June 3, according tomedia reports, the United States in recent days of social unrest has seriously affected the normal operation of Amazon parcel delivery, many delivery drivers reduced or canceled the line to prevent robbery and personal injury. An Amazon delivery driver on Long Island, New York, has been told to abandon his van and call 911 to avoid walking in a “high crime” area.
Another driver in Washington canceled his shift this week after a video was seen robbing an Amazon van in Santa Monica, California.
Thousands of drivers are shipping Amazon packages across the United States, and they have to shuttle around in chaotic scenes. These drivers not only have to deal with the COVID-19, which is currently circulating, to avoid getting infected, but they also face the current social unrest in case they are physically injured.
“I deliver to Amazon for four hours a shift, and i usually pay $100, and if my car is burned down, I’m going to lose it, ” says one driver in Chicago who uses his car to help Amazon deliver goods. “
He was carrying a pocket knife in self-defence and had been trying to avoid driving in the downtown area. Another Chicago driver said many colleagues have cut back on shifts because of safety concerns.