Amazon Relay, is it worth it?

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  1. sgtkrav

    sgtkrav Bobtail Member

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    I'm working on buying my own truck. Considering starting out with Amazon relay. I have been driving truck for 5 years. Tired of working for BS companies. I can't decide if I should rent or buy a box truck to start off with before I buy a tractor. How's the pay with Amazon Relay? Is it even worth it? Do I need to get my hazmat? Can you pick and choose your loads so that you your able to be home everyday or are you forced to grab OTR loads to make a decent paycheck? I live in Puyallup, WA, near Seattle.
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Light Load Member

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    I would avoid it. Nothing but horror storys from anyone ive ever known to work for them. A better option would be to get a decent tractor and either find a good local gig with a small carrier, sign up to a mega like landstar for OTR stuff. Or to find a small carrier to do OTR. Your sanity will thank you.
     
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    If you are tired of bs companies don’t go to Amazon.
     
  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Does Amazon require 3 trucks still and your own authority?
     
  6. Coronado2020

    Coronado2020 Bobtail Member

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    1 truck and own authority, yes!
     
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  7. Coronado2020

    Coronado2020 Bobtail Member

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    You don’t need hazmat for Amazon. Yes, you can pick and choose your own loads. Book anything you like. Drop and hook mostly with some loads live unload, but not many! Again, you can see where it goes before you book it. Not all stops are Friendly and many are headaches and long waiting at the gates etc... give it a try but don’t let it be your bread winner. I suggest you buying your own trailer and do a little bit of that and Amazon. Remember, Amazon is not really a all year long choice. It could be but they do have cheap cheap freight too. Have fun
     
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