These days, rideshare drivers have options.
We no longer need to choose between just Uber and Lyft as there are companies like Veyo that give drivers the option to maximize their day time earnings by driving Medicaid and Medicare patients.
In today’s blog post, we’re going to take a deeper dive into Veyo to understand the benefits of this TNC and how it differs from the rideshare giants.
Let’s dig in.
What is Veyo all about and how are they different?
Veyo partners with rideshare drivers to provide Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) for Medicaid and Medicare members in the Phoenix, Tucson, Orange County, and Connecticut markets.
They’ve been helping people get to and from their health appointments for the last three and a half years and their rideshare drivers, which they call Independent Driver-Providers or IDPs, have completed over seven million trips in those three and a half years.
Who would you be driving and where?
Veyo passengers are Medicaid and Medicare members who are going to a variety of appointments, from dialysis to annual check-ups. Your passengers may have a wheelchair or special piece of equipment like an oxygen tank, but they’ll be able to walk and enter your vehicle, they just might need a bit of help from you to get in and out of the vehicle.
What are the Requirements to Drive for Veyo?
Because Veyo drivers are transporting Medicaid and Medicare members, they have a few more requirements for onboarding, including a drug screen and a background check and also require Veyo drivers to be CPR and First Aid certified – which is offered for free in the Veyo offices.
Where is Veyo available?
Currently, Veyo is looking for drivers in Orange County, California; Connecticut; and Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, and they’reis expanding rapidly. So if you’re not in one of those markets, it would be a good idea to sign up so you are on the waiting list.
How much commission does Veyo take?
While it takes a little longer to become a Veyo driver, they do offer a higher pay rate than most of theirour competitors AND they don’t take any fees out of the rates, which means you keep everything you make.
Veyo also offers quarterly driver events with free food, giveaways, and a chance to share your feedback with the team.
What are drivers saying about Veyo?
The Veyo team recently sat down with a few of their drivers in Phoenix to learn a little bit more about their experiences driving with Veyo.
Most of the drivers had previously worked for other ridesharing companies, and several still worked for them when they weren’t driving with Veyo.
Out of the ten drivers, they’d been driving with Veyo for an average of eight months, and they drive with Veyo around 30 hours a week.
What’s your favorite thing about driving with Veyo?
“Better pay than the other options and I believe we really help the people who need it. It’s always nice to feel like you’ve really helped someone at the end of the day. I love to talk to people, so I enjoy hearing all the stories from the people I drive. They’re usually really happy to be getting a ride and they make you feel great.”
What hours do you usually drive with Veyo?
“I like to wake up early so I drive in the mornings starting at 5:30. It’s a good job to do as your own boss because I can start and stop whenever I want. I’ve already recommended six people to work with Veyo and they’re all driving too. I got a referral reward from all of them, which is great!”
What about the CPR training? It sounds difficult?
“I was a little worried about having to do the CPR training, but it was actually great. I didn’t have to pay for the training and it was pretty easy to do. I haven’t had to use it yet, but I also have three grandkids, so I’m glad I have it!”
How is it different than your other rideshare options?
“When I take Veyo trips, I’m taking people to their doctor appointments or a hospital. It is a different type of passenger that I get on other apps, but I’ve found most of them to be really friendly. The passengers I transport add value to my life and it’s nice to know I’m helping them.”
Would you recommend driving with Veyo?
“Definitely! I enjoy helping people and I feel like this service is very important to these people. I’ve told several friends about Veyo and they’re going to start driving too.”
Interested in driving for Veyo?
Interested in driving for Veyo? Learn more and sign up for Veyo with this link!