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About

eFravel 

a Frugal way to Travel and Transport 

eFravel lets owners who need a vehicle transported find travelers who are available. 

Travelers find vehicles to suit their travel needs without incurring one-way rental and/or drop-off fees and sometimes even get paid for their travel! 

Owners save money on shipping costs and get their vehicle transported sooner than waiting several weeks for the cargo shippers to transport their vehicles.


User Reviews


Teresa P

"eFravel was a great service. I had several offers to drive our camper from Connecticut to Washington. After checking references, I found a semi-professional driver who was reasonable, put him on our insurance policy for the week, and he got our camper to us quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended service. Admin help was also great!"

Thejas H 

"eFravel was a website that I randomly chanced upon while searching for options on a long distance move (Seattle to Philadelphia). The posting process was easy and straightforward. Although, I proceeded initially with hesitation given that this is a new website, in the end I was extremely satisfied. The individual I hired was professional, prompt and friendly. He was experienced with driving long distances, and large vehicles such as a moving truck including a car trailer. He arrived at my final destination in time, saved my gas money and was easy to work with. He provided updates throughout his journey. Overally, I would use his services and that of eFravel again without hesitation. It saved me time, money and a headache with other movers.

I will recommend to friends as much as I can. Thanks!"

Kidgloves T 

"eFravel has been a wonderful site for me to pick up jobs going across the country. Whether you are looking for a paid job or just a car to drive to get you back home, efravel is the way to go.

The people on here are friendly and courteous and the admin team is a great group of people. I recommend efravel for all of your transportation needs."

Maria L 

"I found a driver through your app. Great app! "


Blog

Long Distance Car Sharing – A Cheap Alternative to Auto Shipping

Social networking and shared economy have created disruptive market changes in the last 10 years. Airbnb and Uber have enabled the shared market economy where home/car owners and travelers have benefited from each other’s needs. In a similar fashion, companies like eFravel are attempting to disrupt the long-distance car transportation to make it cheaper by 25% - 50%. How is this possible?

Road travel is on the rise in the US thanks to cheap gasoline over the past few years. A 2019 survey by AAA estimates at least 33% of Americans will take a road trip. Many vacationers, families, retirees, and college students are taking cross-country trips. Road travel has its advantages: you can see multiple places, visit friends and family at various locations, provides flexibility, etc. The one main drawback of road trip is the time it takes. For a round-trip, many people would prefer a one-way car rental and travel the other way by flight. However, one-way car rentals are usually prohibitively expensive due to the drop-off fees and the rental costs involved. Imagine, if only the owners looking to transport their vehicles can easily find the travelers looking for car rental! It would be a win-win, saving significant amounts of money for both parties. It is long distance car sharing. In fact, it is a reverse economy where travelers end up getting free car rental and could get paid for their travel. Car owners, in spite of paying the travelers for gas and lodging expenses, could still be spending 50% – 75% less than the shipping cost.

Pros and Cons of Long-Distance Car Sharing

Pros

·         You can usually save lots of money if you can find someone traveling the route you want to transport. Most do it for free of just charge you for gas or gas + hotel

·         You can potentially get your car faster

·         You can have your car packed with goods that you want to transport too (many drivers and travelers don’t mind and just want enough space for a suitcase or so)

·         You can transport pets

·         You can drive along with them and see the country

 

Cons

·         You will add wear and tear to the vehicle compared to shipping

·         You have to do additional work to check the references and do background check of the person that is driving your vehicle (unless the company does it for you)

·         You have to add the person transporting your car to your auto insurance policy unless that person has a professional insurance covering your vehicle

About the author: Dr. Partha Kesavan is one of the founders of eFravel and has traveled extensively across the USA and internationally. He has relocated 5 times to various cities and states over past 20 years.