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March 12, 2018

10 Ride Sharing Companies that Can Ease Your Work Trip

Ride sharing can be a relief to people who don’t want to ride their own vehicles to work. There are various companies that strive to provide a service that lets you share a ride with other people who are going to the same place as you are.

 

Many of these companies have become a household name and is familiar with a lot of people who are using this service. The advantage behind sharing rides is that it will develop communities that trust each other more.

 

Ride sharing, car sharing and car pooling have become a simple and efficient way to achieving this.

You are already introduced to various companies that enable ride sharing or car pooling. Ride sharing is not just economic it is also convenient.

 

It can also be an arrangement between a group of vehicle owners to take drives in turn to drive their children to and fro from a particular place. More than one person sharing a ride is the main aim for car pooling.

 

The stress involved in driving through traffic can be reduced as each person can take turns to ride their cars to work or school.

 

Listed here are 15 ride sharing companies that can ease your trip to your workplace.

 

The advantages of car pooling are that it saves fuel and money, causes lesser pollution, reduces traffic, reduces the stress of driving, you get to make new friends, is more convenient and is safer.

 

1. Shared EV Fleet 

 

A company based in New Jersey is figuring out how to employ charging stations and manage their fleet of electric vehicles. As a car sharing service of the future it is first of its kind and promises a brighter eco friendly future.

 

The company that is into it is the Princeton power systems which has unveiled a plug in EV fleet at Los Angeles. There is an added advantage of using electric vehicles. It reduces pollution and saves on fuel.

 

2. Car2Go 

 

This is mostly used in the cities in Europe and North America. This service is used by people who register with Car2Go to receive a card by mail. For this one has to register online to the service.

 

There is one time fee of 35 dollars along with that it is charged for the time you spend in the car. It is a fleet of eco-friendly smart cars that can be accessed with the card you receive by mail.

 

You can check the availability of a car by swiping the card on the card reader on the windshield.

 

You can follow the instruction on the computer screen once you hold the member card on the card reader and wait to unlock the card.

 

3. Zimride 

 

These ride payouts are made through PayPal. This ride sharing is done by enterprise rent a car.

 

People going to the same destinations are connected by using social media networking. Zimride also has other features like similar music interests, hobbies and a lot more before signing up to offer a ride or ask for one.

 

This is a rather interesting site to someone who likes to add pep to your ride.

 

4. JustShareIt

 

In this website you need to register with a valid license and a credit card. One can either use their website or the app.

 

It is an hourly rental service for vans, cars, trucks etc. With this application you can rent vehicles whenever that you are travelling.

 

Be it work or for leisure. Also these are available at your neighbourhood. Another advantage of this service is that it has insurance too. There is an on demand app and an express version.

 

5. Getaround

 

This is one popular peer to peer car rental and sharing services. There are also options for daily and hourly rental rates which you can make use according to your convenience.

 

However insurance is not covered in the cost. It is a social car sharing in which you can search for nearby cars and enter your license number and credit card details to book the car.

 

In case you have a car you want to give for rent you can use this application to make some money too.

 

6. JoyRide 

 

This company has recently launched an app and is available in the Bay area and also in many other cities in the United States.

 

Through this app you can share the ride expenses with whoever is riding with you or you are riding with. Another bright feature of this application is that ifs you have an extra seat while going for a trip you can list it on the website and interested people will join you.

 

7. SideCar

 

Sidecar is a service that is based in San Fransisco and is now available in 10 of the cities in United States. Drivers fix the price themselves and this is much cheaper than many other companies.

 

The payment is done using the application. The rides are GPS tracked and the drivers are pre screened. Another added advantage is that it is covered by insurance.

 

All the vehicles were made in the year 2000. Sidecar involves finding another person who is headed in the same direction as you are and who us near to you. This ride sharing service is getting more and more popular.

 

It's been reported that SideCar has it has shutdown their services and General Motors has acquired the company's assets, intellectual property, and 20 other employees. 

 

8. BlaBlaCar 

 

Through this application you can simply enter your arrival and departure destinations at the approximate time and choose a driver that is headed your way.

 

Yes, you can contact them over the phone or send in a text message to book your seat. Appear at the meeting place and share your ride.

 

But this ride isn't for hire if you haven't noted. This company is a ride sharing service in the UK and connect drivers that have a spare seat with people looking for a ride. BlaBla Car is from the United Kingdom.

 

9. Turo

 

Formerly known as Relay Rides, Turo is a cart rental service where car owners can rent out their own vehicles. They can also set their own prices. This is a peer to peer car sharing market place.

 

How the application works is that they notify car owners in case someone needs their car. The owner has complete control over who to give the car. The car has its own insurance.

 

This is of use to people who need a ride to the airports. You can use the car and just leave it there.

 

10. Carma

 

This is a carpooling service in San Fransisco, Texas, Bergen and Austin. The application begins logging your journey once you start it. It happens once you get in the car that you are sharing.

 

The driver is paid once you hit the end trip. The comapany aims to target the work trip commutes that are made by people.

 

Conclusion

 

Carpooling is an arrangement between a group of vehicle owners to take drives in turn to and fro from a particular place.

 

More than one person sharing a ride is the main aim for car pooling. It has a lot of advantages and as it saves a lot of fuel and helps to decrease pollution.

 

Moreover if everyone starts to make use of car pooling there will be a significant decrease in the traffic when compared to everyone taking out their car out for a ride.