The challenges facing rideshare drivers today are very real. From enforcing mask mandates for customers to the rising cost of gas and maintenance, the day-to-day headaches of being a rideshare driver are pushing drivers to diversify and seek out other income streams.

“Partnering with the right company – one that values your time and expertise – can make driving worth it,” announced to the company Curb, which has been called the first universal app for licensed taxis and black car drivers. “It’s our mission to put drivers first.”

Where are All the Drivers?

As the world has been easing back to normal in recent months, drivers have been slow getting back on the road.

“It makes sense that drivers might be reluctant,” according to Curb. “The cost of being a driver has also gone up. When you factor in that the average cost to fill up a tank with gas is more than $50, and the cost of maintaining a vehicle is going up, the incentives to get back on the road have been few.”

According to Curb, “All of this would be worth it if rideshare companies understood a driver’s value. Unfortunately, that is too often not the case. Major rideshare companies can take a commission of 20%, if you’re lucky. In some cases, with added fees for lower fares, that commission rate can be over 40%. For companies that rely on drivers to provide their service, you would think they would put more investment into them.”

Choosing the Right Partner

There are many rideshare partners out there for drivers to choose from but determining which one is right for you can be a challenge.

“At Curb, it is our mission to put the needs of the driver above all else,” noted Curb. “At Curb, we only charges 15% – which means drivers keep more. We recognize that your success means our success, so we keep our fees low to put money in your pocket. And we’ve recently raised our driver fares to help offset the higher costs of being out on the road. Perhaps most importantly, we also show you the fare, the pickup, and the drop-off up front, before you accept the trip offer. With other major rideshare apps, you’re left in the dark until after a trip is completed. And because we don’t penalize drivers for declining offers, Curb makes a perfect ‘second app’ for drivers who also drive with a different rideshare platform or a traditional base.”

According to Curb, the fact that their founders and management team include veterans of the taxi and black car industries makes a real difference.

“We were one of the pioneering forces in in-car payments and dispatch systems, and launched the first smartphone app for hailing a taxi,” said Curb. “Today, we are the first universal app for licensed taxis and black car drivers. That means we comply with all TLC regulations and support the industry, first and foremost. It’s our top priority to give drivers the most earning opportunities possible. When you choose to drive for Curb, you set your own hours and serve as your own boss. We make it easy to track your fares and earnings in real time, and our support team is here 24/7 for the safety and convenience of our drivers. It’s never been harder to be a black car, livery, or taxi driver. But if you’re looking to get back on the road, look to Curb as a partner that values your time and expertise. With the lowest commissions in the business and the best driver support, we’re there to make driving worth it for you.”

Source: Curb