New York, NY, August 06, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- A new web site focused on providing free and affordable options for people to transport their vehicle, share or obtain free vehicles for travel. The concept is based on matching people with synergistic needs. The web site aims to match people who want to ship their vehicles or share (carpool) their vehicle with other people who are looking for vehicles to use for their travel. One of the key features is people can share their vehicles or journey only within their trusted network or with anyone. With over 8 million people (USA today) relocating from one state to another every year and over $10 billion spent in car rental, this web site will serve as the right place for these people (auto shippers and travelers) to meet each other and save several hundreds of dollars in shipping and auto rental costs. With rising gas prices, this website provides a great option for people to use their network power to save money on travel costs by sharing their journey (carpooling).
How it works?
Auto suppliers upload their vehicles that need to be shipped or shared (carpooled) along with available dates, vehicle information and comments. Auto suppliers are people or companies who want to transport their vehicles and typically include people relocating, snowbirders, people who buy their vehicles in auction from a different state, parents sending their vehicles to college kids, companies transporting their vehicles to different locations, etc. The suppliers can specify whether the vehicle should be made available for their trusted network or for any traveler to drive. The system then displays the vehicle to travelers who search for vehicles for travel as per the criteria specified by the supplier and the traveler.
From a security standpoint the web site does not assume any responsibility for the transaction. However the web site provides several user friendly options for suppliers and drivers to verify the credibility of each other. The first option is the trusted network feature. The users can specify the trusted group to which they belong and can share only within their trusted group. Second, the user rating system provides a useful tool to gauge the quality of the supplier and the driver. Third the web site provides links to other resources that can be used to verify the driving and criminal history of people involved in the transaction. The site also provides a check list that can be used to ensure a smooth transaction.