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Planning a move? The startup GoShare connects people or businesses with a truck or van owner in a sharing service new to Orange County.
San Diego-based company works something like Uber, only it moves things instead of people. GoShare enlists hundreds of delivery professionals with a truck who can pick up and move items within 30 minutes of receiving an initial request through its mobile app.
The truck driver then transports the cargo and offers help loading and assembling goods.
GoShare connects people with a truck or van owner.(Photo courtesy of GoShare “We’re like the Uber for trucks,” said Shaun Savage, the company’s chief executive and founder. He created the company in 2014.
Prices start at 99 cents a minute for a small truck with one helper. There is a minimum fee of$39.99. Users can request multiple delivery professionals. Moving a few items would come out to $60 to $80, Savage said.
Many customers, he said, are businesses — an interior designer, for example, using the service to transport goods.
GoShare plans to connect with hundreds of drivers in Orange County this year, Savage said.
To get hired on as a contract driver, applicants must pass an online test, vehicle inspection and a background check. Applications can be completed at goshare.co/drivers. All vehicles must be model year 2001 or newer. The delivery professionals can earn $47 to $62 per hour depending on the type of vehicle they own.
“We think it’s really great for the community at large,” Savage said. “It creates a lot of jobs for people. It’s a really good, flexible way to make money on your time. From a customer side, if you’re a business and you’re relying on a third party delivery services who might take three to five days and charge hundreds of dollars, GoShare is a great alternative. It’s a lot cheaper and we deliver things same day.”
GoShare is already at work in Los Angeles, San Diego, New Jersey, and Atlanta. It has an office in Irvine at the EvoNexus incubator.
Ridesharing startups are on a tear. PwC predicts five main sharing economy sectors, with transportation the largest, will generate worldwide revenues of $335 billion by 2025.