CCJ Top 250
eCommerce / Urban delivery
Amazon drivers 'love' electric vans co-designed with Rivian
A close collaboration between Amazon and Rivian is paying off as drivers and Amazon delivery service partners praise the high-tech electric vans for comfort and safety.
January 3, 2023
Locus' new machine learning patent focuses on traffic predictions for last-mile deliveries
The patent offers logistics providers hyper-accurate estimated travel times, delivering enhanced predictability in their last-mile deliveries by factoring in traffic patterns, which have historically been considered too dynamic to map.
October 20, 2022
Liftgate demand set to increase as final mile grabs larger share of freight
As the regionalization of trucking increases and last-mile delivery continues, truck buying strategies and specifications are evolving. The changing marketplace offers massive growth opportunities for many specific product categories, such as liftgates.
August 8, 2022
Trucking conditions climb | FedEx gets first BrightDrop EV delivery vans
ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit the second highest level since the pandemic started. Also: FedEx is on a path to transform its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all-electric by 2040; TruckPro acquires southwestern U.S. distributor.
June 22, 2022
Test drive: Isuzu's hulked up F-Series
Isuzu leapt into unfamiliar territory for MY2022: the Class 7 segment and offering a non-Isuzu engine for the first time.
May 17, 2022
3PL GoBolt expands to US with goal to reach 12.75M households with EVs
The company has ordered 170 electric vehicles to service its existing markets New Jersey and Los Angeles and its upcoming operations in Houston, Miami, Dallas, Austin and Atlanta. The company plans to eventually be in every major U.S. city.
May 17, 2022
'Karens' shine spotlight on a fleet's customer service
Motor carriers have become an extension of a shipper's customer service.
May 1, 2022
Fines for regs violations increased | Operation Safe Driver Week dates set
DOT has increased civil penalties for regs violations across multiple agencies, including FMCSA. Also: CVSA sets Operation Safe Driver Week dates with focus on speeding; FedEx testing drone delivery in middle-mile; Werner gets pre-CDL driver waiver.
March 31, 2022
Google launches integrated last-mile delivery platform
The pandemic accelerated e-commerce and the number of deliveries and increased the strain on delivery networks.
March 17, 2022
Poland may prove pivotal for Ram's ProMaster production goals
Ram CEO Mike Koval talked to Commercial Carrier Journal about finding additional production capacity to help meet strong demand in a "white hot" van market.
March 15, 2022
Ryder, Georgia Tech team up to study impact of autonomous trucking
The researchers’ Autonomous Transfer Hub Network and optimization models significantly reduced the number of miles driven with empty trailers, which accounts for a large part of the cost reduction.
November 12, 2021
Ram updates fuel economy, tech and safety on 2022 Promaster
Ram Commercial introduced Wednesday its 2022 ProMaster commercial van and aimed it squarely at one of the largest commercial customer categories: vocational.
August 26, 2021
eCommerce boom presents safety and wellness challenges for drivers
As more consumers turned to eCommerce for safety and convenience, its heightened popularity put a strain on the trucking industry as truck drivers were tasked with delivering more goods at a faster rate.
April 14, 2021
Isuzu working to bring self-driving to medium-duty
The effort will integrate Gatik’s autonomous driving technology into several Isuzu medium-duty N-Series trucks to produce SAE Level 4 delivery vehicles.
April 7, 2021
Isuzu adds more power to Class 6 FTR, new FVR model
The company believes the Cummins B6.7 will appeal more broadly to fleets that need more power.
February 12, 2021
Tampa FedEx driver plays vital role in Super Bowl celebration
Craig Sniffen, a 27-year FedEx Express team member, helped make the final delivery to Tampa, where the Lombardi Trophy was handed off (virtually) to Super Bowl XXXVII Champion, 11-time Pro Bowler, and Buccaneer all-timer Derrick Brooks.
February 4, 2021
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ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing
ATA President and CEO was on a panel of industry reps during a hearing Wednesday of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Spear outlined some of trucking's biggest headwinds, including highway congestion, parking and more.
Freightliner debuts second SuperTruck
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
Trucksmiths embracing change
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
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