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Uber is testing continuous background checks for drivers ...

Discussion in 'Washington DC' started by LowIQCrazyMika, Jul 13, 2018 at 5:25 PM.

  1. LowIQCrazyMika

    LowIQCrazyMika Well-Known Member

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    Background checks have been a problem for ride sharing companies for quite some time. Colorado fined Uber $8.9 million for hiring drivers with criminal records, while more than 8,000 Lyft and Uber drivers failed a Massachusetts background check last year. To combat these issues, Uber committed to vetting its drivers annually this past April. Now the company is apparently rolling out ongoing background checks for its drivers.

    According to Axios, Uber is collaborating with its current background check partner Checkr and safety data provider Appriss. Uber will be notified if a driver is charged with a new criminal offense and can then decide if it warrants removal from the platform. Axios reports that Uber started testing the system at the beginning of July with a large percentage of US drivers, and that 25 drivers have been removed so far.

    Update 7/13/18 2:28pm: When reached for comment, Uber confirmed the testing and offered the following statement from Uber's Vice President of Safety and Insurance, Gus Fuldner: "Safety is essential to Uber and we want to ensure drivers continue to meet our standards on an ongoing basis. This new continuous checking technology will strengthen our screening process and improve safety



    https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/13/uber-testing-continuous-background-checks/


    https://www.axios.com/uber-begins-m...sly-180d59db-1040-48a7-b9fb-0b6e06ba299f.html
     
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  2. Chapindc

    Chapindc Well-Known Member

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    THATS AWESOME BUT, How about SAFETY for DRIVERS FROM RIDERS, how abt making it easy for law enforcement to get accurate information from riders & their accompanying riders even if the account holder ordered a ride remotely for the riders the account holder is paying for in case of a criminal offense to the driver or his property from any rider, how abt making it such that before ordering a ride there is some kind of password to keep a criminal that can possibly steal an account holders cell phone from purchasing a ride? HOW ABT THAT FUBER AHOLS
     
  3. ILOVEUBERDOYOU?

    ILOVEUBERDOYOU? Active Member

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    DC
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    UberX
    Driving uber is getting worse evryday.
     
  4. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator Moderator

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    Washington DC
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    UberX
    Interesting concept.
     
  5. uberworm

    uberworm Well-Known Member

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    va
    This is all PR bull**** again. Recruitment of new drivers on THIS SCALE will undoubtedly have major flaws and have many drivers with questionable backgrounds.
     
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  6. nutzareus

    nutzareus Well-Known Member

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    Montgomery County, Maryland
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    Instead of churning new drivers, how about this thing called rewarding drivers who do well long-term on the platform instead. It’s called retention. Look it up in HR 101. Baloney quest is not retention either.
     
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  7. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Some drivers may be put into background check purgatory if there is anything 'found'
    In essence, they will never completely allow a driver to drive if there is something that ALWAYS needs to be investigated.
    Good thought in THEORY but it's Uber so they'll figure a way to screw it up.
     
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