Does My Vehicle Qualify for GoShare?
Does My Vehicle Qualify for GoShare?
Thinking about applying to GoShare, but not sure whether your vehicle is the right fit for our platform? Read the following guide to learn more about vehicle qualifications to accept projects on the GoShare platform.
In order to apply as a GoShare Driver, you must own a pickup truck, full-size cargo van, or box truck. The average GoShare project is too large for an SUV, compact cargo van, passenger van, wagon, minivan, or hatchback. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have an option for SUVs + trailers.
Pickup trucks should have a bed length of at least 5.5 feet. Trucks with shortened bed lengths, or modifications that shorten their bed lengths, do not qualify for the “pickup truck” classification on the GoShare platform. This includes, but is not limited to, the Honda Ridgeline Gen1 models (before 2016) and Chevrolet Avalanche (all models).
Minivans, passenger vans, and compact cargo vans do not have enough cargo space to accept GoShare projects. Compact cargo vans that do not qualify for the “Cargo Van” classification may include but are not limited to:
- Ford Transit Connect
- Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo
- Ram ProMaster City
- Mercedes-Benz Metris
If you drive one of the vehicles mentioned above, you may still apply to work for GoShare as a helper. Helpers assist with loading and unloading but do generally do not carry cargo in their vehicles. Learn more here.
Standard Pickup Truck vs. Large Pickup Truck
During the application process, if you have a pickup truck, you will be asked whether this vehicle is a standard or large pickup truck. A standard pickup truck has a bed length of 5.5 ft – 7.5 ft. Large pickup trucks have beds longer than 7.5 ft. Your bed length will be confirmed during the vehicle inspection process.
Most after-market accessories will not disqualify your vehicle from the GoShare platform. However, if modifications to your vehicle impact cargo space or shorten bed-length, you may be asked to reclassify your application to that of a helper.
If you have a hard cap installed on your pickup truck, you may still apply for the GoShare platform. Please read project descriptions carefully and do not accept any projects that would not fit in your truck bed.
Vehicles must have a model year that is within 15 years of the current calendar year when the applicant applies to GoShare. In 2019, that would be a model 2004 or newer. This is an insurance requirement and we are not able to make exceptions, even for excellently maintained vehicles.
Whether you are applying as a driver or a helper, your vehicle must still pass a vehicle inspection. This is an insurance requirement.
You will be provided detailed instructions for the vehicle inspection once your application is processed. The inspection may be completed by going to a local service station, or through a short video. You are expected to demonstrate several vehicle features including lights, steering, brakes, horn, seat belts, and windshield wipers. Vehicles with worn tires or body damage may be asked to resolve these issues prior to being approved for the platform. You may re-submit your inspection after your vehicle has been repaired.
If you have had an inspection in the last six months, you may alert our driver onboarding team and they will review your documentation. If the inspection meets our company standards, you will be allowed to submit it as your inspection. The team may request you move forward with a new inspection if your existing report does not meet our standards or was not done recently enough.
Vehicle Inspection – Exceptions
If you have a vehicle that has a model year which is current to or newer than the current calendar year, you will go through a simplified inspection process. In 2019, a vehicle considered “new” for the purpose of a simplified vehicle inspection is a model year 2019 or 2020. Because the state of Texas requires annual vehicle safety inspections that meet our inspection criteria, applicants in Texas are also eligible for the simplified process.
For those doing a simplified inspection, you will not be required to do a complete inspection on your vehicle. However, you will be asked to provide images of the front, back and sides of the vehicle.
Registration and Insurance
The vehicle should be registered and insured within the state you wish to accept projects in. This documentation will be verified during your application process. If the vehicle is registered under another name, you may still use it with permission from the owner. Our driver onboarding team may request a letter from the owner verifying that you have their permission to use the vehicle on GoShare’s platform.
Ready to get started? Visit our Delivery Professional page to learn more about working GoShare and to start your application.