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Old 05-23-2019, 10:53 AM
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I found this add on craigs, looking for work while I'm still laid off

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/lbg/d...891902753.html

Has anyone heard of them? I don't know if it's a local thing here, or nationwide, or just a scam. It sounds like they 'make' you into your own contractor, doing light duty roadside asst: tires, gas, lockouts.

Of course they charge for their service, which is to give you a list of other contractor, who I assume you work under as a private contractor. And charge you for a jump box, and/or lockout tools and dvd. You have to use your own vehicle, get paid every 2 days, and around 25-35 per call, plus mileage.

If it's legitimate, it sounds like a half decent way to get money.....IF it's real. Of course, if it is real, it all depends on how many people use whatever app or service get them in touch with you.

Any word or insight on them? I did a quick search and didn't really find anything on them.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:57 AM
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https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Roadside-Assistance/reviews
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I found the same page, it's not the specific company I'm looking for.
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From the sounds of it you will be driving all over chainging flats in the rain for minimum wage...just like uber/lyft.
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Did you ever get more info? My husband and i are looking for info as well and theres not much to go on.
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My husband and i are looking at it as well. Did you ever find anything out?
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On their Facebook page, they've made one post since April... and there's this person who claims to have done research and says it's a scam. I've tried sending messages (yesterday, so I'm waiting for a response)... but the business model sounds simple enough, they give you the supplies, a list of auto clubs and insurance companies and tell you how to run your business... and cost of entry is low... so it doesn't seem very scammy to me. I'm willing to take the risk and post updates. So, here in a few days, pending a response, I'll let you know.
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I have tried calling them as well as emailing them multiple times. To no avail I have not gotten any responses back from anyone via email or return phone call. Their communication abilities / skills are non existent from what my experience has been concerning run-roadside.

My suggestion:

If whomever is the contact point of this questionable opportunity posting being seen by multitudes of people in varied states / areas with no way to make any contact with them for further information then keep your money and do not send it to them on a hope and prayer that their legitimate without verifying them first.
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I purchased with them and got my lockout tools in 4 days. Deff NOT a scam because I got trained on the lockouts quick and already completed a few jobs. I had trouble getting ahold of them too but then finally got ahold of a rep. What he stated is that the program took off faster then they anticipated and they were completed understaffed. I did find out that they have a youtube channel and are constantly updating with informational videos that are pretty hilarious in my opinion. I will try to post a link to one of their videos. also i am just starting out so i will update after i have been doing this for a month or so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEZ3QpyIkM
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I purchased with them and got my lockout tools in 4 days. Deff NOT a scam because I got trained on the lockouts quick and already completed a few jobs. I had trouble getting ahold of them too but then finally got ahold of a rep. What he stated is that the program took off faster then they anticipated and they were completed understaffed. I did find out that they have a youtube channel and are constantly updating with informational videos that are pretty hilarious in my opinion. I will try to post a link to one of their videos. also i am just starting out so i will update after i have been doing this for a month or so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEZ3QpyIkM
Someone new comes on, makes one single post trying to convince us it's not a scam... seems totally legit.

Where do I sign up?
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I'm not trying to convince anyone, i dont give a crap what you do. I was just sharing my experience with that company saying i already got paid through them and thats why i said i would update after a month to let you guys know if i have any issues with them. I thought that what this thread was for.
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It may not be a scam in the traditional sense but I do feel itís sort of a scam.

I know my roadside assistance plan will pay up to $100 per incident. (Fuel, lockout, etc...)
Iím going to go out on a limb and guess that almost any incident is billed at that $100 rate.
This means you are making 1/4-1/3 of the fee charged while doing all the work, using your own vehicle and taking the risk of getting killed by a drunk/stoned/texting driver?

What about damage you may cause? Does this company insure you?
What if you change a tire and it falls off and the person gets injured or killed?
Heck, opening a door and you scratch someoneís Porsche or GMC Yukon?
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It may not be a scam in the traditional sense but I do feel itís sort of a scam.

I know my roadside assistance plan will pay up to $100 per incident. (Fuel, lockout, etc...)
Iím going to go out on a limb and guess that almost any incident is billed at that $100 rate.
This means you are making 1/4-1/3 of the fee charged while doing all the work, using your own vehicle and taking the risk of getting killed by a drunk/stoned/texting driver?

What about damage you may cause? Does this company insure you?
What if you change a tire and it falls off and the person gets injured or killed?
Heck, opening a door and you scratch someoneís Porsche or GMC Yukon?
You need to make sure you donít have to have a license in your area, and the insurance would bog a concern. A local gas station and the big oil company they had a franchise fro. was sued for millions, because they didnít tighten the lug nutson a car... 25 miles down the road the tire came off, the car flipped, one passenger had to be lifeflighted out, another spent 2 weeks in the hospital, and had 6 surgeries-and had to return home via air ambulance.

And there is no workmanís comp if you are robbed, injuries, etc. some insurance companies donít insure commercial use of a vehicle on personal policies.

Iím guessing the tools are crap. I wouldnít work on the side of the highway without a class 3 vest and strobes on my vehicle, preferabally a arrow stick. Lockouts and jump starts would be safer of course.
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Yes, i agree with all of this. EXCEPT,

I am no greenhorn when it comes to doing roadside assistance and I have been working with the same company for 3 years and the majority of drivers are only making $18 a call! There are two reasons why I chose to take a leap of faith with Run Roadside Program. Reason #1 is they actually pay more. Just because someone's benefit limit is $100 DOES NOT mean you can charge $100 for a jump start. The benefit limit means if it doesn't end up being a battery issue then they are still covered for OTHER services such as a tow ( UP TO $100 ) if they got a jump and then needed a tow and that tow was a long distance then they still may have to pay some money out of their pocket. All of this money does not go to one single driver


Reason #2 is because i do not want to change tires and Run Roadside gives you an option. The only services i selected were Lockouts, fuel delivery and jump-starts. So far the calls i have done have been a cake walk. I also sell batteries and i have made 5 battery sales so far because i am put directly in front of someone that is having a battery issue. I will update next week if i run into any issues tho
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Yes, i agree with all of this. EXCEPT,

I am no greenhorn when it comes to doing roadside assistance and I have been working with the same company for 3 years and the majority of drivers are only making $18 a call! There are two reasons why I chose to take a leap of faith with Run Roadside Program. Reason #1 is they actually pay more. Just because someone's benefit limit is $100 DOES NOT mean you can charge $100 for a jump start. The benefit limit means if it doesn't end up being a battery issue then they are still covered for OTHER services such as a tow ( UP TO $100 ) if they got a jump and then needed a tow and that tow was a long distance then they still may have to pay some money out of their pocket. All of this money does not go to one single driver


Reason #2 is because i do not want to change tires and Run Roadside gives you an option. The only services i selected were Lockouts, fuel delivery and jump-starts. So far the calls i have done have been a cake walk. I also sell batteries and i have made 5 battery sales so far because i am put directly in front of someone that is having a battery issue. I will update next week if i run into any issues tho
No.
My plan pays up to $100 for a jumpstart, fuel, tire, lockout...
Towing is separate.
I used mine once, I locked my keys in the trunk when putting in groceries because my daughter set them on that little rear plastic piece by the latch.
It was a Sunday and the company sent out most certainly did charge $100.

So in that case, you as the subcontractor would have got 1/3 of it while someone who developed the ďplanĒ who never has to get out of bed or stand in the rain or use their own vehicle or risk getting killed makes the rest.

My vehicle service is through my insurance company, not AAA.
Iíve used the tow I gotta when my old Silverado fuel pump died on me.
The wrecker came from 40 miles away, loaded me up, took my truck the 10 miles to my house and it didnít cost me a dime.
Maybe my plan is a little different than others?

But ok, you keep thinking youíre making out in this deal.
Right now Iím driving for a company, delivering $8000 loads of their product for chump change, Iím sick of this, if youíre good with doing all the work and taking all the risk while some app developer is making his house payments off of your work while sitting on his deck watching the sunset with his girlfriend then more power to yaí.
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Did anyone take a leap of faith and find if it was legit?
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I ordered from them and the list seems to be good but I bought a jump box from them and I've been waiting almost 3 weeks and haven't received it yet and I've called and emailed every day for two weeks not 1 response or attempt has been made to contact me or let me know what's going on. I'm giving it 1 more day and I'm reporting theft and fraud to my bank.
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Have you tried signing up with any providers on the list?
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That's actually a pretty good idea you have there by making extra money selling batteries. I was not and am not wanting to change tires either. I want to get in and out as quickly as possible and move on to the next job. People don't have to buy a jump box through them, you can get a jump starter anywhere (Walmart too) just have to keep it charged. This seems to be the only site to find any information about run-roadside. They are not even coming up with the Better Business Bureau or rip off report.com or anywhere. The one review site is a different company called roadside assistance. I guess the $200 they want might be worth the risk as they could be reported for not giving you anything. I just don't know how good the list of companies giving out the jobs are, but if you actually receive the lockout tools and even make a few jobs you'd get your money back. But I would not want to get into it just to make $20 a job. On their craigslist ad it shows $1200-$2000 a week. So idk if that is possible or not but i wouldn't do it if i wasnt making at least $35-$60 per job. That's what they claim on their website. I also do not like the fact that their website list a phone number and says call or text 24/7 for support. They never answer tho. I am in Dallas and the ad i saw it and the website had a local 469 area code number so i thought it was legit, but they wont answer texts or calls or emails. Then i seen the same ad about a month later for Ft Worth and notice there was a 616 area code which is Michigan. That 616 number is now on their website but again won't answer for anything. I just hate to do business with a company that can't respond back not at all not even once. If I could ever get someone on the phone to answer a few questions I might try it tho. I have no way of knowing if anyone can make any decent money doing this. By decent I mean like they advertise $1200-$2000. That's the only reson i inquired about it.
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The only guy who has claimed he works for the company is a hit and run poster.
A brand new member talking about how great the company is.

Iíd take that advice and opinion with a tractor trailer load of salt.

Now someone says they donít even answer their phone.
Yeah, sounds legit.


And $35-65 a call?
$35?
No way Iím getting up at 2am and driving my pickup ten miles to meet up with a drunk whoís car wonít start for $35.

Youíre going to do a hella lotta calls to make that $2000...

Itís a scam fellas, regardless of what the locksmith says.
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