Amazon: Additional deliveries with our own truck fleet

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Amazon: Additional deliveries with our own truck fleet - CNBC

    Amazon.com is getting into the delivery game itself, the company announced on Friday.

    The e-commerce giant will employ its own fleet of semi trucks to deliver orders around the country. The trucks will number in the "several thousands" and will be operated by a third party, according to an Amazon spokesperson.

    The Amazon-branded trucks are being used to help Amazon handle "dramatically increasing" volumes, the company said. The new method will be another tool the company can use to help deliver items on time
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Seems like this is a replay of 8 months ago.
     
  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Haha the line to get into amazon is 30 trucks long. Those idiots dont have a problem with trucks. Its amazon that is incapable of running their operation.
     
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Time for Amazon to pay full rate.
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would it be considered collusion if UPS and FedEx jointly agreed to discontinue their Amazon discounts?
     
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    No. It's called "market conditions".
     
  7. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Semi truck and trailers may move volumes around the country, but they don't go door to door. Not sure what they would be accomplishing here that competes with us.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Move the volume and purchase regional carriers like On Trac?
     
  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    They already have a national delivery company. Its usps.
     
  10. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    I saw this on cnet yesterday and it seems Amazon is only buying trailers and not the trucks. They will hire third party to haul their trailers to sorting facilities. This would be nice to hopefully get some of our trailers back but we do have a lot of direct loads to surrounding states that our brown trucks haul. That would hurt if those routes are taken by third party, hopefully ups would step up with an ultimatum.

    http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-unwraps-new-truck-trailers-just-in-time-for-the-holidays/
     
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    where are they going to put these trailers? their lot is already full.
     
  12. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    One day rival UPS?? Two words...Good Luck!!!
     
  13. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    It's the workers, not the the trucks that's put UPS where it's at.
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What do you mean?
     
  15. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Amazon's spokesperson said that one day their delivery system would rival that of UPS and FedEx. UPS got to be where they are at because of hard work performed by their employees. Not just by having a fleet of trucks to transport goods from one point to another.
     
  16. Why so serious

    Why so serious Active Member

    Good luck with them rivaling UPS. They tend to forget UPS, the worlds largest shipper, is present in over 200 countries worldwide.
     
  17. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Also over 100 years of expertise.
     
  18. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Ask DHL how that goes. To compete they're gonna have to pay a livable wage or their turnover will be to high to provide decent service. Area knowledge don't come cheap.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As I recall it was not the wages that did them in-----they were not charging enough for their services.
     
  20. turbostixxx

    turbostixxx Brown Santa

    I read that they said they WOULDN'T rival UPS...

    "Amazon said the new trucks will serve as additional delivery power and that it will not cancel, or for that matter compete with, its existing partnerships with traditional shippers like FedEx and UPS."