vRide is a ridesharing platform that offers you an economical way to work. This company has been serving commuters for over 30 years saving people money each year. They are about service” and “value”. This is a company that gives you an out of having to drive a single occupant driver to and from work.They are driven by a philosophy of environmental responsibility and corporate decency which permeates all of their actions.
- Rides for large groups
The vRide platform offers a unique service to their customer-base. Commuting in a vRide van includes customized options with professional drivers that ensure the maintenance of the vehicles. The vRide service specializes in coordinating ride logistics for large groups/companies. Their online tools allows users to search for rides heading where a rider needs to go that matches their schedule.
Users can request and join more than one van. With the custom tools available through vRide, customers can message van pool members and find the right ride for their specific situation. The vRide platform offers several different options when looking for a better way to get to work. The options are:
- Vanpool: commute with groups of more than 5 people who travel more than 15 miles each way. vRide helps with the creation of the group and also provides a custom built van.
- Carpool: commute with a group with less than 7 people. vRide's ridematching application can help you create your carpool or find one.
- Park and Ride: this an option for those that live a ways from a location. You can meet up with those in your pool at a convenient location and take just one car to your destination.
On average, an individual that uses vRide relatively frequently will save upwards of $1,800 each year. This cuts down on transportation costs and decreases carbon footprints one ride at a time. There are also tools in place to ensure that riders are aware of when a van is leaving and there are emergency ride home service options for when there is a disruption in a schedule.
The vRide platform does also have a number of drawbacks. For starters, it is not available everywhere. If you live outside the service area, vRide is simply not an option. There is also no guarantee that a van will head to the location a rider needs to get to. Additionally, there are only three car options available to vRide customers. These options include:
- 15 Passenger Vans
- 10 Passenger Vans
- 7 Passenger Vans
vRide's website is incredibly difficult to discover information. They have an option to watch a safety video, but it actually does not exist. They also have a tab for FAQs, but the site reports that you cannot access it. FAQs on websites are extremely helpful in trying to figure out the ins and outs of a business. There is just not much information provided before you must enter into the long application process or attempt to create a pool, and by then you are already involved with the company.