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A Brief Commentary on the Future of Delivery

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I’m heading back home today from the MercuryGate Velocity 2017 user conference in Las Vegas. There are countless possibilities, especially when you consider emerging technologies and delivery models like drones, driverless trucks, hyperloop, and the Uber-ization of freight. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends delivery driverless vehicles drones e-commerce Las Vegas shooting MercuryGate MercuryGate Velocity 2017

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

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The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. 73-hour, seven-day workweek limit set by Senate panel for truck drivers (Logistics Management). March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). How much time and cost can we drive out of supply chains if there was less red tape, bureaucracy, and regulations?

The Dispatch Report | October 2019, Issue No. 12


We’ve been busy fine-tuning our platform, nailing our pitch, bringing on new customers, demoing for clients, and speaking at and attending different freight and logistics conferences. ShipChain airs its first webinar, The State of Technology in Food Supply Chains 2019: Produce. We aired our first webinar about Technology and its impacts on the Food Supply Chain in June. Chris Kupillas, Regional VP, BlueGrace Logistics.

Daimler Trucks establishes global organisation for highly automated driving


To achieve this, Daimler Trucks announced an investment of more than EUR 500 million (more than USD 570 million) at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The operations infrastructure and network to be set up by the Autonomous Technology Group – another key activity – will consist of one main vehicle control centre as well as additional stations at logistics hubs.

More on The Future of Delivery (Takeaways from MercuryGate Velocity 2017 User Conference)

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Many transportation and logistics software companies were launched in the late 1990s and early 2000s, during the height of the dotcom era, but very few of them survive today — they either went bankrupt or were acquired by others. A notable exception is MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor), which was founded 17 years ago and recently held its annual user conference in Las Vegas.

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

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In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). The UberRush Logistics Layer Has Arrived (TechCrunch). It seems like Amazon was in the news every day this year with some kind of supply chain or logistics development. Major less-than-truckload motor carriers such as FedEx Freight have long pushed for larger trailer sizes. It’s warm outside.