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Drive With Uber In San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

San Juan the capital of Puerto Rico is a beautiful Caribbean city and a great vacation destination. In June 2016, Uber launched operations in San Juan making it easier for visitors to see the city while riding in comfort. Uber also created employment opportunities for San Juan residents amidst the city’s economic crisis. To become an Uber driver in San Juan is easy.

This post will relay a step by step process for driving with Uber in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Drive With Uber In San Juan

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in San Juan, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies for different cities. To drive with Uber in San Juan, 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 San Juan 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 San Juan

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 San Juan, you should have great knowledge of the routes in San Juan 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 San Juan 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 San Juan. 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 San Juan

 

UberX
Base fare: $0.6
Cost per min: $0.3
Cost per mile: $0.44
Minimum charge: $3
Cancellation fee: $3

 

UberXL
Base fare: $1
Cost per min: $0.55
Cost per mile: $0.65

Minimum charge: $4
Cancellation fee: $4

 

Uber in San Juan Airport

Uber is available in San Juan Airport. This is a great way to increase your income by doing airport runs. The airport is usually located a far distance from the city 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 San Juan, 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 San Juan, PR.

 

 

Uber Services: All About UberASSIST

 

Uber is a convenient way to move around the city and get things done as smoothly as possible. Uber has presence in over 600 cities and counting and continues to experience growth in new cities. To request Uber rides, customers need to have access to a Smartphone and the internet.

To begin, you have to download the Uber app and then go on to register your details on the app. Once this is completed, you can then go on to request an Uber ride and any Uber service available in your city. Your Uber driver arrives at your specified location to pick you up. Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on your needs as a passenger. Uber is passionate about creating services to meet the needs of its entire diverse passengers. The common Uber services include the non-commercial UberX, and UberXL; and the commercial UberSUV and UberBLACK.

 

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service; UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. 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.  UberASSIST

Now, Uber has introduced a service called UberASSISIT that meets the needs of its passengers by providing a vehicle and driver that will offer aid to passengers who require assistance. This service provides assistance to the elderly and the physically disabled community. Drivers who are allowed to drive under UberASSIST are trained to accommodate elderly riders and those with disabilities. UberASSIST allows the use of regular UberX vehicles but must be able to accommodate folding wheelchairs, canes, strollers and walkers. This is proof of Uber’s determination towards ensuring that there is an Uber for everyone. Drivers signed up under UberASSIST can also be regular UberX drivers with a rating of at least 4.75.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Open your Uber app
  • Slide the button to the ‘ACCESS’ option at the bottom of the screen
  • Click the ASSIST button
  • Set your location and request

 

Please note that uberASSIST rates are the same as uberX rates.

 

Driver For UberASSIST

To become an UberASSIST driver, you will have to undertake training from third-party organizations to prepare you for this service. This training is peculiar to each city and you will have to visit the nearest Uber office to you to learn more.

UberASSIST drivers can also accept UberX requests. You can also opt out of this service at any time. When you receive a request, ‘UBERASSIST’ will appear at the top of the request screen. You may also receive a notification in the app that reads ‘Rider requests assistance’. All UberASSIST vehicles should be able to accommodate assistive devices like a folding wheelchair or collapsible scooter.

UberASSIST is now available in over 40 cities and growing rapidly.

 

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HopIn Taxi takes on Uber in South Africa

 

There is no doubt that Uber continues to dominate the rideshare industry in most markets all over the world. As the app based taxi service continues to grow aggressively, other rideshare startups are trying to compete as well. Today, we will look at another budding startup seeking to compete with Uber in South Africa.

More about HOPIN Taxi

HOPIN taxi is an app-based ridehailing service like Uber. This app first launched in Slovakia in 2012 at a time when rideshare was still a novel concept in the city. HOPIN taxi in Slovakia services over 250,000 passengers daily. The service has since spread to the Czech Republic and is aiming to launch operations in South Africa. Uber launched in Africa in 2012 beginning with Johannesburg and has since spread its operations into 14 African cities including Lagos, Dar Es Salaam and Pretoria.

HOPIN taxi operates just like Uber; you can

  • Choose the type of taxi you need.
  • Look through a history of your rides in-app
  • Rate your experience from the ride with the driver. Compliment the driver if you were satisfied.
  • Customers are notified upon driver’s arrival
  • Add your card to your HOPIN account and pay for your taxi through direct debit or with cash.
  • In-app price calculator

However, there are a few exceptions; unlike Uber where customers do not get to demand that their drivers have certain characteristics, HOPIN allows passengers to select the gender of the driver. Also, users can specify if they’ll be travelling with kids or with a pet.

hopin taxi

How HOPIN works

To use Hopin taxi, follow the steps below:

  • Download the Hopin app on Android or Itunes
  • Confirm your location or choose a different location where the taxi is supposed to come pick you up. You immediately see the available taxis and its details.
  • Select a taxi from the options available. You can choose the cheapest, nearest taxi or one with the best ranking. Set your own search preferences, or simply select your favorite taxi.
  • Then place an order for a taxi.
  • You can see it approaching you on the map.
  • Step out when your taxi arrives.

 

Uber in South Africa is still thriving and has incorporated other Uber services like UberRUSH and UberEATS. With UberRUSH, users should expect to have a personal courier service that lets them get their parcels delivered within minutes. With UberEATS service, having food delivered is about to get even easier. The service will erase the extra stress that going out to get your meal would cost you. You will be able to order your favorite meal and have them delivered just when you want it. This will greatly improve Uber’s stance in South Africa and competitors must be willing to bring more to the table besides ridesharing.

 

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.

LeCab: Uber’s competitior in Paris

 

The ride share industry is growing daily with new entrants from all over the global. Uber is the largest app based taxi hailing service in the world. The San Francisco Company whose app based service keeps gaining grounds in various cities of the world is facing stiff competition from these new entrants.

Uber has also faced obstacles from local taxi operators since its launch in 2015. In France for example, an anti-uber protest against Uber quickly escalated into guerrilla warfare with local taxis as some Uber drivers saw their cabs damaged or even set on fire.

Now, a new app based taxi service called LeCab is set to take on Uber in France. Founded in 2012, the cab seeks to provide a service that is a mix between private car hire service and a taxi service. It goes over and above regular taxi services. According to the company website, LeCab” was created on a simple idea: give Paris an alternative to taxis and personal cars.” lecab

LeCab provides chauffeur services with a fleet of eco-friendly Peugeot 508 sedans. These vehicles are equipped with e-hdi technology that reduce gas consumption by 15% and also restarts 40% faster than other vehicles. There is also a dedicated iPad for every vehicle. The iPad serves as in-ride entertainment for riders: peruse magazines; listen to music; a city guide and other forms of entertainment.

 

Ride with LeCab

To book a ride with LeCab, you can download the app here for android users and here for iOS users. You can also book a ride via phone or through the company website.

As a rider with LeCab, you can choose a regular service or opt for the Priority account customer service. The benefits of being a priority customer include:

  • You get priority on all journeys and less than 5 minutes waiting time for bookings in Paris
  • Option to register as many users as you want on the same account
  • You have the option to pay for your journeys in cash
  • Dedicated phone line for easy bookings

 

To book a ride is easy, just follow the steps below:

  • Download the app and register your information
  • Select the departure address and the destination address.
    Click on ‘Order your Cab’ if you want to make an instant booking. For advance bookings, just click on ‘Book in advance’ and specify the date and time of the trip.
  • You can enter the address using three options: try the geo-location functions; move your cursor manually over an interactive map, or just select your most used addresses that are already pre-registered in our search engine.
  • Once your booking is confirmed, track the arrival of your Cab in real time using the mobile app. You’ll receive an automatic text message confirming your booking and informing you when your driver is en route or has arrived at the collection point.
  • The driver’s phone number and registration details are also sent via a text message in case there are any problems.

You can also book airport transfers and train station pickups using the service. LeCab allows 20 minutes waiting time in case your flight is delayed. Also, if you book a ride for train station pickups, the app has options that will allow you select what train station and platform the driver should pick you up from. If your flight or train is delayed, the system automatically adjusts your arrival time,

LeCab launched in Paris but is now available in 20 more cities in France.

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Drive With Uber In Atlanta

 

Driving with Uber is a gateway to financial stability. The job gives you flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule Despite some states cracking down on Uber’s flexible policies, driving for the rideshare giant is still a great way to earn extra income. If you are looking for more information on how to become an Uber driver in Atlanta, this post is for you.

 

Drive With Uber In Atlanta

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Atlanta, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies in different cities. To drive with Uber in Atlanta, 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta

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 Atlanta, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Atlanta 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 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  in Atlanta that you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2003 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 Atlanta are the non-commercial UberX, UberSELECT and UberXL 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. 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. UberSELECT vehicles are classy mid-tier level luxury cars (but not as nice as UberBLACK vehicles). Drivers in this service have ratings of 4.75 and above.

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. 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 Rates in Atlanta

 

UberX
Base Fare: $1
Per Minute: $0.12
Per Mile: $0.75
Cancellation Fee: $6
Service Fee: $1.75

 

UberXL
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.30
Per Mile: $1.90
Cancellation Fee: $6
Service Fee: $1.75

 

UberSELECT
Base Fare: $4
Per Minute: $0.35
Per Mile: $2
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.75

 

UberBLACK
Base Fare: $7
Per Minute: $0.40
Per Mile: $3.25
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

 

UberSUV
Base Fare: $14
Per Minute: $0.50
Per Mile: $4
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

 

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 Atlanta. 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.

 

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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta.

 

Scotchgard SeatTreatments For Uber Drivers

 

As an Uber driver you should bear in mind that passengers are the reason you have a business and keeping them happy should be your priority. When a rider is happy while riding in your vehicle, the probability of getting good ratings and tips is very likely.

Keeping your car in good condition is instrumental in having a successful Uber business. No passenger will be happy while sitting inside an unkempt car. Once you drop a passenger, it is important to do a quick sweep of your car before picking up a new passenger. Clean the floor mat in case the previous passenger dragged in dirt or mud; check your seats for stains and keep forgotten items out of sight. scotchgard

It is important to invest in certain items like a durable floor mat, wipes and seat treatments for keeping those seats stain free. Scotchgard is an important item an Uber driver should have for the quick and easy removal of seat stains and repelling liquid spills.

In this post, we will review top scotchgard seat/carpets treatments an Uber driver needs to have in his car.

 

Scotchgard Auto Fabric & Carpet Protector, 1 Can, 10-Ounce

This product is great for your car interior. It protects your car seats and carpets from spills by causing liquids to bead up on the fabric surface for easy cleanup. It repels water and even oil spills. It is also protects your carpets from soil stains. Just follow the directions on the can and you are good to go about your business. This product costs just $10.

 

Scotchgard 4106D-2PK Fabric & Upholstery Protector, 2 Cans, 10-Ounce

This product works on various household items and even car interior. Before you begin your day, spray all over your car seats to repel water spills and stains. You can even use it on your clothing like shirts, dresses, silk ties, suits, outerwear, canvas shoes and more. This way, you look neat while working. This product is odorless and stain-free. Get these 2 cans for just $20.44

 

Scotchgard Water and Sun Shield with UV Protector, 1 Can, 10.5-Ounce

Water spills can leave your seat with a huge stain or even have your car smelling damp. This isn’t a good look. This product was made to repel moisture by creating durable water barrier that keeps your seat dry for a long period. The water slides right off the seats. It also protects your seat from UV sun rays. The sun rays can be harmful to the fabric covering your seats by making them appear faded. Your job keeps you outside through the rain and sun, so this product is vital to any Uber driver.  It costs $10.20.

 

 

Uber Driver Safety Tips

 

Uber has made it possible for Uber drivers to have primary control of their business activities. As an Uber driver, you are your own boss and get to keep all your earnings except the commission Uber requires for every completed ride. The flexibility that Uber affords drivers is probably the primary reason why it continues to attract new drivers daily.

Safety has been a major source of concern for both Uber riders and Uber drivers who are total strangers matched by an app to take a ride together. In a previous post, we examined cases where Uber riders were taken advantage of by Uber drivers. We also explored some Uber passenger safety tips.

However, there are instances where Uber drivers are actually in danger. It is important to abide by Uber driver safety tips. There are cases where drivers are robbed, assaulted physically or plain disrespected by riders. This is why Uber drivers have been asked to invest in dash cams and other equipments that can help provide evidence if the incidence results in a case.

Beyond dashcams, how can Uber drivers stay safe in the line of duty? See below some Uber driver safety tips :

Uber Driver Safety

Uber Driver Safety Tips

Do not engage in anonymous pickups

As an Uber driver, your details are revealed to the Uber passenger once you are matched by the app. Some riders end up storing your phone number on their phone. Sometimes, these riders call you to give them a ride without going through the app. Some might even share your number with friends. This shouldn’t be so. All ride requests must be placed through the Uber app. Accepting anonymous ride requests can be dangerous. We have seen cases where the driver was robbed off his car. By accepting requests placed in app, Uber can track the rider’s location and other relevant details.

 

Use In app navigation

This provides turn by turn direction to the rider’s location. This will help you stay focused while driving and help you get there safely

 

Do not text and drive

It is important to focus on the road while driving. Texting and driving has been the cause of several accidents all over the world. It is important to invest in a phone mount while navigating the streets and do not text once you are on the road. If you must text, safely pack the car in a safe zone to do so.

Buckle up

Use your seat belt and encourage your passengers to do so as well.

Always use GPS

The system stores your trip details so Uber knows who you are driving and your destination

 

Take the high road

This is really important. As a driver, you are matched with a complete stranger and its possible your personalities will clash. In the event of conflict, exhibit respect and refrain from exacerbating the situation. Keep calm and if you feel like you are in danger, end the trip and report to relevant authorities.

 

Give Feedback

Uber drivers are rated as well as Uber riders. At the end of the trip, be sure to rate your rider and add a comment when needed. Feedback is important. This will help Uber sieve out unruly riders from the platform.

 

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.

 

All about Ford’s Chariot Rideshare Service

 

Ford Motor Company is the latest automaker to throw its hat into the ring of ridesharing. The auto giant acquired San Francisco-based public transit alternative Chariot in late 2016 through Ford Smart Mobility. Chariot ran 100 Ford Transit minibuses in the US city of San Francisco which allows users to get into the vans with other riders and be taken to specific drop-off points around a city.

Commuters book a seat in one of the vans, track the journey, and board the van when it arrives. In San Francisco, Chariot started by offering rides at $3 (£2.26) and running through 28 routes in the city. In 2017, Ford rolled out the service in 5 more cities in the U.S including New York, Columbus, Austin, and Seattle and also in London. Riders secure seats via the Chariot app, but they still have to catch the bus at a designated time along specified routes. Through the use of algorithms, Chariot designs routes based on user demands. Each bus seats at least 14 passengers. With Chariot, more cars are taken off the road by creating an efficient means of mass transit.

 

How It Works

  • Download the app
  • Open the app and create an account
  • You will be asked to provide an email address and phone number
  • you will receive a text to verify your phone-number
  • Once your account is verified, you can start using the app

Book a ride on a Chariot and a seat will be reserved for you. Once a Chariot is completely booked – it will be listed as “Full”.

chariot

To find your pickup location

Once you check-in to a chariot, you are shown the address of the pickup stop in the available Chariots menu. You can also contact the service via in-app support or send an email to hello@chariot.com. There is also a live support function available on the website.

 

 

Types of services available

Commuter

This is the popular mass transit service open to all commuters.

Enterprise

The Enterprise service is designed for companies that are looking for a reliable service to ferry their employees to and from work. Company employees are transported in WiFi-enabled Chariots. Company HR have access to a Self-service dashboard that tracks ridership analytics, and allows for managing company’s active members, and updating payment information. Employees can reserve their seat and track a Chariot’s ETA.

 

Charters

You can also hire a bus for a holiday party, an office outing or a large off-site sales meeting or for other approved meetings. You can charter a Chariot on an hourly basis.

 

Drive for Chariot

Chariot drivers are referred to as Charioteers. Full time drivers are entitled to full benefits including medical, dental, vision and gym discounts.

To qualify to drive with the service, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be friendly and fun to be around
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have had a valid driver’s license in the US for at least 3 years
  • Have a valid driver’s license in the state you are interested in driving in
  • You have no more than 2 moving violations

Fit the bill and interested in driving with Chariot, go here

 

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All About SAFR Rideshare Service For Women

 

Female targeted rideshare services are becoming popular. It’s been found that some women feel safer when they either drive themselves or are driven by their female counterparts. In this post, we will discuss a new rideshare service called Safr. Safr rideshare also described as “Uber for women” aims to provide safe transportation and job opportunities for women everywhere. The service first launched as Chariot for women in 2016 but settled for Safr in 2017. The service launched as Safr in Boston but hopes to expand into other U.S cities like Washington very soon. safr rideshare

 

Ride with Safr Rideshare

If you feel “Safr” with a female driver, this service was built for you. To guarantee that you are being picked up by the assigned driver, drivers and riders are assigned a color for each ride. These colors must be verified by both parties before starting the ride.

Also, if you feel the need to contribute to female empowerment, this is the ride for you. Help females get employment by patronizing the service.

According to the company’s website, all Safr drivers undergo comprehensive background checks in criminal and motor vehicle history. They are also personally vetted by Safr through an in-person interview and driving session. This is obviously to ensure passengers feel safe to a certain degree. The app also comes with an SOS emergency button which users can hit if they feel unsafe. The user has the option of either contacting “Safr, 911, or a pre-determined emergency contact who will immediately receive a text message indicating you don’t feel safe in your ride and your location.”

Please note that Safr allows men on its platform as well but riders get the chance to pick the gender of their driver. To download Safr, go here.

 

Driving for Safr Rideshare Service

Do you want to drive for Safr? Please see the requirements below:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have a valid driver’s license (in good standing for three or more years).
  • Driver’s license not suspended in the past 7 years (in any state).
  • Insured to drive in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Authorized to drive the specific vehicle you intend to drive for Safr.
  • Have a valid social security number issued by the United States government.
  • Not found to be at fault by any insurance company, state or local government department or agency, or court of law, in connection with a major motor vehicle accident(s) in the past calendar year—irrespective of whether such accident(s) have been recorded in your driving record by the registry of motor vehicles of any state.
  • Never cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid registration, valid driver’s license, or insurance.
  • Never cited for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Not convicted of a crime in the last 10 years.
  • Have a valid bank account.
  • Must pass a background, CORI (MA), and driving record check.
  • Must meet with a Safr mentor or staff member for an in-person interview.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to our mission of women’s safety and empowerment.

 

Documents needed

  • Passport Photograph
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of current insurance for your vehicle
  • Current driver’s license

All drivers must have an iphone 5c or later.

 

Vehicle Requirements

  • Car must be in good condition
  • Have four doors
  • Must be manufactured in 2004 or later

 

Ride Rates

  • Base Fare: $3
  • Cost/mile: $1.50
  • Cost/minute: $.25
  • Minimum fare: $7.00
  • Cancellation fee: $7.00

To learn more about driving with Safr rideshare service, go here

 

 

 

Get A Car For Your Uber Business

 

Uber is the pioneer technology-based ridesharing platform that connects passengers with pre-registered drivers via the Uber app. The Uber business model is designed to empower entrepreneurs who want to register on the Uber app as an Uber driver or partner. With its global presence, Uber has a large network of cars listed on the platform. Also, anyone with driving expertise and a car that meets the company’s requirements can register as an Uber partner or driver.

However, you do not have to own a car to enroll on the Uber platform. If you are considering getting a car for your Uber business, there are a couple of ways to go about this. Getting a car for your Uber business requires some financial commitment. There are also some risks involved. The options available for getting a car to use on the Uber platform depends on your budget and how flexible you want to be as an Uber driver. Depending on your preferences, here are a few options for getting a car for your Uber business. Uber Business

 

Buying a Vehicle

Buying a car will mean making 100 percent payment before owning the car. This option is a huge financial commitment and deciding on the type of car depends on the Uber service you wish to offer and your budget. 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. 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.

Many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. However, if you want to buy a car for your Uber business, 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.

 

 

Uber Rental Options

These Uber rental car options were created to help intending and existing Uber drivers. To apply for these rental options, you should know that you have to first sign up to become an Uber driver. Please see Uber rental car options below:

 

Uber -Enterprise Rental

Uber in partnership with Enterprise is offering weekly rentals to drivers at $210/week and a non-refundable $40 quick start fee. Drivers are given a minimum rental of 1 week and if both Enterprise and Uber approve of you, you get to keep the vehicle for longer. There is no mileage cap and vehicle maintenance is done by vehicle manufacturer. You can visit here to learn more about this option.

Drivers have access to cars like Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Dodge Dart, and Honda Civic.

 

Uber-Hertz Rental Partnership

This option was born out of the Hertz-Uber Deal. This also provides rental solutions for drivers who need it. Drivers in Los Angeles will be allowed to rent cars from certain off-airport Hertz locations. The deal could be expanded to other areas in the United States and as time goes on, may become a country-wide partnership.

Hertz has made it known that the cars can be used by Uber drivers at any time – whether it’s for personal or rideshare business. Hertz reached a similar agreement with Lyft in 2015 and that partnership saw Lyft drivers in Las Vegas and Denver renting cars from Hertz to use for their businesses.

 

Terms

  • Drivers have to pay $180/week, taxes and fees inclusive
  • Drivers have to pay a $250 refundable deposit.
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Maintenance costs are covered by Hertz.
  • Drivers have 7 days minimum, 28 days max.

Vehicle Types

Toyota Corolla

 

Other Rentals

HyreCar

HyreCar is a vehicle rental market, designed for all on-demand services. With this service, you get BMWs, Prius, and Minivans which are mainly put up by private car owners who want to earn money with their cars when they aren’t driving it. This is a note to drivers who want to keep earning money even when they are not driving Uber passengers themselves.

This service allows drivers to switch between Uber services by renting different types of cars probably to test the different Uber services or to use in certain areas where they are more requests under that service. You can subscribe to the daily, weekly, or monthly plan and terms like rates and mileageare largely controlled by the car owner.

 

Leasing

This option is available for drivers in South Africa. Uber’s partnership with Wesbank in South Africa has proven to be an avenue for Uber drivers to become entrepreneurs. Simply, this strategic partnership allows Uber drivers who do not qualify for traditional loans to obtain a full vehicle maintenance lease issued by Wesbank at discount rates.

 

For exisiting Uber drivers

Instead of focusing on the driver’s credit ratings, drivers will be approved for the vehicle leasing program based on their record with Uber and their earnings. Any driver who has been on the Uber platform for a while can get the chance to be their own boss.

 

For new drivers

Car rentals companies will also be offering those interested in joining the Uber platform a chance to rent approved cars to use on the platform. According to Wesbank, drivers can have access to short term rentals from the following car rental companies: Hertz, Europcar, Pace and Fleet Data Technologies. This offer is available until the driver has built a record and the earnings required to be approved for the Uber Wesbank Vehicle leasing program.

 

Driving for Fleet Owners

You can have more than one car registered on the Uber platform; this will qualify you as an Uber fleet owner. You can have more than one car registered on the Uber platform; this will qualify you as an Uber fleet owner. Uber fleet owners have vehicles registered on the Uber platform but do not drive for Uber. Rather, Uber drivers can indicate interest to drive for Uber fleet owners. Sign up to become an Uber driver and Uber will link you with a fleet owner. This way, you do not bear the responsibilities that come with owning a car and all you do is drive and get paid by the Uber fleet owner.

 

Our Uberkits were crafted with the Uber partner program and Uber drivers in mind. For Uber Drivers and Entrepreneurs who are looking to do proper due diligence before acquiring a car and want to assess the profitability of Uber as a business whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver), or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you might just need to check out either of our Uber Kits at the top right of the linked pages below:

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