Could drones be the solution for mitigating supply chain backups?
by Jack Daleo Monday, December 6, 2021
When Dan O’Toole came up with the idea for DroneDek, he was just one man following Amazon’s vision of nationwide delivery by drone.
“I was daydreaming and I just started thinking about drone delivery,” O’Toole told Modern Shipper in an interview in October. “And then I thought, OK, the drone’s the easy part, the glamorous part, right? But where’s all this stuff gonna end up?”
Fast-forward a couple of years, and O’Toole was rivaling Amazon for that very same vision — and winning. Amazon’s drone ambitions had certainly not subsided, but O’Toole managed to beat the massive company to the patent rights for a smart mailbox that would become the foundation of DroneDek.