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Proactively Preventing Food Contamination

As the final piece of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is set to take effect, small fleets are assessing ways to switch from a manual recording of temperature inside refrigerated units to an automated process.

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How to Introduce Drivers to Telematics

To ease the process of introducing a telematics system, fleet operators need to set up an on-boarding process that includes training, discussions on how the systems work, and how they can be beneficial to both management and employees.

Is it Time to Rethink How Drivers Are Paid?

With the ELD rule affecting miles driven, and drivers’ duties increasingly including more than just driving the vehicle, what can be done to more accurately and fairly reflect a driver’s workday?

Amazon Begins Building Its Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

Amazon is launching a program that will help entrepreneurs build their own companies delivering Amazon packages. Successful owners can earn as much as $300,000 in annual profit operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles.

Delivering Relief — As Efficiently as Possible

With an average of 40 to 50 portable toilet deliveries per day, The Throne Depot needed a more robust telematics system to monitor drivers and create more efficient routes.

Gourmet Caterer Hones the Art and Science of Fleet Routing

With a delivery window of a mere 15 minutes, Toronto-based Marigolds & Onions uses fleet routing and scheduling software to manage details such as driving time between routes, details of each stop and time spent, and even food type.

Ford Begins Testing Driverless Delivery Service in Florida

Domino's has begun using a self-driving delivery test vehicle from Ford Motor Co. in south Florida to help the automaker gather data for a fully autonomous delivery service Ford plans to launch in 2021, the company announced.

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Bakery Owner Recounts Delivery Van Theft for Bank Heist

Stealing a delivery van to use as a getaway vehicle is stupid — unless the authorities are chasing the other five identical Nissan NV 2500 vans with identical branding.