Roadie Drivers / Deliver Packages Locally and Nationally

Roadie is a marketplace for on-demand delivery jobs. Drivers earn money delivering packages locally or nationally and get paid weekly through direct deposit.

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Roadie review quick take: A platform for side hustlers to earn money by helping clients deliver their stuff to others.

Roadie Overview

Roadie is a crowdsourced delivery marketplace for on-demand delivery jobs. This company provides same-day and urgent delivery services for small businesses, consumers, and big brands across the U.S. With Roadie, you can ship local and long haul, same-day, next-day, and even on weekends. A Roadie gig allows drivers to make money as couriers for these deliveries. Roadie was acquired by UPS in 2022.

What is Roadie Drivers?

As a Roadie driver, you can earn cash on trips you’re already taking, whether you’re driving across town to complete your errands, to work, or even across the country. The company has a delivery app that connects its drivers with senders who need their items delivered.

Roadie was established in 2014 by Marc Gorlin, a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded other companies such as Kabbage Inc., Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), and VerticalOne Corporation.

How Roadie Works

Roadie aims to solve the challenge of needing a package shipped quickly to the destination. The value proposition is connecting senders with drivers who can deliver items within a day. As a sender, your package is guaranteed safe and includes insurance coverage.

Roadie conducts a two-tier interview process and screening for drivers for the safety and protection of the sender’s packages.

Where is Roadie Available?

Whether in a sprawling city or small town, you can “send or drive with Roadie locally or nationwide.” Roadie is available in all 50 states.

How to Become a Roadie Driver

Want to earn money with the Roadie life? Start with applying to become a driver through the website or app. The hiring process is done online and takes a few minutes. You may even be on the road the same day.

From the website to become a Verified Roadie Driver:

  • You must be 18 years old,
  • have a Social Security Number,
  • and have a valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • All Verified Roadie Drivers must maintain a minimum 4-star rating in the Roadie community based on feedback from senders on every Gig.
  • Drivers may also be required to submit additional personal information to verify their identity, such as a selfie.

How Roadie Drivers Get Paid

Make money with every Roadie trip and track your earnings over time.

  • Get paid weekly through direct deposits or cash out instantly.
  • Keep 100% of the tips you earn.

Average Earnings:  The website reports that drivers earn on average “$15 per local delivery trip and earn up to $650 for long-distance and oversized items.” (Source: Roadie)


Roadie does not charge drivers fees. However, you may incur additional costs for the delivery, such as toll charges and parking. You may be eligible for reimbursements for active delivery from the pickup location to the delivery location.

With “Instant Pay,” you must qualify initially and pay $1.99 to receive your payment immediately.

How to Make Money as a Roadie Driver

Roadie has an app that connects drivers and senders of particular items to be delivered.

Step 1: Choose your gigs

Drivers are then matched with as many deliveries as possible within their local areas to enable them to earn more. Through the Roadie app, drivers are guaranteed upfront payments, get to know their pickup and delivery details before embarking on the journey, and then decide when or how to drive.

Step 2: Know where to go ahead of time

Your profile is matched to gig offers. And multiple deliveries going to the same area are packaged together to earn more in less time. You’ll receive alerts and multiple offers at once.

Step 3: Get step-by-step instructions

Use the Roadie mobile app for turn-by-turn navigation, to contact the sender and recipient with questions, and to get driver support 24/7.

Pros & Cons


  • An app that’s simple to use to find gigs.
  • No minimum vehicle standards. Drive any car for deliveries.
  • 24/7 driver support.
  • Drivers can earn roadside discounts on food, drinks, rentals, and repairs.


  • There may not be a lot of delivery jobs available in your area.

Our Roadie Review

In our Roadie review, we learned that Roadie is a legitimate company. To drive for Roadie, you must pass a safety screening, third-party background check, and DMV review. Unfortunately, many of the low-rated online reviews focused on failed deliveries shared by senders or recipients, not from drivers, making it challenging to assess driver satisfaction definitively.

Is Roadie right for you? Roadie may be suitable for those looking for ways to supplement income. The Roadie app may be helpful if you want driving gigs that don’t require strangers in your car. Remember that you’re not a Roadie employee and work as an independent contractor. Also, it’s important to track your earnings and expenses such as gas, tolls, etc.

What’s your experience? Leave your review below.

Roadie Alternatives

There are a few alternatives to Roadie, including Instacart and Postmates, both of which allow you to deliver goods from sellers to buyers. Additional Roadie alternatives include Amazon Flex or Uber Eats.

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flexible hours, freelance

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  1. 02

    by Albert

    Made an online purchase through Home Depot‘s website for a same-day delivery. I got an SMS notification that my product was delivered. I went to my front door no package was there check my ring camera nothing check the photo that the roadie driver sent to “prove delivery it was a picture of some rickety ghetto home With my address number, just the number not the street the driver obviously took the gig picked up my product submitted a funny photo without the product in the photo to boot. These people need to be incarcerated or at least have heavy fines. Love you upon them and get a criminal record , I can’t believe that this is a subsidiary of UPS every review that I’ve ever seen online they’re all negative stolen products. These drivers need to be held accountable and they need to pay for the things they steal.

    • by Jason Vitug

      I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Did everything get resolved eventually?

  2. 02

    by Mike heermans

    Sorry service. Drivers are incompetent. Unable to read addresses.

    • by Jason Vitug

      Sorry to hear about your experience. Did you message Roadie? How was that experience? Sharing it might help others with similar issues.

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