Here’s an interesting website I just uncovered that might alleviate some of the $4/gallon gas pains everyone is having.
It’s called PickupPal and it connects drivers with passengers and packages. I’ve seen sites for carpooling and ride-sharing before but this is a bit of a new twist.
PickupPal’s core service is providing a venue for either passengers or packages to find or be matched to a driver—typically already travelling in a certain direction or destination—for a small commission. This intelligent matching is performed via our own proprietary set of software algorithms that dynamically and in real time compare routing, frequency, locational, and driver/passenger preferences against a pool of registered users.
This kind of service may have really come in handy for me a couple of years ago when I sold an antique silver chest on eBay and ended up driving it to Norfolk, VA myself because I didn’t quite trust any other shippers.
Would you use a service like this? What other similar services have you seen to compare it to out there?