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Business Insider: Amazon Launching New Delivery Program, Hiring Thousands of Drivers

Business Insider: Amazon Launching New Delivery Program, Hiring Thousands of Drivers

  • Amazon is hiring its own fleet of full-time drivers to deliver packages to Prime customers.
  • Amazon will manage these drivers directly, meaning the company will set their wages, provide them delivery vehicles, and schedule their routes.
  • Amazon has previously relied on delivery services provided by UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal Service, as well as contractors employed through its Flex delivery program and third-party courier companiesit calls delivery service partners.
  • At a recent Amazon training for the new program, drivers were told the company “didn’t want people peeing in bottles,” a source told Business Insider.

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