Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Zero Hedge — It Begins: WalMart Warns Truckers It Will No Longer Work With Them If They Move Goods For Amazon


Titans prepare to do battle to the death.

Zero Hedge
It Begins: WalMart Warns Truckers It Will No Longer Work With Them If They Move Goods For Amazon
Tyler Durden

9 comments:

Bob said...

What if Truckers Unite and bring these Titans to their knees?

Ryan Harris said...

Automated trucks adoption happens anyway in two or three years max.
It will be a cascade where everyone has to switch all at once to remain competitive.

24hr availability of the vehicle and no labor costs and fewer accidents, fewer tickets.

No brainer.

Ryan Harris said...

Tom, Whats with the coup in progress in Brazil?

Tom Hickey said...

I haven't had the term to follow it. We need someone in Brazil to report from the scene.

Tom Hickey said...

time

Ryan Harris said...

Tonight someone stormed the Presidential residence. But I all I saw were the wire headlines

MRW said...

RYAN,

Automated trucks adoption happens anyway in two or three years max.

NOPE. That’s not going to happen. Maybe 10 years, once they got the sensors’ problems solved, and the topography of the land traveled hardwired in to the trucks’ systems.

Enormous safety risk with wheels that can come off, and runaway trucks on hills. Ever driven through the Rockies? There is no way a trucking company can take that chance, and there is no way Walmart can either.

They can manage street traffic, but not freeways or two-lane roads at high speed.

Walmart moves small cities worth of product. Their hub warehouses across the country out in the middle of the boonies are hundreds of thousands of square feet.

Neil Wilson said...

Amazon will just vertically integrate - and then start selling spare truck capacity to everybody else.

That's what they did with computer servers.

Matt Franko said...

FedEx and UPS need to up their game....