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 training, insurance, tools of the trade, discounts on goods and services, and even extra work to supplement what you get from your primary carrier(s). As an A4DD member, you will able to comply with virtually any delivery contract easily and affordably.
A full year’s membership costs just $59.00. That’s barely $1.00 per week! There’s even a less expensive six-month option for $39.00.
Membership includes valuable services like advertising to carriers, your own delivery manifest forms, our Safety Sweepstakes program, and discounts on many goods and services for your business and everyday needs. Other benefits do cost extra, but A4DD as a larger group has negotiated reduced rates, so members save a bundle. Your discounts alone will pay for A4DD membership in a matter of months. The bottom line: A4DD delivers value.
After you look around to see how A4DD can ‘ADD’ to your bottom line, you can become a member by clicking “Driver Signup” at the top of the screen. Complete the membership application. Once your membership is activated, follow the links to the benefit you’re interested in enrolling in. Or head to the “Professional Delivery Drivers” section, where you can take advantage of all member benefits.
A4DD provides critical support for a more defensible IC model. Now you can deal with drivers the way you’ve wished you could. 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 solutions and point them in our direction. Carriers who are ‘recognized‘ by A4DD enjoy even more benefits, like automatic certificates of insurance from drivers and automatic notice when a driver’s benefits are set to cancel. To learn more, check out the “Delivery Companies” section of our website or just contact us.
We accept credit cards, debit cards (MC, VISA, Amex) and electronic funds transfer from a checking account (also known as ACH). When paying for member benefits, you can select a convenient payment plan — monthly, or even weekly for some benefits, including most insurance.
You can certify your participation in all member benefits. Carriers ‘recognized’ by A4DD will automatically receive notice when you enroll for insurance and other benefits — and they will give you a special discount code worth up to 25% off your rates. So check with the carrier(s) you contract with. If they are not in touch with A4DD, encourage them to contact us today. Otherwise, each benefit menu includes an option to send evidence to carriers — like “Proof of Insurance“.
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 update your Member Profile update when you switch primary carriers so 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 cost for “Full-Time” drivers is only a few dollars more per week. We recommend going to your carriers about this as they may adjust your commission and make up your cost difference in order to keep you on-call. To request a change in your time status, use our website’s Contact Us form.
Updating your payment information with A4DD is easy and very important. Expired credit card and bank account numbers will cause payments for benefits and membership renewal to fail, leading to a cancellation of benefits and triggering notification to your contracting carriers. Plus, there’s a $25.00 charge to reinstate benefits after a failed payment. Update Payment Information under My Account in the Professional Delivery Driver section of our website. Or scroll down to the bottom of any page to the Useful Links area. Just complete the brief form and we take care of the rest.
Members create a profile when you join A4DD. You need to keep this information up to date. Carriers viewing driver ads will favor those with current info. (they can see when your profile was last updated). Out-of-date profiles can also affect your ability to qualify for benefits and discounts. Update your Member Profile under My Account in the Professional Delivery Driver section of our website. Remember to click the “Continue” button on each screen to save your changes. 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.
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. Most TPA’s and carriers are going to let you make these choices because they accept your independence. You should be able to choose the TPA services you want and take care of other needs through 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 out 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 authorize 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.