Information about eFravel

How it works
  • TRANSPORT YOUR VEHICLE ("SUPPLIER")
  • UPLOAD VEHICLE
  • Enter details & add pictures. Enter $$ if you are willing to pay Driver to drive the vehicle to destination.
  • ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION
  • Accept or reject Driver when notified of the booking interest via email from eFravel.
  • MEETING
  • Set up meeting with Driver to transport.
  • INSURANCE FAQ
  • List your Vehicle
  • DRIVE ACROSS USA ("dRIVER")
  • SEARCH FOR VEHICLES 
  • Search for vehicles that match your travel   interest, then book it.  $$$ for transport may be offered by Supplier.
  • ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION
  • Receive Supplier acceptance or rejection via email/text.
  • MEETING
  • Set up meeting with Supplier to transport.
  • INSURANCE FAQ
  • Search

FAQ's

DRIVERS

1. How does the system work?
A: Supplier uploads a vehicle and specifies the dates for which the vehicle is available as well as other vehicle and trip information. Driver searches for a vehicle and presses "Book Now" if a suitable vehicle is found. An email will be sent to supplier regarding the confirmation of the vehicle. Supplier will then contact the Driver. 


2. Is my information secure?
A: We respect and give utmost importance to user privacy and security. Any information that you provide us will be not be disclosed to marketing agencies or other users (other than for intended vehicle transaction). We will NOT send any spam or junk emails. 


3. As a driver do I pay anything for vehicle rental?
A: You do not pay anything for daily rental charges for vehicle. You will be charged  administration fee on completed vehicle transactions in future. We are waiving this for the BETA release. We will let you know when we start charging this fee.


4. What documents do I need to be considered as a qualified driver?
A: We are not subject matter experts and therefore not qualified to provide advise on this topic. What we state below is strictly common sense based and NOT to be used literally. eFravel is NOT responsible for accuracy of the statements below.  Generally, Suppliers would want to make sure that a driver has good driving history and is free of any criminal records. Some set of documents that will help you include: current DMV driving records, background check record if available, copies of auto insurance, copies of utility bills to prove your residence, list of 2 references, etc.


5. Why do you charge admin fee (No charge in BETA release)?
A: We charge this nominal fee for: (a) Establishing that only drivers with genuine interest bid on a vehicle to drive and (b) To recover part of the administration charges involved in setting, operating the web site and adding more features for the user and supplier.


6. What happens if the vehicle I'm driving breaks down?
A: When you contact the Supplier, please verify the Supplier's auto insurance, vehicle registration, and inspection. Also, you can verify with supplier if road side assistance is included in the Supplier’s insurance and get the details. Make sure you are pre-authorized for minor repairs up to certain amount. You may have to contact supplier for any major repairs before you do it.


7. What items are prohibited to take with me?
A: We are not subject matter experts and therefore not qualified to provide advise on this topic. What we state below is strictly common sense based and NOT to be used literally. eFravel is NOT responsible for accuracy of the statements below.  You CANNOT take anything that can be considered illegal (guns, drugs, etc.).  Also, you cannot smoke or drink alcohol in the vehicle. You cannot eat food and drive. You cannot trash the car with food items or anything. In other words, keep the vehicle clean and treat the vehicle as if it is new and with respect for your Supplier.


8. How many people can travel with me?
A: Supplier will let you know.


9. Who are the suppliers of the vehicle?
A: Suppliers can be driveaway companies, individual people relocating, "snow birders" migrating from one place to another, companies who transfer their salespeople, rental car companies who want to transfer their cars to meet their seasonal demand, etc.


10. What kind of insurance do I need for me and for the vehicle?
A: Check Our Insurance Section.


11. Who pays for the gas?
A: Usually the supplier will pay for the first tank of gasoline after which the driver pays for the remainder of the trip.


SUPPLIERS

12. How do I make sure that the driver is qualified to drive my vehicle?
A: We are not subject matter experts and therefore not qualified to provide advise on this topic. What we state below is strictly common sense based and NOT to be used literally.  eFravel is NOT responsible for accuracy of the statements below.  You can check the customer's qualification using some of the suggested documents: current DMV driving records, background check record, copies of auto insurance, copies of utility bills to prove user's residence, list of 2 references, etc.

13. What kind of insurance do I need?
A: Check Our Insurance Section.

 
14. Do I need to get any security deposit from driver?
A: Similar to driveaway companies, you can get $300.00 or $350.00 from driver and return it when the vehicle is delivered without any damage. If there are some damages verifiable by using the origin and destination vehicle check forms, supplier and driver have to mutually sort it out considering the insurance involved.


15. Who pays for the gas?
A: Usually the supplier will pay for the first tank of gasoline after which the driver pays for the remainder of the trip.


16. Can I track my vehicle?
A: Please work it out with the driver.


17. Can I specify the maximum miles that can be put on the vehicle?
A: Yes. Most suppliers will specify the maximum miles that can put on the vehicle. Usually this will be 200 to 300 miles more than the direct route mileage to give flexibility to the driver for some sight seeing, visiting friends, etc.


18. Can I put my stuff in the trunk or back seat?
A: Yes, you can; however, this will reduce the number of qualified drivers interested in driving your vehicle.


19. What if the vehicle breaks down?
A: When you meet the driver for vehicle transaction, make sure you pre-authorize for minor repairs up to certain amount. You may ask the customer to contact you for any major repairs before you do it (if you are doing this, give your cell # just in case of emergency). If your auto insurance includes road side assistance, you can provide the contact information to the driver.


20. What do I do if the driver damages my vehicle?
A: At the destination, check your vehicle condition along with the customer using the vehicle check out form filled at the origin. Indicate if any new damages are present in the vehicle. It is suggested that both driver and supplier initial the new damages in the vehicle check in form at the destination and contact insurance. Deduct any deductible charged by the insurance from the security deposit provided by the driver or if damages are minor the appropriate amount.



INSURANCE

Your Auto Insurance Company is your trusted and best resource for insurance and/or information available for you. You should contact them and they will be able to answer all your questions about coverage from liability to personal injury, collision and comprehensive whether you are the supplier or the driver as the case may be. 

You should get a clear picture of what supplier and driver insurance covers after talking to your insurance agent. They will also be able to guide you in case you  need additional coverage to make your transport and travel worry-free.

If you are a driver and don’t own a car, many Auto Insurance Companies provide non-owners drivers insurance  (Please note, eFravel does not vouch for authenticity or accuracy of this website).  You can also add non-owner drivers insurance endorsement to your existing auto insurance (which usually is very affordabe and a small fraction of your auto insurance cost)  to cover against the liability and property damage while driving suppliers car.  

In cases where limits have been reached and there is no more insurance to cover the claim, liability could still be covered by an Umbrella Insurance Policy (Please note, eFravel does not vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of this website).

We strongly recommend you reach out to your Auto Insurance Company for proper coverage and discuss all options to cover you and your assets and experience a fruitful  and frugal transaction!!