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  1. hostertully

    Does anyone know what the maximum cancel rate is?

    What is the max cancel rate before Uber threatens us with deactivation? I can see my cancellation rate is 15% now with the new Ratings page format. What are your cancellation rates? is mine higher than normal? Gee Uber thanks for meddling around again with the app and showing us information...
  2. hostertully

    Uberpool

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/28/11799584/uber-uberpool-carpool-uberx-app I am not thrilled at the prospect of Uberpool, another great Uber initiative. I assume there is no way for drivers to opt out of it when it does launch here eventually..
  3. hostertully

    What is the lowest pax rating you will accept?

    I'm curious what you guys think. What is the lowest rider rating you'd accept? I started out sticking to a >4.6 rating policy, but find myself breaking this rule on quieter periods. And there seems to be more of those quiet periods these days, and more and more riders with ratings close to...
  4. hostertully

    Riders setting illegal pick up and set down locations

    A real bugbear of mine is the number of riders who are TOTALLY oblivious to road rules and set illegal pick up and set down points. CBD and inner Sydney areas are the worst as there are not enough spaces to pull over. The majority of empty kerbside spaces are No Stopping zones. Another bug bear...
  5. hostertully

    Perth Uber driver back in court

    Perth Uber driver charged with providing illegal taxi services due back in court. Story was a few days ago. I can't see what happened but all I know is that he's pleading not guilty...
  6. hostertully

    Risks of being an Uber X driver in NSW

    I'm a relatively new driver (1 month in). Whats dawned on me over that time is that my Uber X activities are opening me up to a huge amount of risk. 2 main risks that I want squared away are: * "Ridesharing" to be legally recognised. RMS in no uncertain terms deems Uber X to be illegal...
  7. hostertully

    What surge multiplier makes it equal to a taxi fare?

    I've wondered what surge multiplier makes Uber X equal to a cab fare in Sydney. Especially after the fare increase post 7/8/15. There are 4 scenarios to compare against. Taxis add a $2.50 booking fee and 5% credit card surcharge. Hence if we were to compare a like for like service to Uber...
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    Uber is not considered illegal by TfNSW

    .....says Uber. But TfNSW beg to differ. Ride share drivers targeted in compliance operations Roads and Maritime Services inspectors will be ramping up enforcement of illegal ride sharing activity through direct and road side operations over the coming weeks. “Drivers of ride share services...
  9. hostertully

    City to Surf this Sunday 9th August 2015 - Who's keen?

    I'm not keen. There will be road closures between 7am to 4pm in the eastern suburbs surrounding Bondi, this Sunday So if you're not keen on the prospect of having a sweaty, wet PAX who've just run/swam etc in your car, avoid that area. View the road closures here...
  10. hostertully

    Getting caught by inspectors

    Who here has been pinged by the authorities? Please share: Location where you got caught: Day of the week: Time of day when caught: Who was it? Police or QLD DMR officer: Amount of the fine: What did Uber do (nor not do) to 'back you up'.
  11. hostertully

    Getting Caught By Inspectors

    Who here has been pinged by the authorities? Please share: Location where you got caught: Day of the week: Time of day when caught: Who was it? Police or Vicroads officer: Amount of the fine: What did Uber do (nor not do) to 'back you up'.
  12. hostertully

    anyone know what time of day inspectors bust Uber x drivers?

    I've read theres been at least 70 court attendances issued to Uber X drivers, so I figure theres been that many drivers busted by TNSW inspectors. Anyone know what time of day and days that the inspectors are out and about?
  13. hostertully

    Interesting read from Oz Cabbie Mag re: Uber

    Hi All, I'm new to the forums. Currently a Sydney Uber driver on the weekends. I can't post the link, but I read with interest on Ozcabbie, talking about Uber. Google ozcabbie and uber Theres a wealth of information in there regarding the taxi industry and how Uber fits in. key points...
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