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Report: Amazon Delivery Drivers Are Being Ordered to Drive Recklessly

Added 05-06-21 08:45:03pm EST - “Amazon delivery drivers are being told to shun safety in the name of delivery speed, according to a new report.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Report: Amazon Delivery Drivers Are Being Ordered to Drive Recklessly”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Getting the job done for Amazon means leaving a few shattered rules in the wake of speeding delivery trucks, according to a new report.

The report from Motherboard claims drivers are being told by Amazon delivery companies to shut off a monitoring app called Mentor that Amazon uses to track speed and score drivers on safety.

The report, which largely relies on unnamed sources, cites text messages telling drivers to sign out of the system, which supposedly monitors them at all times.

“By getting drivers to turn off the Mentor app, Amazon’s delivery companies … can push drivers to circumvent Amazon’s strict driving rules intended to prevent accidents in turn raising stats that can increase revenue in a cutthroat landscape where many delivery companies are barely scraping by, and get paid per package delivered on time in addition to bonuses that are earned through efficient, safe driving recorded by the Mentor app,” the report said.

In one Michigan case, the driver was reportedly told to sign out of the system halfway through his shift. The report said drivers in Georgia, Michigan, New York, Tennessee and Texas were told to use various tactics, including shutting off their phones, to avoid being monitored.

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