Dec 2, 2022
How to Get Freight Contracts with Amazon Relay - Detailed Step-by-Step Guide
In the world of freight transportation, working with Amazon Relay can be an excellent opportunity to grow your business. If you're interested in obtaining freight contracts with Amazon, keep reading to discover how you can get them.
What is Amazon Relay?
Amazon Relay is a freight transport management system in the form of an application. Fleet managers, carriers, and truck drivers can use this tool to increase their business by working with Amazon, thus obtaining more freight contracts, which allows them to maximize their earnings and increase their income.
How can you get freight contracts with Amazon Relay?
The first thing you need to do is create an account on Amazon Relay and submit your registration application. If you need help with the process, the platform has a 24/7 operational support team available. To access the Relay Operations Center (ROC), you only need the Relay mobile app on your phone or access the website from your PC.
Make sure you meet all the prerequisites, such as having a valid DOT number and an MC number, having cargo insurance, liability insurance, vehicle insurance, and workers' compensation coverage. Additionally, you must have a good score in the categories of behavior analysis and safety.
Once you have met all the requirements, you can start looking for freight contracts on the platform. The tool will allow you to access a load board where you can find a list of available freight contracts at all times. You just need to choose the contract that suits you best and follow all the instructions to make the delivery.
How does Amazon Relay work?
The Amazon Relay platform is designed to help carriers optimize their time and reduce the number of empty trips they make, which means you'll be working more efficiently and saving money.
With Amazon Relay, you can:
Have a full week of work thanks to the short-term load contracts offered.
Increase your income and plan your routes in an ad hoc manner.
Post the availability of an idle truck so that Relay can book a load, allowing you to optimize your free time and avoid empty trips.
See what loads are available so you can book them immediately.
What type of transportation equipment does Amazon Relay use?
Amazon Relay uses different types of transportation equipment to meet the needs of its customers. The equipment currently used includes:
Trailers: Reefer, 53’ Dry Van, and 28’ Trailer
Tractors: Sleeper Cab, Day Cab, and 26’ box truck with minimum internal dimensions (L x W x H) of 26’ x 8’ x 8’ and a loading platform.
It is important to note that equipment requirements may change in the future, so it is advisable to stay up to date with updates and changes on the platform.
How much does Amazon Relay pay per freight contract?
The payment you receive per freight contract can vary depending on the distance, weight, and route of the load. In general, Amazon Relay pays between $1.21 and $3
Yes, after that, specific earnings can vary depending on the type of freight contract that has been accepted and other factors. But it is possible to make an average of $63,000 a year by regularly picking up Amazon Relay loads.
Remember that payment for each delivered load is made between seven and fourteen days after its delivery, and it is made on a weekly basis. On average, payment is made on Friday for all loads completed before 23:59 the previous Saturday.
It is important to note that being an Amazon Relay partner does not automatically guarantee high earnings or a specific amount of work. However, by accepting Amazon Relay loads and optimizing your time and resources, you can increase your income and improve the efficiency of your transportation business.
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