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DroneWaves: Drone delivery par for the course

The future of small parcel delivery

This episode of At Your Doorstep is being used as part of the FreightWaves DroneWaves Summit.

Kaylee Nix launched At Your Doorstep, the visual component of the newest FreightWaves brand, Modern Shipper, with an interview with Ryan Walsh, co-founder and CEO of Valqari. 

The Modern Shipper editorial brand is headed by FreightWaves Managing Editor Brian Straight and covers the future adaptations of delivery services. At Your Doorstep as a show will focus on all things gig economy, technology advances, last-mile delivery and the future of freight. 

On the first episode, Nix discusses Valqari’s initiative of secure drop boxes for drone parcel delivery. Walsh details how Valqari provides receptacles for companies to deliver small parcels to and how recipients use a code to get into the box and access their packages. 

Recently Valqari debuted its technology with a demo delivering food and beverages on a golf course in Arizona. Walsh said the goal is to provide safe boxes at places like apartment complex balconies so people can receive packages directly to their homes without the threat of theft. 

At Your Doorstep airs Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. ET and can be found on a podcast player of your choice. 

For story or interview ideas, connect with Nix on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.