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The Pressure of being an Amazon Delivery Driver

July 26, 2021
Route Optimization Program

Being an Amazon delivery driver is a lot more complicated than one would think. There are a lot of moving parts that go into being an Amazon driver all while having to meet strict time constraints.

Amazon is becoming more and more notorious for holding a large amount of pressure over their drivers’ heads. With grandiose promises like next-day shipping and even same-day shipping, their corporation has no choice but to accept nothing less than top efficiency from their drivers.

“If I didn’t come in on my day off, they threatened to fire me,” says a former Amazon driver.

Businessinsider has mentioned numerous incidents of Amazon drivers, indicating the human cost of “free shipping”. Some supervisors even went as far as sending threatening messages to their drivers. One of them had this written:

“Tomorrow is Saturday. The Weekend. Where everyone wants to call out. You’re scheduled for tomorrow so I expect everyone confirmed and on time tomorrow. Any callouts I will make sure you do not receive a route for a week.”

Amazon’s drivers deliver anywhere between 250 to 300 packages a day. That’s about 20-30 stops per hour. Spending more than the allotted time to deliver one package can easily cause a chain reaction where hundreds of parcels will end up delivered late.

To compete with Amazon’s unbeatable delivery service, thousands of online retailers are being forced to up their efficiency as well.

Now, more than ever, route optimization software is becoming a crucial resource used by online retailers worldwide.
With MyRouteOnline, delivery drivers can simply upload their stops and receive the fastest and most efficient route in mere minutes.

After they have created their route, the drivers can use the MyRoute mobile app to get turn-by-turn directions through their route. This makes sure that the drivers are not making any unnecessary mistakes that might cost them precious time.

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