New management rumor

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Purplepackage, May 15, 2016.

  1. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Anyone else hear the new rumor from management that we are finally losing Amazon?

    Not sure how much truth there is to that but they are apparently getting ready to lose a lot of saturday volume. Of course it could just be a ploy from them to cut sdr routes and overload others
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's been verified. True.
     
  3. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Well maybe we'll stop giving away SDR to Amazon, our SDR ops have tripled the number of routes that use to go out. The Rts that run, currently run ~7hrs a day, can't see how they'd cut rtes here(unless losing AMAZON, which is probably close to 90% of the freight on SDR)
     
  4. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Who knows if it's actually true, it's too hard to say. And with cutting routes I guess that just depends on where you are, I know certain express markets are always busy and never have enough routes going out
     
  5. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    We were told a while back that we'd have less Amazon on SDR routes because of USPS delivering on Sundays too. That certainly hasn't cut our SDR volume at my station but who knows what Amazon can pull off. It takes quite a few drivers, routes and vehicles to replace what we/UPS do.
     
  6. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Is it just Saturday or losing them altogether?
     
  7. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Could it be that more is going to Ground given that it's in the process of merging Ground and Home delivery and switching to 6 days a week year round? Bezos and Smith will try anything.
     
  8. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    That could be but don't we generally just deliver prime anyway? Like the 1- 2 day shipping stuff

    And if they phased it all to them the only day it would really effect us is Sdr. Most routes I cover there generally is very little Amazon on my truck to begin with
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Amazon leased 20 767 freighters a few months ago, and then leased 20 more recently. Atlas Air has been contracted to operate them, and Amazon has been trying to buy an entire airport in Europe.
     
  10. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see where that takes them
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It will probably be a major success. Amazon will use it's own fleet for upscale, higher profit services, and leave the offal to UPS and FedEx. In other words, Bezos will skim the cream off the top.
     
  12. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    FedEx and ups barely make a profit off of amazon as it is, the discounts they get are outrageous
     
  13. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    They probably put a warehouse in your area and are now diverting it to the PO. That's how they roll.
     
  14. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    Of the 30 trucks FDX-G and HD I have overlooked in the last year, the Amazon may account for 5 pkgs/truck.
     
  15. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    On my Express route I'd guess they are a good half of my 150 pieces each day.
     
  16. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    I think the earlier comments are probably right. Bezos will take the easy metro and in town stuff At the same time who will handle his junk after it comes off the plane? Right now X , UPS and USPS are saying, " come see us Jeff when you discover the hard way that the whole world is not just one great big city".
     
  17. Sparky

    Sparky Member

    This Saturday we were at 60% of our usual Saturday volume, which is mostly Amazon
     
  18. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    They've been saying we are losing Amazon for several years now and it hasn't happened yet. I'd say Amazon makes up probably about 1/8 of the stuff on my rote.
     
  19. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

  20. fdxsux

    fdxsux Member

    I believe that about as much as I believe the rumor that we are going to top out in ten years.