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New Pay Formula Could Reduce Number Of For-Hire Vehicles

Posted on July 5, 2018
The report estimates that 85% of drivers earn less than $17.22 an hour. Of the four apps included in the study, Via, which only offers shared rides, was the only one that consistently paid drivers above that threshold. (Pixabay.com photo by Unsplash CCO public domain)
The report estimates that 85% of drivers earn less than $17.22 an hour. Of the four apps included in the study, Via, which only offers shared rides, was the only one that consistently paid drivers above that threshold. (Pixabay.com photo by Unsplash CCO public domain)

For the 60%-plus of all New York City drivers who are full-time drivers — and who provide 80% of all rides, work hours are not flexible,” begins a recent report on the earnings of ride-hail drivers, thus neatly dispensing with the myth that Uber drivers in New York can be their own boss and work their own schedule.

Quartz.com article here

Related Topics: driver behavior, driver pay, employee wages, labor laws, New York City, New York operators, New York Taxi & Limousine Commission, research and trends, taxis, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 2 )
  • Tate

     | about 11 days ago

    Anthony, you're correct. One thing you forgot is the $2.00 uber takes off the top of every x trip and $5.00 off every select trip for the "safe rider". This goes straight to uber and never touches the drivers accounts. Also, uber currently has no responsibility for the vehicles maintenance, fuel, cleaning, or eventual replacement costs. That's all on the drivers. If they do get corporate owned driverless cars and have full responsibility for operating costs, their fares will increase drastically.

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