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Ben Ames

Ben Ames

Senior Editor


Ben Ames has spent 20 years as a journalist since starting out as a daily newspaper reporter in Pennsylvania in 1995. From 1999 forward, he has focused on business and technology reporting for a number of trade journals, beginning when he joined Design News and Modern Materials Handling magazines. Ames is author of the trail guide "Hiking Massachusetts" and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

Articles by Ben Ames

Locus Robotics raises $25 million in venture capital
Autonomous warehouse bots collaborate with human pickers to help retailers and 3PLs compete with Amazon, firm says.
November 20, 2017

Study: Reverse logistics still a puzzle for omnichannel retailers
The promise of hassle-free returns may keep customers happy, but our latest survey suggests that omnichannel players are still struggling to find the right balance between cost and service.
November 17, 2017

Tesla unveils electric semi tractor with 500-mile range
J.B. Hunt buys multiple Tesla Semis for intermodal and dedicated contract services divisions.
November 17, 2017

Amazon offers truckers an app for expedited check-in at DCs
Amazon Relay could help drivers maximize hours of service under ELD regulations, analyst says.
November 17, 2017

MonarchFx adds DHL Supply Chain, Softeon as partners
Startup lands funding to launch network of five DCs in time for 2018 peak season.
November 15, 2017

Project44 enhances truckload visibility tool
Shippers and 3PLs can use real-time data to manage exceptions, firm says.
November 15, 2017

Ryder, Embark Technology conduct self-driving truck tests
Semi-autonomous truck haul test loads through four states; Embark says technology could be launched in a few years.
November 13, 2017

Roambee unveils package-level asset tracking tags
Bluetooth sensors monitor temperature and humidity, then relay data through cell networks, firm says.
October 25, 2017

Honeywell picks Android OS for future handhelds
New family of rugged handheld computers for the warehouse will use common hardware through 2025.
October 17, 2017

A remedy for window pain
As business grew, inventory tracking was becoming a serious headache for The Window Outfitters. An Internet-enabled tracking/picking solution from Voodoo Robotics cleared things right up.
October 12, 2017

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