The Relay STANDBY Driver Beta
Relay STANDBY is a great way for you to boost your earnings every week.
STANDBY is just that. You are committing to a timeblock and great pay rate to be available for a potential run. If you accept a Standby run, a carrier may or may not assign you a run for that day. Either way, you still get paid, even if you end up relaxing at home the whole time.
Once you accept a run, you’ll need to make sure you are available for the entire timeblock you accept. This doesn’t mean you’ll be required to work the whole time. You may only work a portion of the time, but you won’t be required to work more than the estimated time. No matter how little time you work, you will get paid a minimum of 5 hours. That means even if you do no work at all and never leave your house, you’ll still get paid for 5 hours!
There are a few details that you’ll want to know about how Relay STANDBY runs work.
1.) All STANDBY runs are paid hourly.
The rate will be listed on the run. The rates will always be above market rates. You get paid for at least 5 hours even if you don’t get a load assigned.
2.) Accepting a run is committing to the timeblock.
The run will list the scheduled start time that a carrier can assign you a run. The run will not go beyond the est hours shown on the app. You must ensure that you are available for the timeblock you accept. There is a +/-2 hour grace period on either end of the start or end time. For example; If the start time is listed as 6AM and estimated for a 12 hour shift, then the carrier may assign a run that either starts as early as 4AM or ends no later than 8PM.
3.) Cancelled STANDBY runs
CARRIER CANCELLATION; If a carrier doesnt assign you a load, then you automatically get paid $150 or for 5 hours whichever is greater and you will no longer be required to be available for that timeblock.
DRIVER CANCELLATION; It is very important you do not cancel a standby run once accepted and you must ensure you are available for the required timeblock. If you do cancel or are not available after a run is assigned, then you will not get paid AND you will not be able to accept standby runs in the future.
4.) The types of STANDBY runs
Most STANDBY runs will be typical easy drop/hook dry van stuff or occasionally you’ll bump some docks and wait to be loaded/unloaded. You’ll never be required to do any manual loading/unloading.
5.) Best time to accept STANDBY runs
New STANDBY runs will be released every Wednesday for the following week. You will want to take a look and accept the timeblocks you want asap. Carriers begin assigning runs Fridays for the following week.
If you have any additional questions, contact your Relay Success Partner at 866-935-4717.