Amazon Dedicated

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Hazardous, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Hazardous

    Hazardous Light Load Member

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    Hey y'all, its been a minute. So I have a kind of specific question.

    Last February I started lease operating with a carrier. My wife and did incredibly well, and expanded our operation to 5 trucks. 1 team, 3 solos and us as a team.

    We have talked about getting our own authority for some time now. One of the options we were looking at is Amazon dedicated freight. From what I have gathered it is different from the Relay load board because you get your whole route planned by Amazon....I think...it is #### near impossible to find any information without our own SCAC code and DOT/MC#

    Is there anyone who hauls for amazon dedicated that I could talk to about their program? Thanks
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I have heard that Amazon pays it's contractors as little as possible and expect a lot. But.....I have no first hand experience. I see some pretty beat up trucks hauling those Blue "Prime" Boxes though. I would think if the contracts were profitable, the big Megas would be snapping them up. Their business model allows them to run on a pretty slim profit margin. Good luck!
     
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  4. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I heard from my dispatch that amazon pays them very good ...year ago ...not sure what situation now
     
  5. Hotplate

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    I deliver to an Amazon DC a few times per week. The OTR drivers I see there seem to be the same ones hauling containers. The only mega I see is JB Hunt. It's a 24-hour operation and there's always at least 20 bobtails waiting in the yard outside the gate for loads, which is roughly the size of a small truckstop. So I'm guessing it's alot of hurry-up and wait. I've heard that Amazon is prone to canceling loads and there's not much you can do about it.
     
  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Know a few O/O’s that have run Amazon loads.
    They seem to have a lot of rules. One is that they will not release the trailer until it’s scheduled departure time.
     
  7. LameMule

    LameMule Medium Load Member

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  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Then they will probably penalize you when it delivers late!
     
  9. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    In 9 months you did well enough where you are now to buy an additional 4 trucks and employ 5 drivers.

    Any reason why you wouldn't just stay there?.
     
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  10. Tama Mai Hawaii Nei

    Tama Mai Hawaii Nei Light Load Member

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    From experience you need to have all teams and do the contracts to make money. They pay team contracts $9700 a week plus FSC. Solo contracts are $3500 for 5 13hr blocks and $5000 for 3 36hr blocks.
     
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