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2017 Holiday Outlook: Quick Order to Delivery Turnaround Creates…

Almost 90% of consumers are shopping in store this holiday and most of them will combine the best of both in-store and online shopping based on what they’re buying and for whom, according to PwC's 2017 Holiday Outlook report.

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President Trump’s executive order to speed the approval of drone flights over crowds and for longer distances has prompted the Department of Transportation to officially launch a pilot program that will allow states to test new types of drone operations, including package deliveries. (November 03, 2017)

Around the world, drones equipped with cameras and sensors are providing companies with clearer, more comprehensive views of their businesses, and the opportunities and threats that surround them. (November 01, 2017)

In this PwC 2017 Holiday Outlook you will find out when and where consumers will shop, what drives their purchasing decisions and how retailers are preparing for the season. (October 27, 2017)

Almost 90% of consumers are shopping in store this holiday and most of them will combine the best of both in-store and online shopping based on what they’re buying and for whom, according to PwC's 2017 Holiday Outlook report. (October 27, 2017)

Budweiser producer Anheuser-Busch will use Convoy's tech-enabled network to transport truckloads from its facilities, the partnership will improve shipping operations while enhancing lives of America’s drivers. (October 21, 2017)

Predictive maintenance, operational and supply chain improvement, and enhanced customer experiences top the list of objectives driving nearly universal interest in the Industrial Internet of Things. (September 05, 2017)

Tesla's forthcoming long-haul, electric semi-truck will offer a self-driving mode and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles are in discussions to begin testing a prototype. (August 10, 2017)

The promise of connected trucks combined with the digital supply chain is huge, but so are the risks for those players that don’t move now to begin building the capabilities and business models needed to win in this new world. (August 08, 2017)

Uber Freight, and other similar freight services, really has the potential to serve as a true disruptive influence sector in the world of truckload brokerage, creating a ripple effect of sorts. (July 01, 2017)

Investment in trucking startups reached a record high in 2016, with 55 deals worth over $750M in aggregate, and deal sizes are up and total funding is on track to surpass 2016. (June 21, 2017)

As the transportation and logistics industry morphs, traditional rivals will no longer be the sole or even the most threatening competition, incumbents must adapt to keep up with their customers. (June 20, 2017)

Uber has fired the head of its self-driving vehicle unit, Anthony Levandowski, amid the continuing fallout from the engineer’s alleged theft of trade secrets from his former employer, Google. (May 30, 2017)

In its “Global Transportation and Logistics M&A Deal Insights 2017,” report PwC noted that total first quarter deal value at $18.2 billion was down 38 percent compared to the first quarter of 2016 and was up 2 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. There were 63 transportation and logistics deals in the first quarter, which was up 26 percent annually and down 9 percent compared to the fourth quarter. (May 09, 2017)

Turvo announced the launch of its revolutionary "collaborative logistics" platform that empowers shippers, brokers and carriers to work together in real-time across the entire supply chain, the first real-time collaborative logistics platform that connects anyone, anywhere to move things. (March 30, 2017)

In this paper we discuss four key areas of disruption transportation and logistics companies need to focus on now, including new technology, new market entrants, new customer expectations, and new business models. (March 30, 2017)










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