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Sure. However, it’s best for carpoolers to get acquainted prior to riding together.
You and your carpool partners should discuss how to fairly distribute the costs of your commute. You can do this by taking turns as the carpool driver, or by having the driver charge each rider a fare that you all agree on. Remember that there are more expenses than just gasoline. Each rider should be expected to pay for a share of the gasoline, parking, oil, service, and wear and tear. For help refer to following guide from AAA.
Yes, it’s the law. You need insurance for your car and for your passengers. Check with your insurance agent to make sure that you have adequate coverage. Carpool riders may want to see if they qualify for a discount because they are not driving to work each day.
Some people only want to ride and are willing to reimburse part of the costs, while others prefer to share the driving. If driving is shared, no money need exchange hands.
It is up to the "poolers" to decide what their pickup points will be. Remember, they should be convenient to all pooling members.
Carpoolers should pick a leave time and stick to it. If problems continue, then partners should discuss ways to reach a resolution. Also, carpoolers should let their supervisors know of their carpool arrangements.
Carpoolers should try a four-week period. This will give them a chance to knock out the kinks and test the waters.
Hopefully, the carpoolers established a trial period. This way, if one or both do not like the situation it’s easier to leave it.
Yes! A carpool trip counts regardless of the trip length.