Cities Must Act to Curb Delivery Van Congestion
With more and more products available for doorstep delivery, Janette Sadik-Khan argues that policymakers have to proactively face the imminent "delivery deadlock" and take control of curb management.
Cities Regulate Delivery App Fees to Support Ailing Restaurants
High platform fees for food delivery apps have put struggling restaurants between a rock and a hard place.
The Link Between Smart Cities, Fleet Technology, and Economics
The theoretical planning of smart cities could help make city economies stronger as purchasing becomes more straightforward.
High-Speed Delivery Linked to Increased Congestion and Pollution
It's not only mom and pop shops that suffer from over-reliance on online shopping: streets and the environment also suffer the consequences.
The Delivery App Revolt
For many Americans living through the social distancing and stay-at-home-orders of 2020, supporting local businesses means cutting out the tech middle man.
Better Maps Would Save Delivery Companies a Ton of Time and Money
A new report estimates the cost of inaccurate maps for delivery companies in the billions of dollars.
Scant Examples of Innovative Shipping Delivery Programs
Urban freight deliveries are expected to grow 40 percent by 2050, according to the 2017 Material Handling Industry’s annual report. Cities aren't yet ready to keep up with the changing times.
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