Senator Marshall Calls Amazon Driver Program Into Question

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., Senator Murphy and 18 of their Senate colleagues sent a letter to Amazon calling into question its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Program.

Amazon claims its DSP owners are independent small businesses that the company subcontracts with, but recent reporting alleges Amazon has exerted significant control over the operations of its DSPs – without taking liability or responsibility. The alleged offenses from Amazon claim they go so far as monitoring drivers, setting wages, not allowing DSPs to operate, and even firing drivers instead of letting DSPs operate how they see fit.

“Amazon’s practices need to be further examined – plain and simple,”Senator Marshall said. “If they advertise an opportunity for someone to run an independent business, they can’t be dictating every minuscule aspect of their business decisions at the same time. The claims and reports I’ve seen are alarming, and I hope this letter can shed more light into how Amazon interacts with its DSP’s.”

The full text of the letter can be found below and a PDF is available here.