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All About Uber Express Pool Service

 

Uber continues to dominate existing and new markets with variety of services tailored to suit the needs of customers. Selecting an Uber service to use is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. Uber’s mid-tier priced services include the UberX, UberXL and UberPOOL; with UberPOOL being the cheapest. UberPOOL allows two or more riders to share a ride with the fare split into fair shares for all passengers. To use the service, select UberPOOL and set your pickup location and destination. You’ll see a guaranteed fare in the app. Riders would most likely get matched with another rider traveling the same way. Whether or not you are connected with another rider, you’ll always pay the guaranteed fare.

Now, Uber has introduced Uber Express Pool modeled after the UberPOOL service with some changes. The service first piloted in San Francisco and has now spread to 6 more cities: Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego with the hope of spreading to further. Uber Express Pool

 

How does Uber Express Pool work for riders?

With Uber Express POOL, passengers will be asked to walk to a pick up location or be dropped off in a dropoff point close to their destination. This is an effort to make the POOL routes more direct. Riders around you will be asked to wait for a few minutes at the pickup location. Riders will also split the fare just like UberPOOL. It is about 25 – 50 percent cheaper than the UberPOOL service.

Bear in mind that the UberPOOL option is still available and riders can select whether to be picked up from their homes using UberPOOL; or walk to a pickup location with Uber Express POOL.

 

What is in it for drivers?

Unlike UberPOOL where drivers have to drive to different pickup locations, the pickup location is just one spot. According to Uber, “you’ll earn the new flat fare for every added pickup stop, in addition to your usual POOL rates.”

 

Conclusion

At this rate, Uber is competing with public transport rates. It is even modeled after public transportation where riders walk to the bus stop to wait for a bus. Now riders have a pre-determined pickup spot where they wait for a few minutes for the Uber driver to arrive. The service is better that public transportation because it is a more comfortable way to ride.

Uber is seeking to make the cost of transportation dirt cheap making it possible for everyone to ride the Uber way.

 

 

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All About Uber In Lisbon, Portugal

 

Over the years, Uber has experienced push-back as they launched in certain cities. These push-backs came in form of protests by local taxi drivers, bans and even fines from local police. Uber in Lisbon, Portugal is not left out. In 2016, Lisbon taxi drivers staged protests that resulted in traffic gridlock in the city. Local taxi operators were unhappy that rideshare companies like Uber were exempt from certain transport regulations.

Through all these, Uber has either stood its ground or retreated. In Taiwan, Uber stopped operations after it was banned for operating illegally. The ride share giant later resumed operations after it came to terms with state laws.

In France, Uber’s service UberPOP was quickly banned by the French government due to the unfair competition. The UberPOP service allowed non-professional drivers to drive with Uber, and when they were fined by authorities, Uber stepped in and paid the fines.

Meanwhile, regular taxi drivers were required to undergo formal training. This strategy adopted by Uber prompted an anti-Uber protest in cities in France that quickly evolved to Guerrilla warfare between regular taxi drivers and Uber drivers in France as taxi drivers flipped over and burnt Uber cars.

In Portugal, thousands of taxi drivers united and brought traffic to a crawl prompting local police to be on standby in case of violence. In late 2017, Uber drivers staged a protest citing the unfair fines meted on them by local police in Portugal.

It remains unclear if Uber has been declared legal in the city but the service continues to operate.

 

Drive With Uber in Lisbon

Driving with Uber in Lisbon is not complicated. Follow a few steps while deciding on a service that suits you and you are well on your way to earning money on your schedule.

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

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

 

STEP 1 – Ready Your Documents

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

 

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

 

Uber In Lisbon

STEP 2 – Signup

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

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

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

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

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

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

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

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. You have a choice between the non-commercial UberX, UberGREEN and the commercial UberBLACK.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with.

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.

UberGREEN involves the use of electric cars in a bid to reduce carbon footprint in the environment.

 

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 Lisbon. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

 

Uber in Lisbon Rates & Prices:

The current rates for Lisbon services are as follows:

UberX
Base Fare: €1

Per Minute: €0.10

Per Km: €0.65

Cancellation Fee: €2.50

Service Fees: €0

Minimum Fare: €2.50

 

UberBLACK

Base Fare: €2

Per Minute: €0.40

Per Km: €1

Cancellation Fee: €6

Service Fees: €0

Minimum Fare: €6

 

UberGREEN

Base Fare: €1

Per Minute: €0.10

Per Km: €0.65

Cancellation Fee: €2.50

Service Fees: €0

Minimum Fare: €2.50

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

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

 

Nice to Know

If you want to drive with Uber in Lisbon, Portugal, 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 is all there is to know about Uber in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What To Do When An Uber Rider Damages Your Vehicle

 

It is true that passengers are the life line of your Uber business; but what do you do when they cause you more harm than good? Before we explore this dilemma, every Uber driver needs to know that passengers can make or mar your Uber business. An Uber rider expects professional service from drivers at all times and drivers need to meet this expectation. Satisfied passengers will guarantee repeat businesses and help keep up your ratings.

Note that Uber drivers can be reported and terminated from the service if there are passenger reports of misconduct on the part of the drivers.

There are instances where as an Uber driver, you feel helpless and this can occur when a passenger damages your car. What is the next course of action? Uber Rider

Well, see below a few steps to take when an Uber rider damages your vehicle or makes a bad mess that will need significant cleaning.

 

Make an Official Report to Uber

Do not take the law into your hands. Make a report to Uber if the situation goes beyond the normal wear and tear.

According to the Uber website, “you may be eligible for an inconvenience fee of up to $250 based on the extent and nature of the damage.” Also, Uber will also help you when you make those insurance claims so that your car is fixed.

To back up your report, you must do the following:

 

  • You must make your report within 3 business days of the incident.
  • Take clear photos of the damage and make an accurate description of the accident. This is where dash cams are important. This will help the uber driver provide video recordings of the incident.
  • Get your car mechanic to provide a rough estimate of what the repair will cost within 5 business days of the incident.

 

If a mess that requires significant cleaning was made, you must do the following:

  • Take a picture of the mess and report this to Uber within 3 working days of the trip.
  • Uber will review the mess and send you a flat fee to cover the cleaning if it is deemed appropriate.
  • In other cases, if the rider is found responsible for the mess, Uber will contact the Uber rider and the rider will be charged the cleaning fee.
  • Make sure you provide accurate and sufficient proof to back your claims or you may not be reimbursed for your trouble.

 

Conclusion

Uber is making no promises in this case. Not every report made is found to be with merit. However, Uber is reassuring drivers that they will do their best to ensure the cost of the repairs and cleaning is not borne by the driver.

 

 

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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

Take care of yourself

As a driver, driving fatigued is a hazard to you, passengers and everyone else on the road. It’s important to take breaks and stay hydrated. Keeping snacks in the car to enjoy between rides will go a long way as well. Remember to call it a day when you feel tired.

 

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Drive With Uber in Memphis

 

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

 

Drive With Uber In Memphis

The ‘Age-Factor’

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

 

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

Uber in Memphis

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

 

STEP 2 – Signup

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

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

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

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

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

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

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

 

 

Selecting an Uber Service

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

 

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

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

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

 

Uber Rates in Memphis

 

UberX
Base Fare: $0.70

Per Minute: $0.11

Per Mile: $0.80

Cancellation Fee: $5

Service Fees: $2.55

Minimum Fare: $6.50

 

 

UberXL

 

Base Fare: $1

Per Minute: $0.20

Per Mile: $1.25

Cancellation Fee: $5

Service Fees: $2.75

Minimum Fare: $8.70

 

 

Uber in MEM Airport

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

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

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

 

Nice to Know

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

 

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

 

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