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An up and coming app to give drivers data and resources to improve their business. Interview with David Pickerell of Para

What if there were an app that was designed specifically for delivery drivers? What if that app were designed to make it easier to work with several different platforms? If it let you multi-app. If it gave you information on which restaurants were busy in your area? And if that app automatically pulled all your …

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Compare Hurdlr vs Stride Tax: Which Is The Best Free Mileage/Expense App for Delivery With Doordash, Instacart, Grubhub, Uber Eats etc.?

You want to track your miles, income, and expenses but aren’t ready to pay for a program, so which is the better free app to do so – Stride Tax or Hurdlr? Let’s take a look at both programs, compare Stride Tax vs Hurdlr, and see which is the best free mileage/expense tracking app for …

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What is the best mileage tracker GPS app for delivery drivers with Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats Postmates, Instacart, and others?

In an effort to answer the question of what the best mileage tracker GPS app is when doing delivery for gig economy apps (Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Instacart, Uber Eats, etc) I decided to put several of them to the test. All at the same time. So what is the best mileage tracker app for delivery …

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How do you protect your delivery income from deactivation or worse?

Hey Courier Nation! I’m really excited about this interview today. I’ve got Leah Chasser with Kover.ai. Now Kover is spelled K.O.V.E.R. and actually I think I was originally trying to pronounce it KOH-ver just because of the way it’s spelled. Pronounced like Cover actually makes more sense because it’s spelled like cover with a C. …

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The Best Drink Carriers for Doordash Uber Eats Grubhub Postmates Contractors

Does it make sense to purchase a drink carrier as a contractor for Doordash Uber Eats Grubhub Postmates or other on demand delivery platforms? After all, if these companies aren’t providing them, why should we spend our money on them? Employees should be provided these things, right? Right. Except, we aren’t employees. As independent contractors, …

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Review of American Metalcraft PBSB1512 Deluxe Sandwich Delivery Bag

Is the American Metalcraft PBSB1512 Deluxe Sandwich Delivery Bag a good alternative for use by Delivery Drivers for Uber Eats, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, etc.? I review the bag that I purchased from KaTom Restaurant Supply. I was attracted to the bag because of the hook and latch closure (Velcro is the best known name …

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So What’s the Deal with the Fedora?

I’ve been asked that. A few times. I’ve been advised it’s better to lose the fedora It’s kinda become part of my branding. Part of my identity. But no one wears these things any more. It’s been out of style. For decades. It’s not hip. It’s not common. It is completely passe’. Which is exactly …

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Eight Essential Tools You Need to Get Started For Every New Delivery Driver for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, etc.

Perhaps you are just getting started as a new delivery driver for Uber Eats, Doordash, Postmates, Grubhub or some other gig economy platform and you are wondering tools you need to get started. You don’t even need to be new, maybe you’ve done this for awhile. What do you need to get started? What do …

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Using insulated delivery bags and drink carriers for Grubhub Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats

Does it make sense to buy insulated bags or catering bags when delivering for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates and others? Don’t they usually give you free bags? Do you have to use the bag or can you deliver without them? Let’s talk about this. Not just about bags themselves, but do bags help you …

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Seven Audiobooks for Delivery Drivers with Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats.

Why would I want to talk about seven audio books that I think would be useful for delivery drivers Do you want to know one of the biggest surprises I found when I started delivering for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats and Postmates? Time When I ventured into this, I thought it was a good way …

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Making More Money on Apartment Deliveries, with Eddie and Akash from the Beans app

Let’s face it: Apartment deliveries can be a nightmare. Just FINDING an apartment, especially in a large complex, can take forever. In this week’s podcast, we talk with Eddie Valdez and Akash Agarwal about their Beans app, a fantastic new tool that can help increase your profitability. Simply put, it’s a database that maps out …

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Not Quite the Knight Rider and KITT: Technology, Driving and Delivery

Who remembers Knight Rider? Yeah, I’m dating myself again. I have to admit, it was a favorite show for me in my college days. That probably says a lot about me already. If you didn’t already notice it, I’m enough of a geek that the whole talking car thing, the tech, all that future stuff …

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Choose Tools That Help You Save Time and Increase Earnings

I learned a really good rule in sales training back in my telecom days. It helped our customers focus on if and how a product could help them. The rule was this: When buying technology, that technology should either make you more profitable or make you more competitive. If it doesn’t do any of those, …

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Do I Have to Use an Insulated Delivery Bag With Grubhub? SHOULD I Use a Delivery Bag?

Grubhub Driver Specialists (you know, those supervisors who aren’t called supervisors because Independent Contractors aren’t supposed to have supervisors by law?) recently sent out an email to drivers reminding everyone that your contract requires the use of insulated delivery bags, and that drivers can be terminated for not using one. I don’t know if this …

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Should I Wear a Uniform as a Delivery Independent Contractor?

When I signed up for Grubhub, they gave me a couple of pretty nice shirts and a hat. They were actually pretty good quality and looked good. I do see other drivers from time to time sporting their Grubhub gear from time to time and they do stand out from most the other drivers that …

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