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So tomorrow (or later on today since it's after midnight) my 28 days with my hertz rental is up. So I make another reservation to pick up another car after I drop off the old one. And i was surprised when the total said $241 instead of $205. Then a few minutes after I completed the reservation online I get this email from Uber saying the price is going up effective September 5th. I'm guessing since enterprise is out that means hertz is the only rental car place for Uber so there raising the price? Or is it something else?
 

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View attachment 155465 So tomorrow (or later on today since it's after midnight) my 28 days with my hertz rental is up. So I make another reservation to pick up another car after I drop off the old one. And i was surprised when the total said $241 instead of $205. Then a few minutes after I completed the reservation online I get this email from Uber saying the price is going up effective September 5th. I'm guessing since enterprise is out that means hertz is the only rental car place for Uber so there raising the price? Or is it something else?
EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP !

EXCEPT DRIVERS PAY !

UNSUSTAINABLE !
 

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View attachment 155465 So tomorrow (or later on today since it's after midnight) my 28 days with my hertz rental is up. So I make another reservation to pick up another car after I drop off the old one. And i was surprised when the total said $241 instead of $205. Then a few minutes after I completed the reservation online I get this email from Uber saying the price is going up effective September 5th. I'm guessing since enterprise is out that means hertz is the only rental car place for Uber so there raising the price? Or is it something else?
What market do you drive in?
 

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Yup you got a pay cut...


That hertz rental is getting mighty awfully close to what i'm paying to rent a taxi...

I can get a taxi for 48 work hours (4 12 hour shifts) for $264

Normally i do 3-4 shifts a week and i'm at $198 or 264 in car rentals...
 

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It's the new app-based sharecropping...the new American way!
 

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It's the new app-based sharecropping...the new American way!
I make good money sharecropping in a taxi...

Start at 20:30ish to 21:05 (depending on when cars get returned) I virtually always pay off my rental/my average gasoline use by 00:00 Am and by 07:30 i'm at +$110-$200 (usually around +$150) Then i turn around and head for the shop.
 

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View attachment 155465 So tomorrow (or later on today since it's after midnight) my 28 days with my hertz rental is up. So I make another reservation to pick up another car after I drop off the old one. And i was surprised when the total said $241 instead of $205. Then a few minutes after I completed the reservation online I get this email from Uber saying the price is going up effective September 5th. I'm guessing since enterprise is out that means hertz is the only rental car place for Uber so there raising the price? Or is it something else?
I'm assuming that includes insurance with zero deductible?

Yup you got a pay cut...

That hertz rental is getting mighty awfully close to what i'm paying to rent a taxi...

I can get a taxi for 48 work hours (4 12 hour shifts) for $264

Normally i do 3-4 shifts a week and i'm at $198 or 264 in car rentals...
So the expenses are aligned with the taxis yet the pay is about 5 to 6 Times LESS THAN< a Taxi? What about insurance? Is there zero deductible or will they let you pay off any "damage" over a period of time like a taxi company would or does that need to be paid fully before re activating you?
 

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I make good money sharecropping in a taxi...

Start at 20:30ish to 21:05 (depending on when cars get returned) I virtually always pay off my rental/my average gasoline use by 00:00 Am and by 07:30 i'm at +$110-$200 (usually around +$150) Then i turn around and head for the shop.
I'm glad some people are able to make it doing this.
 

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I'm glad some people are able to make it doing this.
There's a reason It says "Taxi" under my name and not UberX...

I have 2 sedans that are uberX elegible for Orlando and i'm still renting a taxi cause the pay is so much better.

A 2010 Ford focus

2003 dodge Neon (I kid you not this vehicle is STILL uberX eligible in Orlando)
 

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I'm assuming that includes insurance with zero deductible?

So the expenses are aligned with the taxis yet the pay is about 5 to 6 Times LESS THAN< a Taxi? What about insurance? Is there zero deductible or will they let you pay off any "damage" over a period of time like a taxi company would or does that need to be paid fully before re activating you?
I had an accident in a company taxi...

Hit and run at a red-light..

Needed towed, like $2,500 in damage, no other driver to go after,

Not only did they not charge me a deductible,
Not only did they not charge me for the tow,

They also gave me $21.60 off my daily lease because i spent 3 hours dealing with OPD, safety, and the tow company.
 

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I had an accident in a company taxi...

Hit and run at a red-light..

Needed towed, like $2,500 in damage, no other driver to go after,

Not only did they not charge me a deductible,
Not only did they not charge me for the tow,

They also gave me $21.60 off my daily lease because i spent 3 hours dealing with OPD, safety, and the tow company.
wow nice. Driving for uber as anything but a side gig (I drove enough yesterday to buy a 32" tv for the bedroom without feeling guilty about it) is nuts. There is just not enough money in it.
 

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Yup you got a pay cut...

That hertz rental is getting mighty awfully close to what i'm paying to rent a taxi...

I can get a taxi for 48 work hours (4 12 hour shifts) for $264

Normally i do 3-4 shifts a week and i'm at $198 or 264 in car rentals...
Pay $264 cash upfront for only 48 hours? Is that 48 online hours? How is it tracked without an app?
 

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Pay $264 cash upfront for only 48 hours? Is that 48 online hours? How is it tracked without an app?
Well let me splain this to you...

I said before 4 12 hour shifts, that got missed...

Sunday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)
Wednesday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)
Thursday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)
Friday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)

So yes... but no...

the TOTAL owed on 4 twelve hour shifts is $264. Which is 48 hours of time with the car...

4 12 hour shifts across the course of a week is a lot of working time i have the car for... A LOT... It's enough to make a living on to be quite honest with you.

4 12 hour shifts is usually in the $1000+ range (excluding september... september sucks)
Take $264 out for rental, like $80 or so in gas, and 40 or so in tolls..

1000
-264
-80
-40

$616+ in profit for 48 hours or $12.83ish an hour in profit
 

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Question about Hertz... can you rent the car in one city, drive for Uber in that city, and then drive out of state to another city for a weekend and drive for Uber and then return to originating city? I have an upcoming trip and if I can work while there that would be great but I'll have to use my rental.
 

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Question about Hertz... can you rent the car in one city, drive for Uber in that city, and then drive out of state to another city for a weekend and drive for Uber and then return to originating city? I have an upcoming trip and if I can work while there that would be great but I'll have to use my rental.
You can with lyft i hear...

Uber however you cannot, it takes so long to switch markets that any trip less than 30 days your better off not switching.
 

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View attachment 155465 So tomorrow (or later on today since it's after midnight) my 28 days with my hertz rental is up. So I make another reservation to pick up another car after I drop off the old one. And i was surprised when the total said $241 instead of $205. Then a few minutes after I completed the reservation online I get this email from Uber saying the price is going up effective September 5th. I'm guessing since enterprise is out that means hertz is the only rental car place for Uber so there raising the price? Or is it something else?
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