Amazon Relay Truck Insurance
Amazon Relay Truck Insurance

Amazon Relay Insurance requirements for Owner and Operators and Truckers

Amazon Relay makes it easy for trucking companies and owner operators to find, book and transport loads for Amazon. The suite of tools allows you to access the Relay Load Board, accept loads, assign drivers to loads, track your performance and view payment information. The Relay app helps drivers view and manage their loads, report delays and use navigation tools.

All Relay partners must use Amazon Relay products when hauling loads for the company. This is just one of the many requirements carriers and owner operators have to meet to start hauling loads for Amazon. If you are thinking about becoming an Amazon Owner Operator or Relay carrier it is important to understand the requirements and type of insurance you will need to get started.

An Acive DOT number and interstate authority.

A valid MC Number

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety rating of “Not Rated” “None” or “Satisfactory”

Carrier status that i Auhthorized for Property and For Hire

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Amazon will make sure that you are in compliance with the rules. They use third-party compliance monitoring and they have their own compliance teams. Additionally, Amazon also requires carriers to perform at the highest levels of safety and efficiency.

Truck Insurance – How long does it take to start hauling loads?

After receiving your application, Amazon will give you a decision in 2-4 business days. Delays are usually due to insurance validation issues. Once you are approved you can start booking loads from the load board right of way. The load board makes it easy to find loads that meet your specificatios. Instant bookings get you right back on the road.

Amazon Prime Truck Driver Insurance Requirement

Trucking companies that want to join the Amazon Relay program have to meet several requirements. Adequate insurance is one of the main requirements for Amazon Prime owner operators. If you don’t have enough insurance and the right types of coverage, your application will be denied.

Amazon’s insurance requirements aren’t very different from other businesses that offer on-demand transportation services, like truckers and couriers.

The company’s basic insurance requirements for Relay partners include:

General Liability

A general liability policy will typically cover bodily injury and property damage caused by your products or services.

Amazon requires the following minimums for general liability:

  • $2 million in the aggregate
  • $1 million minimum per occurrence

Commercial Auto Insurance

If you’re using a truck or van for commercial purposes, then you must have commercial auto insurance. This covers damages or injuries caused by accidents. Insurers offer a wide range of coverage options for these policies, but Amazon requires the following:

  • $1 million minimum liability per occurrence
  • $50,000 for trailer replacement coverage
  • Cargo Liability
  • A cargo liability policy protects carriers against liability for damage or loss of goods while in transit.
  • Amazon requires the following for cargo liability:
  • A minimum of $100,000 in coverage

Check with Amazon for specific requirements for The Amazon Relay and Amazon Prime Trucking program since the program is constantly being updated

How to Get the Insurance Coverage You Need for Amazon Loads
If you want to haul loads for Amazon, you must have the right insurance coverage before you apply. An experienced and qualified insurance agent can help ensure that your insurance meets all of Amazon’s standards.

An agent can also help you find other coverage options that you may be lacking and could put your business at risk.

Get started with a free quote and to compare your coverage options today.

About Mike Watts

Mike Watts is an independent insurance agent in Louisville KY