The Technology That’s Revolutionizing the Trucking Industry
Automated Trucks: glass half full or half empty?
The trend toward more advanced automated drive technology is slowly moving into the trucking industry. Drivers share mixed reviews. Some are optimistic that the technology will improve safety, while others are concerned about the reliability of the equipment (Read more here).
Online Sales Increase, Benefiting Truck Freight
In a “UPS Pulse of the Online Shipper” study, it was found that avid shoppers are making 12% more purchases in 2017 compared to 2016. These online orders are greatly affecting LTL carriers (Read more here).
Drone Delivery Approved in China
SF Holding, a Chinese delivery company, has obtained a license from the country’s military to use drones to deliver commercial packages. Find out more here.
Amazon Beings Research for Box-Packing Warehouse Robots
The retail giant is hoping to add more robots to its payroll. Robots currently run the warehouse for gathering items for orders besides the last step, picking items of various shapes and packing the right ones into correct boxes. Will this be the last of their human employees in the warehouse? Find out more here.
Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods: Major Produce Shipper on the Rise
Amazon is pending the purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion. Amazon will become a major shipper of the difficult market of fresh produce. This new player could mean serious changes for other produce shippers (Read more here).