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Trucking tech for road safety

Pre-trip weather alert for truck drivers

There’s nothing like hauling in the summertime, when the air is warm and the “Buy now” button is hot! But with high inflation cutting into travel budgets, road-trippers and freight-drivers will be sharing the highway a little more in the coming months.

Our carriers and their drivers get access to navigation, alerts, and other features that make hauling freight safer for everyone. Keep the season rolling with Relay’s top trucking tech for road safety.

Enhanced weather information

This year, we launched a new weather feature that tells drivers what’s going on along a route before the job starts and sends safety recommendations during inclement weather. So rain or shine, our carriers and their drivers will know what to expect while hauling Relay freight.

Features include:

  1. Pre-trip weather summaries with a forecast along the driver’s route, 24 hours before the trip starts.
  2. Real-time weather alerts that notify the driver of weather changes.
  3. Safety suggestions to drivers for the best course of action.

Commercial navigation

The Relay mobile app includes commercial navigation. Our trucking technology routes drivers to Amazon drop off and pick up sites. Unlike non-commercial products and maps, Relay’s in-app navigation has truck-specific features that help drivers get to their destinations safely, with…

  1. Truck routing software that avoids country and neighborhood roads, low bridges, and road segments restricted by the Department of Transportation.
  2. Indications for safest turning lanes.

Human trafficking reports

Creating a safer industry isn’t just for carriers and drivers. Relay has taken an active role in preventing one of the worst crimes committed on the open road, human trafficking, with training that tells carriers and drivers how to spot suspicious behavior. We’ve also added an easy-to-use “Truckers Against Trafficking” button to our Relay mobile app, where carriers and drivers can quickly report suspected trafficking. Download the Relay mobile app for iOS and Android.

Want to haul with Amazon? Sign up for Relay here. To learn more about seasonal road safety, see our winter truck driving tips.


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 relay.amazon.com.

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