Amazon Relay Workers Comp requirement

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  1. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    To be completely transparent and fair, attached is a screenshot sorted by the lowest rates available...yep, some are crap! But, you don't have to take them...
     

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  3. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Either those are soley team frieght or borderline illegal..no dam wonder those fools are wrecking... schedules are out right ridiculous
     
  4. Czar_Zero

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    Not just team freight, a lot of those are as you guessed.... Ridiculous schedules that get picked up by people who think they can pull it off and wind up taking risks that end up on the losing end. I suspect that the scheduling for the loads is computer generated by a system that doesn't take reality into consideration.
     
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    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Yep...Absolutely absurd
     
  6. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    The loads are actually prepared by an agent. As I mentioned in another reply...you can look at the schedule and determine IF that person knows what they are doing. I ONLY move loads that I can pick up on time, travel to the drop and make it on time, and for the right rate. Some loads will ask you to move 2000 miles in 13 hours...yeah right. Somebody will take it though and then complain about it. Amazon does have a way for you to right the scheduling errors without penalizing you for not making the drop though...it's all part of learning their system.
     
  7. rch10007

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    Also, my main focus when taking a load is when it delivers. I try to only take loads that pick up and delivery close to midnight...
     
  8. Czar_Zero

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    I'm not entirely convinced that with the volume that Amazon runs that every single load is prepared by a (reasonable) human being. I do have a Relay account so I can browse whatever they're offering and it's not a myth that there are some stupid scheduling decisions.

    I will agree with you that it comes down to carriers/drivers being smart enough to figure out what they can and cannot do, as well as knowing that you can call and get delivery windows pushed out into something that's not insane. People not playing the game smartly are bringing a lot of negative attention, which is one of the reason Amazon gets a lot of hate here. It's not just about the rates.
     
  9. rch10007

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    I would not disagree with you that some loads may be scheduled via algorithm but I also have spoken to 2 different agents that walked me through their process of putting together "trips" to get empties and loads to locations all by the same carrier. The biggest headache at that time for them was inaccurate empty counts at each location causing drivers to bobtail for stupid miles.

    I would totally agree that some carriers shoot themselves in the foot and then play the victim. I think the Amazon model will become the "norm" for drivers eventually. It's a very effective system but continues to have bugs to work out. Drivers have an opportunity to provide feedback after every load in the Relay App. I do 90% of the time. If we help work out the bugs, the system should get smoother, eh?
     
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    Here ya go. Here’s today’s rates where I’m at. It’s still $1.29 if Amazon provides the trailer! B24DA390-FF6A-4963-9141-797123FF859E.png
     
  11. Kp21230

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    I’m leased on to a guy who runs Amazon up north and I grossed 180k last year with being home every night or every other night and I took about close to 3 months off some week I would work 4 days some 6 days. It’s good up here if you want to stay local/regional and can get a carrier that a has a dedicated account with them
     
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