As gig drivers, you are aware of what rideshare and delivery vehicles can do to the environment. While drivers help make cities more livable by conveniently delivering people and goods around them, we all know there’s more we need to do. Congestion and extra pollution create serious problems in our already overcrowded urban centers and suburban areas.
A study conducted by researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University in September 2021, cited in Green Car Reports, found the “deadhead” time drivers spend alone, without a passenger or a delivery on board, has a big, and bad, impact on the environment. Deadhead mileage increased fuel consumption and emissions by about 20 percent, according to the study.
On top of that, the social costs (such as noise, traffic congestion, and crashes) increased by 60 percent. Taking all of this into account, we can easily see that the gig driving business needs to clean up its act when it comes to its impact on the environment.
Along with environmental issues, driving for the big rideshare and delivery companies also make it hard to get ahead financially. Company take rates seem to be going up all the time, while expenses, such as cost of gas and insurance, means drivers take home even less pay than before. There has to be a better way, right?
In this blog post, we’ll show you that you can take on an eco-friendly (and earnings friendly) gig — one that actually makes positive contributions to the well-being of the environment while also paying you well. Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Renewable Delivery, what it is and how it works
- Learn about GoFor and why you would feel proud to drive for them
- Grow your business and build out your own GoFor fleet
- What it takes to be a GoFor delivery driver and what you get
Renewable Delivery: How it works and what it is
A greener future means being more conscious about the resources we use and the contributions we make toward a cleaner environment. Renewable Delivery is a new and effective way to do this — and GoFor Delivers is a new last mile delivery service that is making this happen.
GoFor is fully committed to renewable, last mile delivery. As the company says to its customers, their Renewable Delivery model is “… reinventing delivery services to bring lower costs and a lower carbon footprint to your last mile.” This is accomplished through optimizing delivery routes, promoting the use of electric vehicles, and offering sustainable packaging.
The unshakable devotion to improving the environment is what drives GoFor – first is the reduction of carbon emissions through its Carbon Offset Program. The company works to make cities more livable by removing carbon from the atmosphere through its interest in green agriculture, establishing forests (afforestation), and direct air capture.
Second is through its future vision of bringing EVs to market. GoFor plans to convert half of its fleet to EVs in the future as part of its mission to be sustainable.
GoFor uses technology to improve the environment in more ways than one. State-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) programming drives the company’s logistics system as well as the driver app. When delivery routes are optimized to ensure less energy is used, the result is fewer emissions and more effective trips for their drivers. Time is money after all.
Customers like GoFor’s logistics system even more because their AI route optimization saves delivery time — so they don’t wait as long for packages and materials to get to them.
There are other reasons why Renewable Delivery is great for delivery customers and the environment in general; but what makes these new ideas, and a company like GoFor, such a great deal for drivers?
GoFor lets you deliver good while earning better
GoFor drivers handle deliveries of large packages, building materials, and more. Your delivery work will connect businesses across North America, using a last mile delivery model that is kinder to the environment with every mile driven.
You’ll still set your own schedule and have control of your life, just as you do with most other delivery services, but with GoFor you’ll build a business you’re proud of as you help cut expenses for your customers and reduce emissions for your city.
GoFor offers drivers great earning opportunities as well. On average, GoFor pays 191 percent more per mile than the largest driving platform. How does this break down for drivers?
Car, SUV, and minivan drivers could make as much as $477 per week. If you drive a cargo van or pickup truck, you could earn $982 per week. And because GoFor wants to help you make even more, the company has a built-in driver development program to help you be as successful as you want to be.
With the GoFor Driver Wellness Program, you’ll know how well you’re performing. Monthly updates, stats, and regular check-ins from your local team will help you track your progress and identify areas where you can make improvements. This kind of feedback and support will help you increase your earnings even more. You’ll also cash in on seasonal challenges and rewards for adding extra touches, such as great “proof of delivery” photos and more.
If you drive or want to drive an electric vehicle – even better! You can save money on fuel and keep carbon-based emissions out of the environment. GoFor will even give you even more incentives when you go electric with them. If you already own an EV, you’ll earn a $500 bonus right away. If you don’t have one yet but want to upgrade to an EV, GoFor is in the process of developing programs that will help drivers make the move.
Grow your business: Build out your own fleet
A particularly exciting aspect of the business end of delivering for GoFor is the company’s desire to help drivers build their own fleet business. The people behind GoFor realize that you want more than merely delivering for a big company without any chance for advancement, promotion, or increase in pay.
That’s why GoFor gives you the support you need to build your own fleet. As a GoFleet fleet operator, you’ll gain access to preferred routes, pilot programs, vehicle wrap programs, and more. You can round up friends and fellow drivers to work for your own GoFor fleet and watch your earnings soar.
Once you get your own fleet going, you can spend fewer hours behind the wheel and more time recruiting drivers, managing your business, and strategizing your growth trajectory. GoFor believes that your success is their success. Building out your own fleet with the help of GoFor can be a life-changing and financially fulfilling opportunity.
What it takes to be a GoFor delivery driver, and what you get
Before you move on to creating your own fleet, you’ll need to get started with GoFor. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Be age 23 or older
- Own your own vehicle (car, SUV, minivan, pickup truck, or cargo van)
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Have a smartphone and data plan
- Pass a background check
- Be able to lift up to 100 lbs.
You’ll work for a company that puts the priority on fast delivery of materials and large packages, but even more focus on customer service and the environment. Your professionalism and the way you care for your GoFor customers will be greatly rewarded.
If you’re still wondering why you should work for GoFor, here’s what you have to look forward to:
- Flexible hours: You choose the hours you want to work, just like other delivery services
- Uncapped earning potential: Reach your financial goals and feel good about how you get there
- Friendly support: Support for GoFor delivery drivers reaches beyond the arena of mere problem solving, including GoFor’s Driver Wellness Program
- Cargo Insurance included: No worries about covering the cargo you’ll carry; GoFor insures it for you
- Weekly payouts: You’ll be paid weekly through GoFor’s state-of-the-art driver app every week
The bottom line: Driving with GoFor will clear your conscience about your driving gig’s impact on the environment, while also helping you make more money with a company that cares for their drivers. So, are you ready to “GoFor” a new gig with a fresh (air) approach to delivery?