HyreCar, the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing and food and package delivery services, is leveraging its expertise, resources, and network in order to help connect and protect America’s unemployed drivers during the COVID-19 crisis.
The company has been working with local job boards to introduce drivers to logistics and delivery companies; building a library of resources to help drivers perform their jobs as safely as possible; and offering higher rebates and covering deposits for driver relief to gig drivers working through HyreCar.
Regardless of whether or not an individual is interested in obtaining a rideshare vehicle, HyreCar is actively pursuing ways to connect unemployed drivers with understaffed logistics and delivery companies. At this time, HyreCar has partnered with the City of Los Angeles via the LAjobsportal to help inform, train, and support current and new drivers for delivery, logistics, and other companies. To help expand this sort of assistance beyond L.A., HyreCar is actively developing partnerships with other organizations, including GoodWill and the State of Georgia.
The need for gig drivers is at an all-time high, and while that brings an economic opportunity to more drivers, it also means greater exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help drivers find the right information to protect themselves, HyreCar is creating an easily accessible content library that features industry experts as well as real-world drivers who are on the road. Drivers can find insights in interviews with industry leaders as well as some of the best-known gig drivers on HyreCar’s YouTube channel; and important information on health, hygiene, and safety is being curated for easy access on the brand’s blog.
Dealing with the unprecedented day-to-day uncertainty that we are all experiencing is physically and emotionally exhausting. This is especially true for gig drivers who are being relied upon more than ever to deliver food, supplies, medicine, and more.
To help show their appreciation and respect for the gig drivers who are sourcing their vehicles through HyreCar, the company is offering higher-than-normal relief rebates.
“Our platform has been a calm port in the storm for a lot of our driver and vehicle owner partners,'' Joe Furnari, CEO of HyreCar, said in a statement. “Our communities and nation need gig rental services more than ever and our internal teams have answered the call of duty. I’m proud that we’re able to help on the front lines, providing hope for so many people in these trying times.”