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Amazon Relay truck requirements

We’ve got a big need for big trucks. Amazon offers a wide selection of work for dry vans, reefers, box trucks, and more. With the right size and type of equipment, Relay carriers can haul the Amazon smile behind it.

Keep reading to learn if your equipment is a match for Amazon Relay.

What freight truck types do I need?

The majority of Amazon Relay loads are power-only – you bring your tractor, we’ll provide the trailer. This kind of work is perfect for those who want to spend less time loading and less money on overhead. We also have trailer-required loads that fill plenty of space on our load board, so there’s a variety of ways to empty your company’s yard and get wheels on the road.

Amazon Relay works with the following types of trucks for freight:


  • Day cab: If you’re a fan of frequent or fuel-efficient trips, we have plenty of short-distance loads for heavy-duty day cabs.
  • Sleeper cab: Love a long haul? We have work that can take you all over the country.
  • 26' and 16’ box truck: Our freight calls for dock height box trucks (aka straight truck). For quick loading and unloading, we also require box trucks to have a functional tuck under the lift gate. Cargo vans cannot be used for loads on Amazon Relay.


  • 48’ trailer: If you got into the industry to travel cross-country, Amazon has just the routes for your big rig.
  • 53’ dry van: Dry van tends to be the easiest type of trucking because drivers often don’t have to unload. With Relay, it’s easy to book, too.
  • 53' reefer: If you like hauling cool stuff, we have just the work for you. Some of our loads require refrigerated units to transport temperature-sensitive freight, like groceries. To maintain the integrity of this cargo, your reefers must meet all regulations under the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule.
  • 20’ container, 40’, 45’ high cube container: Carriers with Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement (UIIA) certifications can haul Amazon drayage loads from rail and sea ports.

How many trucks do I need to work for Amazon?

There are no fleet size requirements to haul for Relay as long as you have the right types of trucks for our freight – come one, come 100. Book long-haul trips to get every semi on overnights, or sleep in and run local jobs with your single box truck. You can always find a way to grow your trucking business through Relay.

What equipment discounts does Relay offer?

Relay carriers can access exclusive discounts on maintenance to keep trucks in tip-top shape, as well as cut costs on fuel to take your trucks farther, for longer. When you need to rent box trucks and tractors for a load, we have savings for that, too. You take care of our cargo, our discounts help take care of the equipment that hauls it.

How do I book Amazon loads for my types of freight trucks?

First, you have to become an approved Relay carrier.

Once you’re in, you can surf the free load board, auctions, or contracts to find the right work for your business and your equipment. Short-term or long-term, you can filter the work to fit your exact size and type of trucks and trailers, and even save your equipment criteria to find loads faster, later. Here are the types work we offer:

  • Spot work: Find one-way or out-and-back loads that haul same-day or soon after.
  • Post A Truck: Match the right truck with the right load. Our PAT feature gives you the flexibility to list your equipment for specific load and route preferences. When a load matches your requirements, Relay automatically books the work for you.
  • Contracts: Secure full weeks of work for your equipment and drivers. Book contract rates or bid your own thresholds in auctions.

Get your equipment rolling

Day cabs or sleepers, dry vans or reefers – Relay has got loads for many different types of trucks and trailers to help fill your drivers’ schedules. If you have the right freight trucks for Amazon Relay, sign up online now.

Disclaimer: 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

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