Tag: rideshare

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. 

 

 

 

 

15 Reasons CuteCars Rocks Driver Services [Slide Show]

15 reasons CuteCars Rocks Driver ServicesAny Driver Service AnywhereAny Driver Service ImaginableChoiceUnbeatable PricesFree Ads with promo codesfemale FriendlyLegal DriversSuitable InsuranceRequest A QuoteMatched MarketingUnique Identification NumberSwipe, Map & Booking CalendarsDirect Call & ChatComments keep it cleanA Bright FutureThanks for your time!

#1. Any Driver Service, Anywhere

Looking for passenger transportation? You’ll find rideshare cars, sedans, cabs, limos, buses, coaches and more.

Looking for commercial services? Ideal for delivery cars, vans, pickups, removal trucks and haulage.

#2. Any Driver Service Imaginable

We encourage drivers to list passenger services for commuting, kids, elders, shopping, date night, partying and tours.

We help drivers get regular and one-off gigs for deliveries, removals, medical, tow trucks, haulage and more.

#3. Choice

The customer gets to choose the perfect vehicle and driver for every occasion. Young, old, male female, new or classic.

CuteCars helps match drivers and customers for lasting relationships. Get the car and driver you deserve.

#4. Unbeatable Prices

Better prices than Uber? Yes! CuteCars does not charge drivers commission fees of +25%. Negotiate rates for regular rides.

Pool with friends, go door-to-door, pay hourly rates or organize fixed deals. On CuteCars your deal is with the driver.

#5. Free Ads with Promo Codes

CuteCars gives drivers months of free ads. Listings never cost more than a $1 a day anyway. No Commissions. Big savings.

Promo Codes are found on the blog at https://cutecarsapp.com. Coming soon: Cars for Sale and Rentals. Wow!

#6. Female Friendly

CuteCars encourages using lady drivers to transport children and vulnerable persons. It’s a safe choice for families.

Remember, it’s illegal to transport unaccompanied minors. Never do it. Interview drivers for long term gigs.

#7. Legal Drivers

To advertise drivers must be legal on the road according to local law. Contact your local DMV for information.

Remember, airport have permits and rules too. For delivery gigs the rules are usually easier than for passenger rides.

#8. Suitable Insurance

To advertise every driver service must have the mandated vehicle insurance and liability coverage. Ask your broker.

Passenger services require Commercial Insurance or Rideshare All Stage Insurance, depending on local law). CuteCars does not provide insurance.

#9. Request A Quote

Users can Request A Quote for any type of driver service, one-off or regular. CuteCars looks for matching services.

We use social networks to attract drivers who meet user needs to list services and bid for gigs. Request A Quote is free.

#10. Matched Marketing

CuteCars selects the best ad listings to boost on social media. Make us look good and we will drive customers.

A customer driver relationship can be for life. All this for a listing that starts free, without obligation. Winner!

#11. Unique Identification Number (UID#)

The UID# is a conversion tool for drivers. Drivers can share the number verbally, in printed material and on social media.

A number, e.g. ABCD123, is a quick search engine tool taking the user directly to the driver’s page. We use an advanced search engine.

#12. Swipe, Maps & Booking Calendars

CuteCars uses fast Swipe (ala tinder) to quickly find drivers. Maps show where drivers are located. Find a driver nearby.

Drivers use the Booking Calendar to select days they are unavailable. This records on the driver page and in search results.

#13. Direct Call & Chat

Only members can phone drivers directly. A log is kept and abuse is not tolerated. Drivers can switch off calls.

Members can chat with drivers to arrange quotes, meetings and more. CuteCars has no web links or forms.

#14. Comments keep it clean

Users can comment on the driver’s page. CuteCars does not tolerate bad behavior like dirt vehicles, abuse or tardiness.

CuteCars will ban bad passengers too. Our aim is not to be the biggest, just the best. Let’s build a great community!

#15. A Bright Future

CuteCars has just launched. this is the beginning. Expect new features and tools. Our marketing is inventive too.

The app is in English, with other languages to follow. Categories like Cars for Sale and Rentals are coming in 2020.

Thanks for your time!

https://www.cutecars.mobi

Designed for mobile. No download required. For more information visit the blog at https://cutecarsapp.com.

Anthony Todd, Founder.

Anthony Todd