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.
Hackers used ransomware in truckstop.com virus
Freight matching marketplace restores "most major services" after 11 days.
December 31, 2019
Businesses wary of Amazon expansion, tight labor market in 2020
Shippers could see rising costs from parcel carriers, human resources investments, experts say.
December 30, 2019
Truckstop.com crippled by malware virus in final stretch of peak season
Freight matching marketplace has been shuttered since Dec. 21.
December 24, 2019
Carriers strain to meet delivery dates as peak season hit by calendar and weather
Retailers boost customer communication to soothe shoppers with updates on ETAs.
December 23, 2019
Curious goats greet UPS driver on North Dakota route
Photos inspire social media puns, despite peak season stress.
December 23, 2019
Rental robots help DCs solve labor woes
The "Robotics-as-a-Service" model provides users with autonomous bots for a monthly subscription fee, allowing them to swiftly scale up their operations for peak season.
December 18, 2019
Turvo CEO was fired for expensing strip club visits
Investors pushed logistics startup to oust Gilmore and hire Lang, reports say.
December 16, 2019
Port of Los Angeles forges cooperation agreement with Indonesia
Partners will share data, plan infrastructure development in pushback against uncertainty of tariff changes and USMCA treaty.
December 13, 2019
Takeoff Technologies expands grocery fulfillment deal with retailer Albertsons
Grocer to meet e-commerce demand with automated micro-fulfillment centers as rival food retailers Walmart, Krogers, Ahold Delhaize boost logistics spending.
December 12, 2019
Is the industry robot-ready? interview with Dr. Christian Wurll
Warehouse robots are becoming cheaper and more collaborative all the time. But that doesn't mean they're all ready for 24/7 use, cautions Professor Christian Wurll.
December 10, 2019