Since Amazon still has to wait at least a year or so before being able to deliver by drone technology, the e-commerce giant has in the meantime bought thousands of Amazon-branded truck trailers that are said to hit the American roads any second, according to Re/code.
Will Still Cooperate With Others
Amazon’s idea is not to use the new trailers to deliver to the customers’ doors, but rather to move goods between warehouses and fulfilment centres.
Although there are thousands of them, the truck trailers will not be sufficient for running the logistics of Amazon, which will continue to cooperate with logistics partners. Partners that will drive the tractor portion of the trailers. The launch of the Amazon-branded trucks is only meant to meet the ever higher demands of the growing e-commerce market in the US.
- The reality is we utilize a lot of great companies, but we do see the need for additional capacity, said a spokesperson for Amazon, according to Re/code.