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The rise of e-commerce and the demand for home delivery has seen the number of light commercial vehicles funded by the UK’s major leasing companies increase by nearly 5% year-on-year. The number of vans underwritten leasing company books was 462,863 - an increase of 21,515 vehicles.

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Japan’s E-Commerce Growth Fuels Expansion of Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

The Japanese e-commerce market’s strong 2021 growth is expected to continue fueling the country’s last-mile delivery fleet industry, as consumers increasingly demand fast and same-day delivery. The market expanded significantly in 2020, as the COVID-19 situation drove demand for deliveries.

Isuzu in Collaboration to Develop Autonomous Medium-Duty Trucks

Isuzu North America Corp. and Gatik announced on April 6, 2021 a strategic collaboration to develop and evaluate fully autonomous medium-duty trucks. This collaboration is an industry first in the medium-duty truck category. The first vehicles will be deployed later in 2021.

State of the Fleet Industry: State of Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Today's video looks at strong demand for walk-in cargo vehicles, resulting in longer vehicle lead times; increased contracting for delivery service providers; sustainability as a competitive advantage in last-mile delivery; and how the pandemic accelerated growth in e-commerce.

Merchants Fleet Expands Logistics Fleet Team

Merchants Fleet is expanding its fleet team offering services to logistics and delivery companies in response to a rise in ecommerce business, and a national increased demand for delivery vehicles, as well as the associated services required to manage and maintain them. 

Goodyear Launches E-commerce Program with Convoy

Goodyear will extend the full capabilities of its Commercial Total Solution to carriers of all sizes in Convoy’s Digital Freight Network – the first online discount program Goodyear has offered through its commercial e-commerce platform.

COVID-19 Strains Last-Mile Delivery Logistics

The latest news from Amazon that it is pausing a test of a service that would compete with UPS and FedEx reflects the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on last-mile delivery logistics.

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