Before becoming a full-time female delivery driver, Evelyn Gurango was a typical Filipina housewife and a sari-sari store owner. She was dreaming of driving around and exploring yet uncharted territories in Metro Manila while earning a little money on the side. “Noong una gusto ko rin maging driver [ng Transportify] Kasi wala akong alam na mga daan e. Sabi ko gusto ko ma-explore yung daan para malaman ko lang”.
After registering as a female driver for Transportify for more than two years now, Evelyn can finally easily navigate her way in and out of Metro Manila, has regular delivery bookings, and has another steady source of income aside from her sari-sari store. All of these while exerting power in the Philippine logistics industry and continuously surprising her clients who never expect a female delivery driver. To have an idea of how much she earns, you can check out the table below our
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|Vehicle Type||Standard Rate||Full Day Rate|
+ ₱20 Per KM
|Economy Extra Space||₱290|
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+ ₱30 Per KM
+ ₱50 Per KM
|Closed Van Extra Space||₱2,550 |
+ ₱50 Per KM
The same goes for Abegail Mangabat, a former call center agent who initially signed up as a female driver for Transportify in order to have something to do during her free time instead of just whiling it away inside malls. She also adds that it’s a very good source of income. “Nagpe-pay ng cash si customer, mas maganda. May mga times lang talaga na kailangan ng extra power kasi medyo mabigat ang dadalhin pero they pay for it naman.”
Evelyn and Abegail are just some of the first female delivery driver applicants of Transportify who continue to empower the Philippine logistics industry. Additionally, Transportify also aims to lessen business delivery costs for general merchandise and belongings by charging less than 40% of what regular delivery services offer. It comes with a mobile application where clients and drivers alike can book and confirm services, as well as to connect clients with drivers with each other. See what the app looks like by downloading below.
Among Transportify’s main objectives is to further revolutionize the Philippine logistics industry by including female driver-partners into the highly-masculine world of delivery services, where the majority of drivers have to deal with carrying parcels of varying sizes in addition to incessant driving to and from various destinations. This will show how the Filipina women can be just as strong as men in many ways.
Before joining Transportify as a partner driver, Raquel ran a computer shop as her business. She feels nonetheless empowered as a woman every time she drives and does her deliveries for the day, despite the many challenges and difficulties that women delivery drivers face in the industry. “Nagagawa na rin namin yung nagagawa ng mga lalaki. Dati mga lalaki lang yung mga driver. Kaya nga yung mga customers nagugulat, natutuwa.”
Evelyn also states that customers are more appreciative of their extra care for delicate deliveries, such as flowers and food. “Halimbawa dine-deliver ko flowers, tapos sasabihin ni Ma’am, “dito natin ilagay sa sahig.” “Ay Ma’am, no! Kasi sayang ‘yan bulaklak ‘yan e. Mas gusto ko ‘yan dito sa upuan kasi kumbaga siya ang pasahero ko.” In addition, Abegail also says that most of her customers are in awe, especially when she handles deliveries all by herself. “Nakaka-amaze daw. Unusual din kasi ‘pag girl driving then at the same time nagbubuhat ng delivery.”
Abegail also adds that being able to inspire other women as a driver in a predominantly male industry has got to be the most fulfilling part of her job. She now talks to her clients and tells her female friends to prepare the requirements and try out Transportify as a source of extra income. “Transportify is something that really changed the things we didn’t try in the Philippines. Nakakatulong talaga siya.”