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Pirate, (Scott)'s Comment
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Hate to be late to the party.. especially as an FNG... but I have some experience with Big A. I've been unloading in-bound at an FC in VA for the past year...ending in an uncharacteristically explosive demise...but I digress...

To date, (11/4/2019), Amazon subcontracts it's deliveries out, drops and live loads, with a number of sub-contractors, among them J.B Hunt, Schneider, and Old Dominion, among others. Although Amazon has it's own trailer fleet (Cir 2015), there have recently been sightings of Amazon tractors with readily identifiable Amazon markings making deliveries to major FC locations. Amazon has not indicated that it is developing it's own fleet, however, as the company has invested heavily in in it's transportation sector to compete with the loss of both UPS and Fed-Ex contract losses, it would appear reasonable that Amazon would attempt to offset those losses, in addition to establishing a transportation fleet to support it's "next day" delivery campaign. To date, no official statement has been given.


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Errol V.'s Comment
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Well, Scott, big A has contracted with my company (they run "private" votec schools) to train some of their people to get their CDL-A. If Amazon wants me to train them just for grins, that's fine with me.

Beyond that, as Sgt Schultz says, "I know nothing!"



Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Amazon has bought a fleet of Kenworth and Volvos.

The USPS is nervous about this as much of the Priority Packages are Amazon.

Amazon New Fleet

Jay G.'s Comment
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Over the past couple of weeks, I have seen Amazon branded tractors here in Phoenix. Phoenix and the area seems to be a hotbed for these kinds of things in general. Tons of warehouses have been going up lately, also UPS has their self driving tractors doing Tucson-Phoenix trips as well. Haven't seen one of those yet.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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