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  • Tuesday, December, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 04:50:59
  • Boston: ROVA, a revolutionary on-demand delivery platform, has announced that industry veteran Michael Manning has joined the ROVA team to assist the growing number of  independent drivers across the country who are joining the pro-driver platform.

    A native of Boston, Manning brings more than 30 years of driving, courier and management experience to his new role at ROVA. As the company continues to expand across the country gaining new clients it is welcoming new independent drivers to the platform and Manning will assist them in navigating the technology.

    Manning worked with ROVA founder Thomas McGrath 30 years ago in the Boston courier market. They share the mission of creating an efficient delivery system that is beneficial to drivers. Manning currently resides in Orlando FL with his wife of 30 years, their college age son and daughter who is a graphic designer. The family enjoys fixer-up homes and is currently renovating their Orlando home. They have previously renovated homes in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester MA.

    ROVA’s unique technology platform, accessible by web and by app, which entrepreneur McGrath says is changing and significantly improving the current means by which packages are delivered. The ROVA platform provides 24/7 access to independent drivers for on-demand, same day delivery of packages with live real-time tracking.

    The ROVA model provides insurance, full transparency, real-time updates, payments and tracking at the customer’s fingertips, and is designed with the drivers in mind. Customers seeking deliveries can access the ROVA platform for a nominal fee, $5, and will then pay a very competitive price for a quick, trackable, delivery of a package anywhere in the U.S. where ROVA has drivers on its platform. The drivers who are registered on the ROVA platform keep 100% of the delivery fee.

    “Mike’s experience in the industry is second to none,” said McGrath. “Mike has worked as a driver and owned a courier service so he understands all aspects of the business and how it has evolved over the years. ROVA is all about building relationships between the drivers and their customers and COVID-19 is changing the way that businesses operate and really accelerated the need for delivery services. We continue to expand our platform to include cities all across the country.”

    It is this pro-driver philosophy of McGrath’s that led him to build NICA, the National Association of Independent Contractors, which has grown to become the watchdog agency for independent contractor agents, nationally, for over 30 years.  From that, he developed and launched http://mybizben.com, which connects self-employed people with benefit sources.

    The ROVA website offers opportunities for new, experienced drivers to sign up to become part of the platform, as it does for businesses and organizations seeking delivery services.