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From the Wall Street Journal:

"Trucking contractors that worked frequently for Amazon were more than twice as likely as all other similar companies to receive bad unsafe driving scores," a Journal analysis found. "About 39% of the frequent Amazon contractors in the Journal’s analysis received scores at that level.

"Trucking companies hauling freight for Amazon have been involved in crashes that killed more than 75 people since 2015, according to the Journal’s review.

"Amazon said its contractors had at a rate of fatalities per vehicle mile about 7% lower than the industry average in 2020. It said it offers condolences to families of people killed in crashes that involve its contractors."

It is an extraordinary and disturbing story, and you can read it here.