YOUR ONTARIO NEWSLETTER
COMPETITION BUREAU OF CANADA CALLS ON REGULATORS TO MODERNIZE TAXI INDUSTRY REGULATIONS
"The arrival of ride‑sharing services presents an important opportunity for regulators—an opportunity to inject increased competition into the taxi industry by creating a single, level playing field for all. Consumers would benefit from competitive prices on a variety of innovative choices, while all service providers would have an equal chance to compete." - John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition -
For insights and updates from the Uber Public Policy Team, click here. Updates include our global progress on ride-sharing regulations, how Uber driver partners contribute to decreased rates of alcohol-related traffic accidents, and other ways that we together are advancing the world of reliable transportation.
CELEBRATING THE WOMEN WHO MOVE TORONTO
Last week over 100 female driver-partners came together to celebrate the women who move Toronto. Partners shared tips and tricks on everything from best times to drive to preventative exercises they can do while driving to prevent strain and injury.
WE RECOGNIZE THE TREMENDOUS SERVICE THAT YOU PROVIDE TO YOUR CITY AND ITS PEOPLE.
DRIVING WITH UBER NOW MEANS ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS AND PERKS FROM GREAT BRANDS.
DRIVE STRESS-FREE THIS WINTER
It has been a warm November - but winter snow and ice is around the corner. Tens of thousands of new Uber riders sign up every week (seriously!) and we expect many more requests when it gets colder.
We have a few tips to help our partners drive in the winter to increase safety while reducing worry and stress on the road.
CONSIDER GETTING WINTER TIRES
Winter tires are worth the investment for improved traction and braking (more control and less worry). Uber earnings are very high during snow, so winter tires could pay for themselves while keeping yourself, your vehicle, and your passengers safe.
Canadian Tire is offering Uber partners a 25% discount on Goodyear Nordic Winter Tires! This offer is available at all participating Ontario and Alberta Canadian Tire locations. See driveuber.ca/ubercantire for more details.
Source for image: Canadian Tire
BUY A PHONE MOUNT
They are very cheap ($10 or less) at stores like Walmart, Best Buy, etc. A phone mount lets you pay more attention to the road and reduces risk of getting a ticket for distracted driving. These infractions can cost you up to $1,000 and three demerit points in Ontario, so it may be the best to spend a one-time $10!
KNOW UBER HAS YOUR BACK
Uber is here to support our driver-partners. Have questions about insurance, bylaws, regulation, or tax? Visit driveuber.ca/faq.
GUIDE TO WORKING THE WEEKEND
The weekend is the best time to work, but we know there are lots of questions. Click here for a guide on staying safe and having fun! The guide addresses common questions and gives you tips for success!
TAKE A BREAK FROM HOME LIFE!
ENJOY THE ENERGY OF THE CITY AFTER DARK!
MEET YOUR FELLOW PARTNERS
We love our driver partners. They love driving. Meet some of Ontario's happy partners.
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT THEY ENRICH
A LITTLE COLOUR FOR YOUR DAY
You work hard. Take an exhale and scroll through some of the things that keep us motivated day in day out.
ACCEPTANCE RATES & CANCELLATIONS
WHY DO THEY MATTER?
Why do we care about acceptance rates? If you receive a request, it's because you are the closest driver and the best person to take the request! If you don't accept, the request must go to someone further away. If that happens a lot, it means that drivers will have to travel further to pickup their riders.
If we all accept more requests, all requests will become closer to you and your pickup times will come down!
Cancelling trips provides a bad experience for both riders and drivers. Riders think a car is coming for them only to find out that they must find a new car. Drivers suffer most by cancellations. When you cancel, the request goes to a car further away. That car must travel further to pick up the passenger, and makes less money per hour.