Transportation Platforms You Need To Know About

October 21, 2016

 

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The tech-driven transportation revolution can be summed up in one term: “Uberification”. Unlike regular transportation companies of the past, todays “uberification” evolves into transportation networking companies with a mobile app that allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request, which the software program then automatically sends to the driver nearest to, or that qualifies for, the consumer, alerting the driver to the location of the customer. Drivers of such networks use their own personal cars. The app automatically calculates the fare, deducts the payment from the customers bank account upon completion of the ride, and transfers the payment to the driver. With Ubers business model most transportation services have been uberfied, and we will continue to see how other industries begin to adopt the method more and more.

 

See the common benefits of driving for some of the pioneers in the transportation revolution

 

The Godfather: Uber

 

What it is:

Helping people get around.

 

Schedule:

You decide when and how long to work.

 

Pay:

It’s easy to make money. How much is completely up to you. With so many riders in every city, there’s opportunity at every turn. Just tap and go. You’ll get turn-by-turn directions, tools to help you earn more, and 24/7 support. If you don’t have a smartphone, they can connect you to one. The fares you earn automatically deposit in your bank account every week. Use the app to track how much you make on every trip. For making the app available to you, they deduct a service fee.

 

Perks:

You’re in the driver’s seat. So reward yourself with discounts on fuel, vehicle maintenance, cell phone bills, and more. Reduce your daily expenses and take home extra earnings—the more you drive, the more you earn.

 

Safety:

Uber is dedicated to keeping you safe before, during, and after every trip. You’ll always know who you’re picking up, and in most cities fares are automatically charged through the app—so you avoid the risk of carrying cash. Our specially trained incident response teams are available 24/7.

 

Sign up in minutes:

Give a little information about yourself and your car. Vehicle requirements vary by region, and they’ll show you what’s needed for your city.

 

Share some documents:

They’ll require your license, registration, proof of insurance, and the necessary information to run a background check.

 

Get the app and go:

Once you’re approved to drive with Uber as an independent contractor, they’ll provide everything you need to be a success on the road.

 

 

A Helping Hand: Dolly

 

What it is:

Dolly is a marketplace that allows background-checked Helpers with pickup trucks, vans, and large SUVs to connect with people who need help with micro-moves in the city. As a Dolly you help people move stuff and get paid. Jobs range from picking up furniture, donating things to charity, or small apartment moves—basically anything that requires a truck and some heavy lifting.

 

Schedule:

Choose your own schedule. Whenever you have the time to Dolly just choose the posting of your liking and convenience.

 

Pay:

Earn on average $30/hr or higher depending on the Dolly. Get paid weekly and forget about long waits to get paid. Helpers are paid every week for the previous week’s Dollys. Each Dolly has an upfront price that is displayed when the Dolly is posted. You see what you’ll make for each Dolly, and most customers include a tip as well!

 

Safety:

Dolly provides background checks by Backgrounds Online (Accredited by the NAPBS) and has payment processing powered by Braintree: used by Airbnb, Uber, Stubhub, and many more. Dolly App will have you well aware of whom you are helping before you reach them.

 

Perks:

Many of the Helpers use Dolly as a way to balance out their day jobs. You’ll be moving furniture, mattresses, artwork, and all sorts of items that are too large, bulky, or heavy for a car. Like their website states, Crossfit has nothing on Dolly!

 

Sign up in minutes:

Provide the necessary information to perform a background check. The time and process between getting approved and picking up a dolly is short and simple.

 

Get the app and go:

Communicate with your Dolly and move around with the mapped out route in your app. get paid, get tips, get rated and rate them back- all through the easy platform Dolly!

 

 

 

For your precious cargo: EQUO

 

What it is:

Equo is an app meant to set up horse owners and horse transporters. Customers specify the number of horses, choose their type of ride (rush, planned or pool), select pick up and drop off location and they are all set to go! Through the app you can offer any open spots in the car for registered human riders. Through Equo, riders and drivers get instant quotes, mapped out routes, and automatic payments from the comfort of their smartphone.

Schedule:

Create your own transport schedules, workload, and income! You decide when to drive, when to be on call for rush rides and when you can be available for backups. They don’t demand a minimum number of monthly hours, you will be able to keep your Equo Driver status even if you can only do a few rides per month.

Pay:

Once you arrive on schedule your payment is automatically withdrawn and will reflect in your bank account soon after. All payments are processed through the app so there’s no risk or hassle of carrying cash around with you.

 

Safety:

All drivers have 24/7 communication with our logistics department and a panic button for extreme emergencies. We have scheduled backup drivers and partner vets on call nationwide in case they are needed. With features such as custom notifications, you can keep the horse owners informed about the ride if they are not present, and send picture updates via text anytime. After every trip you will have to rate the Rider you serviced, leaving room for respectful, moral and responsible riders only.

Perks:

Manage your own time, your own horse transportation service, and make money moving other peoples horses in the direction you where already heading.

 

Share some documents:

Register to drive with your vehicle information, Drivers License, social security, and insurance information.

 

Get the app and go:  

After a safety inspection at an Equo certified inspection point near you, download the app, fill out your bank information where you wished to get paid, and get your Equo on!

 

For a taste of the good life: GETMYBOAT

 

What it is:

List your boat and earn money while it’s not in use.

 

Schedule:

You choose when you want to rent your boat and to whom you want to rent it.

 

Pay:

You choose the price per hour, day, week, or per passenger.

 

Safety:

Before listing your craft you will need to make sure that chartering/renting your watercraft is covered under your boat owner’s and/or private property insurance policies.  If its not covered, you can purchase additional boat owbner’s insurance from many prodiders or directly from their partner Falvey Insurance.  Head on to the United States Power Squadrons or the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to get a free Vessel Safety Check of your boat. Upon a successful inspection and a well earned VSC decal you will qualify to list your watercraft for rent on GetMyBoat. Enjoy the benefits of renters screening and  choose if you would like to take the renters out yourself.

 

Perks:

Leave your worries about wasting money on a boat behind you. Now you can pay it off with on the side rentals through GetMyBoat. Boating has never made more sense.

 

Sign up in minutes:

Share the kind of listing, boat type, capacity, location, currency, and contact number to get you started!

 

Share some documents:

Load pictures, add details, and share the rental insurance policy for renters (and your own) peace of mind.

 

Get the app and go:

Once your craft is deemed Seaworthy, they’ll provide everything you need to rent your boat safely.