RALEIGH, NC — Volvo Trucks North America drove a long-held secret down North Carolina Highway 540 today.
In the first successful on-highway demonstration of platooning technology between a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company, Volvo and FedEx working closely with the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) took three trucks on the road to showcase their advanced driver assisted technology.
Volvo has kept its partnership with FedEx under wraps for about a year, using Volvo VNL 300 day cabs and a Volvo VNL 670 sleeper cab first on closed tracks in South Carolina and then for the last three months on the North Carolina Triangle Expressway — an area designated by the NCTA as a testing place for autonomous vehicles — to adapt its platooning technology developed in Europe for the North American market.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amazon — the bookseller that transformed into the world’s largest online retailer – has been transforming the way goods are trucked to market. And not just the freight that rolls through its distribution centers. Thank (or blame) the need for speed.
SEATTLE, WA – Amazon is experimenting with a free two-day delivery model that would see it taking over some roles currently handled by United Parcel Service and FedEx, Bloomberg is reporting.
TORONTO, ON – FedEx Express Canada will add nearly 3,000 pairs of eyes looking for missing children.
The Canadian courier announced this week that it is partnering with the Ontario Amber Alert program, and will rebroadcast amber alerts to its 6,500 Canadian employees, including nearly 3,000 couriers, so they can aid in finding missing children.
President Lisa Lisson says with the increase in e-commerce, the courier company is in more places around the country, making them good candidates for helping to locate missing children when needed.
“As loving parents and proud Canadians, our employees want to be of service to the community and help keep our children safe from harm,” says Lisson.
NEW YORK, NY – New York court’s ruling on whether UPS should have been aware that it was shipping contraband cigarettes from aboriginal reserves is expected to come before year’s end, a judge said following closing arguments yesterday in the federal-civil trial of America’s largest courier service.
MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx has acquired major European parcel company TNT Express in a deal worth nearly $5 billion.
MEMPHIS, TN- Trucking and package delivery giant FedEx Corp. reported a 23-percent jump in profit for its fiscal year second quarter.
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Canadian truckers might want to get ready for a busy holiday season this winter because more folks in Western Canada plan to buy their gifts online, a new poll shows.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – A Utah truck driver has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against FedEx and long-haul contractor GNB Trucking Co., for allegedly firing him due to his Russian accent.
TOLUCA, MEXICO — The uncertain future of the Mexico truck pilot program is of no concern to FedEx, as the transport company revealed plans to open up shop in Mexico.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FedEx has added 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, which are the first standard FedEx delivery trucks converted to hybrid-electric systems.
MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by about 3.9 percent, effective March 31.
ATLANTA, GA – UPS Freight is raising its general rate by 4.4 percent as of March 31.
ATLANTA-United Parcel Services Inc. (UPS) is the latest shipping company to raise its freight services by an average of 4.9 percent, effective Dec. 30.
For U.S. trucking industry to continue advancing, the nation’s infrastructure needs to improve, FedEx Freight CEO William Logue said at a conference in Houston.