Frequently Asked Questions
The Association for Delivery Drivers’ mission is to provide affordable, easy access to everything you need to compete for the best work with the best carriers. This includes safety training, insurance, licensing and legal services, other tools of the trade, discounts on goods and services, and that most precious resource of all – a community of drivers sharing experiences. As an A4DD member, you will soon be able to comply with virtually any delivery contract!
A full year’s membership costs just $59.00. That’s a little over $1.00 per week! There’s even a six-month option for $39.00.
Membership includes many member services. Send copies of your driving record (MVR) to carriers. Get your own Manifest Form in a format carriers prefer. Advertise your services to all of our recognized contracting carriers. Sign up for our Safety Sweepstakes to earn prizes — and document your participation to carriers who want to know you’re taking safety seriously. Join our Member Forum to learn from your fellow drivers. A4DD delivers loads of value. Other benefits do cost extra, but A4DD has negotiated reduced rates, so members still save a bundle. Indeed, your discounts alone will pay for A4DD membership in a matter of months.
Look around the site to see how A4DD can ‘ADD’ to your bottom line, then sign up to become a member by clicking “Driver Signup”. Once your membership is activated, go to the “Professional Delivery Drivers” section, where you can take advantage of all member benefits and services.
A4DD provides critical support for a legitimate and more defensible IC model. Now you can deal with drivers the way you should. Set professional contract standards knowing that drivers will be able to comply easily and affordably on their own. Just let them know that A4DD has the solutions and point them in our direction. They make their own choices. Check out the “Delivery Companies” section and contact us to learn more.
Click “Driver Signup” and complete the Member Profile form. The form will let you know if you skip something important. At the end you select your membership term (1 year or 6 months) and payment method, then submit. We will promptly review your application and let you know via email that your membership is activated.
We accept credit cards, debit cards (MC, VISA, Amex) and electronic funds transfer from a checking account (also known as ACH).
Some Member Services and benefits can only be accessed by members who are logged onto the site. To log in, you first need to sign up as an Association member. Click on “Driver Signup” at the top of the page to do this. As you complete the questionnaire you will enter an email address and create a password. You can use this information to log in once you receive a confirmation email that your membership is activated.
You can certify your participation in all member benefits of interest to Contracting Carriers. If you joined using a Contracting Carrier Code then your ‘Primary Contracting Carrier’ will automatically get notified when you enroll for insurance and other benefits. Otherwise, each benefit menu includes a “Certify” or “Certificate” option. Click to select it and complete the simple form. A4DD will send documentation to the carrier(s) you designate and you’ll receive a confirmation copy.
Association insurance plans protect members who join with “Full-Time” status whenever you are working as a professional delivery driver, no matter what carrier you are doing work for. “Part-time” status, which is available to drivers earning under $275 per week, limits your insurance coverage to the work you do for one designated “Primary” carrier. Be sure to keep your Member Profile update when you switch primary carriers and A4DD’s insurance will come along with you.
If you want your insurance to cover you while doing work for more than one delivery company, your Member Profile must say “Full-Time Driver” – even if you make “part-time” money. If your Profile shows you as a Part-Time driver you will only be covered while working for one designated ‘primary’ carrier. The insurance cost for “Full-Time” drivers is at most only a few dollars more per week. Use our website Contact Us form to request a change in your time status. We recommend going to your carriers about this as they may adjust your commission to make up for your cost difference and keep you on-call.
Updating your payment information with A4DD is really easy and it’s very important to do. Expired credit card and bank account numbers will cause payments for benefits and membership renewal to fail, leading to a cancellation of benefits and notification to your contracting carriers. Plus, there’s a $25.00 charge to reinstate benefits after a failed payment. To update, simply scroll down to the bottom of our web page, and in the Useful Links area you will see the option to click. Just log in and complete the brief form. We take care of the rest.
Members can view and update their Member Profiles easily. Just log in and navigate to My Account in the Professional Delivery Driver section of our website. Remember that you need to click the “Continue” button on each screen to save your changes. It’s always a good idea to double-check all your profile info. on the last “Review” screen to see that your changes were saved. For legal and privacy reasons, payment information is not posted on the site.
If you are working with a TPA and wish to continue, that should not be a problem. As an independent delivery driver, you have the right to choose how you do business and how you meet your contractual obligations. At the end of the day, most TPA’s and carriers are going to let you make these choices because they accept your independence. You should be able to unbundle a TPA’s services and choose what you want, just as you can with A4DD. If you prefer our insurance, for example, then you can choose it and pay much less to the TPA. Some TPA’s will even make your A4DD payments for you our of your settlements
Privacy is a top priority for us. Please read our privacy statement posted on the site, but for now let’s keep it simple. We do not provide any information to carriers or vendors unless you request it. And we do not sell your information to outside parties for marketing or any other purpose. Bottom line – your personal information stays private, and is only used to provide you with the member benefits you want.
You have two ways to keep up with all that’s new at your Association. First, make sure you are signed up for our e-newsletter. Enter your email address by “Newsletter” at the bottom of the website. Second, check out our “Bottom Line” blog regularly. The link for that is at the top of the website (right next to this FAQ section).