Roadie App Creates New On-The-Way Delivery Network

Posted at 8:06 AM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 09:16:19-04

Every day, drivers travel in cars with all kinds of extra space. Now, a new app is asking them to help deliver goods on trips they're already taking. 

A father-son team is using the app and making extra cash right here in Middle Tennessee.

Ryan Smith, age 13, is not quite old enough for a driving job so his dad Matt helps him make deliveries for Roadie, an online app new to Nashville.

"School's already started so we do it on weekends, sometimes we do it in the evening," said Matt Smith. 

Roadie is an app-based shipping community that was founded on the notion of neighbors helping neighbors. The service connects people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction.

"We've been delivering couches and furniture, cakes. All kinds of stuff," he said. 

Pricing is determined by distance and urgency, in addition to size. Most local gigs will cost between $8 and $50.

Ryan has already made $1,500 and hopes to use the money to buy his first car.

Goods are automatically protected up to $500 with the option to purchase additional coverage up to $10,000. For more information about the app or becoming a "Roadie" driver, click here.