PROS: Set your own schedule. Log onto the Uber app when you can work.
CONS: Uber charges $10.00 a week for the phone that they provide you. They state the charge is for data usage.
Poor Toll reimbursement – Uber will tell you they reimburse there driver tolls during a rider trip this is not always the case.
Diluted driver network – Uber’s driver network is so diluted you can end up waiting hours in your car for a trip request even in hotspots.
Poor Dallas Management - College grads that can’t make decisions or tie their shoes. The only way you can get in touch with someone at Uber is via email, good luck getting a valid response.
Uber promotes that there is a 10% gratuity included in each trip this is not the case. Drivers do not get a 10% gratuity. Drivers get zero!
Trip cancellations - This happens all the time. You get a trip request and drive to the pick-up location then the rider cancels the trip or is a no-show and you get zero.
Uber advertises that drivers can make $25 - $35 per hour this is 100% false. After all is accounted for you will probably make $8.00 to $9.00 per hour in the Dallas market.
Wear and tear on your car, more car maintenance and oil changes.
Drunk rude people – you will have to deal with this all the time… cheers.
Uber’s end of the week reports will make it look like you’re a rock star making good money. This is clearly fuzzy math. You will need to take all things into consideration.
Uber does not take out taxes, you will be responsible to pay these taxes when you file.
Higher Insurance premiums – If you aremore... going to drive for Uber you will defiantly want the proper insurance coverage and this will cost you. If you decide not to let your car insurance company know you are using your vehicle for business use and you are in an accident driving for Uber or someone gets hurt your insurance company can exercise their full right not to pay the claim and you could be left 100% liable holding the bag.
Uber’s Terms of Service – read it well and then read it again or have your attorney check it out. As stated in the terms Uber will always stand by the rider and not the driver.
Trip example 1: If you get a trip request that is 5 miles away and you pick up the rider and then find out that they are only going 2 miles then it takes you 7 miles to get back to an area where you can get trip request again then you have driven 14 miles and have only been paid for 2 miles.
Trip example 2: You get a trip request and drive 7 miles to pick-up the rider. The rider wants you to take them to DFW International Airport and let’s say that is 12 miles away. Once you drop off the rider in the airport you will have to drive 12+ miles back to get back into an area where you can get trip request again. Uber’s app does not allow UberX drivers to pick-up riders within the airport & Uber does not reimburse you for the $2.00 toll fee going through the airport. So you were paid for a 12 mile trip and you have driven 31 miles and the toll fee’s come out of your own pocket which is usually another 8% to 11% after Uber takes there 20%.
Trip example 3: If you get a trip request in heavy traffic, event areas or have to drive through a traffic jam some things to consider. Let’s say you get a trip request and drive 3 miles to pick up the rider and the rider’s trip is only 2 miles and the duration of the trip is 30 minutes. The gross fare for this trip will be $10.56 Uber’s cut is $2.11 that leaves you with $8.45 now subtract your gas usage, gas/time to pick up the rider and so on.
Uber’s fare rate for X drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth market Base fare $1.90 Per minute 0.19 Per mile $1.48 This will give you a total gross fare based on miles driven from the pickup location to the drop off location and the duration of the trip. Uber will get 20% then you can subtract any tolls, subtract miles/time driven to pick up the rider, subtract any miles/time driven to get back into to an area where you can get trip request again, then subtract the gas you have used. This will give you a net amount before taxes. Also keep in mind that Uber charges there drivers $10.00 a week to use their phone, they state the charge is for data usage. Other things include higher insurance premiums, more vehicle maintenance and so on…
If you are considering driving for UberX you may want to crunch some numbers first, make sure your insurance company aware of how you will be using the vehicle and that you are properly covered this is extremely important due to the fact that Uber will always stand by the rider and not the driver. Read and understated the terms of service.
Who is your typical Uber user? Tech savvy 35,000 a year millionaires and drunk people.
Driver (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 20, 2018
its good experience especially because you meet different people from all the world every single day, and drive to many destinations. customer service is important if you wish to keep working on the uber platform. its a flexible schedule meaning that you get to work when you to. the only thing that sucks is that you will kill your car faster and sometimes people may vomit in your car.