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Really?! 63% Of TNC Drivers Want Fingerprint Checks

Posted on February 28, 2018

In a recent survey of over 1,200 Uber and Lyft drivers by The Rideshare Guy, it was revealed drivers want to be fingerprinted, but don't want to be employees: 76% of drivers prefer to work as independent contractors, while 63% said they would be in favor of fingerprint based background checks. It's known Uber and Lyft are staunchly opposed to fingerprint based background checks.

Other interesting findings include:

  • Despite a terrible year of PR for Uber in 2017, satisfaction among drivers actually went up. 58.2% of Uber drivers reported they were satisfied with their driving experience. This indicates a 9% increase in driver satisfaction from the prior year.
  • TNC drivers want a raise. Uber and Lyft drivers reported earning $16.93 per hour before expenses, but they want to be paid $25.67 per hour (a 31% increase).
  • Drivers liked Uber's '180 Days of Change' Campaign: 57.2% of drivers indicated they were satisfied with Uber’s 180 Days of Change Campaign, which included additions like a tipping option and a 24/7 phone support line for drivers.
  • Lyft saw an increase in market share: Lyft increased its market share among all drivers by 13% during 2017, although most drivers (58.7%) still consider Uber their primary source of income.
  • Drivers earn more with experience: Experienced drivers reported earning over $5 per hour more than new drivers.

Questions and methodology

Full blog post here

Related Topics: background checks, driver safety, Lyft, passenger safety, research and trends, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 5 months ago

    They want the full backround check to get the 40% of the criminals out of their app and they can do more 7.00 rides

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