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    FedEx cut Amazon ties in U.S., but not in Canada

    September 9, 2019 12:00AM by John Tenpenny

    TORONTO, Ont. — FedEx has terminated a business relationship with Amazon in the U.S., but the work with the e-commerce giant continues in Canada.

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    A digital economy and physical moves coming together

    April 15, 2019 12:00AM by Nicolas Trepanier

    MONTREAL, Que. – As digital as the economy becomes, there will always be a need to move goods from Point A to Point B. But Francis Roy, director at vHub, stresses the need for business models to evolve.

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    Electrics, electronics and e-commerce transforming the aftermarket

    January 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The repair and upkeep of Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers is no small matter. Analysts at MacKay and Company say the business is worth $4 billion a year and growing. And it’s being radically transformed before our eyes.

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    Aftermarket continues to be healthy, Vipar conference hears

    October 17, 2018 12:00AM by Steve Bouchard

    MARCO ISLAND, Fla — Times are good everywhere in the trucking industry and Chris Baer, president and CEO of Vipar Heavy Duty, confirmed that this applies to the aftermarket segment as well. “It’s a good time to be in the truck parts business these days,” he said during the company’s annual conference in Marco Island, Fla.

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    ‘Hey Mercedes’: Sprinter gains ground in North America

    September 6, 2018 12:00AM by Steve Bouchard

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The medium-duty Sprinter vans sold in North America are German no longer, with units now assembled entirely in a new plant that Mercedes-Benz Vans has inaugurated in Charleston, S.C.

  • Amazon to open two new distribution centers

    July 26, 2018 12:14PM by Truck News

    CALEDON, Ont. – For the second time this month Amazon has announced a new fulfilment center in Ontario, with centers set to open in Caledon and Ottawa by the end of 2019. The online retail giant will add more than

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    Amazon re-shaping ‘final mile’ and beyond

    March 28, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amazon — the bookseller that transformed into the world’s largest online retailer – has been transforming the way goods are trucked to market. And not just the freight that rolls through its distribution centers. Thank (or blame) the need for speed.

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    Amazon experiments with delivery model

    October 5, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    SEATTLE, WA – Amazon is experimenting with a free two-day delivery model that would see it taking over some roles currently handled by United Parcel Service and FedEx, Bloomberg is reporting.

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    Amazon files patent for airborne fulfillment center

    January 2, 2017 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    SEATTLE, WA — An Amazon patent filing surfaced on December 28, describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

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    The Amazon Fire Phone – what it could mean to the Transportation Industry

    June 26, 2014 8:46AM by Dan Goodwill

    Amazon launched a new mobile phone, the Fire Phone that could be a true “game changer,” not just for mobile communications or retail sales but also for freight transportation. Let me tell you why. Unlike other cell phone manufacturers, Amazon