The ‘Request-a-Driver’ tool helps restaurants find delivery gig drivers

Driver delivers food to a home

DriveFreedom Classifieds has launched a new tool called ‘Request a Driver’ to help restaurants and other customers find independent delivery gig drivers. The home delivery market has been growing every year and the Covid-19 pandemic has exploded the need for drivers, especially in the takeout and grocery food market.

Many restaurants, suppliers and stores want to build their own-car delivery teams. It’s this market that DriveFreedom Classifieds supports. DriveFreedom Classifieds helps drivers get regular gigs and build long term relationships with customers through two-way classified ads and a matching service.

“Our delivery driver service cannot be beaten on Price, Choice or Security.  We charge no commission fees with our direct p2p service. Customers have ultimate choice and with that added security,” says Anthony Todd, DriveFreedom Founder. 

Anyone can ‘Request-a-Driver’

Any business, group or individual can complete the ‘Request a Driver’ listing seeking one time or regular gig drivers. The request is centered around map location, type of vehicle and services. For instance a pizza restaurant in Detroit can request delivery drivers for interviews because of a flux in orders or a desire to bypass DoorDash fees.  A florist needs extra drivers for Mother’s Day. A pharmacy needs extra drivers for routes. 

The purpose of the RAD listing is two fold. The actual listing is searchable by users. Drive Freedom staff are alerted to the request and set out to find drivers that match.

The RAD listing does not include the identity of the customer, and DriveFreedom vets applicants. All drivers on the platform have to become members, pass the entry requirements and submit a Driver Services listing before having access to RAD listings. Delivery drivers that join are given leads of available local gigs.

Numerous jobs are currently available in Detroit, the site of our current marketing. We are opening marketing soon to the rest of Michigan and the region- Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gary, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario. 

Customers Start Here

Please place your Request-a-Driver ads now at www.drivefreedom.io. We will send you drivers asap. 

No commission fees

DriveFreedom Classifieds is not a commission fee charging middleman app like GrubHub, DoorDash or UberEats. It is an advanced directory listing app. Think Craigslist or letgo app, but for automobile sales and services. In our case the ‘buy side’ listing is ‘Request a Driver’, while the ‘sell side’ is Driver Services listings by vehicle. We act as the match maker. 

“Our model cannot be beaten on Price. By doing away with commission fees the entire income can be shared by restaurants and drivers, with nothing wasted on the middleman app”, says Anthony Todd. 

Drivers and restaurants can save hundreds of dollars a month, while customers get much better prices. Commission fee middlemen apps often take 20% to 30% of the final bill. 

Drivers Wanted- Start Here

Like most directory sites DriveFreedom Classifieds makes money by giving a lot of ad listings away. In our case we give drivers a 120 day free trial period with no further obligation. Those that remain after the free period will pay less than a dollar a day. This is an introductory offer and drivers should join free asap to take advantage of the long free period. 

The mobile web application has many advanced features- easy one-page search, fast swipe, maps, sharp photos, videos, booking calendar, comments, direct call and chat. The UID # is a marketing tool drivers can share to get more work. As a technology focused company we plan to add more features. 

Drivers go to www.drivefreedom.io home page, click Add A Car- Driver Service- click Free Ad. You will need vehicle photos, a mugshot, driver’s license, a clean driving record, and standard vehicle insurance. 

We guarantee free leads for delivery drivers seeking restaurant shifts in Detroit RIGHT NOW!

Disclaimer

Drivers that advertise on DriveFreedom Classifieds are independent contractors and/or registered businesses. They are required to be licensed, permitted and adequately insured with mandated liability coverage, according to local laws before advertising. The requirements for delivery cars are low while passenger carriers are for-hire businesses like limousine operators with high entry access requirements. 

While DriveFreedom has access controls it is the duty of the ’employer’ to interview the driver and agree to the terms before using the driver. DriveFreedom is only an advertising medium, not an employer. The site is moderated to remove bad actors on both sides. We don’t need to be the biggest, just the best. 

Questions?

If you want to make contact with your questions, or to tell us about your needs you can reach us on WhatsApp +1 (268) 764-7464 or Facebook via Messenger. For those that prefer, fill in the email form. Let’s work together to end commission fee apps hold over your delivery orders.

 

Detroit restaurants hook up directly with delivery drivers to avoid DoorDash fees

DriveFreedom partner collects pizaa from restaurant owner

There is a trend by Detroit restaurants to bring food delivery in-house to avoid the high costs associated with apps like DoorDash.

In the current Covid19 era with rolling indoor dining restrictions Detroit restaurants like Hazel, Ravines and Downtown have “Let the cooks cook and the rest of us can go out and do deliveries” according to Emmele Herrold chef-partner (Detroit Press Press). When restaurants deliver their own food orders the first driver conscripts are the waiting staff. Hazel’s plans to expand delivery  along the Woodward Corridor in Oakland County from 8 Mile to Long Lake. 

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails in Midtown is planning to expand in-house deliveries of holiday pop-up ‘Miracle to Go’ menus and cocktails amid closure of indoor dining service. Polish Village Cafe, the iconic Hamtramck restaurant offers in-house delivery in the tri-county area. Delivery free for orders above $25 (Tipping is not a city in China). Takoi, the Corktown Thai restaurant, delivers hot food and booze with 3 regular drivers working a 25 mile radius. 

Could this become a mega-trend?

The trend for in-house take-out delivery ordering is growing as more restaurants are offering menus online, managing the delivery process, and getting support from customers and media. While delivery apps like Doordash and Uber Eats have huge bases many customers are also being flipped to go direct for future orders. 

For many restaurants it’s a matter of survival with a keen eye to the bottom line. In the future the prospects of the in-house delivery teams will continue to grow and this takes us to our next point. 

DriveFreedom Classifieds

Sooner or later indoor dining returns and the waiting staff will return to work and delivery drivers will be needed for busy shifts. That’s where DriveFreedom Classifieds comes in. DriveFreedom is a two-way marketplace where drivers and customers meet. Both sides place free classified ads and DriveFreedom also acts as a matchmaker.

DriveFreedom is a direct p2p marketplace and is not involved in negotiations and payments. No commission fees are ever charged. After a free period with guaranteed gigs drivers may opt to remain for a low monthly subscription.  Drivers with vehicles are usually engaged by restaurants on an hourly rate for an agreed period subject to local law. Most drivers remain independent 1099 contractors with adequate insurance.

Drivers place free ads here:

Delivery drivers with own cars, vans, scooters or bikes can place a free ad on https://www.drivefreedom.io

The designed-for-mobile web application has helpful features and tools like Request-a-Driver ads, marketing tools, clear photos, videos, easy search, swipe, booking calendars, moderated comments, direct call and chat messaging. 

Our motto is: “We help drivers get gigs and build direct relationships with customers”. Join our responsible driver community by placing a free ad listing today. Restaurants are waiting for experienced delivery drivers. 

‘Request-a- Driver’ Ads for Restaurants

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Request-a-Driver ads are free to restaurants and other customers. You can choose the car, service and route. Only approved drivers are forwarded to customers by DriveFreedom staff. This means business names are withheld. Offers below $15 per hour with vehicle are usually not entertained. 

As launch in Detroit is ongoing at this time we recommend you fill in a Request-a-Driver listing rather than search driver listings.  

Click here to Add a free ‘Request-a-Driver’ Listing

If you want to make contact with your questions, or to tell us about your needs you can reach us on WhatsApp +1 (268) 764-7464 or Facebook via Messenger. For those that prefer, fill in the email form. Let’s work together to end commission fee apps hold over your delivery orders.

DriveFreedom proposes alternative to California’s AB5 blues

Lady with convertible

A San Francisco Superior Judge ordered Uber and Lyft to employ their drivers by Thursday under the Assembly Bill 5 ruling. Luckily for them a stay of execution was ordered on Friday. The parties will head back to court to make their cases by mid-October. California voters will get a say in the November election as Prop 22, if passed, gives drivers more work flexibility, and will allow the TNC ride-hailing model to survive. 

If Uber and Lyft decide to leave California all 100% of drivers would be affected. If they stay but are forced to make changes they claim 80% of drivers would be laid off and millions of passengers have to find other ways to travel. 

It’s complicated as to why Uber and Lyft are considered employers by the state of California. In essence they play a major role in dispatching for-hire cars, running the process and being involved in the payment process. Other middleman gig apps face the same issues. Other countries are already regulating the same way as California and other states are watching closely. In our humble opinion the middleman commission fee model has a serious Achilles Heel. 

The solution is the ‘classified ad’ model

DriveFreedom takes a more hands off approach by offering a ‘classified advertising’ service to legal driver services. Here’s how it works. Drivers place a free ad listing of the vehicle, hourly rate and services provided on the mobile web application at https://drivefreedom.io.  Users swipe through results to find the perfect match. Certified customers are allowed to call or chat directly with driver advertisers to confirm gig prices. Payment is direct to drivers and the greatest advantage is regular work. Our byline is, “We help drivers get gigs and build relationships.”

The ‘classified ad listings’ are supported by advanced technology tools to help drivers get gigs and manage the experience. A key component is the matching service DriveFreedom offers advertisers free of charge. 

Legal And Insurance Requirements for Passenger Services

Unlike Uber or Lyft, DriveFreedom is not for everyone. Advertisers must have legal permits and permissions subject to local laws. An example of a legal for-hire passenger business is a limo company with airport cars, town cars, SUVs, limousines, party buses and coaches. Any independent contractor registered with the DMV authority can advertise on DriveFreedom. 

The laws include mandated commercial vehicle insurance requirements for different sized passenger carriers. DriveFreedom does not provide any insurance. Advertisers must have the appropriate insurance before advertising on DriveFreedom. Speak to your insurance broker. 

Requirements for Non-Passenger Services

If you deliver takeouts or groceries using your car the legal and insurance requirements are much less bothersome than driving passengers. Rules  differ between jurisdictions so check with your local DMV. Some insurance companies are now covering delivery drivers, so check with your insurance broker too. Larger commercial vehicles require a higher level of permissions and insurance while bicycle couriers require very little.

DriveFreedom does not provide insurance. Some businesses customers. like restaurants, may provide partial insurance for gig delivery drivers. Speak to your local insurance broker about options. Commercial insurance is the ideal if you drive a lot and want ‘peace of mind’.

Now that you are legal

DriveFreedom is starting a pilot program in California for 1,000 free driver services ad listings across the following services:
Delivery- bikes, cars and vans
Passenger- airport rides, non-metered taxis, carriers
Events- weddings, proms, date night
Commercial- furniture, removals, towing
Our object is to help the initial batch in the pilot program keep very busy before adding new listings. As a startup the roll-out will be helpful for testing our matching capabilities. To avoid disappointment advertise now at https://drivefreedom.io. Ad listings are free for 120 days, then less than $1 a day if you stay. No commission fees are ever charged. 

Superior features and tools

DriveFreedom is more than just the ‘Craigslist of driver services’. Here are features and tools:
Easy one-page elasticsearch
Fast swipe through cards
Clear photos policy
Videos- YouTube & Vimeo embeds
Booking Calendar to switch off search
Moderated comments
Members only direct phone calls
Members only chat messaging
Unique ID # for sharing 
Request a Driver ads for businesses
Free matching service

Ditch the middlemen!

Uber, Lyft and others work as middlemen and take fees accordingly. With sound business principles an independent driver services contractor can get private business direct from the community.

During coronavirus takeout is very popular and there is a demand from restaurants for delivery drivers. Register for delivery and we will help match you with local restaurants that pay decent rates and tips. 

If you exhibit special coronavirus care procedures on your display page you may become popular because you care. Passengers seek a safe environment and lady drivers are popular with females and families. On DriveFreedom the customer has choice of car and driver. 

If Uber/ Lyft leave California or not, DriveFreedom offers an alternative independent driver contractors should consider. Join the pilot for free at https://drivefreedom.io while spaces are vacant. 

In Conclusion

DriveFreedom App wants to hear from potential partners in California who understand the vision and are ready to help drivers and customers meet without middlemen.

Stay Safe,
Anthony Todd CEO. 

 

 

 

 

How to get paid more as a delivery driver this summer

Masked woman grocery shopping

Corona virus continues to keep citizens off the streets, avoiding contact as much as possible. In many places restaurants and bars are closed. Of course, as you know, takeout food and grocery delivery have thrived. Most of the new drivers use their own vehicles and work as independent contractors. 

If you are a takeout delivery driver you may have already driven for DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub and Postmates. If you are a grocery shopper you may have delivered for Instacart, Shipt or others. You may even have worked directly for pizza chains or restaurants.

How much do you earn per hour? 

The problem with most food delivery apps is that they are middlemen. They earn money off the supplier/ restaurant and the consumer in delivery fees. A lot of money is taken off the table that could, probably should, have gone to the supplier and driver. Instead some tech company is wasting it. Not good.

Are you beating up your car, paying for gasoline and still earning less than $15 per hour plus tips? You are worth more than that. 

What is the DriveFreedom solution?

Carry on driving for middleman apps but build up a private and business clientele willing to pay decent hourly rates. At DriveFreedom  the driver showcases their own vehicle, sets rates and extras and takes delivery gigs direct from the community. The customer could be a restaurant, grocer, any business or even a private client. 

The web app is so wickedly clever that the customer can find and call or chat with you directly. They become your customer as long as you get along. No middleman, no commission fees, no delivery fees. 

How can that be! Easy, DriveFreedom uses the ‘classified ad directory’ model. You know this method as it’s used by the car for sale websites. For the older folk who remember newspapers..and of course Craigslist uses the classified app model. The old fashioned name ‘classified ads’ bears no relation to what’s under the bonnet at DriveFreedom. 

What does DriveFreedom charge?

$0 for 120 days without obligation. Then $25 for the next two months. If you remain with us after all these months we then charge less than a dollar and day for a monthly subscription. Compare that to the hundreds of dollars a month taken from you in % commission and delivery fees. 

The free period offer will drop to 60 days soon. Join now to avoid disappointment. 

Will DriveFreedom bring me work?

Yes, DriveFreedom has delivery gigs for drivers in many cities. We continually find new gigs with our ‘Request-a-Driver’ tool, direct marketing and matching technology. Gigs may be one-off, temporary, shifts or routes offered usually as an independent contractor (1099 designation). 

We guarantee you will have access to well paying gigs before we ever see a dime of your money. You can’t get fairer than that! 

It’s a flipping good cause

You know it’s not fair that the Uber’s of this world take the cream of the deals. Help us build a fairer marketplace where drivers push for decent rates by offering a controlled supply on DriveFreedom

Many of the restaurants that get gigs from DoorDash and others will die this summer. DriveFreedom gives restaurants a chance to pursue their own delivery strategy, even if it is limited. You, the driver, can help cut out the middleman. 

Why you should start building your marketplace now

To place a free ad on DriveFreedom takes about 10 minutes once you have photos and your documents. We want to see your driver’s licence and insurance policy. No recent DUIs or criminal records. Many employers will interview you and some may carry out drug tests. You and your car need to be clean and presentable. 

You have to be in it to win it. If you don’t apply we won’t be able to  consider you for gigs in your area. The early bird gets the worm. The best gigs will go to those who sign up early. That’s the way of the world. Okay, enough of the sayings. Give us some trust at zero dollars and let us prove ourselves to you with personal service. 

You can control when your advert appears, so if you are taking a Covid-19 break join anyway. You can switch ads off on selected days with the booking calendar. We monitor comments and ban bad actors on both sides to foster a great community. We only serve drivers with cars or vans. Sorry, no bikes at this time.

Now join the driver community where you won’t be taken for granted: https://drivefreedom.io

 

Delivery Driver News & Jobs Report- Week 26

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Catch up on this weeks delivery driver news, views and helpful job information starting with these links: 

3 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Delivery Service Business by Sarah Austin, Entrepreneur. #1. Customers want near-perfect execution. 

With food-delivery apps like Uber Eats, who’s actually making money? by Paul Solman, PBS News Hour. A business model that, at the moment, seems kind of shaky as it is. 

Open Street Dining Scrapped In Little Village After Struggling Business Owners Say A Closed 26th Street Would Hurt, Not Help by Mauricio Pena, Block Club Chicago. Businesses fear loss of access for delivery drivers and customer pickups. 

Square Announces On-Demand Delivery for Square Online Store Sellers by Yahoo! Finance. Sellers can get started with On-Demand delivery powered by Postmates now, with additional delivery partners coming soon. 

Restaurants Are at the Mercy of Delivery Apps, but Can they Survive the Pandemic Without Them? by Claire Kelloway, Civileats. Just four delivery app companies control 98 percent of all restaurant sales, with sky-high commissions and fees. Restaurants that have shifted to delivery-only are seeking solutions.

Voilà by Sobeys Home Delivery Debuts by Abby Keckler, The Progressive Grocer. Voilà by Sobeys delivers groceries to customers’ doors in one-hour delivery windows after ordering online or through the Voilà mobile app. Starting today, customers in Vaughan, Ontario, can use the service. 

Through thick and thin, pizza delivers by Sue Wade, Sun Port Charlotte, FL. A 265-vote poll of local social media showed people ordering pizza an average 2.6 times a month during the pandemic. 

Jobs Report

DriveFreedom concentrates on identifying delivery driver jobs in the USA and Canada. Some of the articles this week contain gig recruitment information in several cities. Generally delivery driver are in demand this week. There may be confusion, ebb and flow, of delivery orders as some cities reopen restaurants and bars while some cities close again with the ongoing coronavirus threat.

Food takeout and middleman apps are under pressure from authorities as reported by the media, with alternative platforms and restaurants employing drivers directly.

DriveFreedom is one such platform, seeking to match delivery drivers and businesses through a p2p ‘classified ads’ directory model. Think Criagslist for drivers services. Just much prettier and more high tech! 

For Drivers

DriveFreedom has identified thousands of delivery jobs available in the USA and Canada. If you want to be matched to businesses offering gigs then you are invited to register at https://drivefreedom.io

If you are from Central Florida we have a pilot program you simply must join! We are concentrating marketing in this region to boost gig offers. Learn more at https://drivefreedom.info/driver-services/help-a-delivery-driver-project-in-central-florida/. Support the cause of better gigs, directly from local businesses. 

For Businesses

Restaurants, grocers, wine merchants and all others are requested to let us know of delivery driver needs. We specialize in introducing independent own-car delivery drivers (usually 1099 classification) to you. It’s a service for our driver members. 

By boosting your own direct orders you can fight against the predatory commission rates of apps like UberEats and DoorDash. We want to help supply you with drivers you can interview. Best of all it’s free service as we grow. Seriously, no fees of any kind!

Don’t delay, place a free ‘Request a Driver’ listing at https://drivefreedom.io. We match you with drivers we have reviewed and constantly evaluate by feedback. Let’s grow your driver supply together.  

For Media

We hope you will give us a heads up in our fight against middleman apps. Our mission is to help drivers get gigs directly and build long term relationships with customers.

We use a direct p2p ‘classified ad’ listing model with free and low cost subscription ads. We never charge commission or delivery fees. Drivers and businesses can keep the difference. With your help we will expand to your city and benefit drivers and businesses. How does that sound? 

Do you have any delivery driver news to share?