He`s fine, but the next day they took us all to a safety discussion in the morning and showed us a picture of the overturned truck. They say, «Never look at the mail, never look at your instructions when you`re on the go.» They blame him for colliding with his truck. In my head, I`m like, «Okay. How on earth is he going to get where he`s going without looking at it? They make the system work that way, and then they blame you. Whatever happens, it`s your fault because you don`t know where you`re going or you`re crashing your truck. USPS does not lose money in its contract with Amazon. They made $1.6 billion last year from Amazon. There are many other problems. One of them is that they were not allowed to raise FedEx prices and more. Currently, Duff said, its employees include nine scheduled carriers and six «city carrier assistants» who replace and pick up Amazon cargo.
Duff also monitors six «highway» routes delivered by contractors. Eight clerks sort mail and take care of walk-in clients. Walmart and Amazon have dramatically increased their focus on each other, with both companies looking for ways to gain the upper hand through strategy and logistics. In less than 30 days, Amazon and Walmart made a number of same-day shipping-related announcements, with Amazon surpassing Walmart by announcing free shipping of 10 million items for Prime members. I expect the logistical battle between Walmart and Amazon to increase as each company tries to expand its customer base and increase the volume of products sold and delivered. But the relationship between Amazon and USPS is more complicated than this overall figure suggests. That`s because the retail giant relies on the quasi-state agency, which doesn`t receive taxpayers` money, to build its own supply network. They [the USPS] do a computer-generated route every Sunday, so you introduce yourself, and depending on who ordered packages, they give you a paper sheet of step-by-step instructions from what the computer generated as the most efficient route. This is very inaccurate most of the time.
I usually know some of these cities now, so I look at those directions and think, «Well, it`s not even close to the most efficient way.» But you only have to use it as you can get into trouble if you deviate from the route. The name of the game for Amazon is the delivery of packages to consumers in every city and state where they live. Period. Big town, small town. Whether it is rural or urban, it does not matter. As Amazon`s e-commerce business grows, so does the need for drivers to deliver packages. Unlike traditional retail, where customers go to a physical retail store to buy ready-made products, e-commerce succeeds by shipping the products directly to the customer`s home. Last mile delivery is not cost-effective in itself, as most vans have to travel long distances between deliveries. Driving a van costs money, and drivers don`t drive for free. The economy of last-mile delivery improves when delivery vehicles travel fewer miles and deliver more packages within a smaller radius from the point of departure.
«Where (the mail) arrived earlier in the morning or early afternoon, it will now arrive .m between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.m,» said Michele Bruns, who lives on the streets of Cherry`s Letters. «All the neighbours here had the same problem,» said Bruns, who has lived at the same address for 23 years and in Port Townsend since 1973. Other documents reported by the Washington Post describe tensions between Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service in contract negotiations. According to the Post`s report, the documents reflect Amazon`s uncertainty about the status of the U.S. Postal Service. They list questions from the company such as, «What will the USPS look like in the new weeks, months, and years?» The workers themselves are so tired and depressed that they have not organized to push for such a thing. It`s a constructed lack of funding that Amazon has exploited for its own purposes. This austerity policy introduced regarding the postal service was the perfect opportunity for Amazon to intervene and transform what was at least a slightly public institution into a completely private one. The USPS solicited offers from consulting firms to assess what the agency charges companies to deliver products on their behalf, the Post said.
Amazon is destroying this country and the postal service. What company other than the postal service would sign a contract because they knew they would lose money. We are overloaded with the garbage they peddle and they have people who are addicted to crack like a crack. I have never bought or will never buy any of these. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States Postal Service has launched a review of parcel delivery contracts with Amazon.com, United Parcel Service Inc, FedEx and other major shippers, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing six people with knowledge of the agency`s operations. For a freight forwarder like Justin Carver, the contract is a blessing. «I love (overtime) hours, I love money,» he said, although he admits he`s a beginner, while some longtime postal workers are stressed by the changes. They are called during their days off and struggle with heavier mail than before. Most of their work will be tied to the Amazon contract, Duff said. Amazon has entered into a contract with the postal service that they would add a delivery day on Sunday: no postal service packages with postage will be delivered; these are just Amazon packages. You always arrive .m at 7:30 am.m., but you only organize and load packages into your truck.
Then just deliver them. Bruns went to the post office to complain. .