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The Information reports that Amazon is looking to expand to Europe a program that trains entrepreneurs "to launch their own trucking businesses exclusively transporting freight for Amazon."

The move, which initially will focus on Germany, Spain, Poland, France and Italy, is prompted by the fact that Amazon has been "bogged down by ballooning shipping costs at home and abroad."

The Information notes that Amazon is a little behind schedule with the expansion;  it originally hoped to have it rolled out by the end of this year.