Obviously, we all have heard of both Uber and Lyft but are these the only players? There have been companies like Juno, who have tried and failed to find a place in the market – but that doesn’t mean you need to stick with Uber or Lyft as the only options.
SpotOn has been around for a few years with service in the 5 boroughs of New York City. They are going after riders who wish to ride with their pets or even have their pet transported to a vet or grooming appointment on their own. Their rides are typically scheduled in advance so as a driver, you have the ability to plan your day around your assigned rides. They offer driver pay higher than both Uber and Lyft and have plans for expansion to other cities in the US.
HopSkipDrive is another rideshare company that has been around since 2015. They offer service in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Colorado, Washington, D.C. and they too have plans for further expansion. They provide parents with a safe way to transport their children by themselves. All rides are scheduled by the parent and all drivers go through an extensive vetting process for safety. HopSkip Drive has partnered with many schools districts and counties to provide a safe alternative transportation for kids.
Wingz has also been around for several years and operates in 16 metropolitan areas throughout the US. They offer scheduled flat rate riders as well as delivery and errand trips for the customers. Users have the ability to select a favorite driver or errand person creating an advantage for both their customers and drivers alike. Drivers may find their cancellation policy very attractive as the driver receives the full fare if the scheduled ride is canceled with less than a two hour notice!
If you are looking for an alternative rideshare company, you do have choices and there are new ones popping up all the time.
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