Drivers, time to get your side hustle on — and upgrade your ride at the same time. We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with General Motors’ Maven Gig, which will now be offering sharing economy drivers access to new vehicles, as well as Roadie services through their one-stop platform for driving gigs. The service is currently available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Detroit, Baltimore, Boston, Washington D.C. and Phoenix.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Maven on this exciting next evolution in the Gig economy. Whether Maven customers are looking for a side hustle or want to make gas money on their next road trip, Roadie drivers share two things in common: an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of adventure.”
Marc Gorlin, Founder and CEO of Roadie
Rise of the Gig Economy
The economy is changing and offering new ways for people to make money outside of the traditional 9-5 work day. In fact, by 2020 an estimated 43 percent of the U.S. workforce will be made up of workers who freelance.
Maven Gig is enabling freelancers to earn income through multiple sources. Maven is a smart, innovative platform transforming the future of shared mobility.
Julia Steyn, Vice President, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven
Across town and across the country, Roadie drivers deliver thousands of packages every month. Roadie’s model enables efficient, low cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking with cash, roadside discounts and tax write-offs.
Maven’s other gig economy partners include GrubHub, which helps you find and order food from wherever you are, and Instacart, which allows you to order fresh groceries online and have them delivered to your doorstep in as little as one hour.
Shared Commitment to Sustainability
Not only is Roadie a smart solution to save on shipping costs, but we’re also a more sustainable way to ship. By tapping into the more than one billion square feet of un-used space in cars already on the road, Roadie creates efficient, sustainable shipping lanes for everything from donuts to dressers to dogs.
Maven shares our commitment to sustainability, which is just another reason this partnership made sense. In March, Maven became the first and only program to offer the Chevrolet Bolt EV with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles for both car-sharing and ridesharing applications.