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Straightforward Freight

Amazon Relay enables experienced, reliable carriers to tap into our network, technology, and safety-first culture to build and grow their transportation businesses.

Why haul with Amazon?
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High growth potential
Boost your company’s growth with access to thousands of loads.
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Hassle-free payments
Quick payments offered along with real-time access to invoice history.
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Rewards and discounts
Early access to loads and discounts on fuel, tires, maintenance, and more.
  • Short-term contracts and auctions allow me to find dependable work for my drivers that I know will get them back home.
    Adis Danan, JoyRide Logistics
    Adis Danan, JoyRide Logistics
  • Amazon Relay has something for everybody. The great thing about Relay Load Board is I can search for a load quickly, originating anywhere in the US. Blocks are also available on Relay Load Board so I can get a round trip and not have to look for back-hauls.
    Dwight Fairchild, Commercial Freight Services, Inc.
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devices showing the relay load board
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For carriers

Grow your business with a wide selection of work, including trailer-provided and box truck loads.

Secure full work-weeks for your drivers, and grow your fleet by locking in revenue for provided trucks with single or multi-week contracts several weeks in advance.
Bid on contracts with full transparency into the time remaining in the auction and the current lowest bid.
Load board + Post A Truck
Access a wide selection of spot freight across Amazon’s network with transparent, all-in pricing. Use Post A Truck to automatically book loads that reduce empty miles and idle time.
Mobile App
A one-stop shop for setting up a Relay account. Book and manage freight on the go. Download now for iOS or Android.
Equipment marketplace
Turn your unused trailers into revenue by renting them to Amazon.
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Fleet owners and owner-operators can access loads at no cost and enjoy special discounts, rewards, and quick payments all through Amazon Relay.

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Relay app driver navigation
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Relay app driver navigation
For drivers

The highly-rated Amazon Relay mobile app, available on iOS or Android, provides commercial navigation and fast check-ins while drivers are on the road.

Work schedule and notifications
Drivers get visibility to assigned work and real-time alerts for load changes.
Quick check ins
Our automated facility check-in/out process and electronic in-yard instructions reduces driver dwell time at the gate and in the yards.
Commercial navigation
Truck-specific navigation safely guides drivers to yard entry gates through commercial-friendly routes accounting for low bridges, weight limits, and other restrictions.
Search along route
Drivers can add point-of-interest stops such as fuel, food and parking to their route when planning their trips.
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Discounts and savings

Access exclusive discounts on fuel, insurance, maintenance, tires, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

How does Amazon value safety?

Safety for your drivers, Amazon employees, and the public is a deeply held value at Amazon. We empower you to determine when conditions are unsafe. We require you to follow safety standards and regulations on the road, behind the wheel, in the yard, or in an Amazon facility. We expect you to report all unsafe acts, conditions, and incidents immediately to Amazon management. There is nothing more valued than your safety and the safety of others.

What are the requirements to carry loads for Amazon?

In order to join Amazon’s freight network, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A DOT number, with interstate authority and that has been active for a minimum of 180 days, and a valid MC number
  • A “Carrier” entity type that is Authorized for Property and for Hire
  • A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Safety Rating of “Satisfactory,” “None,” or “Not Rated”
  • Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC) scores:
    • Unsafe Driving below 60%
    • HOS Compliance below 60%
    • Vehicle Maintenance below 75%
    • Controlled Substances/Alcohol below 75%
    • Driver Fitness below 75%
  • All required insurance policies including:
    • Commercial General Liability not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate
    • Auto Liability not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, including a trailer replacement coverage of $50,000
    • Cargo coverage of at least $100,000
    • Workers’ compensation insurance in all jurisdictions where your company operates
    • Employer liability not less than $100,000 per occurrence

When can I start moving loads?

Once we receive your company’s completed application, the application will be approved or rejected within 1-3 weeks. Delays, if any, will be due to validation of insurance information. Amazon urges you to have all data ready prior to applying and reach out to your insurance provider in the event of any delays. Once your application is approved and initial Relay training is complete, you will immediately be able to book loads from our load board. You will also be able to access Amazon Relay Portal FAQs and operating guides for existing carriers that will provide useful information on how to operate successfully within our network.

What are the service level expectations?

Amazon requires that carriers ensure the highest level of safety and performance, including:

  • Compliance with safety, DOT and insurance requirements.
  • On-time delivery to delight our customer promise.
  • Consistent tender acceptance.
  • Execute loads using Amazon Relay technology.

You can view our complete performance expectations in the Amazon Relay Carrier Terms of Service when you onboard.

When will I get paid for completed loads?

Payment cycle runs weekly from Sunday-Saturday. Everything completed before 23:59 Saturday will be paid out the following week on Friday.

How do I report issues with sign-in to an Amazon Relay account, including if I suspect unauthorized access to my company’s account?

If you suspect any unauthorized access on your Amazon Relay account (e.g., unauthorized account setup, password/ e-mail/ user/ phone number/ bank account change), or any account security issue, you can contact us at Amazon does not request personal information like passwords, OTPs, and credit card numbers over phone or e-mail. Read more about how to secure your account, and identify whether an email, call or webpage is from Amazon. If you need help with resetting your account password, please follow the instructions here.

Does Amazon tender loads through any third-party load boards?

Amazon does not tender loads through any third-party load boards. Any Amazon loads posted on third-party load boards will only be tendered directly to approved and onboarded carriers via the Relay web portal or Relay mobile app. If you are interested in hauling loads for Amazon, sign up and book directly on

Apply on your phone
Download the Relay mobile app for the fastest, easiest way to apply and track your status.
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