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.
Recruiting site ranks C.R. England, C.H. Robinson execs in top 100 CEOs
Glassdoor survey measures employee reviews of their bosses' leadership.
June 20, 2019
XPO claims growing popularity for its mobile app for truckers
22,000 drivers have now downloaded the "Drive XPO" mobile app, giving them access to XPO's digital freight marketplace.
June 13, 2019
Truckload demand remains in a funk, April measures show
FTR trucking index stays negative, DAT blames uncertainty over trade agreements and impact of record flooding, tornadoes.
June 12, 2019
All hail the e-commerce consumer
Online shoppers continue to demand fast, accurate fulfillment, putting enormous pressure on retail DC operations. A new study looks at the lengths retailers are willing to go to accommodate them.
June 11, 2019
Amazon unveils Xanthus and Pegasus fulfillment robots
Models mark "first major redesign" of e-commerce giant's vaunted automation fleet as company invests in next-day delivery.
June 6, 2019
Kenco expands innovation lab into R&D warehouse space
3PL will experiment with supply chain tech like mobile robots, autonomous vehicles, smart glasses, WMS software.
May 30, 2019
FedEx expands ground delivery to 7 days per week
Service begins in 2020 to meet e-commerce demand, match "Amazon effect."
May 30, 2019
Rail regulators withdraw proposed safety rule requiring "crew redundancy"
Railroad workers union warns of driverless trains, considers legal appeal.
May 24, 2019
Manhattan Associates adds RFID inventory tracking to store fulfillment software
Product boosts inventory accuracy, turns retail stores into mini-DCs, firm says.
May 21, 2019
Logistics providers wary of 2019 hurricane season
Companies apply lessons learned from painful storms in past years.
May 17, 2019