If you’re looking to enter into the gig economy, Bungii is a US-based, on-demand delivery service that picks up and transports both small and large items from major retail stores.
But is becoming a Bungii driver worth your time, and what kind of requirements do you need to meet?
Here’s what potential people looking to drive for Bungii should know about the pros and cons, where Bungii is on hand, how much you can make with the mobile app, and preview the sign-up process.
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Why Drive for Bungii?
Bungii is far from the only delivery service available if you’re looking to pick up gig work, so here are the pros and cons that come with working for this service for truck owners.
- If drivers run into unforeseen issues during delivery or while working, Bungii’s back-end support can be extremely helpful getting things back on track
- The pay is higher compared to some other delivery services and jobs
- There are no set hours, so you can create your working schedule and work whenever you want
- Stricter requirements for Bungii drivers mean less competition for each delivery
- Making deliveries can be more physically demanding
- The app doesn’t always provide specific details about what kind of delivery you’ll bw making
- As a last-minute delivery service, it can be hard to plan what your schedule for the day is going to look like
- Not as widespread as some delivery apps and services are
- You won’t get a fuel allowance
Where is Bungii Available?
Before getting into some of the nitty-gritty details about Bungii, where is this service available?
While Bungii is currently expanding, here are the cities where it’s currently available:
- Fort Myers
- Kansas City
- Las Vegas
- Port St. Lucie
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- St. Louis
- Tampa Bay
- Virginia Beach
- Washington DC
While their current availability includes most of the major metros in the country, Bungii still has a ways to go – but the website does offer you the availability to request adding your own city to that list.
How Much Do Bungii Drivers Make?
One of the biggest selling points of becoming a Bungii driver is their high pay, but how much extra money are drivers really making? Here’s what you should know.
Although drivers can make up to $40 per delivery, it’s more standard for drivers to make around $25 to $35 per delivery.
However, it’s important to note that Bungii drivers are responsible for their own gas.
Unlike some other delivery services, you won’t get a fuel allowance, but the rate you’ll get paid for each of the job types is higher.
Currently, Bungii measures earnings in two ways: with flat and variable rates.
Flat rates are jobs where the app tells you what the total pay will be up front, regardless of mileage or how many minutes you spend making the delivery.
Variable rate jobs don’t offer flat rates, but you will get paid for every minute/mile that you spend delivering the item to the customer.
Do Bungii Drivers Make Tips?
Bungii does provide their consumers with the ability to tip.
While tipping isn’t mandatory, customers can leave a tip for their Bungii driver after the delivery has been made.
The gratuity is in addition to the flat rate you’ll make with each delivery, so it’s not a guaranteed bonus.
Who Can Be a Bungii Driver?
Now that we’ve covered how much you can make as a Bungii driver and which cities offer the service, let’s get into who’s actually eligible to become one.
Unfortunately, Bungii’s requirements for their drivers tend to stricter than if you were delivering or driving with other services, like Uber, Doordash, or Lyft.
Bungii Driver Requirements
The requirements to become a Bungii driver include:
- You’ll need to be at least 18 years old with a valid Driver’s License
- Since some deliveries may include heavy furniture or appliances, you’ll need to be able to lift at least 125 pounds (like oak desks)
- Bungii also includes requirements for certain equipment, so you’ll need some basic knowledge on how to safely and securely use items like ratchet straps or bungee cords
Besides these basic requirements for the Bungii driver app, there are few more in-depth qualifications you’ll need to make sure you’re able to sign up with Bungii, including:
- Drivers can’t have any felonies, hit-and-runs, DUIs, or any violent crimes on their record in the past seven years
- You can only have up to 3 moving violations in the past three years
So, if you’ve got a criminal record or violations regarding alcohol or drugs, you won’t be able to drive with Bungii until at least seven years have passed.
Bungii Vehicle Requirements
Besides just the driver requirements, your vehicle will need to meet a certain standard too.
Bungii requires that your vehicle is a 2007 or newer model (so no vintage trucks), and must be a:
- Pickup truck
- Cargo/sprinter vans
- SUV with a trailer
Besides model and year, Bungii will also require you to have:
- No major dents, rust, or other damage on your truck
- A valid truck insurance and registration
- No large toolboxes, hardtoppers, or other obstructions that may damage or get in the way of making a delivery with your vehicle
Bungii Equipment Requirements
Since many deliveries may include larger items, Bungii also asks that each driver has (and knows how to use) the following equipment in their vehicle:
- Four ratchet straps
- Two moving blankets
- One 10×10 tarp
- Two bungee cords
Keep in mind that all your equipment should be kept reasonably clean, especially the moving blankets and anything else that may be touching a delivery.
How to Sign Up For Bungii
So, you’ve decided you want to be a delivery driver with Bungii, have confirmed they’re available in your city, and you meet all the requirements – what now?
Bungii’s sign-up process is fairly straight forward, but we’ll walk you through it below.
How Long Do Bungii Driver Applications Take?
It can take anywhere from 1 to 5 business days for Bungii to approve your application.
This is because the site will run a background check on your information to ensure you haven’t obtained a felony, gotten a DUI, or committed a violent crime in the past seven years.
How to Sign Up For Bungii: Step-by-Step Instructions
The sign-up process is fairly direct for Bungii, and here’s how it works:
- On their sign-up page, Bungii lists their driver requirements. Once you confirm that you meet the requirements, you can click “Apply.”
- You’ll be directed to a page where you’ll need to provide information like your first name, last name, email, and phone number.
- To run their background check and verify that your info is correct, you’ll then need to provide Bungii with your insurance card, driver’s license, and a picture of the truck or vehicle you’ll be using for deliveries.
- Bungii also requires potential drivers to pass their 16-point safety standard, which includes questions about professionalism and details about your vehicle. To become a Bungii driver, you’ll need to earn 100% on the exam.
- Once you’ve submitted the correct information, the final step is to wait until your application process has been approved, and you’ll likely receive an email telling you so.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions about how Bungii works for drivers?
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that new and potential drivers tend to have.
Are Bungii Drivers Employees or Contractors?
When you sign up for Bungii, you work like independent contractors rather than employees.
As a contractor, you’ll be responsible for paying for your own gas during deliveries, but you can also choose your own schedule as well as which deliveries you’d like to pick up (and which ones you don’t want to).
How Do You Choose Your Schedule on Bungii?
Bungii allows you to choose your own schedule.
When you’re ready to work, you can open the app and view potential deliveries.
You may also get notifications about new jobs in the area while you’re not using the app, but you’re not under any obligation to accept them.
While Bungii’s requirements may be more strict than some other delivery apps, the higher pay is an enticing offer to many people – especially if you’ve got the right equipment and you meet the physical criteria.
Here’s where you can sign up for Bungii as a driver today.