Amazon made a splash this month when it announced it would be picking up 20,000 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans coming out of the Mercedes’ brand new plant in Charleston, S.C. The move signaled the online behemoth’s continued push toward moving its logistics and delivery operations in house and away from long-time partners UPS and FedEx, who’ve been integral to the company’s rapid growth. Amazon earlier this year took hold of 40 Boeing 767s, to be operated out of one of its hubs in Cincinnati for the same purpose.

That jockeying for position in the final mile segment is only the

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Blythe Brumleve
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