Amazon Relay – Insurance Requirements

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Amazon Relay – Insurance Requirements

Are you looking to broker freight for Amazon? Consider learning more about Amazon Relay, enabling carriers to tap into its network and technology to grow transportation businesses.

Being part of Amazon Relay side of operations allow some carriers some degree. Participants are required to access the Amazon Relay mobile app, which gives details about the status of their current loads, any delays on the road, plus general navigation focused on tractor-trailers.

Amazon Relay Program

Because the Amazon brand is all about quality and speed, the Amazon Relay program makes sure that all carriers hauling Amazon-owned trailers have high levels of safety and performance, starting with compliance with various safety, Department of Transportation, and other insurance requirements.

Drivers also must focus on being on time and being consistent about it. 

They can also monitor their progress over time in order to hopefully increase their performance.

Amazon Relay Requirements

The following conditions must be met in order for someone to be part of the Amazon Relay program.

  • 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 require 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.

The following conditions must be met in order for someone to be part of the Amazon Relay program.

Curious about dispatching and want to understand more about compliance? Contact your account manager (800)-595-2615 or