Amazon - What will their next move be?

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  1. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    - In December last year Amazon purchased "thousands of truck trailers" http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-buys-thousands-of-its-own-branded-truck-trailers-2015-12

    - Now , they are in the process of buying a French shipping company ( parcels ) http://www.retailwire.com/news-article/18785/is-amazon-preparing-to-dump-fedex-and-ups

    - Amazon says that it is growing faster than any delivery company ( FedEx , UPS , XPOL , etc..) so it has to come up with its own solutions http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304788404579521522792859890

    -XPO Last Mile has Amazon for one of its larger customers http://www.xpo.com/services/last-mile

    We ( XPO Logistics formerly Con-way Freight ) haven't been told very much up to this point but you have to wonder is LTL a piece of the puzzle.
     
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    runningfor48 Here for Entertainment

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    I have a family member that works for ups. He said the Amazon packages coming to ups for deliveries this year has gone way down compared to last year.
     
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    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    My wife delivers mail and the post office couldn't keep up with all the Amazon packages. She is a rural carrier and gets paid by the route, so she took a beating on her eight hour evaluation!
     
  5. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    hey dale, if i remember ur from xsx right? don't we get a sub-standard from ULA filled with amazon every night and this was before the xpo thing correct!
     
  6. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    We get pups full, pures from xnw, I don't know about sub-service? Amazon has a distribution center in Windsor that is pretty big for us, I think before xpo. You would have to have someone ask the fac guy. He used to run the inbound.
     
  7. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    when im done with my zones, before i go on my run, i look at the arrivals and see whats coming to xsx for zones and i see on a regular basis that ULA load
     
  8. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    These are some interesting times we are living in. Everyone needs to be keep their ear to the ground.
     
  9. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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  10. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    Sound like they are trying to follow the Walmart play book. Walmart is the largest privately owned transportation fleet
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    And I hear that they are a damn good outfit to drive for.
     
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  12. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    i have a bed at my house,i have a bed at my camp,i have a bed on my boat,i don't need one at work
     
  13. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    Walmart runs add on XM radio all the time talking about $80 + your first year. We had a guy leave and say he loves it working there
     
  14. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    Its all what you want to do live on the road or at home we all make our chooses
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Sounds like you are used to sleeping around. What's to be scared of ?
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Us as well. The shortage is real. And the real opportunities are rising to the top.
     
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  17. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    i prefer near 6 figures AND home every night + weekends fyi thats my choice
     
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  18. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    I also have one at each of my girlfriends house too:17142:
     
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  19. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    sleeping around is personal desire prostitution would make me feel cheap
     
  20. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    When I first started driving ( Schneider National ) , I met a Wal-Mart driver and talked with him about his job. ( I joked and asked how does he keep his shirt sooooo white and clean? )

    He told me he had a schedule were he worked a week ( over-the-road ) and was off a week and STILL got paid for the off week! I never did look into it but if true , that's the best.
     
  21. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    7 off 7 on ! & 5off 3off ! are what they do for o.t.r and 7/7 you share truck with one guy,the other you share two trucks with three drivers and the last one is for local!
     

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