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Full time Uber drivers: What's your mileage per month?

Discussion in 'Toronto' started by momo14, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. momo14

    momo14

    Location:
    Toronto
    Full time Uber drivers, I have a few questions regrading mileage and how to track it. How many km do you drive per month? How many km do you think your car will rack up after 1 year of full time Uber driving?

    To better understand your answer, please be as detailed and as specific as possible. How many hours/day and days/week do you drive Uber? Does your answer include personal and family usage of the car? How do you track your mileage for Uber only and separate it from personal use? If you use an app, please name and explain how the app works.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. KeJorn

    KeJorn

    Location:
    Mars
    Driving:
    UberX
    I use TripLog currently to help track my mileage. Mile IQ is another I may consider.

    I drive about 1500-1700 (business only) miles per week to earn about $700 net (Uber's cut, gas, tolls, cleaning ONLY)...

    Everything is so spread out in the DFW area. Easy to tack on miles. Something they clearly do not factor in when deciding on rates ($0.85/mile)
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2015
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  3. YouWishYouKnewMe

    YouWishYouKnewMe

    Location:
    LA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Wow, just wow
    Even at $.30 a mile your expenses are 500$ range dude

    Good luck with that
    And take 25% for Uber you got $200 profit or less is the reality
     
  4. KeJorn

    KeJorn

    Location:
    Mars
    Driving:
    UberX
    1) I wasn't bragging. In fact I have used those stats to try to plead that Uber increase rates in DFW. It's pretty damn ridiculous right now and Uber chooses not to "get it".

    2) Your math is a bit off. I stated what was already deducted and you subtracted from there. To help you with the math, I have already posted the breakdown of that week in another thread:
    https://uberpeople.net/posts/461222/.

    Because my car is still new, I currently fall between the low ($.20/mile) and mid ($.35/mile) deductions, though closer to the low at the moment, even after replacing 3 tires due to damage in the first 20K miles I put in for the year.

    3) The clear lesson I take from this, is that UberX is not sustainable in DFW at these rates. Maybe some of you disagree, but I'm not seeing it. I have tried different tactics and have not seen any to produce consistent results that differ much from what I posted.
     
  5. Realityshark

    Realityshark

    Location:
    Area 51
    You have it figured out. UberX does not work for people in low paid markets like Dallas and Atlanta. Full time? Forget it.
     
  6. KeJorn

    KeJorn

    Location:
    Mars
    Driving:
    UberX
    It's funny how some of the business people I pick up ask about how things are going... And I start my responses rather cautiously, giving only a hint of the truth. But as they ask more questions, I give them more real details. At first they are surprised, but then begin defending Uber's logic, even suggesting they should keep the rates low and ONLY increase them after a certain mileage, etc. Things like that... And you cannot help but look at them like, Seriously?!?... As you drop them off at a house the size of a small mansion and you get their bags out for them.. And they say thanks and walk off without a tip... You then understand just how little we are in their eyes....
     
  7. Realityshark

    Realityshark

    Location:
    Area 51
    These passengers are clueless and do not understand Uber at all. Most drivers don't get it either.

    Uber only cares about market share. The end game is to have their app on as many cell phones as possible. This is what they need to pump up their stock price for their IPO. Drivers are an expense and therefore expendable. Uber churns drivers every time they slash rates. Uber slashes rates to increase market share. They make it so affordable that junkies, thieves. *****s and bottom feeders download the app.

    The downside for Uber is that their service is suffering, because the only people left driving are people who are unable to do anything else in society. Those of us who understand mathematics have either quit or drive very little. The point is that most of us keep the driver app installed on our phone. Uber's driver base, those who work endless hours, are bottom feeders with ****ty cars and ****ty service. Uber doesn't care, because as long as us older drivers have the driver app on the their phone, we look good for their IPO. Uber can tell investors that they have X amount of drivers and Y amount of passengers. Uber doesn't care that many of those drivers don't hardly ever drive anymore, as long as they have brain-dead ******ed masses willing to work endless hours to pick up the passengers.

    Uber cares very little about profit right now, because they are spending investor money lining the pockets of those on the top, while getting ready for their IPO payday. This trend is beginning to change and drivers will feel more heat.

    Rates will continue to drop as long as they can find drivers willing to work for pennies. You are now seeing Uber's cut getting raised in many markets because they are having trouble finding investors willing to write blank checks for their house of cards.

    If every driver had the balls to stand up for themselves, we could all get paid an honest rate.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2015
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  8. muzzy

    muzzy

    Location:
    jersey
    I hear you, haven't started driving yet, but i do drive for a local restaurant, allot of my delivers are maybe 8 to 10 miles round trip from the restaurant and back, the order is anywhere from 35 to 100 dollars and my tip 4 maybe 5 they cant pick it up them selves for that tip,
     
  9. KeJorn

    KeJorn

    Location:
    Mars
    Driving:
    UberX
    At least they tip. Trip was almost 40 minutes. It wasn' t simply the lack of tip.. It was the questions and responses. The lack of tip was just the final nail in the coffin.
     
  10. Well
    said
     
  11. muzzy

    muzzy

    Location:
    jersey
    that sucks
     
  12. Noobler

    Noobler

    Location:
    Toronto
    A fulltime Uber driver in TORONTO will drive about 300km a day. Multiply that by how many days a month you plan to drive. I'd expect abput 75,000 a year considering you still wont drive everyday and probably less in winter and on holidays you will take vacations as well.

    That is doing 12 hours a day.

    This includes personal/family use as well.

    Use a notebook, make columns, write down start time of shift, end time of shift, start kms, end kms. All other kms are personal.
     

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