The Ultimate Equo FAQ
Why drive with Equo?
Our main goal at Equo is to make sure that you keep your truck in the road at all times. We understand that every day that your truck is parked in your driveway is time you cannot make back and therefore lost revenue. Our nationwide marketing efforts will enable you to keep your truck or trucks in the road at all times! So why wait? Work on your own schedule and be your own boss! Register on the link below to join the Equo team! (http:// ridewithequo.com/index.php/drive-with-us/)
Why ride with Equo?
We are horse people so we completely understand how complicated it can be to ship your horse on any given occasion. Our team of riders, vets, international jumpers and equine aficionados
How it Works?
Through Equo’s app, users will request the ride they need letting us know where they are, where they are going and when they need to go. From there our logistics department will contact you in order to schedule such trips by either filling up an existing trip you already have, or by creating a new one. From there the user accepts the fare and done!
How are rates set?
As part of our innovative approach and after a very extensive research throughout the industry taking into account all driver costs of keeping their trucks in the road; we have created a formula based on a minimum fare, a certain $ per mile depending on how many horses and the stall type requested by the owner of the horse and the type of service needed (Rush, Planned or Pool). The combination of all the above variables mentioned gives us a very fair rate for all parties involved.
Because of the huge number of possibilities because of all the different variables explained above (there are more than 1,000 different combinations) it is impossible to tell you exactly how much you will earn as we would have to know what trip would be assigned to you out of all the different possibilities.
When and how do you get paid?
Weekly payments will be deposited into your account based on the money you have earned. Equo will handle all monetary transactions with our customers using our integrated payment system that allows each transaction to be processed electronically, no cash no checks!
What is required to become an Equo Driver?
Joining Equo is easy and fast. Once you register on our website, one of our associates will contact you in order to assist you through the registration process.
You will need:
- Valid Driver’s license • Proof of insurance • Vehicles registration (truck and trailer)
- Pictures of truck(s) and trailer(s)
- You must pass Equo’s basic horse knowledge test
- Latest copy of your truck and trailer inspection report (no older than 6 months)
- You must pass a background check done by Checkr (www.checkr.com)
‣ You will receive an email from Checkr to get your
background check done once you register with us
In addition to the above, Equo recommends for all drivers to possess a Commercial Driver’s license.
How do you get CDL and DOT certified?
Equo has made it quick and easy! Start by following the links on our website in the Drive with us tab and get started right away. Just click here to learn how! (http:// ridewithequo.com/index.php/cdldriving-policy/) If your state is not listed on our website, just google your state’s Department of Transportation and you will find a link to their website where you can find all about CDL and DOT certifications
What is a CDL and DOT?
A CDL is a Commercial Driver’s License. DOT# shows that your equipment is certified with the DOT as a business. There are different regulations that vary by state. Please check with your state’s Department of Transportation to understand what is required from you and if you need to get a CDL and/or DOT. to read more click here
What are the insurance requirements?
Since you will be operating either your own truck or a company's truck, you must have a valid insurance at all times. Every state has different regulations when transporting horses so we encourage you to consult with your insurance if you have any questions regarding coverage.
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