Posts by Bob van Ruyssevelt

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver,

    As any marketer will tell you ideally the No 1 in a business will be the most expensive and make the most money. The Uber model is far superior to the old taxi model and with just a small discount to the rates of the main players should be making money for the drivers and the company while giving a great service. The company's tactics are bad for everyone.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2016 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver,

    I have actually passed the requirements for the PSL but I have not uplifted the certificate because although I am registered with Uber I am technically contracted to the company which owns and leases to me my vehicle. Uber pays them and they pay me. Therefore I am entitled to operate under the company's PSL and insurance and I carry papers to show that in my car. I have already paid for and passed the police check (which took over 8 weeks) in the process of obtaining my P endorsement. If I should buy my own car I would need to carry my own PSL.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2016 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver, in reply to BenWilson,

    Enforcement officers can download the passenger apps which will show where unhired cars are waiting. More of a problem though to spot cars with passengers.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2016 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver, in reply to Russell Brown,

    You have misquoted Geoff Cummings - he said company employees do not need a Passenger Service Licence (if the company holds one) not that they didn't need a P Endorsement on their driving licence.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2016 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver,

    I concur with your views Ben but not your maths. In order to recover a 20% rate cut you need to do 25% more work (and that doesn't really cover it as you have 25% more costs as well). You will not know that this is the second 20% rate cut in less than a year so my earnings have been slashed by more than 36% (including added costs) in about 6 months!

    Auckland • Since Apr 2016 • 5 posts Report Reply