Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner Last Mile Experts North America, joins me to talk about last mile delivery contractor models.
Thank you to my partners at Newegg Logistics for supporting my thought-provoking content on their website BLOG. While not the warm and fuzzy content we are normally used to seeing in these types of venues, it is important that we face difficult, cultural issues head-on and not say this could never happen to me or to my company, so I do not need to take action. Also, this is not a political statement on gun control. This is a statement about mitigating the horrendous impact of violence in the American workplace.
COVID is driving disruption in the workplace, and parcel carriers and 3PL providers are not immune to that change. Whether driven by management, the employee, or government, the response to the pandemic has forever changed the way we live, work and play. We are entering a period of hypersensitivity in the workplace, especially as it applies to preventing the spread of infectious disease while at work. That hypersensitivity will continue to drive change.
It was in February of 2014 that Jeff Bezos announced on 60 minutes that Amazon was developing the technology to support a residential drone delivery solution. Fast forward to 2021, and Amazon is still testing residential delivery via drones, while UPS’s focus is on the business delivery. FedEx is also in the game, but to a lesser extent via a partnership with Wing Aviation.