Gas keeps going up less money in our pockets 80 cents in 4 days the sky is the limit.
We were driving for Less when gas was higher than it is now. Then the prices dropped. Then Christie and Trenton added a tax and Uber responded by raising the rates to cover the tax. The tax is a semi-permanent issue, and Uber did respond to it. This increase is short-lived. It is because of what happened in Texas, and the oil is going to be the first thing that they get fixed and up and running again. That is the lifeblood of the entire area. The prices will come back down.
We are easier to replace. That is the nature of business.I understand it will go down. However, it's higher right now and not by a little bit either. While temporary it still results in less profits for us. Therefore, they should incorporate a temporary surge or if they don't to piss off paxs give us slightly better boost as to not piss us off.
My point is they don't care about pissing off their customers but have no problem pissing off their employees (drivers). They really are nothing without its drivers.
Yeah...just like the airlines do. I'm all in favor of higher fares....but not on a Temporary basis...tell the pax whatever you need to...JUST INCREASE THE RATES!They should have a temporary gas surge price on all trips when gas prices spike. When gas prices return to normal they can take it off
Yeah...just like the airlines do. I'm all in favor of higher fares....but not on a Temporary basis...tell the pax whatever you need to...JUST INCREASE THE RATES!
How the hell are you AVERAGING "close to $25/ride"...that means $625 for 25 rides...I call BS.You're all forgetting that Uber has already increased rates by a minimum of 15% with the hidden surge since we all signed the new contract.....
Let's pretend we had a rate we all thought was fair. I know it's a stretch but bare with me here. If we are talking about just a temporary price hike when there are drastic spikes in fuel costs like now. Another member mentioned a good option would be for Uber to institute a temporary boost for drivers the duration of the issue. If they just gave a simple 1.1x boost to only X drivers, where the passenger mileage rate is less then $1.25 per mile that would more then cover the spike in prices. The other platforms would be on a different lower scale since their rates are much higher. This would kick in after a nation wide fuel spike of 15% in less then 14 days.
Uber X drivers should be driving a vehicle that gets a minimum 20mpg. If they aren't that's on them. The boost would equate to an additional $.093 per mile in NJ at our current pathetic rate. That's $1.86 minimum increase per gallon in a 20mpg vehicle average. Those with better gas mileage would do better. That would even help to cover dead miles.
With a boost Uber could eat the cost or pass it along. Either way it's not much to ask for.
I've cut my own driving drastically and already noticed the frequency of surge increasing. I've only completed 25 trips this week as of this post. That's down from 40 - 50. I'm still averaging close to $25 per ride gross.
This current spike wouldn't be the issue it is if we all made the higher shore rates.
FedEx, UPS, DHL, all implemented a fuel surcharge on every package. You think Uber will do the same?.
How the hell are you AVERAGING "close to $25/ride"...that means $625 for 25 rides...I call BS.