World’s Most Famous Pickup Trucks

By on December 13, 2018 in Trucks

Lights, camera, action! These stars are ready for their close up. Hollywood is full of famous actors and actresses, but sometimes it’s the vehicle that really steals the scene. While they may not get a star on the walk of fame, these movie and television pickup trucks left their mark on hollywood and our hearts.

Take This Job And Shove It: Bigfoot (Modified Ford F Series)
Bigfoot is regarded as the original monster truck. Build in 1975 and debuted in 1979, the original Bigfoot was built using a 1974 F-250 four wheel drive. In 1981, the truck’s builder Bob Chandler got permission from a local farmer to place two broken down cars in his field and videotape Bigfoot driving over them. The popular video led to public demonstrations. And, Bigfoot was cast in it’s first of several movies, Take This Job And Shove It. Bigfoot remains popular today, with Bigfoot 21 still competing in active racing.

Hooper: 1978 GMC 4×4 K15
Nothing takes you back to the late ’70s and early ’80s like a boxy, square-bodied pickup truck. And, one of the most famous trucks from this era was the red GMC driven by Burt Reynolds in Hooper. The filming used two versions of this truck. One that was customized with a chrome roll bar, KC lights and custom pinstriping. A second, modified clone was built with a reversed body for the scene where the pickup is driven backwards down the Pacific Coast Highway.

The Cannonball Run: 1980 GMC 3500 Indy Hauler
There are many vehicles to love in this comedy about a cross-country race. Car lovers may be excited by the appearances of a Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Aston Martin. But, the true show stealer is the GMC Indy Hauler pickup that jumps a train.

The Expendables: 1955 Ford F100
Sylvester Stallone assembled the “toughest crew of the century” for this action-packed blockbuster. And, the customized 1955 Ford F100 is no exception. Built to Stallone’s specifications by West Coast Customs, the truck features lowered suspension and four wheel disc brakes. Three trucks were built for the filming, one for close-up shots and two stunt trucks for the more destructive chase scenes.

The Bridges of Madison County: 1960 GMC 1500 Wideside
There’s no doubt about it. Clint Eastwood loves trucks. In Gran Torino he drove a 1972 Ford F-100. In Every Which Way But Loose he had a classic 1955 Chevrolet 3100. But, perhaps his most famous truck is the 1960 GMC 1500 Wideside from The Bridges Over Madison County. This movie featured additional classic pickups including a 1959 Chevy Apache and 1951 Ford F1. For a sappy love story, it’s a pickup truck lovers dream.

Walker, Texas Ranger: 1995 Dodge Ram 1500
Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris, uses martial arts to take down lawbreakers? Well, you know there is only one vehicle tough enough for a man like that to drive. Norris’ character chased down crooks and even out drove helicopter rocket attacks.

Twister: 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Club Cab SLT
A movie about professional storm chasers was bound to feature a rough and ready pickup truck. The 1995 Dodge Ram does not disappoint,surviving giant hail, a flying semi-truck full of fuel, being battered by trees and debris, and driving through an explosion of fire. When watching the movie, be on the lookout for the 1982 Jeep Pickup Honcho Townside as well.

Storm Chasers: 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Dual-Rear-Wheel 4×4
The pickup in the movie Twister only had to survive Hollywood effects. But, this Dodge Ram must survive true high-speed tornado winds with the real life storm chasers on the Discovery Channel. This tank-like pickup has been heavily modified with a new steel frame, and welded steel plates.

The Beverly Hillbillies: 1921 Oldsmobile Model 46 Truck
There are classic trucks and then there are classic trucks. After finding crude oil on their property, the Clampett’s head out to Beverly Hills on their 1921 Oldsmobile roadster, featuring a customer flatbed on the back. It’s the perfect place to carry Granny’s rocking chair. George Barris, who also created the Batmobile, built five of these trucks for the series.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: 1963 Dodge D-200 Crew Cab Sweptline
The classic 1963 Dodge pickup that terrorizes Clark Griswold during their drive to cut down the perfect family Christmas tree was also used as Kurt Russell’s work truck in the movie Overboard. From it’s rusty, blue body and “Dog on Duty” plates, this is the classic rusty, ol’ country pickup.

Back to the Future: 1985 Toyota SR5 Xtra Cab 4×4
Sure, the DeLorean gets a lot of screen time in this 1980s classic. But, Marty McFly’s 1985 Toyota SR5 Xtra Cab 4×4 is a dream vehicle for pickup truck lovers. With a lifted suspension, tube bumpers, roll bar and KC lights, there’s no doubt McFly’s truck was fly.

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How to Reduce Stress When Moving

By on December 11, 2018 in Moving, Tips

Moving ranks as one of the top most stressful events in a person’s life. And, most of us will move more than once. According the the US Census, the average American moves 11 times in their lifetime. That’s 11 times more stress than you need or want in your life. And, last minute moves can add even more stress to the event. So, if you are facing a stressful move, take a few moments to review the following tips and tricks to reducing moving stress.

Set aside more time than you think you need.

Whether you are hiring full-service movers or doing everything yourself, moving takes time. Hiring moving companies, packing boxes, cleaning the house, making arrangements to buy or rent your next home… moving is a time consuming process. Feeling like you are running behind will add to your stress. Give yourself even more time than you think you need (you’ll probably find that you really needed all that extra time after all).

Start Early

Even if your move is weeks away, start marking tasks off your checklist early. The more you leave to the end, the more stressed you will be. Start interviewing and hiring moving companies, or packing away items you won’t need until after the move. Clean out closets and donate or sell what you aren’t taking with you. You’ll be thanking yourself when crunch time hits.

Get Organized

Create a plan and get organized. Set reasonable deadlines and goals. Organize, sort and label your moving supplies. Decide on your labeling system so the contents are clear when your pack and unpack boxes. Taking the time do these things upfront will make the work easier and help you avoid the stress of lost items and missed steps.

Start Small

If you feel overwhelmed, start small. The little things will lead up to big things. And, making progress, even if it’s just a small amount, will help propel you forward and ease your stress. So, make a phone call, pack up a drawer, or drive a box of old clothes to the Good Will. You are on your way already!

Ask for Help

If you are feeling stressed, ask for help. Perhaps a friend or neighbor can watch the kids while you get some work done. Maybe your bestie is up for a packing party. Or, maybe you just need a friend to meet up for lunch and take you mind off the move for a little while. And, be sure to return the favor when it’s their turn to move by being available to help or lend a listening ear.

No matter how carefully you plan or diligently you check tasks off you list, moving is stressful. Stress is a natural response to difficult circumstances, and it’s okay if you feel a bit frazzled. When you are feeling on edge, recognize where that feeling is coming from. And, if you can, take breaks. Go grab a meal, call a friend on the phone, take a walk, and then you’ll be more ready to focus again.

Moving locally? Perhaps GoShare can help relief some moving stress. GoShare can help! Our network of moving professionals are only a tap away. Download the app or get a quote online to connect with a local professional that is licensed, insured, and background check. With more affordable rates than traditional moving companies, GoShare may be the moving help you’ve been waiting for.

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The Wrong Way to Transport a Mattress

By on December 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Whether you are buying a new mattress or disposing of an old one, you will be met with the challenge of how to transport this large and bulky item. Even small twin mattresses are too large to put inside most passenger vehicles. Faced with this challenge, some people get resourceful and even creative with their moving solutions. However, incorrectly secured mattresses can cause major safety issues, as well as damage your vehicle.

Follow these tips on what not to do when transporting a mattress to avoid any injuries, accidents, or damage when moving your mattress.

Don’t Tie the Mattress to Your Car’s Roof

Is it safe to tie a mattress to the roof of your car? This creative solution is a go-to for many do-it-yourselfers. But, it’s also risky and could have unforeseen consequences. Don’t tie a mattress directly to the roof of your car. Securing the mattress by running a rope or twine through the windows or doors of your car can result in broken door seals and warped window frames. It can cost up to $1,500 to fix this damage. The safest way to use this method is with a roof rack.

Don’t Bend Your Mattress

Folding or bending the mattress can break the springs and filling, causing irreparable damage to your new purchase. New foam mattresses are able to bounce back better than traditional spring mattresses, so keep this in mind as you choose your transportation method. Some foam mattresses may be folded to fit in the back of large SUVs or vans, but this should not be attempted with other mattress types. If you do fold a mattress in the back of your vehicle, make sure it doesn’t obscure the drivers’ vision out of any windows, as this is a safety violation and can lead to a ticket. If you use a roof method, the mattress can also be bent as a result of the force exerted on it by the wind when you are driving. Below are two extreme example of how this bending can be caused by loose ties or failing to secure the mattress at multiple points.


Don’t Leave your Mattress Unprotected

Prior to moving your mattress, purchase a plastic bag or cover to protect it during the move. These bags are relatively inexpensive and protect your mattress from becoming soiled or torn. See these inexpensive bags on Amazon as an example.

Don’t Use Rope or Twine

If you do secure your mattress to a roof rack, or safely in the bed of a truck, strap it down with ratcheting straps. Mattresses are large, bulky, and can pick up resistance from the wind. This will stress any knot, no matter how securely tied. Ratcheting straps are much less likely to fail when moving a bulky item like a mattress. Prior to starting your journey, do a few gentle brake tests in the parking lot to make sure the mattress doesn’t shift or become loose. Secure the mattress at least three points, the front, middle and end.

Avoid Overhang

If you’ve attached the mattress to your roof rack, make sure to avoid any overhang that might obscure the driver’s vision. Never use bungee cords. In most states, drivers are required to have clear vision through all windows of the vehicle. If the mattress hangs down in the back or over the windshield, you may be violating state law and could receive an expensive fine. Worse, you may get in an accident because of impaired visibility.

Don’t Drive on Highways

Stick to backroads when driving. Highway speeds can test even the most secured of cargo. The high speeds can cause the wind to catch under your mattress, pulling it against the bindings and potentially damaging the item. If your mattress comes loose at highway speeds, not only will it destroy the mattress, it could lead to a crash. In the last four years, 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths occurred as a result of dangerous debris on roadways. Mattresses are one of the culprits behind this statistic, leading to real and serious injuries. As a rule of thumb, drive like your family is in the car behind you.

Want a safe solution? GoShare’s delivery pros have large pickup trucks and box trucks that can safely transport your mattress without incident. Better yet, they’ll do all the heavy lifting. Simply tell them where you want your new mattress to go.

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Tips for Moving on a Budget

By on December 6, 2018 in Moving, Tips

Moving can be expensive! The American Moving and Storage Associate estimates that the average cost of an out-of-state move is $4,300. The estimate an in-state move to cost about $2,300. Perhaps this is one of the many reasons why moving ranks near the top of life’s most stressful events.

If you are moving on a budget, there are some tips and tricks that can help save you money. If you are able to take some of these simple steps, your move will be less expensive and less stressful.

Tips to Moving on a Budget:

    • Downsize: Reduce the overall weight of your move by getting rid of things you just don’t need anymore. While it may be hard to let go, remember, it’s one less box to unpack at the end. If you have books you rarely read, DVDs you don’t watch, and kitchen gadgets you don’t use, now is the time to sell or donate them. Not only does cleaning out your closets save you money, it will also feel cathartic and freeing.
    • Stockpile Boxes: If you have a move coming up, start stockpiling boxes. Ask your friends and take home the empty boxes from work. Boxes can cost $1-$3, depending on their size. And, you are going to need a lot of them. The more you can get for free, the better off your budget will be.
    • Get Creative: To keep your items from breaking, you’ll want to use plenty of padding and packing materials. But, this doesn’t always have to be bubble wrap. Consider using your towels, blankets, sheets, and even clothing as padding for breakable items. You would just need to pack those items anyway. This saves on the cost of backing material, and gives you less to throw in a landfill when you are through.
    • Write It Off: Not everyone will qualify for a tax credit from their move, but it’s worth checking. If your move was job related and at least fifty miles, you could qualify.
    • Enlist Your Friends: It’s time to call in some favors. Instead of paying movers to pack your things, invite your besties over for a cleaning and packing party. Offer pizza and, if you must, remind them of that time you got them out of a jam.
    • Shop Around: Check out different moving options to see what the best fit for you. See our article here to learn more about the average cost of full-service, pod, and rent-a-truck movers.

While moving can be stressful, following these tips can help you save money and stay on budget.

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How to Throw Out an Old Mattress

By on December 5, 2018 in Moving, Tips

Is your old mattress getting lumpy and uncomfortable? Most mattresses last about ten years. Beyond that, they may fail to properly support you during slumber, which can affect your sleep quality.

If you are ready to send your old mattress to its final resting place, there are a few things you should consider. See our tips below to find out the proper way to dispose of your old mattress.

How to Throw Away a MatTress

Talk to Your Retailer

Buying a new mattress to replace the old? Many local retailers support mattress recycling programs and can haul away your old mattress. In California, it’s required by law for retailers to offer you this program. If you purchase your mattress online you may be unable to benefit from this type of support. Read below for additional options.

Check if Recycling is Available

Some communities support mattress recycling. California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island offer free drop-off at Bye Bye Mattress recycling facilities and collection sites. Other localities may have independent recyclers that will accept donated mattresses. Over 80% of a mattress can be recycled, so this is a great option if you can find a local option. If you need help transporting your mattress to one of these facilities, consider an on-demand hauling option such as GoShare. GoShare connects you with local truck and cargo van owners. They can arrive in under an hour to haul away your mattress.

Local Trash Pickup

Many curbside pickups won’t cover a large, bulky item like a mattress. Contact your contracted waste management company prior to setting a mattress out on the curb. Some waste management services offer a once-a-month heavy trash day on which you may be able to set out large items. Prior to setting you mattress out curbside, wrap the mattress in plastic. Many waste management authorities require mattresses to be covered prior to disposal for sanitation reasons. You can purchase mattress disposal bags at local home improvement, moving supply stores, and online (such as these inexpensive bags on Amazon).

Landfill or Dump

If you are unable to find a recycling facility, and there is no pickup option, you may have to take your mattress to the dump or landfill. These facilities will generally charge a small fee, often between $20 – $45, to drop off the item. GoShare is able to assist with junk hauling. The delivery pro will drop off your item and add the receipt from the facility to the final bill.

Common Mattress Disposal Mistakes

In addition to the tips above, make sure to avoid these common mistakes below. These common mattress disposal mistakes can lead to fines or vehicle damage.

Never Illegally Dump Your Mattress

Never illegally dump your mattress on the street, in an alley, or even in a dumpster. It’s not just an eyesore, it’s illegal. Further, illegally dumped mattresses are a breeding ground for rodents and pests. Imposed penalties for illegal dumping include fines up to $10,000, vehicle seizure, and incarceration.

Don’t Tie a Mattress to the Top of Your Car

Tying a mattress to the roof of your vehicle may be more complicated and risky than you realize. If you don’t have a roof rack, do not attempt to secure the mattress by pulling the rope through open windows or a closed car door. This can break door seals, warp window frames and cause up to $1,500 in damage to your vehicle. If you are using a truck or a vehicle with a roof rack, make sure the mattress is securely tied down with ratcheting straps. Avoid highways and stick to backroads to help avoid stress on your tie-down job. A mattress dislodged at high speeds can cause crashes that lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. When in doubt, hire a professional like GoShare to take care of the disposal.

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10 Things that will Ruin a Pickup Truck’s Resale Value

By on December 4, 2018 in Tips, Trucks

According to Kelley Blue Book, pickup trucks and SUVs retain the strongest resale values of any vehicle type. Many retain up to half their original value after five years of ownership. This strong resale value is attributed to the durable construction that makes these vehicles workhorses for 200,000 miles and more.

However, this strong resale value is not guaranteed. Poor maintenance and unpopular modifications can ruin a truck’s resale value. If you are considering selling your truck and upgrading to a new model, avoid these mistakes that destroy the resale value of your pickup.

Mistake #1: Buying a Discounted Brand

Before purchasing your pickup truck, be considerate of the overall brand value in the marketplace. The better reputation a brand has, the more likely your truck will retain its strong resale value. If you opt to buy a lesser known brand or a discounted model, expect to see a lower resale value down the road. To see our list of best pickup trucks for resale value, click here.

Mistake #2: Not Upgrading to All Wheel Drive

Pickup trucks are expected to be workhorses. Having all-wheel drive on a used pickup truck will add a few thousand dollars over similar models without this feature. This is especially the case in markets where seasonal winter weather makes all-wheel drive an important safety feature.

Mistake #3: Aftermarket Upgrades

While certain upgrades, like a roof rack, could increase your truck’s value, most don’t have much of an effect. Odds are that your upgraded stereo system or chromed wheels won’t add any value to your vehicle in the listing. Buyers often worry about premature wear and tear caused by these upgrades and the additional cost of upkeep. Worse, if an upgrade alters the warranty and factor coverage, it could tank your resale value. Steer clear of any upgrades that alter the powertrain or safety equipment.

Mistake #4: Overdoing it on Tech

Used vehicle buyers are more frugal than most, and won’t shell out extra cash for the “latest and greatest” tech in their pickup truck. And, since it’s a used vehicle, most of that technology is several years out of date by the point it hits the market, which can make it more of a hinderance than help. The two pickup trucks with the strongest resell value, the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra, are famously simple and light on the in-cabin technology upgrades.

Mistake #5: Scratched and Dented Exterior

Your mama may have told you to never judge a book by its cover, but used vehicle buyers will regard every scratch and dent with prejudice. Keep your car looking as great as it runs with frequent washing and waxing. Touch up any scratches and fix any dents before listing. Another quick tip? Peel off any bumper stickers before trying to sell your pickup.

Mistake #6: Smoking in Your Pickup

Buyers aren’t just looking for a clean, well-kept vehicle. It should smell nice too. If you are a smoker, eat in your car, or transport pets, have the interior of the car detailed before listing. Also consider purchasing new, inexpensive floor mats to replace any worn or stained factory mats. For difficult smells, like cigarette smoke, even with detailing you may find the smell lingers for sensitive noses, and the value of your pickup depreciates.

Mistake #7: Losing Your Paperwork

Replaced the tires? Consistent oil changes? Keep that paperwork. The value of your vehicle increases if you can take the guesswork out of the truck’s history. If you can prove your truck is in perfect running condition, you’ll be able to command a higher price.

Mistake #8: Having High Mileage

The higher the mileage, the lower the truck’s resale value, it’s as simple as that. Even if the truck’s cosmetically perfect, high mileage will lead to fewer interested buyers.

Mistake #9 Jacking Up Your Truck

Lifting the suspension on your pick up truck puts stress on the drivelines components and robs the vehicle of horsepower. And, while it might be fun for driving through the mud, it is not practical for everyday driving and puts the center of gravity dangerously high for offroading. This expensive upgrade will destroy the resale value of your truck.

Mistake #10: Bright Paint Jobs

It may be easy to find a bright yellow pickup in the parking lot, but it’s harder to sell one in the resale market. Loud, unusual, and bright colors are less popular in the used vehicle market. Picking a more generic color, like silver, red, or black will ensure a few extra dollars of resale value.

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The Best New Pickup Trucks to Buy for Resale Value

By on December 3, 2018 in Tips, Trucks

With maintenance and upkeep, pickup trucks can last well beyond 200,000 miles. But, many pickup truck owners will decide to upgrade to a newer model before their truck is ready for its 10th birthday. When purchasing your new truck, consider factoring in the pickup truck resale value and expected depreciation. A high resale value can reduce the overall cost of ownership more than flashy dealer incentives the day you buy. Plus, the money you recoup from the sale can help go towards your next vehicle.

Based on Kelley Blue Book, the following 2018 pickup trucks will have the best long-term resale value and the least depreciation. Consider giving one of these long-lasting vehicles a test drive if you are in the market for a new truck.

Toyota Tacoma – Predicted #1 Resale Value

Kelley Blue Book Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is a Toyota’s midsize pickup truck. As a mid-size truck, it can tow and haul nearly as well as a full-sized model, with better maneuverability and fuel economy. This durable truck’s design focuses on simplicity over fancy tech, which has contributed to its reliable reputation and industry-leading resale value. Every 2018 Toyota Tacoma comes with a driver-assist, collision avoidance system. And, because Tacoma’s have been around for a few years and have a large following, there is a large selection of aftermarket accessories to choose from. Whether you need a roof rack for your sporting gear or a bed storage system, you’ll find lots of options for the Tacoma.

Toyota Tundra

Kelley Blue Book Toyota Tundra

The number two spot on this list goes to another Toyota truck. Like the Tacoma, the Tundra’s reputation as a reliable, no-nonsense vehicle has contributed to its strong resale value. The Tundra is Toyota’s full-sized pickup offering, combining strong towing and hauling capabilities with roomy interior seating. Like the Tacoma, the safety sensing system comes standard. This workhorse is known for a strong off-road performance and a smooth ride over bumpy roads.  

GMC Sierra
Kelley Blue Book GMC Sierra

The GMC Sierra satisfied a wide range of needs and price points. It comes in light duty and heavy duty models. While it’s towing and payload aren’t quite as powerful as the F-150 and Ram 1500, it will likely hold its value longer. In addition, this truck performed stronger on IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) crash tests. The rearview camera is standard in all 2018 models, as is a 7-inch touch screen audio system with six speakers. The interior had passenger-car level comfort with comfortable seats and nice amenities. 

Chevrolet Silverado

Kelley Blue Book Chevy Silverado

This truck has a reputation for being tough and capable, ideal for large towing jobs. The Silverado HDs can tow more than 23,000 pounds! The Silverado combines workhorse power with interior comfort, featuring a high-tech cab that includes more bells and whistles than the Toyota models. For all this and more, the Silverado is predicted to have one of the highest resale values of all the 2018 pickup truck models.

Ford F-Series

Kelly Blue Book Ford F-Series

The Ford F-Series is the best selling vehicle in America due to constant innovation, a marriage of power and luxury, and a hardcore fan base. Options range from a simple work truck to limited edition luxury vehicles. Luxury options include heated seats, massaging seats, and high-end audio systems. The crew cab is plenty roomy with rear-seat legroom that rivals full-sized sedans. And, of course, it can tow, hauling loads of up to 13,200 pounds. But, all these bell and whistles come at a higher price than many of the other options on our list. Fortunately, a strong resale value helps off-set this higher price in the lifetime value of your pickup.

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Press Release: GoShare and Maven Expand Partnership

By on November 29, 2018 in Press Release

GOSHARE AND MAVEN EXPAND SHORT TERM PICKUP TRUCK RENTAL PARTNERSHIP

Freelance drivers in Los Angeles now have access to Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks through GoShare and Maven Gig Joint Program

November 29, 2018 – Los Angeles, Ca – GoShare and Maven Gig are expanding the availability of short-term pickup truck leases in Los Angeles for freelance drivers and delivery professionals.

GoShare offers one of the highest wages in the industry but requires a pickup truck, cargo van, or box truck in order to accept most projects. Freelancers using passenger vehicles may apply to be a GoShare helper, with the opportunity to provide labor assistance on jobs that require multiple movers for loading and unloading. But, they are unable to accept freight and cargo moving jobs. Now freelancers in Los Angeles have a new option to help them be eligible for these higher paying delivery and moving jobs.

The Chevrolet Colorado, the first pickup truck option for the service, is now available for Maven Gig members. Maven is an on-demand mobility sharing service available through an app and Maven Gig allows members to earn money by providing a vehicle that can be used to deliver goods or transport people. Freelancers can rent a vehicle for as little as one week to earn money however they want. Unlimited miles and insurance are included, and there’s no membership fee.

Members renting the Chevrolet Colorado will be eligible to apply to GoShare for moving and delivery work. Freelancers on the GoShare platform earn between $47 and $71 an hour providing last-mile delivery services and assisting with other cargo transportation needs.

“We are excited about the opportunity to enable more freelancers and delivery professionals to join the GoShare platform with Maven Gig’s new pickup truck option,” stated Shaun Savage, CEO and founder of GoShare. “This is a unique opportunity for motivated gig workers to realize strong hourly wages with low upfront investments and cost.”

About GoShare:

GoShare’s proprietary mobile and web apps connect local businesses and consumers with truck and van owners in real time, facilitating on-demand, social hauling. GoShare supports local businesses and economies by providing a strong hourly wage and flexible hours to drivers, while also providing local businesses with same-day, last mile delivery support, allowing them to be more competitive with national online retailers. www.goshare.com.

About Maven Gig:

Maven Gig first launched in November 2016 to provide vehicles for rideshare drivers in San Francisco and has since expanded the offering for package, grocery and food delivery drivers. The mobile app provides drivers the ability to reserve cars and earn money on their own terms. Unlimited miles and insurance are included, and there’s no membership fee. Vehicle reservations are now available in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  www.maven.com

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Meet the Cargo Van – Facts About This Versatile Delivery Vehicle You Didn’t Know

By on November 26, 2018 in Reviews, Tips, Vans

The cargo van, or full-size van, may not be the sexiest vehicle on the road, but they are the unsung heros on the delivery world. Far more powerful than your mom’s minivan, cargo vans have load capacities similar to pickup trucks with similar towing capacity.

Here are a few facts you never knew about this versatile, but often overlooked vehicle:

Cargo Vans Have Serious Load Capacity

Just like pickup trucks, cargo vans can be purchased with half ton, three quarter ton, and one ton options. This means commercial cargo vans can take on maximum loads of 2,000 lbs. That’s equal to the weight of four pianos, or a compact car! Furniture movers love cargo vans for their capacity and protection from the elements. 

They Are Towing Machines

Towing capacity for cargo vans can go up to 10,000 lbs. With a 10,000lb limit, that means cargo vans like the Chevrolet Express can tow a five-ton equipment trailer.

Cargo Vans Are All Weather Delivery Vehicles

Need to move a loveseat… in the rain? Then the standard pickup truck probably isn’t your best option. A cargo van can move that loveseat and keep it nice and dry.

They Hold Their Value

Full-size, cargo vans have some of the strongest residual values in the vehicle market. In 2014, when the used vehicle market saw a 12.4% dip, the full-size van category was the only category to see an increase in residual value.

Cargo vans have rightfully earned their place in the moving and delivery marketplace. They are powerful moving and hauling machines that offer all-weather protection. Consider hiring a cargo van for your next moving and hauling job with GoShare to check out the versatility of these vehicles for yourself. All GoShare professionals are licensed, insured and have passed background checks.

Having a cargo van? Apply with GoShare to join our network of delivery professionals. Learn more here: www.GoShare.co/Drivers.

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How to Safely Transport a Christmas Tree

By on November 25, 2018 in Tips

For many families, going to the Christmas tree lot to pick the perfect pine, and tying it to the hood of the car with twine, is an honored family tradition. But, might it also be dangerous? According to AAA, millions of Americans are risking serious damage and injury by failing to properly secure their live Christmas trees.

Damage claims from Christmas trees include scratched paint, torn door seals, and distorted window frames that can cost up to $1,500 to repair. What’s the culprit? Twine wrapped around trees and through door jambs or open windows can cause damage to window frames and door seals. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recommends never tying a tree to the roof of a car without a roof rack to secure the tree.

Even more dangerous than scratched paint and warped window frames is the possibility of debris from an improperly secured tree. If the Christmas Tree flies off the car it becomes a hazard to other motorists. Road debris was responsible for more than 200,000 crashes, 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths over the past four years.

Love the smell of pine in your home? Don’t worry! If you are buying a live Christmas Tree this year, follow these safety tips to bring it home without incident.

Use the Right Vehicle

If you are using a passenger car or SUV, make sure it has a roof rack to use when securing your tree. Wrap the rope around the roof rack, not through doors or windows. The bed of a pickup truck is also a safe place to secure a tree.

Use Quality Tie Downs

AAA recommends using strong rope or nylon ratchet straps to secure your tree to the roof rack, or in the bed of your truck. The lightweight twine offered by Christmas tree lots may not properly secure your cargo.

Protect the Tree

Have the tree wrapped in netting before securing it to your vehicle. If netting isn’t an option, secure loose branches with rope or twine.

Protect your Vehicle

Lay down an old blanket or a moving blanket to protect your vehicle from scratches.

Point the Trunk to the Front

Whether on a roof rack or in the bed of a truck, always point the trunk of the tree toward the front of the vehicle.

Secure it Down

Secure the tree in at least three places, the bottom, middle and top. At the bottom, AAA recommends using fixed vehicle tie-down points. Loop the rope around the trunk and branches to prevent movement or slipping during transit.

Give it a Tug Test

Don’t hit the open road until you’ve tested the strength of your work. Give the tree several strong tugs to make sure it won’t slide off after you leave the lot.

Take it Slow

Drive slowly and avoid high-speed freeways, if possible. Stick to the backroads. High speeds create greater airflow which can damage your tree and stress even the most securely tied knots.

Don’t have a roof rack or pickup truck? Don’t worry, GoShare can help. Our Delivery Pros can be on the scene in under an hour. They will safely secure your tree in their truck bed and deliver it without incident! You get to focus on the important stuff, like decking the halls and drinking some eggnog.