Amazon Relay Workers Comp requirement

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  1. Tama Mai Hawaii Nei

    Tama Mai Hawaii Nei Light Load Member

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    I stood up for Amazon because I was making good money throughout peak season now I won't piss on their trailer.

    Amazon just started a new program that is gonna kill the rates even further. They're offering up to 10 trucks they make payments and maintenance cover fuel you pay drivers and insurance. They load you on a 76 hr block. You need to hire 2 drivers per truck.

    There's gonna be a flood of trucks hitting the spot market once this program gets operational.

    The area I run all the container guys pull Amazon also. A bunch of beat up ### trucks with nobody who speaks english thinking $1.08 per mile from Vegas to Phoenix is a good deal
     
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  3. Tama Mai Hawaii Nei

    Tama Mai Hawaii Nei Light Load Member

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    You can't call them
     
  4. Tama Mai Hawaii Nei

    Tama Mai Hawaii Nei Light Load Member

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    Amazon has a load Vegas to Orlando scheduled for 2 days team, they also post that load for 2 days solo. If you are late Amazon puts it against your carrier score. They say you can dispute it but Amazon has failed to remove any negative marks caused by them.
     
  5. crossroads50

    crossroads50 Bobtail Member

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    I agree, same issue here, considering a ghost policy
     
  6. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    Q1, Amazon provided me with 15000 miles and $32,000. That’s $2.13 per mile, 1100 miles per week and ~$2500 per week...all gross. The only payment I must make is fuel as I own the truck and I paid for insurance a year in advance. I get a significant fuel discount with my fuel card. I put away $1.20 per mile to cover next years expenses, taxes, and whatever else. The rest allows me to work a couple of loads per week and then take a week off. Not a bad gig. I’ll get lots of boat time this summer thanks to Amazon and come the fall, I’ll have access to their significant PO rates. Your results may vary.
     
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  7. crossroads50

    crossroads50 Bobtail Member

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    Not bad at all / do you mind me asking what’s ur typical fuel discount and with whom? And did you end up using a ghost policy.
     
  8. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    Thanks...we all have different goals. I have gotten as much as $119 discount on a fill up. Average is around $75. The card is TSD. I’m not sure what a ghost policy is?
     
  9. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    How did you work out the insurance ?

    that’s what started this thread right ?
     
  10. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    Amazon never replied and I was never able to get ahold of anyone. They accepted my application and that’s all I know...
     
  11. crossroads50

    crossroads50 Bobtail Member

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    Hey thanks for the information! A ghost policy is basically a policy that excludes yourself so basically you are paying for a piece of paper that satisfies the requirements. I’m considering this option - price is around $1200 - all paid upfront!
     
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