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Cars, Bikes, and Transportation for Gig Work

Rideshare and delivery independent contractors rely heavily on transportation to complete their work. Most rideshare and delivery drivers use their own cars, while many other delivery contractors might use other forms of transportation such as a bike, e-bike, scooter or motorcycle.

Your vehicle is often your most important business tool. It's also often by far your greatest operating expense.

These articles discuss using your car or other transportation for independent contractor work. We help you look at the costs of using your own vehicle, both short term and long term. We discuss strategies to keep costs low, and look at how alternatives work.

Using Your Car, Bike or Other Form of Transportation for Independent Contractor Work

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About the Author

Ron Walter made the move from business manager at a non-profit to full time gig economy delivery in 2018 to take advantage of the flexibility of self-employment. He applied his thirty years experience managing and owning small businesses to treat his independent contractor role as the business it is.

Realizing his experience could help other drivers, he founded to encourage delivery drivers to be the boss of their own gig economy business.

Ron has been quoted in several national outlets including Business Insider, the New York Times, CNN and Market Watch.

You can read more about Ron's story,, background, and why he believes making the switch from a career as a business manager to delivering as an independent contractor was the best decision he could have made.

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