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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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All about Ford’s Chariot Rideshare Service

 

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

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

 

How It Works

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

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

chariot

To find your pickup location

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

 

 

Types of services available

Commuter

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

Enterprise

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

 

Charters

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

 

Drive for Chariot

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

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

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

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

 

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All About SAFR Rideshare Service For Women

 

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

 

Ride with Safr Rideshare

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

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

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

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

 

Driving for Safr Rideshare Service

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

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

 

Documents needed

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

All drivers must have an iphone 5c or later.

 

Vehicle Requirements

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

 

Ride Rates

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

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

 

 

 

Drive for Uber in Bangkok, Thailand

 

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

 

Become an Uber Driver In Bangkok

 

The ‘Age-Factor’

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

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

 

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

 

Uber in Bangkok

STEP 2 – Signup

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

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

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

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

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

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

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

 

Selecting an Uber Service

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

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

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

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

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

 

Uber Rates in Bangkok

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

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

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

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

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

 

Nice to Know

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

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

 

More About Uber Phone Support For Drivers

 

The Uber 180 Days of Change program applies only to drivers and gained momentum as the year 2017 drew to an end. This innovation could not have come at a better time as Uber experienced a lot of setbacks that same year. The company was rocked with various scandals that saw the resignation of its previous CEO, Travis Kalanick. To help improve driver experience, Uber added more features to its driver app to benefit Uber drivers. Uber introduced many new features including friendlier acceptance rate policy, setting arrival times, 6 driver destination filters per day, Uber phone support and many more. Uber Phone Support

Driving with Uber is one way you can earn more money. It affords flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule. Despite the luxury of being your own boss as an Uber driver, it was very difficult to reach Uber in times of need. Uber only allowed in-app support which could be really frustrating. Now, Uber drivers can contact Uber by phone whenever they need help or have a question about driving with Uber phone support.

 

More About Uber Phone Support

According to Uber, “We’ve heard from driver-partners everywhere that you’d like the option of contacting us by phone… We want to be there for you—whether you’re on the road or off. So thanks to your feedback, we’re introducing 24/7 phone support” the company stated on its website.

The 24/7 phone support is available within the Uber Driver app. It connects drivers with a live support agent within minutes and issues are quickly resolved.

How It Works

  • Open your Uber Driver app
  • Tap Help
  • Tap the blue phone icon
  • Tap Call Support

It is admirable the changes Uber has made to its services to prove its dedication to drivers and riders alike. These changes seem to be a win-win for drivers, riders and even Uber. Happy drivers provide quality service that will increase patronage. We are looking forward to seeing more improvements from the rideshare pioneer.

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Become An Amazon Flex Driver

 

Amazon Flex is a subsidiary of the retail giant Amazon. This arm of the company is a delivery service tasked with fast delivery of goods. Flex drivers pick up packages from stations and deliver them to customers using directions from the Flex app. According to the website, Amazon flex affords an intending driver the opportunity to “be your own boss, set your own schedule, and have more time to pursue your goals and dreams”.

Amazon flex has presence in over 50 cities including major cities in America and drivers stand to earn between $18-25 per day delivering products for Amazon.

Driver Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a social security number
  • Show proof of auto insurance
  • Provide tax payment details
  • Pass a background test
  • Background tests will typically take between 2 -5 business days.

amazon flex

Vehicle Requirements

Drivers must have access to either of the following vehicles:

  • 4-door sedan
  • pickup truck
  • van

In some regions, bicyclists can be used but the rider must have a basket attached to the bicycle and must always wear a helmet. Your bicycle must comply with state laws.

Types of Amazon Flex Services Available

Amazon Locker: These involve packages that are delivered to a special electronic Amazon locker. Scan the package, and when the door opens, you mark the package as delivered and close the door.

Amazon Prime: Regular packages that normally arrive within one to two days depending on the option the customer selects.

Prime Now: These are more timely deliveries that come in bags instead of boxes.

Merchant Pickups: This service involved picking up the delivery at a retailer rather than at an Amazon pickup station.

Amazon Restaurant:  These are food orders that are taken at a restaurant.

How it works

To deliver with Amazon Flex, you must have access to a current smart phone: Iphone 5 and above or Android 4.4 and above.

Flex drivers are paid twice each week via direct deposit and you can easily track your earnings with the Amazon Flex app. The schedule is flexible and you can earn more with tips.

To Begin

  • Select the city you want to work in
  • Download the Amazon Flex App
  • Enter all required information including details for conducting a background test
  • Watch all training videos and take the quiz at the end
  • Then wait for the result of the background test which typically takes between 2-5 business days

If you have been accepted, Amazon will send you a welcome message.

 

How To Schedule and Complete A Delivery With Amazon Flex

  • First select and reserve the shift that suits your schedule. On the day of your shift, the Flex app will notify you where to go to pick-up your packages
  • Arrive at the pickup station then swipe “I’ve Arrived” on the app
  • Pick up the packages reserved for you to deliver
  • Scan each package and load it into your car
  • Use the Flex app to navigate each package to the drop-off location
  • Check the app for special notes and instructions from the customer

Please Note

Certain packages require special attention:

Attended Deliveries: Either the customer or an authorized person must be present during the delivery.

Alcohol Deliveries: The customer must show a state issued ID. You have to scan the shown ID into the app or manually enter the ID number for verification.

Chilled and Frozen Goods: The delivery will be inside a cool bag that contains a dry ice box. At the time of delivery, remove the package from the dry ice box, and return the dry ice to the pick-up station at the end of your shift.

Please Note

If an attended delivery is required, you are prompted to select the recipient.

If you encounter issues when making the delivery, use the app to call Amazon support. If the issues persist, mark the delivery as undeliverable.

 

It’s great to see Amazon adopt the Uber business model for making deliveries. This is a way to create employment while reducing the company’s delivery burden. We hope to see the service grow beyond the United States.

 

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Taxify Taking On Uber In Various Markets

 

Taxify is one of many rideshare companies trying to out-rival Uber in the industry. Despite current setbacks Uber Technologies has experienced, the ridesharing giant continues to remain an industry leader. Uber continues to make giant strides in various markets by introducing new features to encourage patronage.

Uber launched the 180 days of change in June to improve driver experience. The rideshare company also launched in new markets like Dhaka to help ease traffic in the congested city. These actions have been met with rebuttals by other competition rideshare buinsesses. Now, Taxify has expanded its services to Sydney to compete with Uber in the Australian market. As of November 2017, the rideshare company operates in 20 countries and 30 cities world-wide.

More About Taxify taxify

Taxify is connecting riders with the best local drivers at the best prices with the aim to provide seamless and comfortable transportation.

Driver Requirements

  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle which varies in different cities
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at approved centers in your city
  • Vehicle insurance document
  • An internet-enabled phone

After submitting the above documents, you will get a 30 minutes training in the Taxify office closest to you. If you don’t have your own car, Taxify can match you with partner fleets or rental companies who offer competing rates on vehicles that are accepted on the platform. The work hours are flexible and the company usually asks for 10% to 20% of the ride fee, depending on your city.

 

How To Use Taxify

  • Download the Taxify app
  • Register on the platform
  • Choose a car that fits your style and budget
  • Set your location to request a ride
  • Wait for your ride
  • Passengers can pay with cash or card

Conclusion

It’s no news that Uber will always fight to retain its position at the top in various markets. China’s Didi Chuxing toppled Uber to become a market leader in China. Ola is leading the pack in India as well. Can Taxify topple Uber to become a market leader in Australia as is been circulated in the news? We will have to wait to see.

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Pathao vs Uber: Rideshare In Bangladesh

 

Bangladesh is a densely populated country of over 160 million people making it the most densely populated large country in the world. It is safe to say that commuters will have a hard time in traffic and the country will benefit from rideshare. Rideshare companies aim to reduce the number of cars on the road especially in populous countries where traffic can be nightmarish. Therefore, the launch of rideshare companies like Uber and Pathao will go a long way in easing traffic congestion in Bangladesh.

Uber launched in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh on the 22nd of November, 2016. With presence in over 400 cities worldwide, the congested city of Bangladesh is the next city to experience the revolution that Uber introduces to the transport sector. Uber has teamed up with Bangladesh’s largest mobile operator, Grameenphone to reach Dhaka’s 18 million population.

Uber currently has 3 services operating in Dhaka. They include UberMOTO, UberX and UberPREMIER. UberMOTO is Uber’s motorbike service while UberX is the mid-tier cost affordable Uber service. Uber charges a Base Fare of 30 Tk for the UberMOTO service and a Base Fare of 40 Tk for the UberX service.  Pathao

Passengers can request car rides and get picked up from any location. UberPREMIER launched in 2017 to meet the needs of riders who want to ride in style and plush comfort. This service delivers service in superior quality sedans with professionally trained driver partners. Uber charges a Base Fare of 80 Tk for this service.

 

Pathao, on the other hand provides bike services to passengers in Bangladesh with promises to bring car services to the city of Dhaka soon. Pathao rides are currently available in only Dhaka and Chittagong with goals to expand to other major cities.

How To Use Pathao

  • Download the Pathao App from Google Playstore and iOS App Store
  • Sign up with your mobile number (The app is free to use)
  • Select your pick up location and destination
  • Request for a ride

Please Note

Unlike Uber that allows you cancel rides for free, Pathao will charge you the standard hiring cost of tk. 25

Rates

Passengers are charged tk. 25 for hiring plus tk. 12 per kilometer travelled plus 0.5 paisa per minute

 

Driver Requirements

It is important that all intending drivers have their own bikes.

First present the following documents:

  1. National ID/ Passport/ Driving license (Any one or all)
  2. Registration paper of the motorcycle

For car rides, Pathao will charge Tk 50 as the base fare and Tk 20 as the per kilometre fare. The per minute waiting charge would be Tk 2.5.

 

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Can You Fail An Uber Driver Background Check?

 

Driving for Uber has many perks; freedom to choose your own schedule, option to be your own boss, dictate your hours, and keep all your earnings minus Uber’s commission. This is the dream job for most people hence, Uber’s continued growing popularity and driver sign-ups. Uber is a pioneer in ridesharing and continues to aggressively take new territories and dominate new markets. In order to make it easy for drivers to drive for Uber, the company simplified the driver sign-up process. Despite this simplicity, all drivers must subject themselves to an Uber driver background check. This part of the sign-up process is non-negotiable according to Uber. Uber driver background checks are carried out by an independent company –Checkr Inc, contracted by Uber to ensure that drivers have acceptable records (if any). Uber Driver Background Check

Uber will typically take up to two weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically they will take the documents the intending Uber driver provides in the signup process and run the following tests:

  • A Criminal History Check
  • A Driving History Check
  • A psychological test

Many have wondered just how exhaustive these background checks are after a couple of Uber drivers have made the news for criminal behavior. A number of rape and assault cases have been brought against various Uber drivers around the world. An India Uber driver was arrested for raping a female passenger in December, of 2014. In 2017, an Uber passenger in Virginia was abducted and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver after he picked her up. In California, an unconscious teenage girl was raped by an Uber driver a few feet from her home and was discovered by concerned relatives who used the tracking feature to locate the Uber vehicle. These cases represent a small percentage of the increasing number of assault cases brought against the ridesharing giant.

This begs the question; can you actually fail an Uber driver background check?

Let’s look at what is actually considered during these checks:

According to Uber, background check includes a Motor Vehicle Record review as well as a criminal background check. You must have the following:

  • At least one year U.S. licensing history (if under 23 years old, must have at least three years licensing history)
  • A valid driver’s license and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that shows: No major moving violations, such as DUIs or reckless driving, within the last seven years
  • No more than three minor moving violations in the past three years, such as speeding tickets or failure to obey traffic laws
  • A criminal record that does not include a conviction for a felony, violent crime, or sexual offense within the last seven years, among other things such as a registration on the U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public website.

If you fall short of any of the above, Uber will not pursue your driver application. Also, Uber conducts these checks annually to see if you’ve collected any driving violations or criminal violations in the previous year. If you have, be sure that your status as an Uber driver will be revoked.

 

Conclusion

For Uber Passengers

It is apparent that Uber can’t control human behavior. We can’t actually guarantee that these tests are as detailed as claimed but Uber can’t be responsible for drivers that decide to go against the law and commit felonies. It is particularly important for passengers to be vigilant during trips and also take advantage of all the Uber app safety features. Share your ride details with loved ones as well.

 

For Uber drivers

It is important to have a clean record and ensure all the details you provided in the sign-up process are correct. Depending on Uber’s policies and agreement with Checkr, it is possible that some non-violent felonies might be overlooked. However, some cities like Massachusetts are enforcing stricter background checks on Uber drivers. You will never know if you can pass or fail an Uber driver background check if you don’t at least apply. To signup, go 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).

 

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