We celebrate International Women’s Day this year, as ever, with the launch of a wealth of new initiatives and commitments from companies, governments and civil society organizations. And yet, the pace of change is still too slow.
Human trafficking affects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and more than 20 million people globally — yet the crime is often hidden in plain sight. Many traffickers strategically target locations along the nation’s highways, which means that the logistics industry is uniquely situated to help identify and stop the practice.
Over the next decade and beyond, the logistics industry is poised to take a significant leap forward through the electrification of transportation.
Continued advances in vehicle range and cost will drive adoption of electric vehicles, while innovations in battery technology and solar energy will help address infrastructure challenges. With roughly 1,000 electric or hybrid electric vehicles already in operation in cities around the world, UPS expects to continue to lead the charge on electrification of medium-duty vehicles over the next five years.
When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond.
When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond. Private-sector companies can provide important resources, including warehouses, fuel, and other assets. But without a way for businesses to communicate what they can offer and emergency responders to share what they need, valuable resources may go underutilized.
Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy.
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Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy, while reducing the pollution, congestion, and noise that come with growth. UPS is working across three key channels to provide innovative and sustainable urban logistics solutions. Learn more at ups.com/citysolutions.
Cities around the world are growing more crowded every day, and this demographic shift is affecting quality of life in urban areas. At the same time, e-commerce is reshaping the way people live and work.
Customers have become accustomed to getting nearly anything they want, when and where they want it. The convergence of these two issues is creating challenges already evident in some cities: increased congestion, smog, and noise pollution.
Most mornings, I try to fit in a pre-work spin on some of the hillier roads around Washington D.C.
Out with a group of friends, pushing the pace, snapping sunrise photos and grabbing a cup of coffee after — it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. And as a transportation policy advocate, it’s also a time when I feel especially prone to moments of anger, frustration and wanting to change things for the better.