Question about amazon freight

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Truckersmitty223, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. chimbotano

    chimbotano Medium Load Member

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    Seriously? You have everything going for you , and you want to put a leash on your neck ?
     
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  3. jbgrim72

    jbgrim72 Bobtail Member

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  4. jbgrim72

    jbgrim72 Bobtail Member

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    Oh yeah ins has to match.Well since you know so much educate the man or dont respond at all I do really well with Amazon better than spot freight all day and I have had my authority for 10years so know what your talking about before you spout off at the mouth joker every thing is not for everybody.
     
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  5. jbgrim72

    jbgrim72 Bobtail Member

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    And that's not what the man asked he asked if they hired felons. They hire your company not you individually. Some of you drivers get way off topic and the thread becomes a lot of misinformation I know it's hard but stay on topic. Peace and love joker
     
  6. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

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    LOL.

    I have access to Amazon relay load board. I know what I see is terrible, maybe they are paying you more than what I am seeing.

    By the way joker, I have had my authority since 1995. Somehow I have managed to survive as an owner operator since 1990.

    Good luck to you joker. If you stay in this business long enough you will figure it out eventually.
     
  7. jbgrim72

    jbgrim72 Bobtail Member

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  8. jbgrim72

    jbgrim72 Bobtail Member

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    I have figured it out. Well why are you carrying all the extra ins just to down amazon???? Maybe you just haven't figured out how to make money yet. But it's not about you and I maybe you should educate the man instead of downing him. He asked a simple question and u responded foolishly joker
     
  9. dztruck

    dztruck Light Load Member

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    I agree. Hauling for amazon has been much better for me than spot market. Their loads are light and theres almost no wait time. In n out in 10 mins. I save so much on fuel. All these guys complain about being stuck at a shipper and running out of hours. I get more family home time and the work is 100x less stressful. Nobody damaging ur trailer, nailing boards to the floor etc. A lot if times they’ll give me an empty for a day or 2 hehe . Sure their CPM is cheaper but its not like the load boards are offering great rates anyways, at least not where i’m at.

    their TONUs are good and if u have an issue and file a dispute they will usually just pay u and resolve it. U dont have to fight tooth and nail. Meanwhile, 2 loads i found in the load boards from last month still havent paid me and giving me excuses.
     
  10. gear709

    gear709 Bobtail Member

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    From my experience with running Amazon trailers on Relay , the rates get more favorable as pickup appointments nears. So I would usually wait on picking loads until the rate was acceptable. My experience with Relay was pretty bad. For 2 months, I ran the west, mostly out of Sacramento, Reno and Las Vegas. In that time I believe more than half the loads I booked canceled, most times after I arrived at the fulfillment center, leaving me to scramble for new work. Also, if you do a tour, which is a trip with multiple stops that usually end where you start, sometimes stops in the tour cancel and stops are added and the rate is lowered in real time. Thing is, you can't dispute it until they screw you on the payout. Amazon owes me $3200 for two unpaid loads that are 2 and 4 weeks old. There's no phone contact for pay disputes, only email. At least 5 emails and 2 open cases all have gone unanswered. I don't know about the rest of the country but out west, Amazon Relay is a very sloppy and unprofessional operation. The people at ROC are incompetent at their jobs, rarely do they remedy situations. If you have a few trucks and can score a dedicated contract, that's a win. If you're a single truck company, I'd advise against Relay. But to your question, everyone is right, they only care about an MC in good standing and extra insurance requirements of $1M in general coverage and $50k in trailer interchange. Good luck!
     
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