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Drive With Uber in Memphis

 

Uber as a company not only aims to improve global transportation but to empower people to earn money on their own schedule. Driving with Uber is one of the gateways to financial stability. If you want to become an Uber driver and need directions on how to begin, you have come to the right place. This post will relay a step by step process for driving with Uber in Memphis.

 

Drive With Uber In Memphis

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Memphis, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To drive with Uber in Memphis, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:

 

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Uber in Memphis accepts both official and temporary registration documents
  • The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)

Uber in Memphis

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring driver for Uber in Memphis, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Memphis without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some on-boarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2002 or newer. Vehicles must have no commercial branding and must pass vehicle inspection tests.

 

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. The Uber services available in Memphis are the non-commercial UberX, and UberXL.

 

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these: Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran.

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Memphis. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

Uber Rates in Memphis

 

UberX
Base Fare: $0.70

Per Minute: $0.11

Per Mile: $0.80

Cancellation Fee: $5

Service Fees: $2.55

Minimum Fare: $6.50

 

 

UberXL

 

Base Fare: $1

Per Minute: $0.20

Per Mile: $1.25

Cancellation Fee: $5

Service Fees: $2.75

Minimum Fare: $8.70

 

 

Uber in MEM Airport

Uber is available in Memphis Airport. This is a great way to increase your income by doing airport runs. The city is usually located a far distance from the airport so this usually equals higher rates. Uber drivers can pick up passengers who have placed requests from the terminal or gate they indicate.

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to become an Uber driver in Memphis, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

 

If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all you need to know about becoming an Uber driver in Memphis.

 

 

Drive with Uber in Colorado Springs

 

In 2014, Uber launched it’s rideshare service in Colorado Springs. To drive with Uber in Colorado Springs is not a complicated process. It requires completing some necessary steps within a reasonable period of time to make you eligible to drive with Uber in Colorado Springs.  See the steps in detail below:

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Colorado Springs, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To join Uber as a driver in Colorado Springs, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:

Uber in Colorado Springs

STEP 1 – Ready Your Documents

 

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)
  • You (driver) must be the holder of the above, or at least a listed driver
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date

 

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

The process is handled by a third-party system called Checkr, which will contact you directly. You can look into the status of your application here: applicant.checkr.com). Typically, it will take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform the background checks. Specifically they will take the documents provided in Step 1 and do the following.

  • A comprehensive criminal background check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring Uber driver in Colorado Springs, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Colorado Springs without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some on-boarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide on which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. You have a choice between the non-commercial UberX, UberXL and UberSELECT. UberX, UberXL and UberSELECT are the lower level services with more commuters – since they are affordable.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberSELECT can be found in the same class as the UberX services but it is a step above the UberX. UberSELECT vehicles are classy entry level luxury cars (but not as nice as UberBLACK vehicles). Drivers in this service have ratings of 4.75 and above. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these: Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran.

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Colorado Springs. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

 

Uber in Colorado Springs Rates & Prices:

The current Uber rates for Colorado Springs are as follows:

UberX
Base Fare: $1

Per Minute: $0.16

Per Mile: $0.90

Cancellation Fee: $5

Service Fees: $2.65

Minimum Fare: $7.65

 

UberXL
Base Fare: $1.60

Per Minute: $0.25

Per Mile: $1.50

Cancellation Fee: $5

Service Fees: $2.80

Minimum Fare: $8.80

 

UberSELECT
Base Fare: $4

Per Minute: $0.25

Per Mile: $2.15

Cancellation Fee: $10

Service Fees: $2.80

Minimum Fare: $8.80

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to drive with Uber in Colorado Springs, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses. If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all you need to know about becoming an Uber driver in Colorado Springs.

 

 

 

 

Uber Services: All About UberGO

 

As we know, Uber has gained quite a reputation as a revolutionary in the transportation sector by creating seamless travel and decongesting roads through ride-sharing. With various services that satisfy diverse customers’ need, Uber is fast becoming a household name.

No matter your need, Uber has tried to meet it by introducing different Uber services. They include: UberX, which is the mid-tier cost Uber service; UberBLACK – the most expensive and classiest service with black high-end vehicles; UberXL – the 6 passenger version of UberX; UberSELECT – the service that sits between the UberX and the UberBLACK services; then the UberSUV – which is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK. Some cities offer a variation of these services to suit their markets. One of these variations is the UberGO service. In this post, we will shed some light on UberGO and in which markets you will find this service. UberGO

 

More About UberGO

UberGO is a chauffeur driven hatchback currently available in India. This is the cheapest Uber service worldwide and is even said to be cheaper than the price of riding in an auto rickshaw and the popular UberX.

The typical UberGO vehicle is a small 4 seater hatchback car that is big enough to carry 4 passengers and has air conditioning. However, this car is not large enough to carry too much luggage.

Uber announced in one of the company’s blogs that, “We are excited to announce the launch of UberGO; a spanking new range of low cost, chauffeur-driven hatchbacks (think Etios Liva) that roll onto the streets of every Uber city in India today. For this launch, drivers are able to connect to the Uber platform using devices provided by our technology partner, Huawei.”

Other vehicles that can be found under the UberGO category are Maruti Ritz and Maruti Swift.

Uber launched in India with the UberBLACK service which is considered Uber’s classiest and priciest service. It was inevitable that other affordable services would be introduced into India. India is a populous country with a huge number of people living below poverty line. People needed services that they can afford hence; the UberGO and UberX services.

We hope to see this service in other populous countries all over the world soon.

 

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Tips For Uber Passenger Safety

 

Uber as a pioneer in ridesharing has become a preferred means of transportation for many. Uber drivers and Uber passengers who have signed up to use the Uber service are matched once a ride request is placed. This makes Uber  a middleman between these two parties. Uber, in its bid to protect both parties created a plethora of in-app features to protect passengers and drivers. Also, background checks are carried out by the rideshare giant on its drivers.  However, the Uber service is not devoid of loopholes. Passengers have to be at alert all the time. This post was created to share some Uber passenger safety tips.

Rape and assault cases have been brought against various Uber drivers around the world. In 2017, an Uber passenger in Virginia was abducted and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver after he picked her up. In California, an unconscious teenage girl was raped by an Uber driver a few feet from her home and was discovered by concerned relatives who used the tracking feature to locate the Uber.  An Indian Uber driver was arrested for raping a female passenger in December, of 2014.  Uber Passenger Safety

Despite the perks of patronizing Uber’s services and how easy the service has made transportation, it is particularly important for passengers to be vigilant during trips and also to take advantage of all the Uber app safety features.  Below are some tips to ensure Uber passenger safety:

 

Tips For Uber Passenger Safety

 

Verify Your Driver and Vehicle details on the Uber app

The driver’s first name, photo, license plate number, picture of the vehicle and their driver’s rating is shown to every rider once a ride request is successfully placed. With this, passengers will be unlikely to fall victim to fake drivers.

Once the driver is outside, it is important to verify the car details and the driver should identify you by name and vice versa.

 

Request Your Ride and Wait Indoors

There is no point waiting outside for your Uber cab to arrive. This can make you anxious and a target for fake drivers. Wait indoors till the Uber app notifies you of the driver’s arrival.

 

Share Trip Details with Loved Ones

Uber has provided a feature within the app that allows riders share their trip details with loved ones. Details like ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) and route can be seen by whomever the trip is shared with. Hence, someone other than yourself can keep an eye on you during the trip and monitor your progress till you arrive at your destination. While en route, tap “Share status” in the app to share your driver’s name, photo, license plate, and location with a friend or family member. They can see all these details without downloading the Uber app.

 

Seat at the Backseat

This helps create some personal space between you and the driver. This also makes it easier for you to exit the car when you want to.

 

Trust your Instincts

If something doesn’t feel right, just make your excuses and exit the vehicle. It’s better to be safe than sorry.  If during the ride you feel threatened in any way, call 911 immediately.

 

Overall, Uber has tried to help passengers feel safe by providing in app safety features. However, human resources can be really difficult to control or manage. The onus lies on all passengers to exhibit caution and stay alert before using an Uber.

 

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Uber In Macau Continues To Thrive

 

To drive with Uber in Macau Hong Kong remains an ideal job for aspiring drivers in the city. It affords flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule. In a world where taxi monopoly was a secret pipeline for exploitation, Uber revolutionized the taxi landscape by creating a seamless and cheaper alternative. Uber has 5 services operating in Macau to meet the needs of Uber passengers.  This gives interested drivers different service options to choose from. Due to this intrusion in the taxi industry, cabbies are struggling to find their footing as ride sharing is fast becoming the preferred option. Uber and its other cohorts provide a cheaper alternative to local taxi services.

The requirements to drive with Uber in Macau, Hong Kong are not impossible to meet. Drivers must have amongst others: Uber In Macau

  • A photo of you (a clear headshot)
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Commercial Vehicle insurance document (if you already have  a car you intend to use)
  • Must have Third party risk insurance
  • You (driver) must be the holder, or at least a listed driver
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Must have a Hire car permit.
  • Above all, drivers must be at least 21 years old.

Despite the merits of Uber operating in Macau, the service has been termed illegal due to certain legislations passed by the Hong Kong government. In many countries, Uber has met with daunting obstacles as local cabbies fight to have the service outlawed and banned whenever they launch. Uber in Macau has faced the same backlash from local taxi drivers.

Macau laws demand that Uber drivers must have hire car permits. The process for getting these permits is tedious and Uber is known to waive this requirement in Hong Kong and allow drivers operate without having hire car permits.

This has led to drivers having their licenses suspended for months. Uber drivers are being arrested and sometimes charged fines when caught operating in Macau. Uber, which first announced in early 2017 that it will be pulling out of the city of Macau, decided to stay back after protesters took to the street to protest government’s crackdown on the rideshare giant. Uber in Macau announced at the end of 2017 that it will continue to operate in the city while seeking a middle ground with the government.

Andrew Macdonald, who is in charge of Uber’s Asia-Pacific business from San-Francisco stated to the Post that, “With Hong Kong, it’s no secret we have an ongoing dialogue with the government, so that has been a challenge here”.

The government continues to insist that Uber has to run like a traditional taxi company which clearly goes against Uber’s business model. Uber was created to provide seamless transportation and overhaul traditional taxi practices.

 

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Uber Payment Options For Drivers and Passengers

 

Uber has made transportation easier and more convenient, it is quickly becoming the sought after option. Driving with Uber is one way you can earn more money.  It affords flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule. With Uber drivers, you can be rest assured of professional service as drivers try to keep up their ratings. Also, Uber drivers can be reported and terminated from the service if there are passenger reports of misconduct on the part of the drivers.

With the Uber app, ride requests have been simplified for riders and drivers. Uber drivers are matched with passengers once requests are placed. Payments can also be effected via the app. In this post, we will discuss Uber payment options for both passengers and drivers.

 

Uber payment options

Uber passengers get a fare estimate before even starting a ride. This helps them decide if to go on with the ride or cancel the ride request. This fare estimate is shown to the rider before completing the ride request process on the Uber app. Passengers pay for the rides via the credit or debit cards tied to their Uber accounts. Some markets like Nigeria and India allow passengers pay for rides using cash.

For drivers, Uber credits their accounts at the end of the week after deducting commissions. So, how exactly does this work?

Uber Payment Options

Uber payment options for passengers

 

Now, riders have the opportunity to pay for rides either with cash or electronic cards.  You can add or update your Uber payment options as needed. To pay for rides, you can update your payment method to the options available in your state- credit cards, cash, or a PayPal account.

At the end of the ride, your selected payment method is charged.  To add, modify or delete a payment method, follow the steps below:

ADD A PAYMENT METHOD
1. Select “Payment” from your app menu.
2. Tap Add Payment.
Then carry out any of the actions below:

SCAN A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD
1. To scan an electronic payment card, click the camera icon.
2. Center your card in your phone’s screen so that all the 4 corners flash green. Cards with embossed letters and numbers are easier to scan.
3. Enter the card’s expiration date, CVV number, and billing ZIP or postal code.
4. Click SAVE.

MANUALLY ADD A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD
1. Enter your card number.
2. Enter the expiration date, CVV number, and billing ZIP or postal code.
3. Click SAVE.

UPDATE CARD INFO

1. Select “Payment” from your app menu.
2. Select the payment option you’d like to update.
3. Tap the three dot icon, tap edit.
4. Make changes, tap SAVE when you’re done.

If you made errors with your card numbers, you will have to delete the entry.

DELETE A PAYMENT METHOD

1. Select “Payment” from your menu.
2. Select the card you’d like to delete.
3. Tap the three dot icon in the upper right corner.
4. Tap DELETE, then confirm.

 

Uber Payment Options for Drivers

First let’s review how driver earnings are calculated:

Your final pay at the end of the day depends on some factors:

  • Trip fare – This is calculated based on the time and distance of the trip
  • Commission – How much commission Uber takes off each ride fare
  • Booking fee – Uber collects this from the rider on your behalf. This is used to cover the costs of insurance and safety features. It doesn’t affect your fare
  • Tolls – If you had to pay toll at any point during the ride.

Your earning per ride = Trip fare + Tolls

Drivers have 2 Uber payment options:

  1. Direct Deposits – This happens every Thursday via direct deposits straight into your bank account.
  2. Uber Instant Pay – With the use of your personal debit card, the Uber Instant Pay option allows you to cash out up to 5 times a day. However, you are charged $0.50 for every time you cash out. Also, most Mastercard, Visa or Discover U.S. debit cards associated with traditional checking and savings accounts are accepted when you use them on Instant Pay. Instant Pay allows drivers to cash out their earnings on demand (instead of waiting a full week!). The program disburses funds upon the driver’s request and has no minimum cash-out amount.

 

You can also request an Uber debit card that links to a business account setup through Uber’s partnership with GoBank. Disbursing to the GoBank card does not incur a $0.50 fee; however it involves all of the responsibilities that come with having a checking account. Visit the nearest Uber office to you to find out if this option is available in your state.

 

Conclusion

For passengers, the Uber app strives to make transportation as seamless as possible to make the process easy for riders.

Uber as a business is quite flexible and lucrative. It gives car owners opportunities to make money using their personal vehicles at their own convenience. You can easily join the Uber business by clicking this link.

 

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How To Drive With Uber in DC

 

To become an Uber driver in Washington D.C is one way to grow your income on your own terms. If you want to become an Uber driver and need directions on how to begin, you have come to the right place. This post will relay a step by step process for driving with Uber in DC.

 

Drive With Uber In DC

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in DC, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To drive with Uber in DC, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:

 

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Uber in DC accepts both official and temporary registration documents
  • The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)

 

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

Uber in DC

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring driver for Uber in DC, you should have great knowledge of the routes in DC without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some on-boarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2008 or newer. Vehicles must have no commercial branding and must pass vehicle inspection tests.

 

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. The Uber services available in DC are the non-commercial UberX, and UberXL; and the commercial UberSUV and UberBLACK.

 

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these: Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran.

With UberBLACK, riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. Drivers in this service are held to high standards. It is the most expensive and classiest service with black high-end vehicles. This service ALWAYS has a limited number of cars operating in cities. Vehicles under this service include Acura: RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, RSX, Toyota: Land Cruiser, Sequoia and others.

UberSUV is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK. All cars in this category must have black exteriors in excellent condition, black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears. Vehicles models used under this service must be from 2013 or newer. This is the same for UberBLACK vehicles.

 

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in DC. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

Uber Rates in DC

UberX
Base fare: $1.15
Booking fee: $1.8
Cost per min: $0.17
Cost per mile: $1.08

 

UberXL
Base fare: $2
Booking fee: $2.05
Cost per min: $0.3
Cost per mile: $1.86

UberSUV
Base fare: $14
Cost per min: $0.45
Cost per mile: $3.71

UberBLACK

Base fare: $7
Cost per min: $0.4
Cost per mile: $3.46

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to become an Uber driver in DC, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

 

If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all you need to know about becoming an Uber driver in DC.

 

 

Drive for Uber in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Driving for Uber in Bangkok is a convenient way to make flexible income. If you want to become an Uber driver and need directions on how to begin, you have come to the right place. This post will relay a step by step process for driving for Uber in Bangkok.

 

Become an Uber Driver In Bangkok

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Bangkok, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To drive with Uber in Bangkok, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • You (driver) must be the holder of the above, or at least a listed driver
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)

 

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

Uber in Bangkok

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring Uber driver in Bangkok, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Bangkok without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some onboarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide on which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2002 or newer.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. The Uber services available in Bangkok are the non-commercial UberX and UberFLASH, and the commercial UberBLACK and UberSUV.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. With UberFLASH, riders are matched with the nearest driver and vehicle. Riders can get matched with even UberBLACK drivers or any available service when they opt for UberFLASH. Note that riders will not be allowed to decline the ride if they do not like the vehicle they are matched with.

With UberBLACK, riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. Drivers in this service are held to high standards. It is the most expensive and classiest service with black high-end vehicles. This service ALWAYS has a limited number of cars operating in cities. Vehicles under this service include Acura: RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, RSX, Toyota: Land Cruiser, Sequoia and others. UberSUV is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK. Uber in Bangkok

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Bangkok. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

Uber Rates in Bangkok

UberX
Base fare: ฿10
Cost per minute: ฿3.5
Cost per km: ฿4
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿45
Minimum fee: ฿45

UberSUV
Base fare: ฿50
Cost per minute: ฿2.5
Cost per km: ฿14
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿75
Minimum fee: ฿75

UberBLACK
Base fare: ฿50
Cost per minute: ฿2.5
Cost per km: ฿14
Service fee: N/A
Cancellation fee: ฿75
Minimum fee: ฿75

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to become an Uber driver in Bangkok, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all you need to know about driving for Uber in Bangkok.

 

Drive With Uber In The UK

 

To become an Uber driver in the UK is one way to grow your income on your own terms. If you want to become an Uber driver and need directions on how to begin, you have come to the right place. This post will relay a step by step process for driving with Uber in the UK.

Become an Uber Driver In The UK

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in the UK, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To drive with Uber in the UK, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:

 

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • National Insurance Number
  • Drivers must get a Private Hire License (original + supporting documentation where conditions apply – medical letter, visa, etc)
  • MOT
  • Logbook for your vehicle
  • Electronic Counterpart code
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)

Uber In The UK

Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

Getting a Private Hire License

You can pay for this through your local council or visit an Uber office around you for guidance. Uber is willing to help you through the process and take the stress off you. To go through Uber, follow the steps below:

Getting a Private Hire License through Uber

Step 1 – Visit ignition centre

Visit Uber’s Ignition centre anytime during the opening hours. You’ll get FREE personalised help with every step of your TfL (Transport for London) private hire licence application.

Step 2 – Complete Enhanced DBS

Uber officials can help you send off for an Enhanced DBS check as part of your application process. Drop in with your passport, driver’s license and a bank statement (from within 3 months).

Step 3 – Get Medical Check

Call your GP to ask if they can complete the Private Hire Medical Form, check the next availability, cost and inclusion of the eye test.

Step 4 – Submit Private Hire Application

Receive in-person support at Uber Ignition centre to submit your private hire application to TfL. Drop in with the required documents (Medical, Enhanced DBS, passport, driving license, NI number and debit/credit card with £310).

Step 5 – Prepare for Topographical Assessment

Once you’ve submitted your private hire driver licence application, you will be invited to sit for a topographical test with TfL. Uber offers preparation sessions as well.

To learn more about this process and popular jurisdictions around you in the UK, go here.

 

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring Uber driver in the UK, you should have great knowledge of the routes in the UK without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some onboarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide on which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or it is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2008 or newer.

 

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. The Uber services available in the UK are the non-commercial UberX, and UberXL; the UberPOOL and UberEXEC.

Uber In The UK

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these: Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran.

Under the service category, UberPOOL can be found in the same class as the UberX services but provides car pooling service. With UberPOOL, two or more riders are charged for the ride – with the fare split into fair shares for all passengers. To use the service, you only need to select uberPOOL at the bottom of your screen and set your pickup location and destination. You’ll see a guaranteed fare in the app. Riders would most likely get matched with another rider traveling the same way. However, another awesome thing is that whether or not you are connected with another rider, you’ll always pay the guaranteed fare. After the ride, riders can go their separate ways and Uber would calculate the fare that accrues to each party and make the deduction from their registered credit cards/other form of payment.

UberEXEC riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. Drivers in this service are held to high standards. This service always has a limited number of cars operating in cities. UberEXEC is similar to the UberBLACK service Uber also offers but it was created with the corporate executive in mind. This service is mostly used by professionals and business executives to execute official duties. Currently available in Singapore and a few cities in the United Kingdom, vehicles eligible for the UberEXEC  service are luxury cars with polished leather interiors. Vehicles under this service include Acura: RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, RSX, Toyota: Land Cruiser, Sequoia and others.

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in the UK. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

Uber Rates in the UK

UberX
Base Fare: £2.50

Per Minute: £0.15

Per Mile: £1.25

Cancellation Fee: £5

Service Fees: £0

Minimum Fare: £5

 UberXL

Base Fare: £3.50

Per Minute: £0.15

Per Mile: £2.10

Cancellation Fee: £7

Service Fees: £0

Minimum Fare: £7

 

UberEXEC
Base Fare: £4

Per Minute: £0.30

Per Mile: £2.40

Cancellation Fee: £7

Service Fees: £0

Minimum Fare: £10

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to drive with Uber in the UK, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

 

If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all you need to know about driving with Uber in the UK.

 

 

 

More About Uber Long Trip Notification Feature

 

It is no news that 2017 was indeed a tough year for the rideshare giant, Uber. The company was rocked with various scandals that saw the resignation of its previous CEO, Travis Kalanick. In a bid to improve its services and retain drivers, Uber launched the 180 days of change in June that same year to improve driver experience. The San Francisco Ride-hailing Company, whose app based service is gaining grounds around the world, is determined to remain an industry leader.

Driving with Uber is one way you can earn more money.  It affords flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule.

Uber added more features to its app to benefit its drivers. Amongst the many features is the Uber long trip notification feature. Uber also introduced friendlier acceptance rate policy, setting arrival times, 6 driver destination filters per day and many more. This post will shed more light on the Uber long trip notification feature.  Uber Long Trip Notification

More About Uber Long Trip Notification Feature

 

The Uber driver app does not reveal the passenger’s destination until they pick up the passenger. This way, drivers do not turn down requests and leave passengers disappointed. Drivers have expressed their disgruntlement as various factors can make a driver refuse a long distance trip.

Uber then introduced the destination filter that allows driver target certain rides heading to preferred locations. Uber does this by allowing drivers filter their destination twice a day. This was a good move but didn’t totally meet drivers’ needs. Now with the Long trip notification, Uber will provide a notification on the driver’s accept screen any time there is a long trip. Although long trips are a plus for drivers since it means more money, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, drivers do not want to take long trips either because they are rounding off for the day or simply not in the mood.

 

How It Looks

When you receive a new trip request, your Uber Driver app will notify you if the estimated trip duration is a long one, so you have the flexibility of planning your time in advance.

Just below the estimated time to arrive at the rider’s pick-up location, you will see a [Long Trip] notification if the estimated trip duration is going to be a long one. Uber will indicate the estimated minutes or hours it will take to complete the trip. If the trip will last about an hour, the Uber app will display 40 minutes – 1 hour. This will help the driver know if to accept the request or decline.

Please note that rejecting a long trip will not attract any penalties.

That’s all there is to know about the Uber Long Trip Notification Feature for Uber drivers.

 

Are you an Uber Driver and/or Entrepreneur? Did you enjoy this post? Are you looking for other ways to optimize your Ridesharing Business?-If your answer is yes to all three question, and you have not downloaded our kit(s) – you need to do so now and join thousands of other Uber drivers by clicking the Download link at the top right of this page, or by going here or here.

 

 

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