Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Thrives on FedEx Delivery Model, but Driver Pay Challenges Persist

Amazon Van Amazon Prime delivery van. (Bloomberg News)

Five years on, Inc.’s chief executive officer is betting on decidedly more terrestrial technology: Drivers. As in real people. Tens of thousands of them. High-tailing it through town in gas-slurping vans to leave packages on doorsteps just like the milkman, postal worker, UPS guy and pizza dude before them.

Spencer Soper and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Employees at Amazon’s New NYC Warehouse Launch Union Push

Amazon fulfillment center Staten Island Amazon's fulfillment center in Staten Island. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

A committee of employees at’s recently opened Staten Island fulfillment center is going public with a unionization campaign, a fresh challenge to the e-commerce giant in a city where it plans to build a major new campus.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon Chooses Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport for Regional Hub

Chicago Rockford International Chicago Rockford International Airport is building a new regional air hub at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport, bolstering its shipping business in a move that’s expected to create hundreds of jobs for the region.

Conor Shine | The Dallas Morning News
December 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Higher Postal Shipping Rates

USPS mail truck and delivery driver Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s administration is recommending the U.S. Postal Service raise prices for shipping packages, a move that would hit online retailers such as

Ben Brody | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Expands Air Division in Illinois

Prime Airplane Bruno Geiger/Flickr

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Amazon announced plans Dec. 3 to expand its Amazon Air operation at the Rockford airport.

Corina Curry | The Rockford Ill Register Star
December 4, 2018
Business, Logistics

Walmart Expands Offerings in Bid to Stay in Retail Race With Amazon

Outside a Walmart store David J. Phillip/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Walmart may be bruised by Amazon, but it’s learning how to fight back.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
November 16, 2018

Warren Buffett Bids Farewell to Walmart After 20 Years as Amazon Reigns

Walmart worker Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has sold its last Walmart Inc. shares, according to a filing Nov. 14, ending a relationship that dates more than two decades.

Matthew Boyle and Brandon Kochkodin | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Nashville Chosen for Amazon Operations Hub

Amazon operations hub An Amazon Prime truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Amazon will build a $230 million operations hub in Nashville, Tenn., that will house 5,000 employees over the next 10 years.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Air Takes Delivery of 40th Cargo Plane

Amazon Prime Plane Ted S. Warren/Associated Press on Nov. 12 took delivery of the 40th and final plane in a lease deal for its expanding air-cargo operation. More may be on the way. A senior executive at an aircraft lessor said Amazon was shopping around for more Boeing 767 freighters and had put out a request for proposals for an additional six jets earlier this year.

Matt Day and Dominic Gates | The Seattle Times
November 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Selects Washington, New York Metro Areas for Coveted ‘HQ2’ Sites

Amazon HQ Amazon Headquarters in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press) Inc. will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, Va., ending months of jockeying between potential locations across the country vying for a $5 billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2018