Delivery companies promise self-employed couriers everything under the sun: solid wages, flexible hours and a great work-life balance. But in reality, most couriers struggle to make ends meet.
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba already ranks alongside Amazon and Walmart as one of the world's largest retailers. Its latest announcement of a major logistics investment and takeover shows the scale of its ambitions.
Deutsche Post DHL says it wants to double production of its electric delivery vans, called "StreetScooters." The firm, which intends to electrify its entire fleet, is launching a second factory for these vehicles.
Potholed roads, traffic jams, roadblocks and moving goods within Africa is often a logistical nightmare. Drones could help change this trend. Rwanda and Ethiopia have embraced this new technological advancement.
The trucks division of German carmaker Daimler has delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up.
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