Get paid to deliver packages on your road trip with this new Uber-like app

If your travel plans take you on out on the open road and you happen to be able to spare a little space in your trunk or back seat, this new app wants to help you offset the cost of your vacation.

Roadie connects package shippers with travelers driving their way. It works like this: download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and register with basic details including your vehicle type, address, driver’s license and bank account. After a quick background check and easy-to-follow tutorial you are ready to start searching for and bidding on gigs. Photos, real-time tracking and signatures assure proof that packages get to where they are going, and drivers are paid via direct deposit within a few days. (You can send packages in a similar way once you are registered as a shipper.)#