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UPS Struggles To Keep Up With Order Surge

United Parcel Service  is straining to handle a surge in online sales that has resulted in more holiday volume than it had expected, causing a wave of disruptions that could spell trouble for the holiday season. On-time delivery rates for UPS ground packages based on their normal shipping transit times

Trucking Industry Sees $9.2 Billion in Congestion Costs For 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).  ATRI, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, utilized motor carrier financial data

MIT And Stanford Researchers Show Robotaxis Could Replace Private Cars And Public Transit

Someday, when fully autonomous vehicles are a reality, private car ownership and public transportation might plummet in favor of faster, better and cheaper mobility-on-demand services fulfilled by driverless cars. Imagine Uber powered by fleets of Google self-driving cars. Such services underlie intriguing future scenarios where “robotaxis” provide door-to-door service while