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July 25, 2023
Props, promos, and papers: news updates from Amazon Freight
The economy and trucking industry continue to show mixed signals about what lies ahead, but that uncertainty hasn’t slowed things down here at Amazon Freight.

Here are some of the top happenings from across the business:

1. Amazon Freight is Newell Brands’ New Carrier of the Year
Earlier this year, Newell Brands named Amazon Freight as their “New Carrier of the Year.” The award recognizes Amazon Freight’s ability to meet, and often exceed, Newell’s performance expectations when it comes to pick-up, delivery, and tender acceptance. It is also a reflection of how Amazon Freight can flex its assets up and down as Newell Brands’ demands change. By tapping into the Amazon pool of 50,000 trailers and carriers, assets are readily available when Newell Brands needs them.

This comes after Amazon Freight was elevated by Newell as one of their “tier 1 carriers” last year, a designation reserved for only their highest-performing freight providers.

“Amazon Freight has impressed us every step of the way and been praised by teams across our sites,” says Steven Judge, Newell’s Director of Transportation. “It’s not just our inbound to Amazon transportation needs they have served, but also our inter-facility deliveries. It’s resulted in smoother and faster shipping, and we are excited about this long-term relationship.”

“We always tell our customers that we deliver their freight like our own, and I am proud to see that promise in action and Amazon Freight being recognized with this award from Newell Brands,” says Jim Ruiz, Amazon Freight’s Director of Sales and Operations. “It’s testament to our tech, our people, and our relentless focus on the customer to meet their needs.”

2. Refer a shipper and earn
Do you know a fellow shipper who hasn’t tried Amazon Freight yet? If you are a current Amazon Freight customer, and you refer a new shipper who signs up and completes their first shipment, you’ll receive a $150 Amazon gift card. Plus, your referral also gets a $150 gift card.

You can help a colleague leverage Amazon Freight’s network of trailers and carriers—and get a little spending money for yourself. Submit your referral here.

3. New report: shippers relying on tech to book freight
How satisfied are shipper’s today when it comes to the process they use to book their freight? That was the question FreightWaves and Amazon Freight sought to answer in our joint paper, Out with the Old: Shippers Ready to Embrace Streamlined Booking Options. It was based on a survey conducted among shippers big and small to see where challenges and opportunities lay in their operations.

While shippers are still holding fast to their desire for shipping reliability, the paper also sheds light on the new tech used in booking, the role of customer service, and the shortcomings of booking via email. Get the full story by downloading the paper here.

There’s always something going on at Amazon Freight. Check out more happenings on our News Updates page.
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