Is Amazon delivering in your area yet? If so, has your volume dropped at the hub?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Observer, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Observer

    Observer Active Member

    Amazon has started delivering in our area. This is mostly noticed on the weekends. Since our city has a couple of Amazon distribution centers - figured this would eventually happen here. Do you think layoffs might be on the horizon with the addition of them delivering? DHL is closing here but they were never a big player.
     
  2. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    Amazon has a trial area in several spots on the outskirts of the city (not inside the city they are too dumb to deliver there)
    So far nothing has changed. We still get all large amazon boxes shipped UPS.

    I do enjoy. after 5 hours of writing in sharpie on every damn box, that their shipping service has the first part of the address in big bold font. I would kill for some huge addresses.
     
  3. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Yes they deliver here. We still have too much volume.
     
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    We had a driver who was bitching to our PDS about this—-the PDS offered to call all of her customers to ask them to stop ordering so much stuff.
     
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  5. AlliSeeisBrown

    AlliSeeisBrown Active Member

    We have a local facility with "Amazon Flex" that opened up a few months back. We still had bid sheets calling for 24-26 FT Drivers. Loads are still blown out. Routes are ridiculous and drivers within 0-3 years are continuously getting 12-13 hours a day. Peak all day every day.
     
  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I’d pull out my phone and call the PDS to ask them to put another route in.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    He doesn’t have the authority to do that.
     
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  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    That’s his problem. Still makes more sense than his smartass suggestion to call customers.
     
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  9. LeaveIt2Griever

    LeaveIt2Griever FileFileFile

    I see Amazon delivery drivers all the time in my area. I laugh my ass off when they get lost on their walk from their little white van to the front door. Let me catch one of these guys taking a dump in the street... i’m posting that shiet everywhere
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    The point was made.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They started in out area and our routes dropped by 20. We laid off a lot of drivers who are now homeless.
     
  12. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    you should invite them over for tea
     
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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You thirsty?
     
  14. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    @Gumby is
     
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  15. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Selling their bodies?
     
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  17. MrBrown

    MrBrown Member

    I havent posted in a long time but am a daily lurker. Joke all you want but if you think those scrubs in those white vans arent a threat to your way of life, youre an ignorant maroon. Joke all you want, if the globalist bezos has his way you wont have a pot to urinate in. My volume has come down a little but my cover area has gone up a lot. Routes that went out everyday get cut twice a week. And when they do run theyre doing two different towns. Routes i used to cover and get out out early never happens anymore. Amazons end game is eliminating you. Dont forget that.
     
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  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We don't need pots to urinate in, we have water bottles.
     
  19. MrBrown

    MrBrown Member

    Yeah, ive chuckled at quite a few of your posts in the past, but this is serious
     
  20. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I'd have loved to hear that from my PDS. I'd have said "please do. Since you don't do your job now you might as well do something useful."