Carpooling Just Got Easier With Hitch It
How It All Works
- Drivers are able to post ride offers for trips anywhere in Canada and in the U.S. Passengers can book and pay for a seat within the app.
- Drivers and passengers are then able to communicate through our chat system.
- Drivers and passengers meet up for their ride share. Drivers and passengers then confirm they are together.
- Drivers confirm that rides are completed and receive a direct deposit into their bank account by Interac or PayPal.
What You Will Experience
Beautiful and simple interface to accomplish all your ride-sharing needs.
Ride-Sharing With Hitch It
Hitch It is the most innovative and simplest way to share a ride with others traveling towards the same location.
Notify drivers when you're on your way, arrived and confirmed when you have dropped them off.
Quality is key with us. Rate your experience with your driver or rider.
Travel with your pets by filtering out to see who would be available to accommodate your needs.
Search for a ride at any moment of the day, heading every direction.
Get picked up from a preferred destination of your choice for an additional cost instead of hotspots.
Text message or call your driver if you need to hash out more details.
The Importance Of Carpooling
Carpooling cuts down on the number of cars and vehicles on the road. Fewer cars means there is less carbon and other gasses and pollution getting into the air. This protects the environment by keeping the air, water, and land cleaner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of our most commonly asked questions can be found below. If you cant find what you're looking for, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
What is the difference between Hitch & Other Apps?
Ride-sharing is mainly used to denote community members giving rides to others, usually for a profit. The drivers of ride-share vehicles act similar to taxi cabs, giving paid rides in their own personal vehicle to members of the community. These drivers are not going to the same destination as their rider, they are simply giving a ride to the riders preferred destination and then continuing on to give another passenger a ride to a new location.
On the other hand, Carpooling is a term used to describe 2 or more people who have a similar commuting pattern and share a ride in an effort to reduce traffic congestion, costs, and pollution. With Carpooling, both the ride and the driver are heading to the final destination together. Carpools are not-for-profit rides, and typically the passengers only reimburse the driver for a portion of the cost of gas and car maintenance.
How do pick-ups work?
Drivers are able to opt in and out of being able to pick-up passengers from either their desired pick-up location or at a current “hot-spot” which is accessible to all passengers.
How do ETA’s work?
Passengers will be able to view provided ETA’s for when your driver is to pick and drop you off. Please note that ETA’s are estimates and not guaranteed. Many variable factors can cause impact in travel time.
How do I book a ride?
Hitch makes booking a trip really easy. Navigate yourself through the pages through Hitch It and look for the microscope button to search for a trip heading the direction you are looking to go.
Is there a minimum age for riders and drivers?
Users must be 16 years old to register. Anyone under the age of 16, will have to be either accompanied by an adult and/or must confirm with the driver if they are fine with having them alone. A driver must be 21 years old and must be fully licensed.
How long before the departure of a ride can it be booked?
Riders are able to book up to 2 hours before departure. You can also use the chat function to directly message your driver to receive more information.
How do drivers get paid?
After a trip is completed on Hitch It, there is a 2 day clearing period where riders and drivers are able to dispute the bookings. After 2 days, the payout becomes available and is ready to be sent to the driver. At this point the driver has to have a valid method to receive payment. Processing can take anywhere from 2-6 days!
Do I have to pay taxes on my earnings as a driver?
Hitch It operates under a service for carpooling regulations. Please note carpooling is different from ride-sharing.
Download It Free and Book Your First Ride
With Hitch It you can travel long distances in an organized, easy and friendly interactive way. Easily select from a wide selection of drivers traveling to your designated location and book a carpooling ride with them.
Get In Touch
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