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About Uber in Russia

 

Background

Uber in Russia launched late 2013. The company began by attracting the attention of individuals who would enjoy the opportunity of driving other people to make money. Uber in RussiaThe ridesharing behemoth was said to have signed up about 3,000 drivers in the first one and a half year of its operation. As Uber in Russia grew, authorities in the country’s capital city- Moscow where Uber is solely operating in, began to reel the company in on the need to follow dully set regulations for taxi operators.

Uber, as usual battled it out with Moscow authorities through 2014 and 2015 until the Moscow Department of Transport threatened to ban the company from the city. Uber got the official go-ahead after it submitted to the city’s regulations in March 2016. The regulations included that only drivers with DoT licensed vehicles can pick up passengers. Also, Uber must be willing to share the trip details with the authorities of the Russian capital. Uber has the UberX, UberSELECT and UberBLACK options available in Moscow city.

 

Competitors and People Preference

Uber in Russia has one major competitor- Yandex Taxi. Russia’s search engine giant Yandex, launched a taxi arm in 2011 called Yandex Taxi. Yandex Taxi currently dominates the Russian market with about 15,000 taxis signed up on its platform in 2015. Uber currently has about 3,000 vehicles signed up under its platform. Hopefully in time, Uber in Russia will catch up with this fierce rival in a race to dominate Russia. While Yandex taxi is available in some other cities of Russia, Uber is only available in Moscow.

In a conversation with a couple of users in Moscow who declined to have their names mentioned, they revealed to me that they mostly used Yandex because it has a shorter wait period. Apparently, the wait period for Yandex taxi was between 3 – 10 minutes,while they have to wait between 3 – 20 minutes for an Uber driver to arrive. However, Uber is clearly the cheapest car ride option in Russia with even classier rides. Others praised the different Uber services (UberX, BLACK and SELECT) available in Russia as it gives passengers options to choose from depending on the purpose of the ride. 

The rideshare users interviewed seem to enjoy the best of both worlds by using the Yandex Taxi and Uber apps simultaneously. Sometimes, Uber’s longer wait period was inconsequential since the ride is cheaper and classier. However, the conclusion reached was that Yandex Taxi was the preferred option.

 

Our Conclusion

Uber has not been very keen on its expansion in the Russian market. It’s hard to tell if it intends to make an entry into other Russian cities. Uber’s longer wait period could be justified by the dearth of Uber drivers available in Moscow city.

Finally, I must point out that Moscow is not an easy ground for companies offering online taxi services. Dmitri Izmailov, general manager of Uber in Russia explained in a statement that: “Moscow has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world and suffers from chronic congestion as a result… According to a study by TomTom, bad traffic means that Muscovites spend twice as long as they should in their cars. And with Russia set to become Europe’s largest car market by 2020, this issue will only get worse over time.”

However, this problem will in time to come, shed more light on the need for Muscovites to embrace ride sharing. A service like Uber’s grows exponentially when the people realize they could actually help reduce cars on the road and ease traffic by simply taking a ride in an Uber.

 

 

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Drive With Uber in Nashville

 

To know how to drive with Uber in Nashville, you simply need to know what requirements to meet and in what order the steps you take should follow. Uber In NashvilleIf you can meet all the requirements stated below, you will certainly be on your way to driving with Uber in Nashville

 

How To Become An Uber Driver In Nashville

Don’t Forget the ‘Age-Factor’

Before we go on to give detailed steps to aid your decision to drive with Uber in Nashville, you must know that of the many important policies that Uber takes seriously, age is the most imperative and it varies for different cities. To be a driver with Uber in Nashville, you need to be at least 21 years old.

  • 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 a valid TN driver’s license.
  • Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)

 

STEP 1 – Ready Your Documents

  • A photo of you (a clear headshot)
  • A valid TN Driver’s License (with photo and other key details still very visible)
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use. Level of Insurance coverage depends on the type of Uber service you select)
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • All the documents above must clearly show a valid expiration date.
  • Airport Permit

 

STEP 2 – Signup Online

Once you have all of these documents, the next step to drive with Uber in Nashville is to sign up through the Uber website – using our link: www.uberkit.net/signup. (You get a signup bonus if you use our link, which has our signup referral code already pre-populated). Note – the links redirect to the correct Uber URL.

 

STEP 3 – Wait for Results of Tests

The documents collated in the previous steps are used for a background check that an intending Uber driver must agree to if they would get through the onboarding process. Here Uber conducts thorough background and criminal checks on all intending drivers.

Typically this doesn’t take more than 2 to 3 weeks in Nashville. You can track the progress of your background check here if you wish.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Car

Note-if you are a driver looking to work for an existing Uber partner, ignore this section and skip to STEP-5

As for the vehicle to use, you need to make sure it fits the car requirements specifically to drive with Uber in Nashville (or your specific city). Note – Uber has various services, so you should know which service 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 on that. You can also check our list on Uber Car Requirements: 580 UberX Cars Analyzed for a list of some approved cars. Some of these requirements include the fact that the car year is 2001 or newer-Uber car year requirements vary by city. It is currently year 2001 or newer in many cities. The car should also have no major cosmetic damage. Salvaged or rebuilt vehicles cannot be used, and full-size vans or marked vehicles such as taxis are a no-no as well. Also, note, whatever vehicle you get it will have to go through an Uber approved Vehicle inspection.

 

Vehicle Requirements

  • All Uber cars must have 4 doors that open independently.
  • Vehicle must be from the year 2005 or newer
  • Vehicle must be a clean title (no salvage vehicles are allowed).
  • Vehicle must be In excellent condition both cosmetically & mechanically
  • Vehicle cannot be a former taxi vehicle, or large van.
  • All XL vehicles must seat the driver AND at least 6 additional passenger

 

STEP 5 –Interview

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will be able to go in to the Uber office for an interview, for which you should make sure you have sufficient street and route knowledge regarding your area/city. You should be dressed professionally for this interview.

If you pass the interview, you will be invited for a training session at a specific date, after which your vehicle’s documents will be checked, and you will officially become an Uber driver and/or Uber partner.

You will also receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber application installed on it to allow you to get clients. However, if you wish to use your own smartphone, it is perfectly fine to return the cell phone.

 

What to do if your vehicle does not fit Uber requirements

Keep in mind, there is no need to give up, if your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle—in fact, many people tend to invest in a new car before becoming professional Uber drivers.

However, I would recommend not going overboard when you are purchasing a new car to be used as an Uber vehicle. It is a good idea to select an average but sturdy car that is not a particularly new or fancy model but fits Uber’s car requirements. Note – See the “Nice to Know” section for due diligence you should probably do, before buying a car specifically for Uber.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

UberX is the mid-tier cost 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. UberBLACK is a little more expensive, as you need to have a black and slightly more polished vehicle. This earns a little more money than UberX, and is a good option for people that want to earn a little more per client.

UberSELECT, UberXL and UberSUV  are other services available in Nashville. 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  is a premium service that sits between the UberX and the UberBLACK. UberSUV as well is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK.  With this service, riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers in top-end vehicles like the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class or Chevrolet Suburban (just to name a few).

 

Nashville’s Fare estimate

UberSUV

  • Base Fare: $12
  • Per Minute: $0.50
  • Per Mile: $4
  • Cancellation Fee: $10
  • Service Fees: $0
  • Minimum Fare: $25

UberBLACK

  • Base Fare: $7
  • Per Minute: $0.35
  • Per Mile: $2.70
  • Cancellation Fee: $10
  • Service Fees: $0
  • Minimum Fare: $14

UberXL

  • Base Fare: $4
  • Per Minute: $0.30
  • Per Mile: $1.80
  • Cancellation Fee: $5
  • Service Fees: $1.45
  • Minimum Fare: $7.50

UberSELECT

  • Base Fare: $4
  • Per Minute: $0.30
  • Per Mile: $1.80
  • Cancellation Fee: $5
  • Service Fees: $1.45
  • Minimum Fare: $7.50

UberX

  • Base Fare: $1
  • Per Minute: $0.12
  • Per Mile: $0.93
  • Cancellation Fee: $5
  • Service Fees: $1.45
  • Minimum Fare: $5.45

 

Nice to Know

If you want to drive with Uber in Nashville, you have to bear in mind that you will be utilizing a certain amount of money to pay for fuel and other maintenance related expenses.

In addition to the afore-mentioned, you have other costs like car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, and Uber royalties. 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:

 

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All About Uber In Kampala

 

This post, like many others that this blog has featured in recent times, is aimed at making sure that no intending Uber driver or Uber partner is deprived of relevant information. So if you wish to gain more insight about Uber in Kampala, This is definitely for you.

Uber launched in Uganda’s capital city on June 2nd 2016. This makes Uber in Kampala the 426th city in Uber’s global network. This also makes Kampala the 10th Uber city in Africa. Uber launched its operations in Kampala, Uganda with free rides between 1pm Thursday and midnight on Sunday 5 June 2016. Currently, Uber operates in about 77 countries.

While elaborating on the reasons for launching Uber in Kampala, Uber issued a statement that partly read, “The World Bank forecasts that the Ugandan economy is growing at a positive and upward trajectory. This is owing to targeting development of Uganda’s infrastructure and intensified investment in the private sector. The World Bank also notes that Uganda is one of the world’s youngest populations, with 700,000 new people entering the workforce each year. With its people, energy, innovation, entrepreneurial and rapidly growing economy, Kampala is an exciting place for Uber to bring its services.”

Uber’s General Manager Alon Lits, said the platform will solve some of the transport challenges that the city dwellers in Kampala are experiencing especially at prime times.

Uber In Kampala

“We’re really excited to be launching Uber in Kampala, a world-class African city. We are inspired by the city’s rapidly developing infrastructure and spirit of entrepreneurship and look forward to giving people in the city an affordable, easy and flexible choice to move around the city safely and reliably,” Lits said. 

He noted that under the Uber platform, they have managed to connect millions of global citizen with affordable and reliable rides which has complemented the existing transport options. Kampala, just like many African cities suffer heavy traffic congestion. There are over 100,000 bikes in Kampala alone and they have been growing wildly in the recent past. Lits said by launching Uber in Kampala, it will help to improve urban mobility in Kampala city.

“We are mindful of the city’s current traffic congestion, and we aim to be part of the solution in improving it, while creating new, fruitful opportunities for drivers. Ultimately, we hope to reduce the strain on the city’s roads, and minimize the environmental impact of traffic congestion that is part of a growing economy” he added.

Bertrand Nembot the Operations and Logistic manager at Uber said their platform can easily identify the driver and car coming to pick you up. When a driver accepts your request, you see his or her first name, photo, and license plate number. You can also check whether others have had a good experience with him or her. In addition, the driver can see your first name and rating.

With a tap of a button, Uber will connect you with the closest available driver in the city, ready to pick you up in minutes. You’ll see a photo of your driver, the car they are driving, and even see them on the app as they drive toward you.

 

To request an Uber in Kampala:

  1. Download the Uber App
  2. Register with your personal details
  3. Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time

 

Get Your Ride

  • No more street hailing or waiting outside to find a ride. You can start the Uber app from anywhere and wait safely for your car to arrive. 
  • You can easily identify the driver and car coming to pick you up. When a driver accepts your request, you see his or her first name, photo, and license plate number. You can also check whether others have had a good experience with him or her. In addition, the driver can see your first name and rating.
  • You can contact the driver—and vice versa— through the app if there is any confusion around pick-up details

 

Fare Prices As Provided By Uber’s Newsroom

Uber fare prices (Kampala)

USh1 300 Base Fare + USh 900 per kilometer + USh 200 per minute

Minimum Fare: USh 5 000

Cancellation Fee: USh 5 000

 

Sample trips with Uber:

 

  • Kyambogo University to Mandela National Stadium: USh 7 500
  • Acacia Mall to Makindye Country Club: USh 13 000
  • Entebbe International Airport to Kampala Serena Hotel: USh 90 000

 

 

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Book Uber In Advance: Kommen Users Give App Reviews

 

This post will focus on  a number of comments made by some Kommen app users. These comments give us insights into how their lives have improved due to  the availability of an app like Kommen and how it facilitates their abilities to book Uber in advance. As an inventor or entrepreneur that provide services that form an important part of people’s everyday life, it is very important to pay attention to what your users say; using these feedbacks as a guide to future improvements and additional features.

In this post, we will be using our Play Store reviews as our tool of reference.

 

Why Not an Interview?

This is probably the first question that comes to mind when you read that we would be using our Google play store reviews. What we need to first establish is that for anyone to agree to an interview with your firm, they are already flattered being interviewed. This may lead them to give a biased review of your product or service. By using our Playstore review, we know that opinions or reviews written there are isolated and unbiased. The Playstore is a tool of release for app users. When people use an app and they are not satisfied with the outcome, they can honestly air their opinions on the platform from which they downloaded the Kommen app.

This makes it a more reliable and unaltered form of getting appropriate feedback.

 

Our Reviews

Our first reviewer (Anonymous) raved about our features that allowed he/she book an Uber in advance by stating that our app worked just as described and expressed excitement about not having to pay a scheduling fee. Book Uber In Advance

Commentators Danielle and Lee Johnson agree on the fact that our app worked just as they had wanted it to and they gave it a 5-star rating. Danielle expressed that she had her fears initially but was glad to see that our app actually works just as she wanted it to. She used it to schedule an airport ride and clearly stated that her driver was there at the right time to take her down to the airport.

Venkat and Patti seemed to have had trouble using our app and they gave a review to that effect. Venkat wrote to say he couldn’t select pick-up location while Patti complained about  our app freezing and kicking him out. These reviews helped us work on some phone-model-specific issues and of course, showed us there is room for improvement.

 

Sayed Kumayi said that using Kommen “saved him a lot of time”. He states that he loves our app and though there is room for improvement, our app “saved him a lot of time and headache.” Chris stated that Kommen “definitely defeats the hassle of frantically finding a ride when there are no cars available”. He went on to state that the only slight issue he had was that his destination didn’t show up in the Uber app. This is something we are aware of, but we place more value on ensuring that the details get to your driver; which he confirms worked perfectly when he wrote “it did manage to find me a ride before the time I put in.” All 5-star ratings.

 

 

Things to Note

There are three  important things to note so far. The first is that there are more 5-star reviews unlike what we experienced before. Also, our app reviews got better as time moved on, which clearly shows our developers worked tirelessly on improving user experience. The last and equally important fact is that we pay attention to what our users think and you can see that we have an agent promptly responding to the user reviews and giving responses, explanations and directions where they are required.

 

How to Get Kommen

To give Kommen a try and book Uber in advance, you can download from playstore here, or vist our page to register your mail to be notified as soon as we launch on iOS.

 

How to Use Kommen

Find information below on setting up your advance ride bookings with Kommen in a few easy steps:

  1.    Sign in with your Uber account

If you are not already signed in, you just need to sign in once to Kommen with your Uber account, so we can request rides on your behalf.

  1.    Open the Kommen App

You should be on the “Scheduled Ubers” screen now.

  1.    Click the “+” sign at the top right of the App

To schedule uber using the “New Uber Form” click on the + sign.

                                    

  1.    Fill out the “New Uber Form”

You would need to input the following details:

  • Pickup Location
  • Destination
  • Uber Type (UberX, UberBlack, UberGo, and UberPool are some of the available options, depending on your pickup location).
  1.    Click Schedule Later

To schedule uber, click on the scheduled later button.

  1.    Select Pickup time and date

To book Uber in advance, select your pickup time and date, and you are almost done.

  1.    Select your Backup Ride

If you don’t have it saved in your settings, you have to select a backup ride, otherwise you just need to click “Confirm Uber” and your scheduled uber should arrive at your selected date and time.

 

That is all you need to know about how to use our app to book Uber in advance. We’d be glad if you leave a review of your experience using our app on our Play Store page.

 

Download Kommen here

 

 

 

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How To Get A Loan For An UberBLACK Car

 

UberBLACK vehicles are high end black cars, chauffeur driven by professionals (UberBLACK drivers) that give users on-demand rides in luxury sedans or SUVs. All UberBLACK drivers are vetted and have to meet a number of  requirements in order to be eligible to drive for this service (UberBLACK).  The UberBLACK service is the luxury version of UberX. The UberBLACK car must also meet certain requirements that may be quite costly for potential UberBLACK drivers .

This post will provide information on other means (outside of personal finance) of obtaining UberBLACK  Vehicles by utilizing a UberBLACK car loan plan. The flexibility provided by these plans will expedite the process of starting up your Uber business as an UberBLACK driver. UberBLACK Car

To qualify to become an uberBLACK driver, you have to meet the following basic requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • Driver’s License
  • Commercial Registration
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Vehicle Inspection (See the inspection here)
  • Airport Permit, in some cities
  • Photos of the vehicle: front, back, side, and interior
  • Undergo a criminal background check and driving history background check.

Once you receive a go-ahead from Uber, you can proceed to consider any of the Auto- finance options below for obtaining an UberBLACK approved vehicle.

Since this post is giving alternative options for purchasing UberBLACK cars, its only right we first discuss financing options provided by Uber.

Uber’s vision is focused on the seamless  flow of transportation globally. Providing vehicle finance options for hopeful UberBLACK drivers is one way of making this vision a reality. To begin the process of acquiring a vehicle, first you have to sign up to be a driver with Uber.

Then, you can take advantage of the exclusive discounts and financing options designed for Uber partners by Uber itself.

This program is called the Uber  Xchange Leasing. Every Uber partner and driver is eligible for special discounts on select new Toyota, GM, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Chrysler, and Volkswagen vehicles. You can save thousands of dollars on some of these popular models. Drivers pay a $250 deposit, followed by weekly payments for the three-year term of the lease. Basic maintenance is covered, and there’s no limit on mileage.

Car payments are automatically deducted from weekly earnings. This helps simplify the repayment process thereby creating no hassles for drivers. This service is open to drivers of all credit levels who will be linked to participating lenders. After the duration has passed, drivers can then own these cars.

 

We have provided other vehicle financing options below. We also included different criteria to help you make an informed decision:

 

1-800 Auto Yes

This option is ideal for drivers who have good credit, bad credit, no credit, bankruptcies and even subprime credit. It is a one step application process that lasts about 2 minutes. They also help you build up your credit score. Click the link above to begin.

 

Automotive.com

Not only can you shop for cars on the website, you can also apply for a suitable loan/ financing option to help you own the car of your choice. Not lender themselves, they however have  relationships with other business that do provide lending and financing services directly to consumers. Fill the form here to begin.

 

And that’s all there is to know about How to get a loan for an UberBLACK Car! You can also check our related posts on Top Car leasing programs for Uber drivers. Figure out which of the options highlighted above work best for you so you can start earning money.

 

 

 

Other Links

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Uber Driver Promo: Uber Earning Boost

 

Uber has always tried to balance the strata – ensuring that riders get cheap rides without adversely affecting drivers’ income. Uber driver promotions are not an entirely novel concept. These promos are designed to help Uber drivers earn more. Uber Driver PromoThe Uber Earning Boost is another Uber driver incentive that alerts and assures drivers of surge pricing on fares that originate from a certain place and at a certain time while still charging passengers normal fares.

 

When?

Drivers do not have to register for this Uber Driver promo to be eligible but you have to receive an email telling you about this program. The e-mail will show all of the Uber Earnings Boost locations for the week. Also, drivers can see where the Uber Boost area is for the current day as they use the app

This income boosts typically occurs when Uber needs to motivate drivers to get on the road. This may include, but is not limited to, rush hours, mass commuting hours, weekends and places where there are more social gatherings.

This Uber Driver promo is another way Uber subsidizes fares for passengers without bleeding Uber drivers’ income. Please note that a driver is not mandated to partake in the Uber Boost Promo.

 

Where?

The ‘where’ is simply the Boost Area. This is displayed in the app within a red cloud or boundary. Rides originating within these boundaries will have surge multipliers attached to the passenger’s fare.

 

Terms and Conditions of Boost Earnings

For now, there are no minimum requirements to qualify drivers for the Uber Earning Boost. You simply receive an offer via email from Uber. However, is there is natural surge pricing within a boost area, drivers who receive boost earning offers are free to opt in for that instead of the Uber earning boost. This means if there’s a regular Uber surge within a boost area, drivers will be paid whichever one is greater.

 

 

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Uber Rental Car Options

 

Since the boom of the rideshare industry, various players within and outside the industry have identified and tried to solve problems facing ridesharing. We have our Kommen app for scheduling an Uber for later use. There are other companies and individuals making mileage trackers, fare estimators, navigation apps, and so many other solutions that target problems within the ridesharing industry.

Vehicle rentals is an attractive solution presented to intending rideshare drivers and partners who are faced with the problem of purchasing vehicles. Obviously not all drivers can afford to buy a car outrightly for their Uber business.

This is why we wrote this post, not as an advert or to pass a vote of confidence on the options proffered below, but to provide a list of possible solutions that drivers in need of vehicles may consider.

 

Uber Rental Car Options For Drivers

These Uber rental car options were created to help intending and existing Uber drivers. To apply for these rental options, you must log into your partner account and apply for a lease. Since this post is targeted at helping new drivers who are in need of vehicles, you should know that you have to first sign up to become an Uber driver. Please see Uber rental car options options below:

 

Uber’s Xchange Leasing

Xchange Leasing provides flexible, affordable leases designed just for Uber driver-partners. Drivers are required to put down Security deposits of about $250. Since ridesharing will ensure drivers rack up mileage, Uber has instituted no mileage caps and routine maintenance of vehicle is also included in this deal.

Please note that weekly lease payments will automatically be deducted from your Uber earnings and this payments range from $120 – $160 depending on your vehicle model.

Lease plans can last up to 36 months on some select cars. Uber is also offering a flexible return policy if a driver’s situation changes.

Types of Vehicles

  • 2013 Toyota Corolla L Base
  • 2013 Toyota Camry L Base
  • 2016 Toyota Corolla L Base

 

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 borne out of the Hertz-Uber Deal. This also provides rental solutions for drivers who need it.Uber rental car options

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

 

HyreCar

HyreCar is a vehicle rental market, designed foUber rental car optionsr 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.

 

Note -For Uber Drivers and Entrepreneurs who have not downloaded our kit(s), we provide a vast amount of professionally vetted information and business analysis that will help you run a successful uber business.

 

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Uber in Nigeria – Company launches Marketplace In Nigeria

 

Uber is rapidly becoming a known player in the African Uber in Nigeriatransportation industry. This is true especially in a country like Nigeria, where Uber operates in two states: Lagos and Abuja. In addition to the value that it provides to passengers, Uber in Nigeria has created another avenue through which the unemployed can become business owners thereby boosting the economy of the nation as a whole. These drivers do not only get to work flexible schedules but they also make good money while driving.
For those who require an extra source of income, Uber in Nigeria is proving to be a reliable way to earn more money.

The journey towards taking advantage of the opportunities Uber is offering in Nigeria is generally an easy process. However, many who wish to drive or partner with Uber in Nigeria have issues with finding an Uber-approved vehicle. In clearer terms, not a lot of people can afford to buy the cars that meet Uber’s standards. Uber only accepts vehicles that aren’t older than 2009, and also shouldn’t have racked up to 100,000km (that’s 62137.119 in miles). In Nigeria, cars like these run into millions of naira, at least over 2 million naira. To solve this issue in Nigeria, Uber has put up a marketplace where drivers can get cars to use for their Uber business. Click this link for a list of Uber approved cars in Lagos

 

What is Uber Marketplace

Like we see in some US cities, Australia and in many other Uber territories, Uber Marketplace is a platform that is built to help connect potential drivers with partners who are willing to help finance their car purchases, get insurance and shoulder several other costs that may come with getting the car up and running. To achieve this, Uber has announced that they will be partnering with CAR4U as their very first Marketplace partner in Nigeria.

 

About Car4U

CAR4U is a vehicle marketplace that can help Uber partners with their car needs. Car4U is offering a long term leasing deal between 36 – 48 months (depends on the type of car). This deal covers maintenance and comprehensive insurance. Drivers who use this service can expect to get cars ranging from the sleek Hyundai Elantra to Kia Cerato, VW Polo, Nissan Almera, and Nissan Sentra.

 

 

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Top 10 Uber Dash Cam Stories

 

Today we will be looking at top stories captured by some Uber drivers’ dash cams. Before we go into discussing some of the
most popular Uber dash cam stories, we would like to reiterate the importance of a dash cam to an Uber driver. I know many drivers actually have cams in their cars, but it is surprising to find drivers who don’t.

Uber Dash Cam
We all know that having video
evidence is a great advantage when faced with lawsuits or police cases. Since Uber does not have another representative in the car besides the driver, if you are going to be able to prove anything when required, you need an equipment such as the dash cam. To get an affordable Dash cam (Full HD), click here

With that said, let’s take a look at a few top Uber dash cam stories:

 

1. The Drunk Passenger

In this video, a passenger is seen aggressively ordering the driver around. Too drunk, he is not even able to enter his destination and when the driver sees that this would just be a huge waste of time trying to get the drunk and very aggressive fellow to his destination, he turns his dashcam towards the interior of the vehicle to capture the moment and asks the rider to exit his vehicle. This caused the rain of punches and curse words. The driver quickly defended himself by spraying mace in the rider’s face, after which the abusive drunk man hurried away. A key point in this occurrence is when the driver ensures his dash cam is facing the inside of his vehicle before he takes any action.

 

2. The Unruly Passengers

The Uber driver in this case was driving more than one drunken passenger. They had not been acting right since the start of the ride. Things got more serious when the female passenger made an attempt to cross to the front seat from the back. In the process she was toggling and pulling the emergency brake. The driver stopped and asked the passengers to alight. After alighting, they walked a bit and started throwing stones back at the SUV. Note that the driver was very patient until it got to a point where anyone would have had enough.

 

3. Drugs in an Uber? – Boston

This driver displayed an impressive level of maturity. As seen in the video, a drug deal was secretly being executed in his car. The passengers had no clear dropoff  location.Uber Dash Cam Hence, it was definite they were planning to stay in that car long enough to conclude their business. Amidst threats of physical attack, he simply steps out of the vehicle and leaves the passenger who, at that time, was refusing to step out of his car.

 

4. The Collision – Pittsburg

This Uber driver’s dashcam records a close collision situation. This Uber driver in Pittsburg suddenly had a car coming his way. Apparently, the lady driving the oncoming vehicle was making a call and got really distracted. There two things an Uber driver can take away from this situation. Firstly, the need to pay close attention and be present minded while driving. You do not have to be the horrible driver to get into trouble. Secondly and equally important is the need for the dash cam. If that crash had actually occurred, the driver has the video as strong evidence.

 

5. A Need for Speed?

In this video captured in November 2015, the passenger is seen fuming. Uber Dash CamAs the driver stated and as noticed in the video, the passenger was in a hurry and asked the driver to drive fast. Since drivers are professionals who understand speed limits and other necessary regulations, he decided to keep it legal. Since “speedy” won’t have a driver waste her time, she allegedly punched him in the face, and as the video reveals, she spat on him.

 

6.  August Assault – Augusta

Out of nowhere, a driver gets sucker-punched and pounded several times by an obviously drunk passenger. As usual, the dashcam might not have saved the day, but it definitely redeemed the day as the passenger was sued, with the video helping to prove the offence.

 

7. Hit-n-run

In this video, the driver appeared to have been hit from behind by another driver. Although it isn’t exactly clear, it appears the crash involved the white van which drove past him just after the impact was heard. However it went down, you can be sure that the driver’s dash cam will be used to get the plates of the vehicle involved.

 

8. Angry Bird

So in this video, the rider seemed absolutely angry for a reason that remains unclear. Amidst his rants, the driver said almost nothing and was smart to have locked his doors and rolled up the windows very quickly.

 

9. Angry Cabbie

This was not captured on a dash cam but we thought to go ahead and post it because it shows one of those rather weird occasions where a cabbie decides to attack an Uber driver for simply being an Uber driver. In this Youtube video captured in Toronto, Canada, the cabbie is seen blocking the driver’s path, banging his windows and trying force the door open. The driver, who was quick to understand the situation,  quickly locked all his doors and found an opportunity to drive off.

 

10. Erratic Cop – New York

This video was also not captured on a dash cam but it’s a must watch. This cop literally had no reason to shout, or at least to continue shouting. The driver said mostly nothing other than his repeated “yes sir”. Yet, the cop kept on shouting and cursing out at this driver. In my case, this cop wasn’t protecting the law in this case; he felt a higher need to protect his ego.

 

All the videos above reveal eye-opening reasons why an Uber driver should get a dashcam.  You can click here to see a list of vital Uber driver’s equipment. Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with us.

 

 

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