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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

U.S. freight market to stay in positive territory through 2020
Brokers to see drop from historic business climate of 2018, but market strong enough to handle challenges in regulations, weather and politics, DAT says.
April 12, 2019

Tanker fleet plugs the driver-turnover leak
Liquid Trucking teams up with retention specialist Stay Metrics to stop the revolving door.
April 10, 2019

Retailers and 3PLs brace for closure of U.S.-Mexico border
Traders update business continuity plans as White House dials back threats to close border.
April 4, 2019

Fortna acquired by private equity firm, plans growth in e-commerce and warehouse automation
Thomas H. Lee Partners adds system integrator to a portfolio featuring logistics equipment provider Material Handling Systems Inc.
March 27, 2019

Robots that can go the distance (and carry that weight)
As more robots enter the warehouse work force, they're easing the physical demands on human workers while taking productivity to new levels.
March 26, 2019

E-commerce firms flex their muscles on DC site selection
Growing heft gives e-commerce and 3PL firms greater location in picking warehouse locations.
March 20, 2019

Warehouses find ROI in AMRs
RK Logistics adds Fetch Robotics units in move to reduce worker fatigue and boost hiring.
March 15, 2019

XPO releases COO, scales back acquisition plans
Company invests in stock buyback plan, launches labor productivity software platform.
March 12, 2019

HighJump sees voice-directed work as key to DC automation
Software firm continues building alliances with other tech providers owned by German parent Korber AG.
March 5, 2019

Supply chain challenges demand digital solutions, HighJump says
Software provider leverages parent's resources to develop AI, IoT, big data tools in Korber Digital Lab.
March 5, 2019

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