Discussion in 'Holland' started by Griz, May 10, 2017.
ITS A BIG ONE!!!!
That's what she said!
Amazon freight we just staring hauling that s*** ::, a few weeks ago and mostly hand freight , and Question here is WHY are we going after crap hand freight WHEN we can't move the freight we have now ??
If its originating from ME look out!
It will be like unloading a ups parcel trailer. A wall of boxes
we dont have the equipment to do parcel delivery, its going to end up being ran over or floating in mud in the middle of the dock. wouldnt surprise me though.
Maybe they'll lease a bunch of gently used Ford Transit vans....and use them on linehaul when they're short on tractors.
Limited to 62 mph, of course.
How the Amazon works is we pick up skidded shipments in bulk (I've seen a 15 lot of Stanley steamers) from vendors that sell on Amazon and we take the shipment to Amazon fullfillment centers. Similar to the way Walmart freight works except we have been sending a full load out of SL to Joliet of just Amazon for the fullfillment center up there. There's a fullfillment center here in SL as well and we have been running freight there from other terminals. This is a new way Amazon is moving freight from there sellers to the new fullfillment centers.
How Amazon works for the seller
I'm out AT and aaa Cooper had amazon and it was a mess, we don't need that mess over here.
But most Teamsters look forward to hand freight.
Will keep you warm in winter !
Nobody remembers the horror stories from ABF local cartage. If we're only delivering to centers it shouldn't be bad too handle.
Hand freight........no thanks, not interested. Too old for that crap.
No hand freight. All skids. No home deliveries.
That's my kind of freight.
for now griz for now. They're still working out the finer points of delivering 30-40 home deliveries off a '53.
^^Article about Amazon creating 100,000 jobs over next 18 months in new fullfillment centers.
"Oh yes, we have trucks in here all of the time, pull right in".
They fail to say that it's UPS and FedEx delivery trucks that fit in there.
After driver pulls in driveway customer says " geez, I didn't realize that you had a big truck".