How to carpool


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Passengers

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Financial arrangements are between you and your match, carpoolworld does not get involved in the financial transaction, some people share the cost of gas, others coffee, it’s really up to both parties to discuss what is fair.

Drivers

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Instantly see a list of people that match your commuting profile, contact them by phone or email.

Financial arrangements are between you and your match, carpoolworld does not get involved in the financial transaction, some people share the cost of gas, others coffee, it’s really up to both parties to discuss what is fair.

Take turns driving?

Agree on how often you want to share the driving:

Alternate Daily

Alternate Weekly

Alternate Monthly

What are the days you can/wish to carpool?

What will be the pick-up order and drop-off order?

Where will you meet?

Checklist before you start carpooling

Your initial face-to-face contact with new people should be in a common, populated, public location.

Record the driver's license and car registration information of the other person's car. Obtain a copy of the driver’s insurance card or record the driver’s automobile insurance carrier and policy information.

Carry a mobile or cell phone while driving or being driven in case of an emergency.

If you are the driver, record the personal information of your riders.

Maybe you can take a few pictures of your carpool partners and their cars. Give this information to your friends or family.

Split costs?

Calculate the fuel costs by using "My commuting habits", we show an estimate of fuel costs based on the distance driven, price of fuel provided, additional fees (tolls, parking, etc.), and fuel consumption of your vehicle. Depending on the number of people in the car, divide the cost of driving alone by the number of people, this will be your per trip cost for each participant. Agree if the driver pays a portion or if the passengers cover the full cost.

One-time

If you are planning a one-time carpool, agree on "when the payment" will take place (beginning or end of the trip) and "in what form" (cash, check, electronic payment, etc.)

Recurring

If you are planning a recurring carpool, specify the frequency at which the driver will be paid and how the driver will be paid, for example: Driver will be paid at the beginning of the week on Monday morning at 7am for the upcoming week in cash or Driver will be paid at the end of the week on Friday 4pm for the week just ended with a check, or cash or Paypal, etc.

Keep the vehicle clean

Car owners should keep their vehicle clean, decide if smoking, eating, pets are allowed in the vehicle and communicate this to the passengers beforehand so that there are no misunderstandings.

Be on time

Agree on pickup times, and respect the schedule.



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