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More About Jugnoo – An Uber For Tuk Tuks

 

When Uber first launched, it stated that the aim of the service was to introduce transportation that worked as seamlessly as running water. This seemed like a Herculean task at first but we have seen this service dominate markets and spread like wildfire. Now Uber is worth over $60 billion and counting. The Uber business model has been adopted by various business and we have seen interesting variants of the rideshare business.

Rideshare is becoming more popular and other transport modes besides cars are being introduced. To ensure seamless transportation; bikes, trucks, and even rickshaws are being used to simplify transportation. In densely populated countries like India and China, bikes and rickshaws are being used to decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints

To learn how auto rickshaws are improving India’s transportation system, we will shed light on auto rickshaw aggregator, Jugnoo.

jugnoo

More About Jugnoo

Rickshaws also known as Tuk tuks are quite popular in India and known to provide relief from the country’s grueling traffic. Jugnoo turned the use of these contraptions into a thriving business by connecting riders with rickshaw drivers in over 30 Indian cities. Now tuk tuk drivers not only ferry customers across town but also make deliveries all thanks to Jugnoo. Drivers can earn more by driving passengers and making deliveries all over the city. Jugnoo was founded in November 2014 and has grown to incorporate other services like Groceries delivery, Food Delivery and even Logistics.

The service sees drivers completing over 50,000 trips daily while Jugnoo takes a 10 percent cut for every ride. Jugnoo is designed for existing tuk tuk drivers only.

 

How It works

  • Download the app
  • Register your details and wait to be verified
  • Once you Log in, your location is broadcasted on a map within the app
  • It connects you to the closest driver who arrives to pick you up within minutes

 

Riders can track the driver’s ETA and also see driver details like contact number, photograph, and even reviews. Jugnoo has also launched Jugnoo pool like the popular UberPOOL. This service will allow riders share a rickshaw thereby making it cheaper for passenger.

 

Drive For Jugnoo

To become a Jugnoo driver, visit the website here. The process is quite simple. Note that you will be interviewed before driving for Jugnoo and you will undergo training once approved.

 

Conclusion

It’s always great to see innovations that aim to reduce carbon emissions in the environment while also cutting down travel time. This service is a great addition to the densely populated Indian market and we hope to see it expand into other cities in India and around the world.

 

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Sign Hello To Deaf Uber Drivers Via The Uber App

 

For a company to thrive in the face of change and competition, it must continue to evolve. The ability to adapt to changing climes and improve on services is the reason why Uber remains a leader in rideshare. That Uber has faced tremendous backlash in the media is no news. Uber has experienced a dramatic change in management, tons of law suits and its fair share of push back from governmental bodies. In the face of all these, Uber focused on improving its services to retain drivers and passengers.

In June 2017, Uber launched the 180 days of change to improve driver experience. Uber added more features to its app to benefit its drivers. It introduced friendlier acceptance rate policies, setting arrival times, 6 driver destination filters per day and many more. Among the many features is an update that teaches simple sign language to riders to enable them communicate with deaf Uber drivers or those that are hard of hearing. Deaf Uber Drivers

In a move to improve communication between riders and driver, Uber riders can learn how to sign hello and other basic phrases once they are picked up by deaf Uber drivers or those who are hard of hearing.

 

For Deaf Uber Drivers

The company stated that it has thousands of deaf drivers and hopes to make rides more seamless. In 2015, Uber launched features that aid drivers that are deaf or hard of hearing. These features include:

  • The driver app will signal a new trip request with a flashing light in addition to the existing audio notification
  • Rider notification that the driver is deaf or hard of hearing and an extra prompt for riders to enter their destination
  • Calling feature is turned off in-app and only text-only messaging with riders is allowed. The ability to call a deaf or hard of hearing driver-partner is turned off for the rider and the rider is encouraged to text the driver instead.

 

For Riders

Now, the rideshare giant has added a feature that will educate riders on simple phrases in American Sign Language.

When riders are matched with deaf drivers, they have the option of learning basic ASL signs within the Uber app. Riders can learn simple phrases like “hello” and “thank you” to aid communication. This feature was introduced to increase awareness of the deaf and hard of hearing community.

 

What this means

It is obvious that this feature will improve working relationships between riders and drivers that are deaf and hard of hearing. It will also go a long way in promoting equal employment opportunities for all. The disabled community is a significant part of any country’s workforce. Uber has stated that “thousands of people who drive with Uber are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and collectively they’ve completed millions of trips.”

It will be a huge service to humanity if similar initiatives are adopted by businesses all over the world.

Car Rental Apps For Android Users

 

Car rentals are a life saver. They are very handy when you are visiting new cities and want the luxury of traveling at your own schedule. When you have a car at your disposal, you have the independence to visit all the places you want to see without paying exorbitant taxi fares. Choosing car rentals will involve renting a car from car rental companies or using ride-share services like Uber. With rideshare services, you have a car and a driver at your disposal to take you to your specified location. If you need another ride, you will have to place another request through the rideshare app. With car rental companies, you have the car for the entire specified period. You are both driver and passenger. When choosing a car rental company, you have to take the following into consideration:

 

  • Company presence (How many states and countries do they have presence in?)
  • Vehicle options available (vehicle options to choose from)
  • Value added services and others (insurance, vehicles with disability assistance, online booking/cancellation, GPS, car seats for kids)

 

Choosing a car rental company with an international presence comes with a lot of perks. They offer different vehicle options to choose from. Value added services like insurance, vehicles with disability assistance, online booking/cancellation, GPS, and car seats for kids. You can also opt for websites that pool different car rentals available in a particular city in one place. Having car rental apps on your phone will make for more convenient travel.

See below our top car rental apps for Android users

 

Avis

Avis enjoys a multi-national presence and offers efficient services to users. Enjoy quick and easy check in and check out by using Avis Roving Rapid Return. Avis mobile app is pretty great as well as the app is available on Google play, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows. Loyal customers also enjoy reward programs like free rental days and great parking spots. Avis also offers all kinds of vehicles for rent; from compact cars to trucks and everything in between.

 

Enterprise

This car rental company offers seamless online booking platforms through the company’s website and phone app. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car App is efficient and acts as an assistant for all things car rentals (that is limited to Enterprise of course). You can get roadside assistance all day from Enterprise via the app. Get the app here

 

Expedia

With Expedia, you can get huge discounts when you make your travel arrangements together in a package. You can book your car rentals, hotels, and flights on Expedia and get a huge percentage off your entire trip cost. The app also provides a map where you can determine the distance from the hotel to places you will like to visit.

 

Kommen

Uber is a great rideshare app that connects riders with drivers and a car. You place ride requests and a driver is sent to pick you up. The Uber app also allows you to pre-book Uber; this means you can book a ride now and use later. Sadly, this service is not available in every city Uber operates in. With the Kommen app, you can pre-book or schedule Uber in every city Uber launched operations. Car Rental Apps

The Kommen app works hand in hand with the Uber app to improve the Uber passenger experience. Kommen ensures that passengers can schedule Uber ahead in every Uber city. The app is seamless and can function independently without the Uber app. All you have to do is ensure you create an Uber account, and then sign into the Kommen app once with your Uber app login details. Once you sign in once, you don’t have to sign in again.

Kommen is currently available for download on Google Play Store.

To download Kommen go here: www.trykommen.com

 

Budget

Budget is really a budget friendly option for car rental apps. They are excellent when you encounter car problems and are quick to help effect repairs with impressive discounted rates at any of their shops. There are also various vehicle options to choose from including SUVs and compact cars.

 

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More About Ofo Bikeshare Service

 

The sharing economy has brought significant improvements to many industries by revolutionizing the way businesses are carried out. At the fore front of the sharing economy is the rideshare behemoth, Uber. With the goal to make global transportation as seamless as running water, Uber found a way to connect riders with drivers who want to use their car as a means of transporting people. Uber’s business model has since been introduced into various businesses like logistics, delivery, and restaurants to name a few.

Ridesharing is gaining strides globally and not only with cars. To ensure seamless transportation, bikes, trucks, and even rickshaws are being used to simplify transportation. In densely populated countries like India and China, bikes and rickshaws are being used to decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints. In China, bike sharing startups like Mobike, Ofo and Bluegogo are seeking to improve the country’s transportation system. To learn how bike sharing works, we will shed more light on the Beijing startup, ofo bikeshare service. ofo bikeshare

 

More About ofo Bikeshare service

Officially launched in 2015 as a bikeshare service, Ofo was founded in 2014 as a service that was focused on bicycle tourism. After the official launch in Beijing, the service gathered momentum as a bikeshare service with over 20,000 users. In 2016, the service spread to other cities in China. After an influx of funds from China’s rideshare giant Didi Chuxing and the tech firm, Xiaomi, the service spread outside of China in 2017. Now, Ofo has operations in Singapore, U.S, the United Kingdom, and Sydney in Australia.

How ofo works

  • Download the ofo mobile app on iOS and Android
  • Register your information and
  • Enter your payment method and you are ready to go

Getting a bike

  • Use the map function in the app to find nearby available bicycles.
  • Once you reach an available bike, scan the QR code on the license plate or enter the plate number manually into the app to unlock it then you can begin your ride.
  • Once you finish your trip, park the bike in an appropriate location, make sure you lock it then end the trip in-app.

 

How much does the service cost?

Rides in ofo’s network cost $1/ph. To pay for your trip, you can use electronic payment cards, paypal or even pay with cash. These options vary by location. You can use the in-app wallet feature which allows you add a payment method.

Once you unlock an ofo bike, be aware that the ride meter automatically activates and starts’ running until the ride is completed in app. You can rent the bike for as long as you wish.

 

Once a ride is completed, users can park the bicycle “outside of the pedestrian right of way that complies with local laws and does not obstruct traffic” or the company’s “identified ‘Preferred Parking Zones’ (PPZ) for ofo users. In the event that a PPZ is unavailable, you can park at any public bicycle rack.”

 

What this means for users

Bike sharing is a great way to reduce the number of cars on the road especially in cities that are densely populated. It will not only reduce traffic congestion but make the roads safer and the environment cleaner. Now you can get to those appointments on time without fear of getting held up in traffic.

To learn more about ofo bikeshare, go here

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.