Date: May 1, 2019
AMAZON’S GROWTH IN SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS BANKROLLED BY BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS
Shot: Amazon is expanding its shipping and logistics footprint to impose greater leverage over carriers on negotiating rates and assert more control across the supply chain…
“Amazon is offering beta service for truckload shipments in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania through its Amazon Logistics arm. It also provides instant rate quotes through an online portal, freight.amazon.com, saying users can ‘tap into the scale of Amazon as we extend our carrier network to give you best-in-class service at great rates.’” (The Wall Street Journal, “Amazon’s Freight Push Rattles Logistics Sector,” Jennifer Smith, 4.30.19)
Chaser: …fueled largely by the $218 million Amazon has received in tax subsidies from these states in past five years alone.
(Good Jobs First, “Amazon Tracker,” accessed 5.1.30)
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