Amazon dropping trailers at UPS

InsideUPS

Well-Known 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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trickpony1

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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.
 

rod

Retired 19 years
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.
And UPS continues to not see the forest because of the trees.
 

Johney

Well-Known Member
And UPS continues to not see the forest because of the trees.
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.
 

barnyard

KTM rider
Staff 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.

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.
 

barnyard

KTM rider
Staff member
We have been getting 3 a day. :bored2: And none of Amazon's crap is forecasted.

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.
 
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