We’ve all heard how UPS drivers’ routes are scheduled so they avoid making left hand turns wherever possible as a fuel saving initiative. Saving fuel and continually looking for reductions in operating costs for UPS, as well as for all of their competitors, is an ongoing critical step in UPS’ business operations plans.
This week, UPS tested a drone delivery in a rural area of Florida, launching the drone from one of its delivery vehicles. After the package was delivered, the drone was back in the delivery truck and the driver was on his way to make additional deliveries. A cost cutting move, you bet, but one that is not going to be easy to implement in large numbers for any of the delivery companies due to stringent government regulations regarding air space.
Nevertheless, this is just one of the technologies that has merit and we’re sure we’ll be seeing additional drone tests and other novel delivery options in the near future. To read the full article, click here