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GoShare Driver Requirements, Pay, Bonuses and More

Thinking about becoming a GoShare driver? Discover details about how GoShare works, how to apply, vehicle requirements, and how much money you can earn.

Key Takeaways

  • GoShare drivers use personal vehicles for deliveries; must meet specific requirements.
  • Drivers need a clean driving record, smartphone, and must pass a background check.
  • Vehicle must be less than 15 years old, insured, and pass an inspection.
  • GoShare offers competitive pay, with drivers keeping 80% of each job’s earnings.

GoShare Requirements Drivers Must Meet

GoShare’s platform allows drivers to use their own vehicles for deliveries, accepting cars, box trucks, cargo vans, and pickup trucks.

GoShare Driver Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Clean driving record with no DUIs, reckless driving, or major violations in the past seven years. Moving violations must not be more than three years old.
  • Ownership of a smartphone with the GoShare app installed, available for Android and iOS.

Comprehensive background checks are conducted, including Social Security trace, national and county criminal database searches, sex offender registry search, and motor vehicle records review.

GoShare Vehicle Requirements

GoShare has put in place fairly strict vehicle requirements that drivers must meet in order to drive with the platform. These include:

  • Must own a vehicle less than 15 years old and pass a GoShare inspection.
  • Vehicle types accepted: cars, pickup trucks, cargo vans, and box trucks.
  • Vehicle must have valid license, registration, and insurance in the state of operation.
  • Vehicles must meet specific size and condition standards, with requirements for functional brakes, lights, windshield wipers, seat belts, horn, and steering.

Inspection can be conducted via video recording, live video call with a GoShare representative, or at a local service station. New vehicles may use a recent state vehicle safety inspection report.

Vehicle Types and Uses

  • Cars for “courier” deliveries (documents, packages, small parcels) and “helper” roles for loading and unloading.
  • Pickup Trucks for “cargo” deliveries, such as furniture and appliances, requiring a clean, empty truck bed at least five feet in length.
  • Cargo Vans must be full-size without passenger seats behind the driver; compact cargo vans are ineligible for cargo van projects but can do courier or helper trips.
  • Box Trucks must measure between 10 and 26 feet; shorter box trucks can do cargo van trips, but tractor-trailers are not accepted.

How Much Money Do You Make Being a GoShare Driver?

As a GoShare driver, your earnings vary based on the vehicle type used for deliveries:

  • Couriers using SUVs, cars, and minivans earn between $38 and $40 per hour.
  • Pickup truck drivers earn between $52 and $68 per hour.
  • Cargo van drivers earn between $71 and $102 per hour.
  • Box truck drivers earn between $87 and $109 per hour.

Weekly earnings can range from a few hundred dollars to over $1,200, influenced by the delivery area’s busyness.

GoShare deducts a 20% fee from each job, leaving you with 80% of the earnings. Tips are additional, commonly ranging from $5 to $20, occasionally reaching $50 or more, and are fully yours.

GoShare Driver Comparisons

There are other delivery options available.

Let’s compare how GoShare stacks up against four other delivery companies.

1. GoShare vs Tookan

Tookan is mainly a business-to-business (B2B) delivery company.

They don’t work with individuals as GoShare does.

Tookan contracts with businesses to make local deliveries in specific areas.

The Tookan platform caters mainly to retail, restaurant, and service businesses.

The company does offer some B2C (business-to-consumer) options.

However, if you’re looking for an app that will give you the freedom to choose your hours and work as much or little as you want, GoShare is the better choice.

2. GoShare vs Shipsy

Shipsy is another business-to-business (B22) delivery company.

They cater more to enterprise businesses that need to ship large freight orders.

For drivers, Shipsy offers a more “corporate” employment option than the one offered by GoShare.

For example, Shipsy offers a comprehensive medical policy and a career progression plan.

If you want a flexible part-time driving gig, join GoShare.

If you want a career as a truck driver, consider looking into Shipsy.

3. GoShare vs Onfleet

Onfleet compares more favorably to Shipsy and Tookan than it does to GoShare.

For example, companies like Kroger, GrubMarket, Sweetgreen, and Firehouse Subs use Onfleet to move goods from the warehouse to their retail locations.

GoShare caters more to the individual needing help with a move or hauling junk on the weekend.

4. GoShare vs Uber Freight

Uber Freight connects businesses that need to ship large orders with trucking companies that can move the load.

For drivers, Uber Freight offers an employment option that is more like Shipsy and Onfleet.

Instead of driving a cargo van or pickup truck, you would typically drive a long-haul truck while driving for Uber Freight.

How to Sign Up To Be a GoShare Driver

GoShare makes it easy to sign up as a GoShare delivery professional.

The company asks you to fill out a quick five-minute application on this page.

The form asks for the following information.

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Mobile phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Country
  • Zip Code
  • City
  • State

On the next page, you will need to answer the following yes/no questions.

  • Do you have a valid driver’s license?
  • Can you lift 50 pounds?
  • Can you carry a 50-pound load up a flight of stairs?
  • Do you own an Android phone or an iPhone?
  • Have you had any DUI or DWI convictions in the past 7 years?
  • Do you have a felony or violent misdemeanor conviction?
  • Do you own car insurance?

On the next page, GoShare asks you about your vehicle. You’ll need to select the make, model, and vehicle type.

You can also let the company know if you own a dolly, ramp, pallet jack, trailer, lift gate, lumber rack, or furniture dolly. As well, GoShare asks for the following vehicle information.

  • Color
  • Year
  • Registration state
  • License plate number

Finally, review everything you entered on the application before clicking on the green “Submit Application” button.

GoShare Reviews From Drivers

It’s helpful to hear from people that already drive for GoShare to understand what they like about the platform and how much they typically earn.

1. The Cargo Van Man 

In his video review, Cargo Van Man says that the application process is relatively easy.

He didn’t like that it became tedious going through all the paperwork, background check, and clearing the vehicle requirements.

He likes how easy GoShare makes it to get potential jobs in your area.

You’ll receive these job opportunities by push notifications on your phone.

The app shows you the pickup and dropoff details.

You’ll see if a helper will arrive to help you.

Cameron reviewed the gigs he did the day of his video.

One paid about $75.

He drove 30 minutes to the pickup location and 30 minutes to drop off the load.

As we dropped off the load, he immediately accepted another $75 job that took him less than one hour to complete.

He earned about $150 for two hours of work before hitting a three-hour dead zone.

His third gig also paid about $75.

Cameron earned $225 over the six hours.

The three-hour dead zone hurt his ability to earn more.

Two jobs came up on his phone during those three hours.

However, other drivers accepted them before he could.

He stressed that you need to be quick to accept to stay busy.

The previous week, Cameron got two GoShare gigs hauling manufacturing supplies from Phoenix to Los Angeles.

The client reimbursed him for his gas costs.

He cleared $650 each in overall profit driving for those two hauls.

Cameron felt excited to earn $1300 over two days with GoShare.

Cameron is working on getting accepted with two other driver apps with hopes to average $300 to $500 per day consistently.

2. 9Milli GoHard

In this video, you’ll see what it’s like to use a pickup truck to help a customer give away donations.

The woman the San Diego driver helped said he could even dig through the boxes first to see what he might want to keep for himself.

It took over one hour for him to accept the job, pick up the customer’s boxes, and reach the Salvation Army.

While he waited for the Salvation Army to open, he selected items from the boxes to possibly sell online.

He went back to the customer’s home for a second pickup.

The amount of overall work required ended up being more than the GoShare quote.

However, he didn’t mind as he worked with a nice customer.

Unfortunately, the driver went to the wrong dropoff point and lost some time due to that.

He finally made it to the correct storage facility but the facility wasn’t opened yet.

While he waited for the storage location to open, he realized he left an important tarp at the first Salvation Army location.

He drove back to the Salvation Army for his tarp, only to find out a truck already picked up all the boxes and his tarp.

Even with the unfortunate events, the driver made $250 for about two hours of work and felt satisfied with the experience.

Conclusion: Is Driving for GoShare Worth It?

Based on the two video reviews, it appears that driving for GoShare can turn into a decent way to earn extra money for your family.

You won’t get rich but you could make $250 in a few hours if everything goes well.

There are downsides to driving for GoShare.

The three-hour dead zone hurt Cameron’s earnings potential one day.

It’s also important to quickly accept jobs since other drivers receive the same notifications and can grab your potential job opportunities.

However, if you’re looking for a way to make some extra money and don’t mind working with different customers, driving for GoShare could be worth your time.

Wrapping Up

Becoming a GoShare driver is a nice way to make money on your schedule. If you meet a few simple requirements, you can get out on the road making money with minimal effort. Take the time to apply today.

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