像优步这样的公司改变了个人交通的格局，允许普通市民通过智能手机应用程序接受类似出租车的票价。到目前为止，优步和 Lyft 等其他“拼车服务”一直是这十年来更大的创业成功案例。报告解释说，这些公司面临的最常见的批评是，他们的司机背景调查不够彻底，无法确保客户安全。
Carlos Suarez 是来自纽约州雪城地区的企业家，他是 Truxx 的创始人，这是一家与优步有相似之处的基于应用程序的企业。业务围绕运输展开。客户可以通过应用程序请求票价，公司维护了一个响应应用程序请求的司机团队。报道解释说，Truxx 是 Uber 的服务对象：一家搬家公司，将搬运沉重或笨重物品的人与拥有卡车的司机联系起来。
苏亚雷斯的一个朋友试图把他坏掉的吹雪机送到商店修理，这给了他很大的启发。这位朋友没有足够大的车辆来完成这项工作，他对苏亚雷斯说了一些话，希望他有“一个开卡车的伙伴”。苏亚雷斯认为他可以通过一个 Uber 风格的应用程序提供那个移动的伙伴，于是 Truxx 诞生了。这家初创公司的 Twitter 账户将其商业模式描述为“优步遇上 Uhaul”。
他声称，从一开始，苏亚雷斯就明白对司机进行背景调查的重要性。他观察到，有了优步，客户将他们的人身安全交到了司机的手中。Truxx 只载货而不载人，但客户仍然将他们的财物托付给司机。他说，由于 Truxx 运送的物品往往又大又贵——从电视到电器再到家具——对 Saurez 来说制定背景调查政策很重要。
根据 Syracuse.com 对苏亚雷斯的采访，Truxx 对每位司机进行了彻底的背景调查。这些检查包括犯罪背景调查、驾照验证检查和驾驶记录检查。目标是找出可能使司机不适合手头工作的危险信号——无论是由于盗窃历史、鲁莽驾驶习惯还是其他相关指控。
An entrepreneur from the Syracuse, New York area, Carlos Suarez is the founder of Truxx, an app-based business that shares similarities with Uber. The business revolves around transportation. Customers can request fares via an app, and the company maintains a team of drivers that respond to requests from the app. Truxx is Uber for stuff, coverage explains: a moving company of sorts that connects people who are moving heavy or bulky objects with drivers who have trucks.
Suarez was inspired when a friend of his was trying to get his broken snow blower to the shop to be fixed. The friend didn’t have a vehicle big enough for the job and said something to Suarez about wishing he had “a buddy with a truck.” Suarez figured he could provide that moving buddy through an Uber-style app and Truxx was born. The startup’s Twitter account describes the business model as “Uber meets Uhaul.”
From the very beginning, he claims, Suarez understood the importance of running background checks on drivers. With Uber, customers are putting their personal safety into the hands of their drivers, he observed. Truxx only carries cargo and not people, but customers are still trusting their belongings to the drivers. Since the stuff that Truxx moves tends to be large and expensive—from TVs to appliances to furniture—it was important to Saurez establish a background check policy, he says.
Per an interview with Suarez conducted by Syracuse.com, Truxx runs thorough background checks of each driver. These checks include criminal background screenings, driver’s license verification checks, and driving record checks. The goal is to find red flags that might make a driver unfit for the job at hand—whether due to a history of theft, a habit of reckless driving, or other relevant charges.