Following months of speculation, Uber has finally made a decisive move into the trucking world with its acquisition of Otto, a self-driving trucking platform. The firm’s long-term goal of setting up a national digital freight matching network now appears to be one step closer to reality. Venture capital firms have been looking beyond consumer transit … Read moreWill Shippers Jump on the Uber Bandwagon?
Wal-Mart’s acquisition of Jet.com has upped the stakes significantly in the e-commerce world, particularly when it comes to the battle to dominate the highly lucrative US market. Smaller e-commerce businesses still stand a chance, but only if they focus on their logistics efficiency. Having a unique selling point and clever marketing will go a long … Read moreHow To Gain Efficiency In E-Commerce Logistics
Many companies that ship and handle their freight in-house eventually reach a point where they start to consider ways to make the process more cost-efficient and effective. Businesses started outsourcing shipping and handling in droves following the 2008 recession in order to help get their items out in a more efficient way. As the market … Read moreHow Do 3PLs Benefit Businesses?
Logistics has been around for a long time, but it has never evolved quite so much in such a short span of time as it has in the past two decades. If you had any doubt about how different things can be after just 20 years, think about 1996: that was the year the first … Read moreLook To The Past For Clues About The Future Of 3PL