To begin delivering throughout the New York area, drivers need a license, a smartphone that can download the latest iterations of the preferred delivery apps, and access to a car.
Car Rental Makes It Easy
When it comes to car access, that’s where we can come in. For drivers without cars but who are 23 years or older and a clean driving record, Tower Auto Mall has rental cars available. Tower has more than 1,500 rental vehicles in Tower’s fleet. In addition to Sentra and Elantra, we have Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Sienna, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Elantra, Lincoln MKT, GMC Yukon and Chevy Suburban.
(these average hourly rates were found on Glassdoor.com)
Here’s a list of Tower TLC & Non-TLC Rentals & Leases required documents:
● Driver’s License (out-of-state drivers may require additional documents) ● $20 non-refundable charge for the MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) Drivers Abstract. ● Proof of Address (Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Credit Card Bill, etc.). ● Copy of a Debit/Credit Card or a Direct Deposit Letter which includes your name, account number & routing number.
Once drivers meet the qualifications for renting a vehicle, Tower Auto Mall can supply them with weekly rentals of Nissan Sentra and Hyundai Elantra at only $249. This rental charge includes full coverage and liability insurance, registration and regular vehicle maintenance. By meeting Tower’s criteria, you’ll also be meeting the criteria of most third-party delivery apps (with the exceptions mentioned above).
Strategize for Success
Tower partners with Uber, which runs Uber Eats, one of the largest third-party delivery companies in New York City.
The best strategy, however, is to sign up for more than two third-party delivery apps, even if you’re planning to concentrate on delivering within certain neighborhoods. (Most customers use more than one delivery app, so why not you?) This will better your chances of picking up multiple items at each restaurant you visit. And you’ll be able to group your pickups and deliveries with more strategy and efficiency. Call us today at (888) 50-TOWER if you have any questions. We’re here to help!
Author: Kyle Freedman is a partner at Tower Auto Mall focused on building a rental platform for delivery and rideshare drivers in NYC and its metropolitan area (non-TLC rentals).