Rising advertising exec Joel Goodman (Rick Hearst) is in race with his co-worker Tom (Sean Kanan) to nab the coveted corner office - an office vacated by a high-ranking colleague who literally worked himself to death! There is just one problem - getting to work on time! The only thing standing between him and his new digs is mile after mile of LA traffic. Desperate, Joel hires a homeless man, Oliver Fasst (Anthony Geary), as his E-ticket to the most coveted ride in town - the carpool lane.
But it turns out that, despite his tumbledown appearance. Carpool Guy knows a thing or two about business. And soon he's steering Joel out of his longtime traffic jam and onto a road that will prove successful for Joel in both his professional and personal life.