Jan 24, 2015

How to save money via carpooling with TRIPDA

Chinese New Year is around the corner and you probably have not gotten your tickets? Or are you dreading the long boring ride back to your hometown? Or you could heading somewhere for a nice weekend and worried about the cost of petrol and toll?

What if I tell you a secret, there is an awesome solution to all these? You could actually get some people or friends to carpool with you and save some moolah/ money.

A long car journey can be pretty dull boring, especially if you are travelling alone. You will be incurring high expenses for your travels such as toll charges and petrol.

Carpooling is the practice of more than one passenger traveling in a single car. Several facts about carpooling make it a reasonable and practical way to travel. It is now a norm in the United States, Europe and many other countries who has since adopted this approach.

You can even get together with some employees in your company and start your own carpooling. This works especially well for those who take the same route to work. Carpooling need not be for the entire length of the journey. Many people even offer to drop off people on their way to their destination.

Like me and my friends, we got together to go for a function somewhere, last night and we decided to carpool to save on fuel as well as the hassle of finding car parking for 3 cars. It was fun as we got to gossip and laugh at each other's silliness.

Go get your carpooling planned online via Tripda now. Tripda is offering carpooling facilities for people traveling along a common route here in Malaysia. You can join Tripda for free. 

For those of you who do not know what Tripda is, Tripda is an online carpooling platform  that connects drivers commuting with empty seats in their cars and passengers heading the same way. Tripda aims to transform carpooling into a viable transportation alternative, so both driver and passenger(s) can share the cost of the trip, while meeting like-minded friends along the way, reducing traffic congestion and preserving the environment. 
Tripda focuses on long distance journeys and operates on the premise of cost sharing rather than the profit making basis. Besides the cost savings, users of Tripda benefit from the opportunity to make new friendships that will last far beyond the duration of the trip itself.

Carpooling offers many benefits

Carpooling will save YOU money
Carpooling allows you to share the cost of petrol, toll and parking, cutting your expenses by nearly 50% or more; the more occupants in your carpool the more you save.  

Carpooling is better for the environment
Having fewer cars on the road means reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and improved air quality.

It’s good for your health
Air pollution caused by vehicular travel is linked to a number of health concerns including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disease, allergies and neurological effects.  By carpooling, you help reduce these health risks for yourself and everyone else. Research also suggests that carpooling is less stressful than commuting alone. 

Carpooling is convenient
Carpooling provides commuting convenience comparable to driving alone, with less stress and with the added bonus of companionship while you’re commuting.  Carpooling partners establish their own unique rules that best meet the needs of their carpool.

Make new friends
Carpooling is a great way to make new friends!

How can I use Tripda?
All you have to do is go to the website www.tripda.com.my or the mobile app (Android or iOS), login with your Facebook account and choose if you are looking for a ride or if you like to offer a ride. You then can type in your destination and when you would like to travel, or if you are 'hitching' a ride, check when those offering rides are travelling.

You can pick your travel buddy on Tripda base on things like how much you want to pay, whether they like to talk or not, car comfort level, their taste in music and so on.

Tripda was first introduced in Malaysia in mid September 2014 and is available entire throughout the country. As long as you have a web browser or a smartphone and a Facebook account, you can use Tripda.

A little bit about Tripda's background:-
Tripda was founded in Brazil in May 2014 and has since become a global platform in 13 countries throughout Asia, North America and Latin America i.e. Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, US, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Columbia.

So why should you use Tripda? 

  • Greatly reduces traveling cost.
  • Greatly reduces fuel expenses.
  • Helps save on toll, especially during long journeys.
  • Reduces the stress of driving everyday.
  • Greatly increases the ease of commuting.
  • You have company while driving.
  • It is safe. Tripda verifies the identity of  drivers and passengers in several ways and runs a variety of checks to ensure your privacy and security. 
  • You can choose who you want to ride with or not.
  • You can communicate via a messaging system with the person you are carpooling with before the trip.
  • There is even a Ladies-only ride for women who prefer to carpool with other women.
Come, let's start a revolution.

Check these out for more details:-
*  Tripda website :  http://www.tripda.com.my/
*  Tripda mobile app  available on iOS and Google Play
*  Tripda Facebook page :  https://www.facebook.com/TripdaMalaysia
 Tripda instagram   + twitter handle : @TripdaMY for both


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