Amazon - What will their next move be?

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    Amazon lauching a freight brokering app next summer. Its been called "Uber for trucking"

    Uber has opened a freight brokering office in Chicago and is thinking about opening a second office in San Francisco. UberFreight.

    This article speculates that the threat of companies like Uber and Amazon entering into the freight brokering business is why Bradley Jacobs has made the effort to diversify XPO's business model. Jacobs denied this and basically said he envisions one stop shopping ( my words not his ) for our customers - they wanted this.
     
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    It also mentioned in the article that the economics of scale are still working against them, though- there are some huge established players in brokerage. I wonder if they could find small carriers that would take the kind of rates to challenge a CH Robinson load.
     
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    Amazon wants to create 10,000 jobs - This USA Today article asks what is the price of these jobs?

    Some of the issues that Amazon is accused of are wages that are 15% below the local standard.

    Also , according to the article , "Most will be low-paying jobs at fulfillment centers, including ones under construction in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas."

    This BuzzFeed news article also describes the 10,000 jobs Amazon wants to create but draws attention to the lower pay and the stress that Amazon places on lower paid workers.
     
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    More low paying jobs from a leader in of those type of jobs. Fine example of another company that no matter how successful and how high their stock and profits go they don't share the wealth. Seems like the new norm with these companies as they emulate each other. Profits for the top at all cost.
     
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    Good. Maybe they'll finally leave us LTL folks alone and we can get back to doing what we should be doing instead of delivering play structures, ellipticals, doll houses, patio furniture, and condoms to these God-forsaken houses.
     

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