US CENSUS BUREAU RETURN PROGRAM
The Box Truck Network has been awarded the task of assisting the U S. Census Bureau in wrapping up their 2020 US Census. We have been given the duty of sending our members to over 250 locations throughout all 50 states (Including Hawaii and Alaska) and picking up items that were used by the census takers. This tedious project of collecting all the equipment used is beginning to happen and we need you to help us with this We will cover the program more in detail below. If you are interested in local project work until the end of the year, please keep reading.
Here is some information about the program:
On scheduled days, you will go to offices you choose and pick up Laptops, iPads, & iPhones.
When you are at the location, you will scan the items using an app on your phone.
You will count between 100-500 items per stop and place them in a provided Gaylord box*
You will wrap the Gaylord box and take it to your truck using your pallet jack**
You will liftgate the Gaylord box onto your truck.
You will transport it to the LTL terminal chosen by the Census Bureau
You will head home and calculate all the miles from the place you picked up to you home base.
Repeat the process every two weeks until the contract is over.
* Simply put, a Gaylord box is basically a bulk-size corrugated box. Traditionally, Gaylord boxes are large or bulk size and allow for the shipment of products in a large, single container or on a pallet. The name “Gaylord box” has evolved into a generic term for any pallet-sized box for bulk shipping of storage.
**Some locations may not have a Gaylord box and you may have to pic one up before arrival at the location. You will be notified if that is the case.
Below are some important details and requirements for the project at hand:
Tier 1 carrier will serve as the primary provider. Tier 2 carrier will serve as the backup carrier.
Carriers may be awarded more than one office. If given more offices, carrier will be notified.
Each driver must pass a background check. Not necessary if you already did one with us.
If selected, the carrier must be a member of The Box Truck Network and remain active.
If selected, the carrier must sign an agreement and commit to the length of the project.
The carrier must place a $250 Commitment Deposit which is refunded at the end of the contract.*
If selected, the carrier will bill and be paid by the Box Truck Network and/or it's partners
If selected, the carrier must have a smartphone and download and app to scan the items.
* The deposit will be returned within 30 days after the refund per the determination of the contract. The member can either have the deposited refunded to them or credited to their account.
This starts the week of September 13th. There is very little notice given because there was a COVID-19 related lawsuit to stop the shutdown of the Census. However, because of the vast size of the project, they are starting to move forward.
You can download the information, review it, fully complete it if you want to move forward and send it back to both emails listed. The first carrier who signs up will be the primary carrier and the 2nd carrier who signs up will be the back up carrier. It is critical that both spots be filled.
We realize that there may be questions, so we are hosting a Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 10 AM CST (Chicago Time) and 6 PM (Chicago Time) to cover all the details of the project. We ask you not to wait until then to sign up if you plan to because the location you want may be taken.
If you are selected for this opportunity, we will have to pay for the background check. We use a third party provider. Due to the sensitivity of this project, the background check is mandatory. If you already did one with us, you will not need to do it again. You membership must remain in good status during the contract to remain on this project.
The rate listed in the may not list all the paid miles as we don't have the locations where the shipment will be delivered. That may be in addition to to project cost. Average Items are around 400 per stop. We will discuss this more at the informational meeting.
This Project Start This Week
We Need To Have All Spots Filled This Week
Below Is The Information To Get Started
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Maximum 2 People. Extra people is $20.00 per person
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Check Below For a List of Available Locations
Each Location is given a city, which is why there may be more that one city name (i.e.. Houston is listed 5 times because there are 5 offices.) There are only 2 spots maximum per location. This list is updated often.