I've seen this idea expressed several times on this forum, but does anybody have any real evidence that it's more than an "Urban Legend"? There are many theories why Uber does this. One variation goes
I do believe that new drivers get more bonus/guarantees, but I'm more skeptical about more pings. What do you think?... For every new driver that logs in, Uber has invested money in a background check, plus several hundred in bonus and referral fees (if the new driver completes 20 rides). They're going to make that money back and it comes right out the pockets of established drivers.