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Old 08-19-2018, 12:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was once dispatched to pick up a single box, about the size of a box a pair of work boots comes in, which they dutifully shrink wrapped onto a pallet, and deposited into my 53' box trailer. I drove that single box to an Amazon fulfillment office (not even a full warehouse, mind you). Someone actually paid a 33,000 lb tractor-trailer combo and a driver to take a ~5lb box on a 45lb pallet several hundred miles @ ~10mpg. I actually called my dispatcher to make sure this wasn't a joke. It seriously would have been cheaper to rent me a car and pay fuel for said rental car (and I mentioned as much).

I don't drive for UPS, but I imagine this is how shipping a 7oz thing can be $28.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I believe this is an instance of "Photographs or it never occurred."
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I believe this is an instance of "Photographs or it never occurred."
Well, darn. By that standard, it never happened.

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