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Old 11-25-21, 08:17 PM
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Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Local authorities are looking for answers Thursday after finding hundreds of FedEx packages discarded in a ravine in an Alabama county north of Birmingham.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that about 300 to 400 boxes in various sizes were found in the ravine located on private land on Wednesday.

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I hear so many people complaints on their lost packages, I guess this is why.
Old 11-25-21, 08:40 PM
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

A driver didn't feel like doing his job, so he either scanned them all as being delivered and then dumped them or just dumped them. Most likely the first theory.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

It doesn't make sense. If they're not going to deliver the packages, you figure they'd keep/sell them. Unless they kept the good stuff and dumped the stuff they didn't want.
Either way, I hope the person(s) responsible gets what they deserve.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Should take all of ten seconds to identify the culprit.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Truck was probably stolen, good stuff taken, shitty stuff dumped in the ravine, and then the truck left on the side of a highway somewhere.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Stories have been reported in the past of mailmen hoarding tens of thousands of undelivered letters and packages in their garages, mostly because they were cutting corners on their routes.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Should take all of ten seconds to identify the culprit.
You'd think FedEx would have picked up on this before they found a dump site. When one driver has a ton more packages reported lost or stolen than other drivers, they'd have to know something is up.

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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Stories like this, whether a crooked FedEx driver ends up being the bad guy here or not, are an absolute boon for Amazon.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

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Stories like this, whether a crooked FedEx driver ends up being the bad guy here or not, are an absolute boon for Amazon.
Why? For the common person, if anything all this says is ordering a ton of packages for delivery can be problematic, even moreso for a company that may not use FedEx but uses their own network of independent drivers and are similarly keeping them on unsustainable schedules.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

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Why? For the common person, if anything all this says is ordering a ton of packages for delivery can be problematic, even moreso for a company that may not use FedEx but uses their own network of independent drivers and are similarly keeping them on unsustainable schedules.
Customers already get their Amazon goods delivered via Amazon's own delivery network faster and, in the case of Prime members, cheaper. I don't have poll numbers in front of me but I suspect a poll of people who order a fair amount of things both from and not from Amazon would also show that customers already prefer Amazon shipping as well. Think about how many times you have personally experience or heard other people bitch about getting "Sorry we missed you!" notices from UPS and/or FedEx even when you are home the entire time and are quite certain the driver never even rang the doorbell. Heck, I've had that happen at least twice personally. Amazon is winning on price, on selection, on convenience/speed, and now on delivery as well. We can all complain all we want to about how Bezos treats his employees (and rightfully so), but the rubber meets the road for most people on the overall shopping experience.

Even if it turns out that this was something that was not FedEx's fault (a stolen truck, for example), the follow-up story will be buried on proverbial page 9 under a mattress ad. People will remember the picture of the packages piled in a ravine, first and foremost. That helps Amazon.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Rural Alabama. Is there a worse place these packages could have ended up? Clyde and Harlan are already busy fucking them.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

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Truck was probably stolen, good stuff taken, shitty stuff dumped in the ravine, and then the truck left on the side of a highway somewhere.
If you still a truck and have already picked the good packages out, why go through the extra step of dumping the other packages in a ravine and leaving the truck somewhere else? You could just leave the truck somewhere with the useless packages on it and skip another time consuming step.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

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If you still a truck and have already picked the good packages out, why go through the extra step of dumping the other packages in a ravine and leaving the truck somewhere else? You could just leave the truck somewhere with the useless packages on it and skip another time consuming step.
Because some people are jerks. They would think it was funny.
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Because some people are jerks. They would think it was funny.
The perpetrators would be looking at multiple felonies when caught. Unless they were using the truck for some other illicit purpose (doubtful), stopping to dump packages before taking the truck somewhere else would be extra, unnecessary risk. It's not like a "FedEx" truck is inconspicuous. Criminals are often dumb, but few of them are that dumb.

Honestly, I doubt very seriously this ends up being the result of a stolen truck. A bunch of packages stolen from a sorting facility or in transit maybe, but not a stolen truck. Plus, if FedEx had had a truck stolen, the police would likely already have known about it and FedEx corporate would have announced this immediately when the packages were discovered and journalists came asking for comment. From a PR perspective, it really is the most favorable explanation so I think they would have jumped all over this explanation immediately were it truthful.
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Should take all of ten seconds to identify the culprit.
If it was the driver dumping the packages because he was too lazy to deliver them, it would be easy for FedEx to figure out who did it. Wheather they would supply that info to the police is another story. We had someone witness a FedEx driver hit a parked car in our neighborhood while delivering packages. The Fedex driver never bothered to stop. The FedEx truck and driver showed up on multiple Ring camera directly before and after the hit and run. Yet, FedEx claimed they could not figure out which driver was in our neighborhood at that time even though packages with tracking numbers would have been scanned as delivered by FedEx during that time period and a few fairly clear pictures of the driver were presented to them.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Although off topic, I ate lunch yesterday in my car while at a local park and saw this scene. Apparently UPS dropped off three stacks/piles of parcels and what I presume is seasonal help were loading them into their vehicles for delivery. With the way folks smash and grab in robberies, I thought what if someone in a truck with two or three folks simply drove past, got out and threw several boxes into the vehicle and sped away?

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news...?ocid=msedgntp
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Yeah, FedEx thinks they have identified the driver responsible, and apparently he dumped packages in that location at least six times.
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Yeah, FedEx thinks they have identified the driver responsible, and apparently he dumped packages in that location at least six times.
Wow

FedEx needs to be held accountable for hiring criminals. No background check?
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

He could have opened those packages and sold those items at Ebay.

if you want to commit a criminal act at least make some money out of it.
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

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Wow

FedEx needs to be held accountable for hiring criminals. No background check?
In these days with everyone struggling to find workers? I've personally found the competence levels of employees in various industries have gone straight downhill, no one seems to give a shit anymore. Companies are just happy to hire someone with a pulse these days.

Our office had an order of computer monitors go missing, and FedEx was the carrier. Wonder if they are in that ravine?
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Old 12-01-21, 01:49 PM
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Another FedEx dumpsite found about 75 miles away from the ravine where the other packages were found.

Police: FedEx packages found in woods at second Alabama site (msn.com)
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

This is getting kinda implausible. They have tracking systems that follow these things from start to finish, that means their metrics of what these drivers are doing is not seeing these packages to their final destination. And surely people have been complaining about not getting their stuff, so if their loss prevention team ran all these tracking numbers and saw that it's these couple of drivers doing this, they should have noticed it right away.
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He could have opened those packages and sold those items at Ebay.

if you want to commit a criminal act at least make some money out of it.
In that one picture they showed, it seemed like a ton of chewy.com stuff, so maybe they took the obviously valuable stuff out (I'm not sure how easy or hard it is to sell a ton of pet food on ebay)
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Re: Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama

Pet food is heavy, the shipping would eat into the profits very quickly.

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