Amazon is going to put UPS and FedEx out of business

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Turdferguson, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Meh, next economic slowdown will punch them in the nugget.
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  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We are squeezing 250 stops into a P 500.
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  3. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Young stupid driver (me) goes to center manager and says, "I need a bigger truck."
    Wise old center manager says, "Just remember, you can only put so many packages
    in a P-400." The light comes on in young stupid drivers head.
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  4. Need a roof rack
  5. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    I got a relatively new set of mngmt again. I love telling this new set "hey my truck (already a 12) is going to blow out".

    'Make it fit'

    "it's not going to fit I'm going to blow out"

    'You only have 300 pieces make it fit'

    "it ain't gonna fit"

    'anything you don't take we're having an air guy shuttle to you'. He says it like this is some kind of punishment or something not the oh duh here's a solution to blowing out.


    Now I can leave one full bulk stop and meet the air guy at the delivery point.

    Seriously though how long is going to take this new mngmt to figure out when I say it ain't gonna fit then it's not. By the time this team figures it out no doubt I'll get another new set of mngmt who will start trying to put 450 pieces on my truck again. Smfh
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  6. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    How many miles does that thing have on it
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    Like your D*?
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    Which motor?
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    Holiday Closure truck?
  10. Brownslave688

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

    It’s a curse I must bear
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  12. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Ten years ago I was still on preload. One route I loaded did 270-290 miles, rarely had anything on the floors unless it was farm equipment or the small town school got their occasional bulk drop of paper, and never had full shelves in a P57. Today I cover that route sometimes. It’s still in one of our remaining 57s, but does 220 miles and is bricked out.
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  13. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    I'm bricked out every day now I've actually grown to love it. They can't give me any more (until they give me a trailer to tow every day again, fingers crossed) so I only have like 100 stops.

    They can't give me any more pickups even though they just keep giving me more at my route keeps getting denser. I leave the building bricked, I come back to the building bricked, and my neighbors do two or three of my pickups every day cause I blow out on pickups.

    Ups gonna have to build a p1400
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  15. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Does Amazon even make any money yet? Or do they still subsidize all of it with their magic stock market money?
  16. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    That’s bull:censored2:, get a bigger truck and get on the 9.5 list.

    -young driver.
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  17. Brownslave688

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

    By far my biggest weakness as a driver is organization and dealing with lots of bulk (pick ups or delivery). Def hurts my numbers.

    I love the small trucks but it sucks when a power wheel takes up half of the floor of a p57 and you aren’t gonna get to it until 4 pm.
  18. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    They subsidize everything with their cloud storage. They make an assload of money off that
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  19. Brownslave688

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

    If they hadn’t had the forward thinking to start that when they did amazon would either be bankrupt by now or at the very least a vastly different company.
  20. Maple7

    Maple7 Member

    Our sales rep said he had a conference call this week about Amazon. As of now he said UPS sees them as a competitor and no longer just a customer. Im sure its different from hub to hub but our Amazon volume is drying up fast as their fleet grows exponentially. My route never got cut now its out a few days a week. Losing amazon volume is no biggie....Problem is when/If they start knocking on business doors to get that B to B volume. Thats where the money is. Not saying the ship is sinking but its not a bad idea to atleast know where the lifejackets are. Just my 2 cents.