Amazon: Additional deliveries with our own truck fleet

Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A truck drives past the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, Nov. 30, 2015.

Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images
A truck drives past the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, Nov. 30, 2015.

Amazon.com is getting into the delivery game itself, the company announced on Friday.

The e-commerce giant will employ its own fleet of semi trucks to deliver orders around the country. The trucks will number in the “several thousands” and will be operated by a third party, according to an Amazon spokesperson.

The Amazon-branded trucks are being used to help Amazon handle “dramatically increasing” volumes, the company said. The new method will be another tool the company can use to help deliver items on time.

Amazon said the new trucks will serve as additional delivery power and that it will not cancel its existing partnerships with traditional shippers like FedEx and UPS.

Shares of FedEx and UPS were slightly higher in Friday morning trade.

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