RSG199: Starting Your Own Transportation Business

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In this episode, I’m joined by Pete Evenson from Swoop to talk all about what Swoop has been up to since the last time we chatted (pre-pandemic!). We’ll talk about Moovs, the transportation industry as a whole, and gig worker transitions.

Intro to Pete Evenson

  • Co-Founder of Swoop
  • SaaS platform Moovs
  • Private transportation business
  • Been around for 4 years now!

Private Transportation Industry

  • Mom and Pop shops
  • NOT Uber, Lyft, taxis
  • Largest company owns 1% – fragmented
  • Customer-focused

Gig Economy Opportunities

  • Gig economy gave people the opportunity to be their own boss
  • Now we’re seeing people who want to have their own businesses, customers
  • Creator economy development made this more possible
  • Moovs gives transportation operators this opportunity too

Gig Operator-Owners: How Moovs Helps

  • Drivers have the opportunity to create their own business opportunities
  • Can promote themselves, build their own business
  • Need for online awareness and online reviews
  • Evolution of payment options

Challenges Facing Operators

  • Making sure the ‘engine’ continues to run while you’re driving the business
  • Biggest opportunity here
  • Building affiliate relationships


  • Big thanks to Pete for coming on the podcast and chatting with us!

Show Notes