White Glove Home Delivery Blog

Future of Electric Vehicle Trucks and Last Mile Delivery

Posted by Elisabeth

Microsoft News recently interviewed the co-founder and executive chairman of Volta, Carl-Magnus Norden, to discuss the future of electric vehicle (EV) trucks and their role in last mile delivery. Volta is a full electric vehicle manufacturer based out of Europe. According to Norden, Volta has recently updated its sales target for 2025, and hopes to enter the US market the end of this summer and early fall. The EV company plans to target New York initially, followed by other major cities, including San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

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Topics: Last Mile Delivery


Four Last Mile Delivery Trends for 2021

Posted by Diakon Logistics

2021 Last Mile Delivery Trends

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Topics: Last Mile Delivery, Logistics Best Practices


SAFETY & COMPLIANCE BULLETIN JUNE 2017

Posted by Mike Kerns

FMCSA SAYS ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS SAVES THOUSANDS OF LIVES

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released an annual analysis that estimates that commercial vehicle roadside safety

 inspection and traffic enforcement programs saved 472 lives in 2012. Since 2001, the agency says the programs have saved more than 7,000 lives.

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Mattress Firm Expects Loss During Rebranding

Posted by Lucy

Houston-based, Mattress Firm Holding Corp. warns it expects to post a loss for the year as it moves to rebrand its more than 3,400 stores.

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Do Election Years Spur Industry Growth?

Posted by Whitney

Home Furnishings Business recently gave some very valuable insight into the relationship between election years and furntiure industry growth. We've included a synopsis below. For the full article click here. Is an election year partly responsible for a healthy economy? Are furniture sales higher and unemployment rates lower? Looking back over the past 20 years and the elections those years encompassed yields interesting results. With the exception of the Great Recession in 2008, a possible heightened sense of confidence and hope for the future during election years may partly be responsible for higher furniture sales growth, consumer confidence, gross domestic product and lower unemployment rates.

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Topics: Retail Industry


Move in Senate Would Restore 2013’s 34-Hour Restart Rules, Require 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Periods

Posted by Whitney

An amendment set to come to the Senate floor this week would, if made law, bring back regulations requiring truckers’ 34-hour restart to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods and limit the restart’s use to once a week.

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Topics: Legislation


Five 3rd Party Logistics Solutions Every Retailer Should Consider

Posted by Whitney

If you are a retailer of big ticket merchandise, you understand that the selection of a partner for your third party logistics solutions is an integral decision for the profitability and health of your business.

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Checklist for Outsourcing Home Deliveries

Posted by Whitney

Checklist for Outsourcing

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Topics: Last Mile Delivery


Delivering the Sale

Posted by Whitney

Home Furnishings Business recently wrote a fantastic article on home delivery. We highly recommend reading it in it's entirety but if you only have a few minutes you should at least read the section below-

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Topics: Logistics Best Practices, Customer Experience, It's Mrs. Jones' Day, Legislation, News and updates


Winning the Delivery Battle

Posted by Whitney

“Every battle is won before it is fought.” Sun Tzu

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Topics: Performance, Customer Experience, It's Mrs. Jones' Day