White Glove Home Delivery Blog

Amazon Leases 20 Planes, Starts Air Freight Service

Posted by Whitney

Online retailer Amazon has big plans and much of it involves a very complex logistics operation. It's been rumored for some time but now plans are coming to fruition.  "Amazon is now officially going into the air freight business with the announcement that the Seattle online retailer has signed a five to seven year lease for 20 cargo planes.

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Topics: Retail Industry


Is it Time to Outsource Your Home Delivery?

Posted by Rob Davis

Retailer Now recently wrote up a great article discussing a couple of the pro's and cons of outsourcing home delivery. It's a big decision and for many furniture and appliance retailers it's not an easy one to make. The entire article is worth the read but to summarize we've clipped out a few quotes below: 

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Topics: Retail Industry


How to Drive in the Snow Like a Pro

Posted by Rob Davis

Another storm is set to hit the Mid-Atlantic this week which will effect several of our delivery operations. To help prevent accidents and reduce disruptions to delivery operations follow guidelines set out by your local management team. As for general advice, here are a few tips to help you drive like a pro: 

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Topics: Logistics Best Practices


Bob's Discount Furniture Award Ceremony

Posted by Whitney

Congratualtions to award recipients of the annual Bob's Discount Furniture Partner in Progress GALA. 

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Topics: Performance


Crazy Stat: Jeb Spends $2,884 Per Iowa Vote

Posted by Rob Davis

We love data. We love analyzing it. We love interpreting it. We love using it to make operations more effective and efficient. So when we find statistics that stands out we have no problem calling attention to them. How about this: Jeb Bush spent $2,884 per Iowa vote! 

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Topics: Performance


5 Reasons to Outsource Home Delivery

Posted by Rob Davis

"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." -Benjamin Franklin

Operating a successful retail business is no easy feat. Years of building a strong reputation can be easily forgotten with one bad experience. Unfortunately, in today’s world people are 10 times more likely to share negative experiences with their network then they are to share a positive one. To help you weigh out this decision we’ve created a list of the top 5 reason why retailers outsource: 

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Topics: Last Mile Delivery


Name Storm & Win iPad Pro

Posted by Rob Davis

We had plans to exhibit at the Las Vegas Furniture Market this week, but we're stranded here in DC instead. So we've decided to make the most out of the situation and hold a contest for a free iPad Pro. 

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The Capital Weather Gang has a long standing history of creatively naming notable storms in the Washington, D.C. area. We have decided to hold our own contest to award anyone that can think of a name that most closely relates

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Topics: It's Mrs. Jones' Day


Annual Brake Safety Week Is Here. What You Need To Know.

Posted by Whitney

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 6-12. The annual outreach and enforcement campaign was created in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and involves law enforcement agencies across North America. Inspectors will conduct roadside inspections of commercial trucks and buses to look for missing, loose or worn parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, and other issues with brake systems. Vehicles will be placed out of service if they have defective or out-of-adjustment brakes.

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Topics: Legislation, News and updates


Uber Driver Deemed Employee By California Labor Commission

Posted by Lucy

It would appear that the California Labor Commission has ruled that at least one Uber driver is an employee. As it stands now, Uber employs its drivers as third-party contractors, operating as a logistics company that provides access to customer demand and directions, transactions, etc.

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Topics: Legislation


Obama Administration Proposes to Hike Fuel Standards For Delivery Trucks

Posted by Lucy

The Obama administration made the latest in a series of moves to address climate change Friday, proposing to hike the fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks like tractor-trailers, delivery trucks and school buses.

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Topics: Legislation