2GB Radio. Uber Greenslips.

Go go mobile123

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Today on 2GB radio. It was said by the minister of transport that Uber Drivers Greenslip would be calculated by the km they drive. Taxi greenslips are about $8000.00 per year. Government will be checking our app for the km we drive. We all need to get onto UBER asap amd find out if drivers will be paying for our extra charges always creeping in. Or uber drivers will be working for No Wages. This is now getting serious for us Uber Drivers.
 

Go go mobile123

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Remember the government wants a even playing field guys. Thats why so much Red Tape was removed for both uber and taxis. So uber better support us drivers even of that means rates have to go up.
 

ricdam

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Good cos Uber's calculations are based on kms during a paid trip only so dead kms are excluded. Would that be 30-50% excluded?
RMS is well aware of how things work and Uber can track you as long the application is opened.

RMS will probably use the kms we do when we are online.
 

matPORTS

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For every driver that quits, we will have another four at the Rockdale office ready to sign up completely oblivious to the compliance requirements (that is until they discover this forum and make a first post seeking advice on these issues already well discussed).

Remember the government wants a even playing field guys. Thats why so much Red Tape was removed for both uber and taxis. So uber better support us drivers even of that means rates have to go up.
None of this is about removing red tape, creating an even playing field between taxis and Uber, or making things easier for drivers. Mr Ministers' first priority is to protect his mates who have executive positons and/or financial interests in these insurance companies. You see, the sharing economy is the new hip and happening thing. Everyone wants to ensure they have their fair slice of this pie.

Uber will not be raising rates, or rather "passing costs onto the customer". They have no reason to do this. They don't bare any costs for our insurance obligations.
 

SSuber

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Today on 2GB radio. It was said by the minister of transport that Uber Drivers Greenslip would be calculated by the km they drive. Taxi greenslips are about $8000.00 per year. Government will be checking our app for the km we drive. We all need to get onto UBER asap amd find out if drivers will be paying for our extra charges always creeping in. Or uber drivers will be working for No Wages. This is now getting serious for us Uber Drivers.
Earlier posts on this. The thinking is starting off at $800, and then topping it up regularly (eg quarter) based on mileage. It strikes me as incredibly fair. I don't think it will affect part-timers too much. Remember, cabs are generally on the road 24 hours a day - $8,000 isn't unreasonable.

Given that we already have to pay CTP which isn't too far off the $800 mark, the marginal cost increase shouldn't be excessive. But agree mileage rates should increase to reflect this new cost.
 

Casual Driver

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Earlier posts on this. The thinking is starting off at $800, and then topping it up regularly (eg quarter) based on mileage. It strikes me as incredibly fair. I don't think it will affect part-timers too much. Remember, cabs are generally on the road 24 hours a day - $8,000 isn't unreasonable.

Given that we already have to pay CTP which isn't too far off the $800 mark, the marginal cost increase shouldn't be excessive. But agree mileage rates should increase to reflect this new cost.
No, this isn't fair at all.

Statistics show that professional drivers are only 20% as likely to have an accident as the general public. The biggest factor in safety is time-on-the-road (experience), thus charging them higher premiums is completely UNFAIR.

In addition, of the 3 major causes of accidents (distraction, drink and fatigue), the first two which are responsible for 60% of accidents DO NOT APPLY to professional drivers.

If a "level playing field" is required then Cab owners should pay LOWER premiums.

Premiums should be MARKET BASED or BASED ON RISK not time-on-the-road.
 

MyRedUber

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If this happens there will be no Uber drivers left. Seriously who could afford to pay this and continue to make money. Absurd.
There are UberX drivers in some US cities who continue to drive for the equivalent of around Au$0.30 per Km.
 

SSuber

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No, this isn't fair at all.

Statistics show that professional drivers are only 20% as likely to have an accident as the general public. The biggest factor in safety is time-on-the-road (experience), thus charging them higher premiums is completely UNFAIR.

In addition, of the 3 major causes of accidents (distraction, drink and fatigue), the first two which are responsible for 60% of accidents DO NOT APPLY to professional drivers.

If a "level playing field" is required then Cab owners should pay LOWER premiums.

Premiums should be MARKET BASED or BASED ON RISK not time-on-the-road.
Do you have a link to the stats or some reports?
 

uberdoobie_uberdoobie

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As of about 2 weeks ago:
  • new premium arrangements for point to point will start in July 2017
  • there will be a base premium for all point to point (taxi, ride share , etc)
  • then there will be additional premium based on kms and/or hours (TBC)

end result will be rideshare final costs will depend on how much you drive for Uber, while taxi CTP is estimated to drop by up to 40% (according to Minister)
 

Avago

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And please remember that your CTP insurance payment is to an insurance company and not to the govt.
I've also heard the starting at $800 pa and heading upwards based upon additional milage on a sliding scale...
What's unreasonable about that?
You're doing uber as a business, do you really think your private fixed price private use CTP would be all it took..
And if it gets to much for you, the costs that is, then maybe you should reconsider if this business opportunity may not be for you...
 
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adub

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No problems with a pro rata payment for CTP. Fair and easy enough to budget for as the excess over the base can be worked out as a per km cost.
 
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