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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

GreyOrange names eight new partners to market its warehouse robots
Move follows exclusive deal with XPO in similar role, as labor scarcity drives quick ROI for automation, partners say.
August 16, 2019

ATA: Trump tariffs on intermodal containers would have cost logistics companies $63 million per year
Trucking trade group praises administration for withdrawing threat of added trade war fees on Chinese-made, 53-foot steel boxes.
August 15, 2019

Convoy links digital freight matching platform to BluJay TMS
Integration with transportation management system follows similar deal between Uber Freight and MercuryGate.
August 14, 2019

Flock Freight bundles LTL shipments algorithmically
Freight "carpools" could sustain truckload sector despite capacity boom, firm says.
August 7, 2019

FedEx to sever another Amazon link when ground-delivery contract expires
Carrier had also stepped away from air shipping contract with its e-commerce "frenemy" in June.
August 7, 2019

Self-driving truck startup runs freight routes in Texas
Kodiak Robotics makes first commercial deliveries, focuses on "middle mile" highway routes, firm says.
August 6, 2019

New Saddle Creek CEO sees promise of growth in omnichannel services
Cabrera plans to refine 3PL's approach to network configuration, new technologies, and transportation management.
August 2, 2019

Michelin keeps tire shipments rolling with help of IoT trackers
Safecube system brings Internet of Things functionality to ocean shipping.
August 2, 2019

Report gives "F" grade for logistics industry health to Delaware, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Rhode Island
Annual scorecard from Ball State University provides economic data for manufacturing and logistics site selection.
July 31, 2019

AT&T provides 5G data network for rolling retail robots
Badger Technologies says wireless bandwidth and security help its robots gather inventory data from store aisles.
July 30, 2019

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