Author Info

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

ELDs: A future beyond HOS?
You may think of the humble electronic logging device (ELD) as a tool for tracking truck drivers' hours of service (HOS). But the technology's developers have a much grander vision.
February 15, 2018

Zebra releases rugged smartphone for mobile workforce
TC25 combines durability and barcode scanning with consumer electronics price point, firm says.
February 13, 2018

Blockchain in Transport Alliance partners with finance trade group
Teaming up with Wall Street Blockchain Alliance will allow BiTA to be logistics industry "help desk," group says.
February 8, 2018

Making light work of labeling
Lighting manufacturer turns to Teklynx software to streamline the production of its safety labels.
February 2, 2018

Global trade expansion to slow in first quarter of 2018, DHL forecasts
DHL/Accenture index predicts changes in volume of cross-border trade in air and ocean containers.
January 18, 2018

Survey: Just three percent of retailers have completed digital transformation projects
Companies plan investment in big data and analytics, the internet of things, and machine learning, SAP says.
January 17, 2018

No brick-and-mortar meltdown during holiday, panelists say at NRF convention
Amazonclypse failed to materialize, experts say. Momentum of strong sales could continue thanks to hurricane recovery, cold snap spending, tax reform.
January 15, 2018

SAP upgrades TMS and WMS platforms for e-commerce performance
Both products can access data from a single source, supporting fast delivery times, SAP says.
December 19, 2017

Pepsi orders 100 electric Tesla Semi trucks
Reservation is largest known to date, following orders of 50 vehicles by Sysco and 40 by Anheuser-Busch.
December 14, 2017

Five tips for getting drivers through your yard faster
Looking to avoid traffic jams at your docks and in your yard? Here are some ways to use technology to streamline operations.
December 11, 2017

More articles »