Amazon has quietly ordered 2,000-plus vans to deliver your Prime packages — and UPS and the Post Office should feel stressed

Last week, a Michigan-based vehicle company announced it landed an order of more than 2,000 delivery vans from “North America’s leading e-commerce retailer.” Amazon confirmed to Business Insider on July 24 that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant was indeed that retailer.

According to a release from Spartan, the 2,237 delivery vans will be built during the second half of 2019. They’re being customized for Amazon and its “last mile delivery requirements.”

The order to Spartan Motors, the specialty vehicle manufacturer, underlines again where Amazon’s delivery aspirations lie. Rather than depending on the US Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx for its last-mile deliveries, experts say Amazon will continue to invest into its own network.

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“Rather than depending on the US Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx for its last-mile deliveries, experts say Amazon will continue to invest into its own network.”


Screw AMAZON and Bezos

Amazon can’t start its own delivery fast enough!

And we have already been seeing they will throw your packages anywhere haha

Hahah you are right! In all the apt complexes they will throw them at any door. I guess they figure close enough! I see it all the time.

Wait until 2024 when they finally lobby to also start the mail delivery part.

Notice Amazon just puts in the order without 4 years of debating and taking bids and sitting around while our llvs burn up every week. Makes you wonder, Amazon doesn’t pay any taxes and they use the usps to make money hand over fist while usps goes broke. Makes you go HmMMMMMMMMMM

Amazon does pay for the package delivery they do through USPS, FedEx, etc. It isn’t “free” for them. Otherwise your comment is pretty funny. 🙂

She said Amazon doesn’t pay taxes. She said nothing about Amazon not paying for package delivery

Those drivers are going to kill someone one of these days! Ive watched them stop, back up in the middle of a very busy street, run stop signs and went up in someones yard the other day. Horrible

Good… they told us our parcels would barely increase 10-15 % and we’d only get an average of 10 more a day. Skip ahead 3 yrs…I have no less than 100 scans daily (used to be way under 50)… and I’m light on parcels compared to every other rural in our office. I was averaging 200 scans a day on a different route, lost over 35 lbs in 4 months just running parcels. It takes me 20 mins a day to load when it used to take 8 mins…do you think they evaluated the route and it went up the… Read more »

How very true you are about more work hours and no extra pay.

As long as Amazon employs idiots they can get as many trucks as they want, the people delivering have no clue!

Getting rid of Amazon Prime, they cannot do 2 day delivery competently since leaving the USPS

Lol. The company is only 13 years old. Time changes everything

But yet they still only have a 50lbs weight limit, so the usps will still have all the heavy shit. If they do this then they need to deliver ALL of their own pkgs.

Don’t forget about the airplanes.
Postal Service has never had a plane