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Hertz rentals for Uber has gone up.

Discussion in 'Vehicles' started by Jdelacruz129, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Jdelacruz129

    Jdelacruz129 Member

    Location:
    Union City,Ca
    0E1A3BBA-6187-499E-AAB6-B83660039BC6.png So tomorrow (or later on today since it’s after midnight) my 28 days with my hertz rental is up. So I make another reservation to pick up another car after I drop off the old one. And i was surprised when the total said $241 instead of $205. Then a few minutes after I completed the reservation online I get this email from Uber saying the price is going up effective September 5th. I’m guessing since enterprise is out that means hertz is the only rental car place for Uber so there raising the price? Or is it something else?
     
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  2. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP !

    EXCEPT DRIVERS PAY !

    UNSUSTAINABLE !
     
  3. 2Cents

    2Cents Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Otlando
    What market do you drive in?
     
  4. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Yup you got a pay cut...


    That hertz rental is getting mighty awfully close to what i'm paying to rent a taxi...

    I can get a taxi for 48 work hours (4 12 hour shifts) for $264

    Normally i do 3-4 shifts a week and i'm at $198 or 264 in car rentals...
     
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  5. ABC123DEF

    ABC123DEF Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southeastern USA
    Driving:
    UberX
    It's the new app-based sharecropping...the new American way!
     

  6. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    I make good money sharecropping in a taxi...

    Start at 20:30ish to 21:05 (depending on when cars get returned) I virtually always pay off my rental/my average gasoline use by 00:00 Am and by 07:30 i'm at +$110-$200 (usually around +$150) Then i turn around and head for the shop.
     
  7. 2Cents

    2Cents Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Otlando
    I'm assuming that includes insurance with zero deductible?

    So the expenses are aligned with the taxis yet the pay is about 5 to 6 Times LESS THAN< a Taxi? What about insurance? Is there zero deductible or will they let you pay off any "damage" over a period of time like a taxi company would or does that need to be paid fully before re activating you?
     
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  8. ABC123DEF

    ABC123DEF Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southeastern USA
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'm glad some people are able to make it doing this.
     
  9. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    There's a reason It says "Taxi" under my name and not UberX...

    I have 2 sedans that are uberX elegible for Orlando and i'm still renting a taxi cause the pay is so much better.

    A 2010 Ford focus

    2003 dodge Neon (I kid you not this vehicle is STILL uberX eligible in Orlando)
     
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  10. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    Price of EVERYTHING is going up.

    Except Uber Drivers.
     
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  11. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    I had an accident in a company taxi...

    Hit and run at a red-light..

    Needed towed, like $2,500 in damage, no other driver to go after,


    Not only did they not charge me a deductible,
    Not only did they not charge me for the tow,

    They also gave me $21.60 off my daily lease because i spent 3 hours dealing with OPD, safety, and the tow company.
     
  12. ShinyAndChrome

    ShinyAndChrome Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Rochester
    wow nice. Driving for uber as anything but a side gig (I drove enough yesterday to buy a 32" tv for the bedroom without feeling guilty about it) is nuts. There is just not enough money in it.
     
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  13. Eesoso

    Eesoso New Member

    Location:
    Kearny

    Pay $264 cash upfront for only 48 hours? Is that 48 online hours? How is it tracked without an app?
     
  14. Jdelacruz129

    Jdelacruz129 Member

    Location:
    Union City,Ca
    Yeah it includes insurance but with a $1000 deductible

    I drive in the San Francisco market mostly. Sometimes I drive in the Modesto market but it doesn’t pay well there.
     
  15. BostonTaxiDriver

    BostonTaxiDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston, Mass.
    Driving:
    UberX
    Today at a Boston Uber office, the rep said the dropping of Enterprise may not be permanent, that Uber may reassess later.

    I don't quite believe that.
     
  16. 2Cents

    2Cents Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Otlando
    So that's Jame's Rivers insurance with $1000 deductible, not the rental car company?
     
  17. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Well let me splain this to you...

    I said before 4 12 hour shifts, that got missed...

    Sunday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)
    Wednesday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)
    Thursday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)
    Friday i walk in and sign out a cab for 12 hours, it's due back 12 hours later (I owe $66 at the end to the company)


    So yes... but no...

    the TOTAL owed on 4 twelve hour shifts is $264. Which is 48 hours of time with the car...

    4 12 hour shifts across the course of a week is a lot of working time i have the car for... A LOT... It's enough to make a living on to be quite honest with you.

    4 12 hour shifts is usually in the $1000+ range (excluding september... september sucks)
    Take $264 out for rental, like $80 or so in gas, and 40 or so in tolls..

    1000
    -264
    -80
    -40

    $616+ in profit for 48 hours or $12.83ish an hour in profit
     
  18. Cara

    Cara New Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Question about Hertz... can you rent the car in one city, drive for Uber in that city, and then drive out of state to another city for a weekend and drive for Uber and then return to originating city? I have an upcoming trip and if I can work while there that would be great but I'll have to use my rental.
     
  19. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    You can with lyft i hear...

    Uber however you cannot, it takes so long to switch markets that any trip less than 30 days your better off not switching.
     
  20. JimGreen

    JimGreen New Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Maven Gig also provide rental vehicle for ridesharing;
    The weekly rate starting from $189/week, includes unlimited miles, maintenance, insurance.
    Available in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Boston and Washington, D.C. now.
    Good luck!
     

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