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Amazon Relay Insurance Requirements

Trucking companies interested in joining the Amazon Relay program must fulfill a number of criteria.  Insurance coverage is a critical necessity for Amazon Prime owner operators. Your application will be declined if you do not have sufficient insurance or the appropriate forms of coverage.

Amazon’s insurance requirements are similar to those of other businesses that provide for-hire transportation services. If you wish to work with Amazon on freight hauling and trucking contracts, you must satisfy certain standards, they include the following:

 
  • An active DOT number with interstate authority 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”
  • 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 least $100,000
    • Workers’ Compensation insurance in all jurisdictions where your company operates
    • Employer Liability not less than $100,000 per occurrence
Amazon works with the following equipment types: Tractor: Day cab, Box Truck, and Sleeper Cab 
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What are the requirements to carry loads for Amazon?

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

  • An active DOT number with interstate authority 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%
  • 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

Using Coast Transport’s truck insurance specialists, you can find the right policy and options to help you get Amazon relay insurance. You can also adjust coverage limits and coverage options to meet your own needs. You don’t have to wonder about commercial auto insurance. 

When you talk to a Coast Transport’s agent, be honest about the specifics of your business, such as whether you’re a long or short hauler, how many miles you drive, other vehicles that need to be insured, and other things that could affect your coverage. In particular, talk to your agent about how much liability coverage you have. The state minimum required limits are usually thought to be too low for a growing trucking business to be safe from lawsuits, legal costs, and settlement costs, but this is not always the case.

How long does it take to get setup with Amazon Rely Insurance?

Once Amazon Rely receives your application, they will decide whether or not to accept or reject it in two to four business days. If there are any delays, they will be because insurance information must be checked. Make sure all of your information is ready before you apply, and if there are any problems, contact your insurance provider to see if they can help you. Once you have been approved, you will be able to book loads from their load board right away. You will also be able to look at Amazon Relay Portal FAQs and operating guides for existing carriers, which will give you useful information about how to run a business in our network.

What are other types of semi truck Insurance, I might need?

To completely safeguard your trucking company, you may expand your coverage to encompass more than just liability protection.  The following extra insurance alternatives may help protect your trucking and transportation business from significant losses caused by a variety of industry-specific risks:

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States where we can offer Amazon Rely Insurance

We can help put a competitive Amazon Relay insurance package together for you. We write commercial auto insurance the the following states.

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