Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.

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As ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft become ubiquitous and stories about driverless cars and trucks dominate the news, the trucking industry is stealthily starting to use autonomous vehicle, or AV, technology to increase efficiency and safety.

News & Analysis

28 Sep 2016
Rapid advances in technology, coupled with e-commerce expansion, will magnify pressure on shippers and logistics companies to deliver for customers.
The acquisition of APC Logistics means C.H. Robinson will be moving more freight though ports in Oceania, such as Napier, New Zealand, pictured.
28 Sep 2016
E-commerce and the need for density in trade lanes is pushing expansion of the global network of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator.
26 Sep 2016
Flexport, one of the many startups that has taken on the daunting task of digitizing freight transportation, got a cash infusion Monday.
Application program interfaces allow software to aggregate and track myriad and diverse data points, which in supply chains allows for greater supply chain visibility and control.
26 Sep 2016
Web-based technology that will help shippers get a clearer view of freight as it moves through less-than-truckload pipelines is being added to the SMC3 Platform.
One way for container lines to cut costs without impacting service is technology, but the current market means some efforts have been put on hold or abandoned.
23 Sep 2016
An intense focus on cost cutting by carriers is having an impact on customers.
18 Sep 2016
Wearable devices are emerging in warehousing and distribution to provide video, scanning, and other capabilities to increase productivity, reduce mistakes, and lower costs across the supply chain.
Pokémon Go, pictured, may have introduced the world to augmented reality, or the imposition of digital renderings and information upon live video images, but the wider adoption of the technology by industry is where it will have the biggest impact.
16 Sep 2016
"Augmented reality" technology that blends the actual and the virtual is finding real-world uses beyond gaming, and the supply chain could benefit.
It is still up for debate what impact the widespread use of electronic logging devices by US truckers will have on capacity.
15 Sep 2016
A Transplace survey of 2,000 carriers shows smaller fleets lagging their larger counterparts when it comes to adopting electronic logging, though about half the companies queried already had ELDs in place.
14 Sep 2016
Automation on the highways and in warehouses will radically change how products are produced, moved, and stored over the next decade, CBRE says.
12 Sep 2016
A $10.5 million infusion will help LTL-focused tech startup expand services and grow internationally.