It doesn't "seem" like a loss, it is a loss. If you aren't making close to a buck for every mile you put on your car you are not making a profit. Iowa City runs are money loser's because of the dead miles and so are most airport runs for the same reason.With Uber X the only game in town along with skimpy infrequent surges it's a mostly money losing proposition to be an Uber driver here in CR.Was once a little profitable before January rates cuts,not any more.Anyone else struggling with the rate cuts? 14 dollars to drive someone down to iowa city seems like a loss every time i have to do it. Sad thing is it's no worse than doing rides for 2-3 dollars 2-3 times an hour.
You're absolutely right. Considering a regular cab would charge at least $60-80 dollars (depending on where you drop them in Iowa city). .70/cents a mile is a joke.Anyone else struggling with the rate cuts? 14 dollars to drive someone down to iowa city seems like a loss every time i have to do it. Sad thing is it's no worse than doing rides for 2-3 dollars 2-3 times an hour.
My cousin did uberx for Cedar Rapids when it was $2/mile, then quit when the rates dropped to 1.20. Hopefully a lot of drivers will quit and uber will be forced to raise the rates.I'm fairly new to UBER but I don't see how anyone makes money doing it at these rates. If it is not on a 2x or more surge it is not even minimum wage. That and the low amount of tippers in Cr makes it worse. UBER could help by allowing tips on the app but apparently they don't want to do that. I started looking at my actual miles vs money made. I drove Monday night and went 3 miles to pick up a guy who was going 6 miles and the fare was $4.36 and no tip. Less that $0.50 a mile and then I was 7 miles from home too. I didn't head home yet, but if I had it would be 15 miles for $4.36 or a whopping $0.29 per mile.