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What Is It Like to Be a Driver for Curri?

Larry Bernstein
August 05, 2021

Courier services are one of the many industries that have been impacted by the pandemic. Due to the rise of e-commerce, the demand for delivery drivers was already growing. Whether Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, etc.; gig delivery drivers or couriers have many options. Now, add Curri to that list. In fact, put Curri at the top of your list. Here’s why.

What Are You Driving, and for Whom?

Drivers for Curri transport construction and industrial materials. This could include a box of nails, a two-by-four, a faucet, a pipe, etc. As a courier your job is taking the materials from Point A which is building materials suppliers – think The Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Grainger, etc. – to Point B. Point B could be anything from a massive construction site to a home being worked on by a contractor or someone in the trades. Note, there can be return pick-ups from customers, leading Points A and B to be reversed.

You’ll need to upload at least two photos of the transported merchandise at the pickup location and two photos at the drop-off location as part of the delivery.

Recipients of construction materials are generally eagerly awaiting them. The materials are often required to move forward on a construction project that typically has hard deadlines. One item could be the difference between a project staying on schedule or being delayed. Timing is everything.

As a Curri delivery driver you will be part of a growing start-up that was founded in 2018. The company aims to transform how construction and industrial supplies are delivered nationwide by connecting supply stores to their customers faster than ever. 

What Type of Vehicle Is Required?

When envisioning construction materials, many people think of big and heavy supplies. Transporting such materials requires a massive vehicle. So, working with Curri means you need to have a truck, right?

Wrong.

You can be a Curri driver if you own a car. Owners of flatbeds, box trucks, bobtail vehicles, and more are also welcome and needed. However, drivers are eligible to make deliveries that fit into their vehicle, and often a car will do. 

So if you are at least 18 years old, have access to a vehicle – note there are no age or gender requirements –and have a valid, current driver’s license and auto insurance (standard insurance is sufficient), you are welcome to be a driver with Curri.

By the way, drivers of all types of vehicles are expected to transport the construction materials only. Moving the materials on and off the vehicle is the responsibility of the booker and receiver. 

How Does It Work?

No set hours here. This is a gig worker (1099 independent contractor) opportunity for those looking to work as a delivery driver on their own schedule. 

You’ll be notified when deliveries need to be made near your location. You simply change an app to "Active" when you are available to make deliveries. 

Curri offers customers different delivery service options. HotShots are for local and immediate needs. Think of these as one-offs: see a need, fill a need. The second option is regular routes and daily routes. Regular routes are regularly scheduled daily deliveries. Daily routes are requests for a vehicle for a full day. The type of construction materials delivered is not relevant – anything could be part of a HotShot, regular route, or daily route. 

The different service options can offer opportunities for more steady work for drivers who desire it. In addition to being available, the best way to secure more work is to be courteous, reliable, and punctual. With customers typically anxiously awaiting your delivery, a professional work ethic will wow them, boost your rating, lead to more gigs, and bring in more money.

Show Me the Money

As you consider this gig, the obvious question is, “How much do I get paid?”

First off, know that Curri isn’t about speed only when it comes to deliveries. They are also swift when it comes to paying drivers, therefore, drivers are paid the same day a delivery is fulfilled. 

Type of vehicle and size of delivery do not matter when it comes to compensation. Drivers are paid per mile. 

As you consider your options for earning money as a delivery driver, think of Curri. In less than five minutes you can download the app and create an account. From there Curri will perform a background check. If you pass that and a (paid) test delivery of construction materials, you are part of the team. Want to learn more? Check out our Help Center for answers to FAQs. Want to get started? Sign up to drive with Curri!

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