Amazon Logistics

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Scuba Steve, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Active Member

    This week I saw a staging area that had at least 100 tractors in Amazon colors and logos. They said Amazon Logistics on the side. It looks like they are moving feeders in house or at least owning tractors and leasing them to drivers.

    Do you think they could be partnering with DHL? Amazon handling DHL North American shipments while DHL handles Amazon Intl shipments? DHL’s first try into North America failed but this makes sense. It cuts costs for both carriers. It allows both carriers to grow in areas that are underserved.

    Use to see a lot of white tractors with black DHL logistics on the door with unmarked white trailers going into Amazon fulfillment centers. Seeing the Amazon Logistics tractors in a staging area leads me to believe that Amazon and DHL are going to be working closer.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It only took us a 100 years to get where we are so of course Amazon can do it in a years time.....
     
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    They've been using semis for years, now.
     
  4. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Active Member

    Yes they have with their own trailers. The new part is these are Amazon tractors now. Blue and gray with the Amazon arrow on the door. Like their Sprinters.
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I've seen those for a while now.
     
  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    We got a message yesterday stating no more held by customer at Amazon while waiting for loads. If it’s not ready contact dispatch. Sounds like we are tightening the screws on them. Again, for the 1000th time I’m not sure why we dont drop them altogether and let them drown in their own vomit.
     
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You been seeing a lot of stuff for a while now.
     
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  8. RTCD

    RTCD New Member

    Doesn’t matter how long UPS has been around. Every day is a new day and Amazon has enough money to do anything they want. They’ll eventually eclipse us and we’ll be left in the dust.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Layoffs started here months ago man. We are seeing it first hand.
     
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  10. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Sabbra Cadabra

    Back to package you go...
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I been keeping my numbers up so hopefully they offer me at least a management position . My sup said if I take care of him he will take care of me.
     
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  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    where have I heard that before?
     
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Vietnam?
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You are forgetting how slow UPS has always been trying to keep up with changing technology.
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    no - closer to home than that
     
  16. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst Member

    The technology UPS is forcing through now is a joke.
     
  17. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Harvey Weinstein?
     
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  18. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    I have gone from working 6 1/2 hours a day part time preload to 3.5 maybe 4h. Hours are being cut.
     
  19. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

    Normal slowdown towards the end of summer, just hold on if possible, you will be begging for a day off because you will potentially have more hours than you want.
     
  20. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Were his lips moving when he said that?