Amazon Relay Workers Comp requirement

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  1. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm getting my insurance finalized to restart my authority and asked them to ensure I could pull Amazon if that works out.

    Amazon requires workers comp insurance however, it's just me. Is anyone pulling for Amazon that got an exception to this requirement? I've sent them an email asking but I thought I would ask here as well.

    Thanks.

    From there website:
    In order to join Amazon’s freight network, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • An active DOT number with interstate authority and a valid MC number
    • A “Carrier” entity type that is Authorized for Property and for Hire
    • A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Safety Rating of “Satisfactory,” “None,” or “Not Rated”
    • All required insurance policies including:
      • Commercial General Liability not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate
      • Auto Liability not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, including a trailer replacement coverage of $50,000
      • Cargo coverage of at least $100,000
      • Workers’ compensation insurance in all jurisdictions where your company operates
      • Employer liability not less than $100,000 per occurrence
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Is there money in Amazon?
     
  4. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    Only a trillion or so...
     
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    And yet you won't make enough to pay for the requirements they stipulate.
     
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Seems like Amazon is turning trucks over as fast as the megas turn drivers.
     
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  7. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    I would be stupid to not check each available opportunity.
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    I don’t think you can by worker’s compensation for yourself.
     
  9. User666

    User666 Medium Load Member

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    Have you bothered to crunch the actual numbers?
     
  10. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    You can just get a policy and exclude yourself from it. You will be all legal, satisfy Amazon requirements and the policy will only cost you couple hundred per year.
    In MI you pay $750 upfront, a year later you get insurance audit and receive $500 back
     
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  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Amazon always needs trucks. Always.
    That, in and of itself, should tell you something,
     
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