What: Connects movers and those needing help moving in select U.S. cities, paying more to those with trucks.
Expected pay: $15 to $30/hour plus tips
Commissions & Fees: NA
Where: Select U.S. cities, including Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston
Requirements: 18+ (21+ if you’re a driver), able to pass a background check and lift 75 pounds or more. Drivers must also have auto insurance and a truck or van
- The site provides customers with some insurance coverage for damaged items during transit – also seems to protect the workers
- Able to see proposed pay before accepting a job
- You are an independent contractor and not covered by worker’s compensation insurance.
- Substantial costs involved in operating your truck (mileage, wear & tear, additional insurance, etc
- You use your own money to invest in straps and other equipment to secure your cargo
What Users Say: (From Glassdoor)
I have been working at Dolly Enterprises for more than a year
Beware!!!! When they are doing their on boarding process, they promise over their phone interview, that you can make $1,500.00 a week and that they operate similar to Uber with a 20/80 split of commissions, but they are actually taking as much as 50% commission off the top and will not be honest with you when asked this question. Also as recently as of the end of last summer – early fall of 2016, they decided to literally start giving away their services on the app and now all posted jobs are now as low as $18.00 per job including: your hard labor, use of your truck, fuel / milage costs etc… They have now started to post Dollys for a two person job, for as little as $19.00 and this amount includes 2 people, the use of your truck, tolls, fuel / milage etc… so you end up not just doing the job for free, but also having to actually pay money out of your pocket to keep operating.
Continued from above… If you ask, why so little in pay, they respond that things are slow, but the busy moving season is upon us and the bigger moves will start to pick back up, but that has been stated month after month and we are almost in May and there have been a ton of big requested jobs posted, but the pay is ridiculously low, compared to jobs listed from last year, which were more in line with what the job entailed and what the job was paying. Also, they have now added too many new helpers on-board and make it very difficult to win a successful bid for any job. Please beware…they make false promises that you’ll make $30+ per hour, but keep in mind that it doesn’t take into consideration, your overhead, like use of your truck, fuel costs, maintenance on your vehicle, tolls, all equipment that you have to supply, such as plastic wrap, blankets, hand dollys, tape, straps etc… social security and taxes taken out that you’ll have to pay out of your own pocket, so after all said and done, you’ll be lucky if you can make minimum wage, but as a 1099 independent contractor, you’ll be lucky to not loose money and barely break even.
I have been working at Dolly Enterprises
Freedom of work and play
Slow in winter. Not may people move.