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.
GoShare has projects for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars to trucks and cargo vans. See our vehicle types below to learn more about the projects you will be eligible for:
Any vehicle that doesn’t fit into one of the other categories below is considered a courier vehicle on our platform. Courier vehicles are eligible to deliver small parcels, packages, and documents. Drivers of courier vehicles may also act as a helper on a project that requires multiple delivery pros. As a helper, they will assist with loading and unloading. They will not carry cargo. Projects intended for trucks and cargo vans are generally much too large for passenger vehicles, including SUVs, minivans, and hatchbacks. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have an option for SUVs + trailers.
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 ft – 7.5 ft. Large pickup trucks have beds longer than 8 ft. Your bed length will be confirmed during the vehicle inspection process. Pickup trucks should have a bed length of at least 5 feet. Trucks with shortened bed lengths, or modifications that shorten their bed lengths or widths, may not qualify for the “pickup truck” classification on the GoShare platform. This includes, but is not limited to, the Honda Ridgeline Gen1 models (before 2017) and Chevrolet Avalanche (all models). You may be asked to provide measurements of your vehicle bed if you have modifications, such as a permanent toolbox, that change the length of the vehicle. Any standard trucks that don’t meet the 5 ft. requirement are still eligible to join the platform as couriers (see above).
Full-size cargo vans are dedicated moving and delivery vehicles with no passenger seats behind the driver cab. Minivans, SUVs, passenger vans, and compact cargo vans do not have enough cargo space to accept GoShare cargo van 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
- Chevy City Express
If you drive one of the vehicles mentioned above, you may still apply to work for GoShare. You will be able to accept courier projects and assist as a loading/unloading helper on large moves.
GoShare accepts a range of box trucks on the platform, commonly between 10 and 26 feet. Tractor-trailers are not currently accepted on the platform. If you have a box truck that is less than 10 ft, you may apply under the Cargo Van vehicle type.
Read below to learn if there are any restrictions that might prevent you from joining the GoShare platform.
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 courier.
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 2020, that would be a model 2005 or newer. This is an insurance requirement and we are not able to make exceptions, even for excellently maintained vehicles.
Unfortunately, GoShare is not able to accept any vehicle with a rebuilt or salvage title.
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, through a short video, or a free video call with a GoShare team member. 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 that is current to or newer than the current calendar year, you will go through a simplified inspection process. In 2020, a vehicle considered “new” for the purpose of a simplified vehicle inspection is a model year 2020 or 2021. In 2021, this will be a model year 2021 or 2022. Because the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia require annual vehicle safety inspections that meet our inspection criteria, applicants from these states may also be eligible for the simplified process by providing us their state inspection documents.
For those doing a simplified inspection, you will still be asked to provide images of the front, back, and sides of the vehicle. You must also provide proof of insurance and registration.
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.
Need help identifying and finding these documents? Read our post here for information and tips: What Documents Do I Need to Sign Up For GoShare?
Ready to get started? Visit our Delivery Professional page to learn more about working GoShare and to start your application.