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Spotlight on the Sharing Economy: Drivers’ Top Vehicle Challenges

Spotlight on the Sharing Economy: On-Demand Drivers’ Top Vehicle Challenges

The sharing economy is a force to be reckoned with. Growing companies such as Uber and Instacart are not only revolutionizing the way consumers buy – they’re redefining the concept of “work” for employers within and outside of this new model.

The sharing economy’s success depends on vast networks of drivers ready to bring passengers from point A to point B, transport groceries and deliver everything from take-out to dry cleaning. While the 1099 contractor status that many of these drivers fall under affords them flexibility over their schedules, it also presents distinct obstacles around vehicle mileage tracking and maintenance.

Runzheimer surveyed more than 130 U.S. adults who drive for sharing economy companies in order to understand their unique vehicle reimbursement and maintenance challenges, the tools they use to manage their on-demand driving activity, and the support they want most from their employers. Key findings from the research include:

  • 93% of drivers feel they’d have more time to spend working if their sharing economy employer offered tools that made it easier to track mileage
  • 61% of drivers pay some money out of pocket to cover vehicle maintenance expenses
  • 48% of all drivers have logged miles for their sharing economy gig while on the clock for their full-time (non-sharing economy) job

Fill out the form to download the full report, Vehicle Management in the Sharing Economy: An Inside Look at Today’s On-Demand Road Warriors.

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Founded in 1933, Runzheimer connects people, companies and their vehicles in ways that drive superior productivity and impactful business intelligence. We provide expertise, technology and world class customer service that empowers companies to move their businesses forward with confidence. As a result, our customers are able to better manage cost, reduce business risk and increase employee satisfaction in the mobile workplace.  Runzheimer is the leader in workforce mobility programs, designing and delivering business vehicle programs, relocation information services and business expense solutions. We are highly renowned and recognized for our market leading service delivery focus, an integral part of our corporate culture.

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