • A FedEx employee sorts boxes on the sidewalk on November 21, 2019 in New York City.
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    FedEx, UPS adding delivery fees in parts of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago

    The surcharges from both carriers will take effect this month in 82 ZIP codes across the U.S., many covering major urban areas.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Pandion plans to expand e-commerce delivery network

    The company is interested in reaching new markets like Denver and Minneapolis after landing $41.5 million in funding.

    By April 2, 2024
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    5 takeaways from UPS’ 2024 investor and analyst day

    Company officials provided details on the company's future with Amazon, the evolution of its pricing technology, growth in healthcare and more.

    By March 28, 2024
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    5 ways drone delivery providers are advancing in 2024

    Announcements from Zipline, DroneUp, Wing and Skyports Drone Services this year demonstrate drones' growing presence in supply chains.

    By March 28, 2024
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    FedEx charges ahead with Network 2.0, rolling out to dozens more locations in 2024

    The plan to integrate its separate Express and Ground delivery networks will help close a key gap with UPS, one executive said.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Can 7-day delivery give OnTrac an edge in a soft market?

    The service's success will hinge on shippers' own capabilities and how much consumers value Saturday and Sunday deliveries.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Delivery provider Point Pickup ceases operations as it seeks a sale

    The company is looking to find a buyer quickly, as its "assets are basically melting ice cubes — they are losing money," a lawyer said.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Better shipping contracts benefit BarkBox owner

    Dog toys and treats brand Bark, which uses FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service and Pitney Bowes, joins other shippers that have trimmed their delivery costs.

    By March 13, 2024