Amazon Has A New Fleet Of Branded Trucks

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Anchorman's Comment
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Amazon Has a New Fleet of Branded Trucks

Amazon unveiled a new fleet of branded truck trailers that will haul packages from the company’s massive fulfillment centers.
Amazon Prime delivery truck at news brief press conference
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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More jobs? :)

Anchorman's Comment
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In 2014, Amazon filed a patent application that would turn truck trailers stocked with products and stationed in urban areas into mini-distribution centers.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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In 2014, Amazon filed a patent application that would turn truck trailers stocked with products and stationed in urban areas into mini-distribution centers.

OMG! So they could drop a trailer in a well-centered spot and have a small fleet of drones fly back and forth between the trailer and the final destination!

That is really amazing when you think about it. Of course the current system with FedEx, UPS, the Post Office, and other curriers could be adjusted to provide same day delivery services, which is one of the big objectives these drones are gunning for. But the streets are super crowded already and you get all kinds of congestion even when things are going well. To expand a fleet of vehicles and hire more drivers versus buying a bunch of drones and sending them airborne where the sky is always clear (except a storm) is going to be a pretty easy decision if it can be done efficiently.

Drones are the biggest game changer coming in technology over the next 10 years in my opinion. They're working on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, space tourism, alternative energies, and a whole bunch of other amazing stuff. But I think drones are going to change the way business is done in most industries across the U.S. and in short order.

I would guess that five years from now it will be hard to image everyday life without drones. I think we'll all be using them in one way or another, either directly or indirectly.

Errol V.'s Comment
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In 2014, Amazon filed a patent application that would turn truck trailers stocked with products and stationed in urban areas into mini-distribution centers.

Doesn't Snap-on and some work shoe companies already do that? (I know, the difference is Snap-on takes the whole truck to individual shops.

Anchorman's Comment
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Amazon Prime Air

Here is the latest news on Amazon drones. It is a Youtube video Amazon posted on 11/29.

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