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.