UPS Switches On Smart Grid In London To Super-Charge Electric Delivery Fleet


Cutting Edge Deployment of Advanced Technology Vehicle & Charging Signals Shift Away from Reliance on Combustion Engine

A UPS led consortium has deployed a radical new charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid. The breakthrough signals the beginning of the end of a reliance upon traditional combustion engine powered vehicles by allowing UPS to increase the number of EVs operating from its central London site from the current limit of 65 to all 170 trucks based there. This major advance – believed to be the first time these systems have been deployed at this scale anywhere in the world – is the result of the ‘Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL)’ project with UK Power Networks and Cross River Partnership, with funding secured from the UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

Yojee partners UPS Asia in proof of concept pilot – IT Wire

Australian-listed logistics and supply chain management provider Yojee has entered into a pilot services agreement with UPS Asia Group, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, to establish a proof of concept for the use of Yojee’s blockchain technology in the UPS specific supply chain environment.

Under the agreement Yojee (ASX:YOJ) will deliver the pilot by early April 2018 – unless extended – and no revenue will be derived by Yojee from the pilot agreement.

Faster Than Now! The Final Word, On the Final Mile – JDSupra

Trip and Fall

A recent manifestation of last-mile delivery litigation was Muzzarelli v. United Parcel Service, Inc.[2017 WL 2786456, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99395 (C.D. Ill. June 27, 2017)]. In that case, Plaintiff Muzzarelli brought a personal injury claim arising from a fall that she had when she tripped over a package delivered to her home by UPS. She then filed a common law negligence lawsuit against UPS in state court. UPS removed the case to federal court and filed a motion for summary judgment, asserting Federal Preemption of plaintiff’s claims, and also a defense that plaintiff could not recover because the “risk” was “open and obvious.”

DHL expanding delivery service in Atlanta, adding more targets to UPS’ back – Atlanta Business Chronicle

DHL is turning up the heat on UPS following an announcement Friday that it will be launching a delivery service for online retailers in eight U.S. cities, including Atlanta.

The German logistics company said it will be “piloting a range of new technologies” in its U.S. operations, including DHL Parcel Metro, a service that uses customized software that lets DHL create a ‘virtual delivery network” of local and regional contractors that will make same-day or next-day deliveries from retailers and fulfillment centers to homes.

“For consumers, the service creates a seamless experience: an online and mobile interface allows consumers to track shipments in real-time, communicate special instructions to their courier, reschedule a delivery and rate their delivery experience,” DHL said in a news release.