Amazon dropping trailers at UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by InsideUPS, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. InsideUPS

    InsideUPS Active Member

    Just curious.... is it now common practice to have Amazon dropping their trailers at UPS centers for sorting and delivering?

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    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Been seeing this at burmd for a few months now.
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    We get two a day.
  4. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    We’ve had 6-12 in our yard this entire year.
  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I think it's called "zone skip" which is a cheaper way for the initial shipper.

    Makes a lot of sense....give a considerable discount to a company that, at some point, will consume UPS.
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  6. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    And UPS continues to not see the forest because of the trees.
  7. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    The "Amazon" on the side of the UPS truck is a nice touch. :-)
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  8. Active Member

    We have been getting 3 a day. :bored2: And none of Amazon's crap is forecasted.
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  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Oh they see it you're a maroon not too, but maybe the people running it now are more interested in taking in the big dividends for a hit and run and really could give a crap about the future of the company or it's employee's. Just a thought.
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  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    See them in Chema and Lynma every day.
  11. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    Actual PVD driver happy to be working for UPS during peak season last year. We love logistics, but love Amazon more.

  12. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    I've said it before, I'll say it again. The two of them merge or buy each other or whatever.
    Especially now with FedEx out of the game.
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  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We have a shipper that does the same. We pick up 2-4 pups a day. They load up 53 foot trailers for gypsy companies that haul them to a hub where they are unloaded, sorted and sent on their way.
  14. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    That dude looks kinda scary
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  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Are you sure about that?? I had to spot an empty for a gypsy that 'did not have time to do it, because he was under a tight deadline to get the load to wherever.' We have been told that that is our business and if a gypsy cannot spot an empty or get their load off the door, we have to do it.

    The boxes in those trailers have UPS labels on them and they have a delivery date commitment.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Visited the local KW dealer the other day and there were 14 new Amazon tractors being prepared.
  17. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    They have new tractors parked at both the fulfillment centers they have in town. They are all Volvo’s.
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    How is that not an outside contractor doing union work?
  19. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I was told the consignee can get his packages to our hub in whatever manner he sees fit.
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  20. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    They usually drop the trailer at gate and a shifter brings it to the door here.