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Shipping Technologies That Keep Xcel Delivery on Track

In the transportation industry, efficiency, safety, and security are among the top priorities. And here at Xcel Delivery Services, we are committed to investing in the latest logistics technologies to ensure that each of our customers receives nothing less than exceptional service. Our company, including our 24/7 dispatchers, have continual access to real-time monitoring and…

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Is Automation Likely to Put Commercial Drivers Out of the Job?

In years past, intelligent robots were little more than figments of the imagination. But recently, they’ve leaped off the pages of science fiction novels and straight into everyday life. Robotic technologies have already been integrated into many industries, including the transportation sector. And some experts do predict that, in the years to come, millions of…

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What Are Arizona’s Biggest Exports?

There’s a lot to love about Arizona. It’s rich in sunshine, beautiful landscapes, and visitor attractions, including the much-revered Grand Canyon. It’s also a major exporter, shipping more than $20 billion in goods around the world. The principal players in Arizona’s economy involve manufacturing and mining. Aerospace Parts Arizona’s leading export is aircraft goods. Civilian…

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Spotlight on the Waymo One Launch

Driverless cars are perhaps the most exciting thing to happen to transportation in recent memory. But the technology still has a long way to go. In early December 2018, Waymo (a Google subsidiary) officially launched Waymo One—a fleet of autonomous taxis—to mixed reviews. The news of the launch is also somewhat deceptive, as the vehicles…

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A Quick Look at Bone Marrow Specimen Shipping

Bone marrow is the soft tissue found inside bones. It’s of critical importance in diagnostics, clinical research, and drug discovery projects. Like other medical specimens, bone marrow samples are subject to sensitive transportation and delivery protocols. To ensure the viability of the samples, it’s essential to choose a delivery company with experience providing lab courier…

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Must-See Desert Parks Near Phoenix

Arizona features some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the U.S. When you visit Phoenix for the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) conference, I hope you’ll take the time to explore the natural wonders of the region. I recommend starting with the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve or the Lost Dutchman State Park. If you’d like…

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A Look Back at the History of Transportation in Arizona

If you’ll be in Phoenix, AZ for the annual CLDA conference, chances are you’ll be flying in to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. But in times gone by, you would have traveled by stagecoach or rail. Steamboats also played a role in Arizona’s early transportation history. Historic Trails There are a number of well-known,…

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Can Xcel Delivery Replace Your Fleet Vehicles?

A fleet of vehicles is an essential component of many types of businesses. Whether you need to make deliveries, haul equipment, or send out service personnel, your fleet is the backbone of your business. But fleet vehicles also complicate daily operations, and there may come a time when you regret their necessity. There’s a better…

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What the Meal Kit Delivery Trend Means for the Logistics Industry

Meal delivery kits have dramatically increased in popularity in recent years. People love the convenience of getting the precise amount of ingredients they need to cook a meal delivered right to their doors, alongside a recipe that is designed to allow them to prepare a fast and tasty dinner. Although these conveniences are appealing to…

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The Primary Perks of Using Pallets

Pallets are incredibly useful for managing freight. They keep your shipments in order and subsequently make them easier to move and store. Because pallets come in a variety of sizes, you can easily get the right type and number to meet your needs. If you use a warehousing service or make use of cross docking,…

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