Who is that stranger in an SUV delivering packages in your neighborhood? Amazon Delivery Toss

Amazon Prime members who have placed orders for same-day delivery recently may have noticed something odd about the people delivering the package.

They aren’t in uniform and they’re driving up in unmarked cars of all makes and models.

The explanation? They most likely drive for Amazon Flex, a delivery service similar to Uber or Lyft but for packages.

Amazon says Flex drivers are vetted through a multistate background check and a review of vehicle records.

The drivers are independent contractors, which doesn’t thrill traditional delivery drivers. The Teamsters union, which represents UPS drivers, feels that the contractor label is creating a lower tier of the delivery industry, said spokeswoman Kara Deniz.

Amazon and other e-commerce businesses are “experimenting with these alternative delivery models that we feel undermine the standards” the union has fought for, such as retirement security and benefits, she said. Sacramento Bee

2 Responses to "Who is that stranger in an SUV delivering packages in your neighborhood? Amazon Delivery Toss"

  1. wowwow   December 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    nothing different from the low pay, no benefits cca’s who actually haven’t quit. they throw and kick parcels when they don’t drop them in the gutter under the mailbox on the side of the road. At least this guy got into the driveway

  2. Russell Brown   December 28, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Absolutely ridiculous. Amazon has ONLY Hispanic and Negro drivers because Caucasians wont work for them. Amazon refuses to put any logos along side their vans (because people follow the vans and then steal the packages). Amazon completely overloads their vehicles to the point drivers are literally UNABLE TO CLOSE THE DOORS before their shift even begins. Drivers are overwhelmed with packages. No time for breaks. No time for Lunch. That is the reason you see a driver defecate at the end of a cauldisac for fear of not meeting their deliveries in time and being fired.

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