19 Jan 21

DriveMe launches driver hailing platform in Nigeria

Nigerian fleet service provider DriveMe will launch the country’s first driver hailing platform. The idea is to give car owners and fleet operators access to a pool of well-trained, certified drivers, on demand. 

Founded two years ago, DriveMe is a logistics and mobility company operating in Nigeria whose fleet services include driver sourcing, hiring, training and management, and fleet management. 

3,000 drivers
Via an online platform, DriveMe is now able to offer a pool of over 3,000 vetted and trained professional drivers, giving customers – both private and corporate – access to qualified drivers when and where they need them. For corporate fleets, this option significantly reduces the efforts required to recruit suitable drivers. 

“Our driver hailing service was developed for the New Normal,” DriveMe founder and CEO Damilola Odunlade-Akeju was quoted by Techpoint Africa. “Our platform delivers solutions to those who need to hire a full-time driver, and to remote workers who might only need drivers occasionally.”

In addition, DriveMe “also digitized some part of our driving school curriculum because we discovered a lot of Nigerians do not have a good understanding of road signs and excellent driving ethics.” 

One-stop shop
For the young company, the driver hailing platform is just one part of its journey to become a one-stop shop for transport and mobility in Nigeria, for both corporate and individual clients. 

DriveMe has been accredited by the Federal Road Safety Corps and collaborates with the Lagos State Drivers Institute. Its clients include Travel Paddy, Broadshift Technologies and Eczellon Capital. 

Image: DriveMe

Authored by: Frank Jacobs