Has anyone heard of BeMyDD designated...

Has anyone heard of BeMyDD designated driving service????

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Ron Johnson

Youngstown, OH

#1 Jun 2, 2011
In my unending search for a safe way to party, I found www.BeMyDD.com on google. Apparently they're a nationwide DD company that is open here in the Bay Area. Their site says they'll provide a fully insured background checked driver to drive you in your car around for the evening for $15.00/per hour. They wait outside when you're in a restaurant, game, etc. and take you home whenever you feel like it. It looks like they also have a service that will pick you up if you've already driven somewhere. A personal driver thats really this cheap?!? Has anyone ever used this company????

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John

United States

#5 Jul 10, 2011
Hi! Just found your comments by chance. I am a driver for Be My DD in another city (that is not mentioned in this post) and do not smoke pot or take cars on joyrides. I have been working for them for about a year and have had no such issues. The customers are always nice to me and very good tippers.

When hiring a driver for your car, the expectation is that the driver will wait in the establishment parking lot or a nearby coffee shop (if he needs a bathroom break, or cup of coffee etc) He is not EVER supposed to take your car away without your consent. Yes, you should have called the police.

As far as Be MY DD hiring policies, the only basic requirements are a Drivers License, Proof of Car Insurance, and a clean DMV record. Since the corporate office is located in another state, there is no way they can possible meet and effectively screen all of their drivers.

Although most of my runs for them are pick up "you and your car" I have not run into any problems. This scenario is the best for both parties for many reasons. 1) You call the office to book the driver when you are leaving your home to go out.(The office and driver have plenty of time to get the order and get the closest driver ready for your job) 2.) The driver and his assistant (my wife) take their personal vehicle to your location and I get out of the car, greet you, and we get into your vehicle and head to your home while my wife follows us in our car. 3.) We make friendly small talk on the ride home and you enjoy your buzz while NOT getting a DUI 4.) We arrive at your home, you tip me well, you go inside, and my wife drives me home. This is sooooo much easier than having someone have custody of your car and personal belongings when you have no control.

Think about giving BE MY DD another shot and use this scenario - its much easier for all involved. Thanks and be safe.
Steve

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Mar 7, 2012
I seen the ad in CL. The only problem I seriously have is that commercial ins although the company claims to have liability ins. After thinking about it that is a good question. They claim that they have something in their ins guidelines. Make sure to ask that question.
drex

Smyrna, GA

#7 Aug 17, 2012
when I contacted them about insurance, they said they had it, but when I asked them to provide proof, they said they would get back to me. I had to chase them down for an answer, and I was told I would have to sign some non disclosure document before they would show proof of insurance. Sounds sketchy to me..
Suzy Squires

United States

#8 Nov 4, 2012
Read their agreements online when you sign up to be either a driver or customer. It states clearly that any liability is handled directly between the driver and customer.
jen

Fremont, CA

#9 Nov 18, 2012
I had a horrible experience with this company. I called on Nov 14, 2012 and made a reservation. The girl who helped me told me that the driver will call me in the next few days to confirm. He never called. Three days has passed so I called back checking on the reservation which was to be on Nov 18. The agent told me that they are still working on it, "The driver isn't answering his phone. We are having a difficult time reaching him." I just cancelled my reservation. The company never gave me a courtesy call to let me know that they are having difficulty. I think after 3 days of unsuccessful phone calls to their driver the customer should be aware. Smh. Horrible service. No apology what so ever. Very unreliable. What if i had been drinking and the driver didn't show up???? Is this company is trying to prevent DUI'S or CAUSE more DUI's to occur....HMMMMMMMmmmmm
Jason

Fort Worth, TX

#10 Dec 20, 2012
Hello,

I am a firefighter and have just signed up to be a driver for BEMYDD.com in my free time. I hope that I can provide a much better experience than those above who have not had a good experience from the company. I got the feeling during my interview that I was the type of person that they are looking for. I hope that people will choose to use this service instead of drinking and driving.
Andrea

Cleveland, OH

#11 Mar 13, 2013
I have used ByMyDD several times and always had a great experience with this company. The customer service reps are very friendly and helpful and the drivers have always been professional and on time. I would definitely recommend this service.
danR

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Mar 28, 2013
Was interested in driving for this company- I have chauffer experience.

You have to approve a terms and conditions that is lawyer level specific and states pay lower than their driver ad on C-list. They don't state clearly how much they charge customer (a range?) and they have 7% fee on driver.

Insurance is tricky/sketchy and puts the responsibility on driver. You are independent contracter and have to cover all work fees/taxes, ANY comply with a 2 year no complete clause if you leave if things don't work out.

This all seems a bit exploitive towards competent employees, and appears to have limited backing/training from company. Consider giving a great tip if you get a competent-efficient driver who is dealing with this arrangement.
Dah-veed

United States

#13 Apr 25, 2013
I started driving for Be My DD March 2012 in San Antonio, Texas - where I currently live. My home State is California - Friends & Family in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles & Bay Area/San Francisco. I go for about 2 weeks twice a year, used to. Now I go for 6+ weeks & get lots of driving assignments - Being tipped well & having repeat business from them too. While having quality time with F & F & Relaxation... The clients of Be My DD have been GR8 to me!
Those that have had a bad experience, I encourage to try again. Its a REAL good value & fills a multiple of needs. Especially considering alternatives: Jail, DUI/DWI, injure self/others, damage vehicle & others, Insurance Raised/Points on record, license suspended or revoked for long time or Death, just to name a few... The BEST to all who want to be responsanle & those that assist/drive for...
Brad

Benicia, CA

#14 Mar 30, 2014
BeMyDD is the best service in the Bay Area ...pricing is right ..
Annie - Bay Area CA

Livermore, CA

#15 May 21, 2014
I've used BeMYDD several times and their service has been flawless. Their drivers have been punctual and professional. My company has a program with BeMYDD and pays for employees to use the service both for work events and for personal use. I work for a Beverage Alcohol company and promoting responsible behavior while drinking is huge for us. If you haven't used beMYDD before, I would recommend giving them a try. Great service, far cheaper than using a taxi.
Maria

United States

#17 Jun 24, 2016
jen wrote:
I had a horrible experience with this company. I called on Nov 14, 2012 and made a reservation. The girl who helped me told me that the driver will call me in the next few days to confirm. He never called. Three days has passed so I called back checking on the reservation which was to be on Nov 18. The agent told me that they are still working on it, "The driver isn't answering his phone. We are having a difficult time reaching him." I just cancelled my reservation. The company never gave me a courtesy call to let me know that they are having difficulty. I think after 3 days of unsuccessful phone calls to their driver the customer should be aware. Smh. Horrible service. No apology what so ever. Very unreliable. What if i had been drinking and the driver didn't show up???? Is this company is trying to prevent DUI'S or CAUSE more DUI's to occur....HMMMMMMMmmmmm
I never heard of the Company before but started with a google search for the service. Found several different links offering 20% of June 2016 for the company. I started the registration but the site would not accept the code. I initiated a live chat but the rep said the code was expired. I emailed the link showing it was current. Instead of reaching some type of compromise, the employee spent half an hour arguing with me. First, he used a comparison as to using a code which has been expired for 2 years... i explained the code stated June 2016. It is June 2016... than he went on to say they are not responsible for what is listed online, using caps and exclamations as if I was stupid. I explained that as a customer, I can't be blamed for what is posted online and that every customer sees those offers. he emailed again saying they do not have to honor codes listed for marketing... it does not benefit them... what?... oh, he just emailed again. They do not know what customer service is. Beware

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