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JaMere W.'s Comment
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I see alot of amazon loads. who carries AMAZON. i seen jb hunt. just wondering is it more of a owner op thing

Errol V.'s Comment
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It seems at the moment they contract out pulling their own trailers. The plan is to eventually have their own tractor fleet probably by 2020.

Also, a fly in this ointment is that PRIME transportation isn't excited about Amazon Prime trucks and trailers out in the road.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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They are mostly owner operators that are staring to figure out they can not make money hualing loads at what Amazon wants to pay.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Old School's Comment
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Here's a strange thing. I saw three different Amazon loads this week that were laying on their side on the side of the interstate.

I just thought that was odd. Three rollovers that I spotted - all of them Amazon loads.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

PJ's Comment
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OS I see these folks daily running. What I have observed is they are generally O/O’s driving ratty appearing trucks. They run like a bat out of h**l, and are not operating safely. So for you to run across 3 in the ditch, I’m not surprised.

These guys speed through construction zones totally disregarding speed limits, cut people off, tailgate, ya’ll get the idea.

Their trucks often are very dirty, body panels flapping in the wind, damage all over the truck from torn off bumpers to smashed side wings, crushed steps, etc. When you see trucks like that it makes you wonder how much attention is being paid to other areas, like tires, brakes, leaks, etc.

Not all are like this by any means, however, a vast amount are. It makes me wonder what Amazon’s requirements are to get a load for them. Not a real high threshold from what I see often.

Reminds me of many container haulers I see often.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It makes me wonder what Amazon’s requirements are to get a load for them. Not a real high threshold from what I see often.

It sounds like they're bottom-feeding for the cheapest rates.

Walmart is always pushing its vendors for the cheapest deals, and they do almost everything as inexpensively as possible - except with their trucking fleet. They have great equipment and pay the drivers well. The same applies to UPS and FedEx, who both have great equipment and pay their drivers well.

Amazon knows this, and I expect they will have to do the same. The lowest level of service in trucking will be unacceptable in terms of reliability.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Here's a strange thing. I saw three different Amazon loads this week that were laying on their side on the side of the interstate.

I just thought that was odd. Three rollovers that I spotted - all of them Amazon loads.

C'mon guys! Stop bashing Amazon, Jeff Bezos needs to make a living and put food on his table just like the rest of us. rofl-2.gif

Seriously, I was expecting something from Amazon recently and it was late being delivered. I wonder if it was in one of those trailers.

Also, I heard PRIME trucking is suing Amazon over the Prime name. Anybody know more about that?

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I heard PRIME trucking is suing Amazon over the Prime name. Anybody know more about that?

I know nothing about it, except that it doesn't sound very interesting. What could be less interesting than two major corporate marketing departments arguing over a name? I'd rather watch someone knitting a blanket.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Prime, Inc., No. 14 in the CCJ* Top 250, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against mega-retailer Amazon, alleging the company infringed Prime‘s trademarked use of the word “prime” on trucks and trailers.

CCJ Article dated July 10, 2019

*Commercial Carrier Journal - Fleet Management Magazine

PJ's Comment
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It’s been in the news a little. Prime Inc has a lawsuit working its way through the court system on the name against Amazon. Both probably have staff attorneys.

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