The Local Driver Co-op is a co-operative that is owned and operated by its drivers. As opposed to companies such as Uber and Lyft, our drivers get 90% of the revenue with equity. In addition, members receive dividend payouts from the co-op, based on the profits at the end of each year.
The Local Driver Co-op app is a state-of-the-art mobile app, available on both iOS and Android stores, used by our drivers for both ride-sharing and product delivery. The product delivery aspect is similar to how most common delivery platforms operate today (e.g.: UberEats, Foodora, etc.), however, it also allows the delivery of most types of items, not just limited to food. The product delivery, consumer-facing app is called Direct Local (available on both iOS and Android stores), allowing residents in each city and local community to order from local businesses. The app enables consumers to order from multiple stores in one shot, optimizing the delivery route for the drivers.