Posted November 16, 2018 09:23:18Amazon is offering delivery drivers on its delivery network to deliver $500M worth of Amazon goods to customers, with a price tag of $3.8 million per truck.
The deal, which Amazon first reported on Wednesday, is a “first for Amazon” and a “big step for a local delivery company,” according to a statement from the company.
The company said it would allow the drivers to work on its platform “from anywhere in the world.”
It said the drivers would “provide a new and exciting way for Amazon customers to receive their products from anywhere in Amazon’s logistics network.”
The drivers will work from the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Amazon announced its new driver program last year, and now the company has added several more countries and regions to its current service network.
Amazon has about 7,000 drivers, including 1,500 drivers from the Philippines, 1,000 from South Africa and 1,200 from the Netherlands.
The United States has about 12,000 driver positions.
Amazon said in September that it would offer more than 300 drivers in the United States.
The company is expanding its delivery driver program to other countries and has said it plans to offer more deliveries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
It has not yet announced when deliveries will be available.
Amazon has also offered to fund drivers’ training.
The service said in August it would “invest up to $250,000 per driver over three years in training and support services.”