Any Ground contractors switched to Amazon yet?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by 12yearsaslave, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. 12yearsaslave

    12yearsaslave Member

  2. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Out here in the rural areas Amazon Delivery Service is no where to be seen. I don't expect to see them here for at least 3-4 years.
     
  3. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I would think longer than 3 years, Amazon will have to figure out how to make profit from servicing rural areas, something ups and Fedex are still trying to figure out. Though ground is different express and ups are still paying someone to go run 70 stops for 9-10 hours of their day
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You may never see them in the rural areas.
     
  5. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Rural areas will never be profitable, IMO. The volume in other areas makes up for the loss on the express side.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Amazon will continue to use the Post Office for rural areas.
     
  7. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    True, at this point Amazon only truly has any kind of density in major cities
     
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I am betting that Amazon delivery will not exist in some states.
     
  9. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Typical of Bezos, take the easy stuff and leave the boonie boxes to the big 3 carriers. Wait till he sees the surcharges for hauling them out there to the jing weeds.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS has been trying to shed the boonie boxes for years.
     
  11. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    For a number of years at the UPS barn across the road from us any time they had a trip out to BF Egypt they would park a truck wait days until they had filled it up with enough boxes, call in a part timer send him out there and they didn't care if he never came back.This isn't just hearse . This came directly from the the UPS people themselves. Internet package tracking changed all of that.
     
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  12. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I would agree, specifically mid western states. With the exception of possibly Denver and Colorado Springs, half of Colorado is just miles of un marked and un named state roads that no one wants to deliver too
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Unless they decide to set up their own network of Access Points.
     
  14. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Could work, though you would think Fedex or ups would have though of that already.

    Instead express sends a guy out in a 4x4 f250 to drive 350 miles a day
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We don't have the choice.

    Amazon does.
     
  16. fdxsux

    fdxsux Member

    Why do you have to switch? You're a contractor so you can contract with whoever you want. Oh, wait a minute......
     
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