Got On An Amazon Dedicated Account

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Colin K.'s Comment
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A young man in my Roadmaster class worked for in the warehouse for Amazon. They were paying for his schooling so he could learn to drive a big rig for them. I got dismissed due to high blood sugar levels.

Being as Amazon recently purchased a fleet of ships to move goods back and forth from China, I would not be surprised if they soon had their own fleet of trucks.

And Congratulations, Tractor Man!

Stay Safe Out There, Colin K.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Old School's Comment
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Amazon just bought thousands of it own branded truck trailers

I have no information regarding a future fleet for Amazon, but I do remember that they applied for a patent that considers their trailers as a mobile distribution center. That is an interesting concept in itself. I would think they would be looking for other carriers to move these distribution centers into areas where they can be dropped in a somewhat central location and then have drones deliver the many small packages inside the "distribution center." They are totally cutting out Fed/Ex and UPS with that strategy, and possibly saving a ton of money. The future will tell it's secrets in due time.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Amazon just bought thousands of it own branded truck trailers

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I have no information regarding a future fleet for Amazon, but I do remember that they applied for a patent that considers their trailers as a mobile distribution center. That is an interesting concept in itself. I would think they would be looking for other carriers to move these distribution centers into areas where they can be dropped in a somewhat central location and then have drones deliver the many small packages inside the "distribution center." They are totally cutting out Fed/Ex and UPS with that strategy, and possibly saving a ton of money. The future will tell it's secrets in due time.

Have you seen the Cluster Boxes they are installing? I saw one in Tucson the last time I was home. Installed at a QT gas station/convenience store. They will put your packages in a locked box and you can come and retrieve it. This is not in the BEST part of town. Lots of rental homes and apartments. Im sure it cuts down on theft. And ****ed off apartment managers tired of dealing with the deliveries. Amazon is involved in quite a few outside the box innovations.

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Cwc's Comment
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Tractor Man, that's awesome... no more waiting in line at "Amazing"

Pianoman's Comment
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Hey Tractor how's the Amazon account going?

Tractor Man's Comment
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It's NOT. In 9 days I ran 1 Amazon load Phx to Vegas. Everything else I was getting with Mac 10's. Lets just say someone was not real TRUTHFUL about the "Dedicated" part of the account. Long story!! I'll just leave it at that. Not real happy about it.😠 Thanks for asking though.

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Pianoman's Comment
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Sorry man, that's a real bummer. Any other dedicated accounts in your area? The way I found out about what was available in Colorado was I called Salt Lake and asked about dedicated accounts up there. They gave me a list of a few. I also called Denver and they gave me a list. I also talked to multiple drivers and other driver leaders and made my own list. There were a couple great accounts I didn't find out about until I started digging around. I've also been down in Dallas and know we have a Home Depot DC that delivers to stores in Colorado.

There have got to be at least half a dozen accounts you could potentially get on in your area. If they don't need people at the moment, they probably have a waiting list you can get on. Every single dedicated account, even the best ones, has driver turnover for one reason or another. Swift has so many contracts and dedicated accounts, most driver leaders are probably aware of only a few of many accounts that might work for you.

Sorry if you already know all that. Just trying to help. Good luck with getting more consistent miles anyhow. Rootin for ya.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Thanks Paul. I'll get it worked out. I'm starting to get used to living in "Poverty".

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I think I am on the opposite end TM, I am a regional driver. However, 90% of what I do is for SCA Dedicated out of Cherokee, AL. I spend so much time at SCA I am beginning to wonder why there name isn't on my door, lol.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Pianoman's Comment
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Thanks Paul. I'll get it worked out. I'm starting to get used to living in "Poverty".

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LOL. Just keep looking. I've been able to gross over $1000 a week on the last three dedicated accounts I tried out ****il Walmart said they didn't need us anymore!). So far Target is paying decent too.

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