If you are looking for a driving job in the gig economy that actually can pay a decent hourly wage, then you should consider becoming a GoShare driver. As a GoShare driver, you may be able to make anywhere from $45 to $168 an hour.
In this post, we will go in-depth into GoShare driver salaries. We also will tell you more about the types of work you can perform as a GoShare driver and what vehicles you can drive. At the end of the post, we will explain how you can become a GoShare driver step by step.
What is GoShare?
GoShare is a service that connects customers who need to move or deliver cargo with drivers who can handle the job.
As a GoShare driver, the customers you work with could be private individuals who are moving, or they could be businesses that need to deliver merchandise.
There are over 20,000 vehicles and drivers in the GoShare network, which operates throughout the US.
A lot of the jobs at GoShare are last mile deliveries, but many are middle mile jobs. Here are some of the types of jobs you might take on:
- Last mile delivery
- Less than load (LTL) shipments
- B2B logistics
- Home and office moves
- Junk hauling
- Courier service
When you work for GoShare, you drive your own vehicle. Here is what you can expect with a typical job:
1. After you get approved as a GoShare driver, you get access to the GoShare driver app.
2. If there is a load in your area that you can haul, the app will alert you.
3. If you want to take that job, then you can accept the delivery.
4. The app will give you an address and a date and time. Show up and pick up the cargo.
5. Make the delivery.
6. Receive your payment via direct deposit within 4 business days.
As you can see, it is very simple and flexible, both for drivers and for customers.
- Great pay: You can make much more money driving for GoShare than you can working with a lot of other gig driving apps.
- Flexible scheduling: Accept loads as you desire, and do the jobs you are comfortable with. You can work as much or as little as you choose based on what is available.
- A wide range of vehicles are accepted: So long as your vehicle is 2001 or newer, chances are good you can use it with GoShare.
- Discounts: Through its partnerships with other companies, GoShare can give you access to new vehicle discounts, discounted tires and labor, and affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance.
- Cash advances: If you need a cash advance, GoShare can offer you one.
- Bonuses and contests: You can compete in the leaderboard contest every month for a chance to win prizes, including cash.
How Much Can You Earn Driving for GoShare?
Now, let’s talk about how much you can earn when you are part of the GoShare network of drivers.
You probably are aware that a lot of drivers in the gig economy are earning less than minimum wage after expenses. GoShare is different.
As we mentioned at the start of this guide, you can earn anywhere from $45 to $168 an hour driving for GoShare.
GoShare explains, “The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank, estimates the gas and vehicle maintenance costs for delivery and transportation gig-workers to be $4.87 an hour. Glassdoor.com reports the average pay for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart workers to be between $10 and $15 an hour. After expenses, actual earnings drop to $5-$10 an hour. Many are making less than federal minimum wage. GoShare drivers earn between $45 and $168 an hour* on average, with earnings of $40 to $163 an hour after estimated vehicle expenses.”
Your exact earnings with GoShare depend on the type of vehicle you are driving. Here is a breakdown:
- Pickup truck: up to $70 per hour
- Full-sized cargo van: up to $105 per hour
- Box truck: up to $168 per hour
- Cars, SUVs, minivans: up to $45 per hour
- Labor only: up to $60 per hour
What is labor only? That is a “helper” role that you can apply for if you do not have access to a suitable vehicle and/or you just do not want to drive. If you are up for loading and unloading, you can earn good money putting your muscles to work.
If you have a fleet of vehicles, you can also enroll your fleet to participate in GoShare.
As you can see, box truck driver jobs pay the most at GoShare, followed by cargo van jobs. But even if a car is all you have to start with, you can earn solid hourly wages.
Shaun Savage, CEO of GoShare said, “At GoShare, we feel a fair wage for the delivery professionals on our platform must compensate them for their time in addition to gas and vehicle maintenance. After these expenses, our drivers still come out ahead of many traditional options. Because we are a software platform with low capital expenditures, we are able to provide a respectable hourly rate for our delivery professionals while still being an affordable option for our customers.”
GoShare Driver Requirements
Do you qualify to work with GoShare? Here are the basic requirements for GoShare drivers:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You need to speak English.
- You need a valid driver’s license for the state in which you will be operating. You also will need to have your vehicle registered in that state and carry appropriate insurance.
- Your vehicle must pass the basic requirements (see below).
- GoShare will check your driving history and perform a background check, both of which you will need to pass.
- You will need a mobile device on which you can run the GoShare Driver app.
- You will need a checking account so that GoShare can pay you through direct deposit.
- You will need to comply with any and all laws in your jurisdiction.
These are all super basic things, and most drivers should be able to pass the checks to get started pretty easily.
GoShare Vehicle Requirements
For a vehicle to qualify for GoShare, it needs to meet these requirements regardless of type:
- Your vehicle cannot be older than 2001.
- Salvage titles are not permitted.
- After-market accessories are fine, but be aware that if they limit the space you have for cargo, the vehicle may no longer be classified by GoShare the same way it would normally be. So, for example, if it is technically a pickup truck, GoShare may say it is a “courier” vehicle if your accessories mean you cannot accommodate the standard amount of cargo.
- It is okay for the vehicle to be a rental so long as your rental agreement is not less than 30 days.
- You must submit your vehicle for an inspection, which it must pass. This inspection is pretty basic, ensuring that seat belts, horns, lights and so on all are in working order. If there is damage to the body of the vehicle, you might need to fix it. If your tires are worn, you may need to replace them.
As we already mentioned, you must register your vehicle in the state where you will drive it for GoShare, and get an insurance policy.
Here are some more specific requirements for each type of vehicle you can drive for GoShare. It is especially important to be aware of these restrictions if you are currently looking to buy a vehicle to use for gig work. You do not want to purchase the wrong vehicle and end up earning less than you could have with the right one.
1. Pickup Trucks
For your vehicle to be considered a “pickup truck” by GoShare, the length of the bed needs to be a minimum of 5 feet.
There are some models of pickup trucks that have shorter beds. Others may have accessories that shorten their beds. These do not qualify as “pickup trucks” according to GoShare, but may still be used as courier vehicles.
2. Box Trucks
Your vehicle will need to measure anywhere from 12 to 26 feet in order to be classified by GoShare as a “box truck,” rather than as a cargo van. You also cannot use a tractor-trailer.
3. Cargo Vans
A cargo van is defined by GoShare as a vehicle that does not have any passenger seats. But there are some restrictions.
You cannot use a compact cargo van as a “cargo van,” for example. You also cannot use a passenger van, minivan or SUV as a “cargo van.”
Remember, if you have a vehicle that does not meet the classification requirements for a cargo van, you can still use it as a courier vehicle (see below).
4. Courier Vehicles
If your vehicle does not meet the requirements for GoShare to classify it in one of the three categories above (cargo vans, box trucks or pickup trucks), then GoShare defines it as a “courier vehicle.”
GoShare says, “Courier vehicles are eligible to deliver small parcels, packages, and documents. Drivers of courier vehicles may also act as a helper on a project that requires multiple delivery pros. As a helper, they will assist with loading and unloading. They will not carry cargo.”
Remember, you can still earn up to $45 an hour driving even a courier vehicle. That is not a bad rate, even when you subtract expenses. So, if you do not have access to a pickup truck, box truck or cargo van right now, do not let that hold you back. Truck work is not the only way to make money driving for GoShare.
How to Become a GoShare Driver
Excited to start earning $45 or more an hour working for GoShare? Here is how you can get started, step by step.
1. Visit this page to find the application form for GoShare.
2. Click on the red button that says “Sign up to drive.” This will pull up the application.
3. Enter in your contact information to create your GoShare account. Click the green “Next” button at the bottom of the page when you are done.
4. Enter in your personal information on the next screen. Then click “Next” to proceed.
5. Enter in your vehicle information on the screen that follows.
6. You will have a chance to review your application after you have finished the steps above. Look closely over all the details to make sure that everything you entered is correct.
7. Submit your application.
8. Find out whether your application was accepted or not. This happens instantly after you submit it.
9. If GoShare accepts your application, they will let you know what steps to take next. This may include getting your vehicle inspected, for example.
10. Once you have finished all the steps GoShare asks you to complete, you will be able to start signing into the app to view and accept jobs in your area.
If you already have a suitable vehicle and you meet all the driver requirements, it is pretty fast and easy to start driving with GoShare and earning money.
Ready To Get Started with GoShare
If you are tired of making less than minimum wage doing other driving gig work, it is time to switch over to driving for GoShare. These van and truck delivery jobs pay well even after expenses, and can help you earn a comfortable living doing what you enjoy. To get started now, click below to apply to be a GoShare driver.
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