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.
Statistics show impact of polar vortex on logistics shipments
Trucking lines in Northeast, Midwest deploy specialized "protect from freeze" services.
February 4, 2019
Uber Freight app now lets drivers rate shippers' facilities
Facility Ratings platform helps carriers choose better loads, shippers improve their sites, firm says.
January 31, 2019
Sick AG tests sensor durability at rugged outdoor test site
German firm tests supply chain electronics on autonomous car track, mock railway station.
January 25, 2019
Sick AG sees "indoor localization" as key to DC efficiency
Tracking assets throughout the building will enable Industry 4.0 goals of handling smaller batch sizes in production and logistics, company says.
January 22, 2019
UPS' venture capital arm invests in blockchain startup
Inxeption's e-commerce platform could generate innovative B2B shipping tools, UPS says.
January 16, 2019
Survey: consumers demand same-day delivery, but don't want to pay for it
Capgemini study finds retailers will need to cover their costs with increased automation, white glove services.
January 15, 2019
Averitt Express launches fulfillment division to serve e-commerce boom
First DC in Nashville offers next-day LTL service to large population centers, firm says.
January 11, 2019
Chinese startup brings autonomous warehouse robot to CES show
ForwardX says its AMR units are being used by JD.com for collaborative picking tasks.
January 8, 2019
Federal shutdown stalls few logistics operations
Critical transportation agencies remain open, UPS sees "business as usual."
December 28, 2018
Flush with success
Problems with product damage led plumbing wholesaler Ferguson to seek a new way to package its porcelain toilets. An innovative custom solution solved the problem—and cut labor and materials costs to boot.
December 21, 2018