How to register Uber Partner
Today a lot of peole talk about Uber in Malaysia. With Uber, people can ride any car that participates with Uber. Those who not satisfied with taxi services, Uber is the best choice to make. Instead of being another transport services, Uber also provide a method to generate side income as Uber Partner. How to register Uber Partner in Malaysia and start driving?
Uber provide app on IOS and Android platform base. People can book online and pay by credit card or online transaction. Toll charge will covered by Uber if you drive cashless passenger. By the way, you are recommended to have SmartTag or TouchNGo option to serve better.
Uber Partner services type in Malaysia
Uber provide 3 types of services in Malaysia. UberX is the cheapest one for those who have a low budget. The car for this category is the Perodua Myvi, Proton Saga anda Toyota Vios, the car with 4 doors or 5 seater. UberXL refer to the car with 5 doors or 7 seater like Proton Exora, Toyota Innova and Nissan Grand Livina, the MPV type. For the premium service called UberBlack. It is a high end car such as Proton Perdana, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Toyota Alphard or Vellfire and Honda CR-V.
What you gets when join Uber?
It’s free to register as Uber Partner. Once approved, you can start driving and make income. Either full time or part time, it easy to drive as Uber Partner compared to Taxi Driver application which complicated. As Uber Partner, you can work with flexible time and earn as low as RM2,210 and possible to reach RM10,000 per month. Other things to consider is your cost of petrol, depreciation and vehicle maintenance when join Uber.
Where can I find Uber?
Large city such as Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Penang and Kota Kinabalu will covered by Uber. You can sign up as Uber Partner and start driving in the listed cities. To earn money as Uber Partner depends on how you drive instead of location. So be the best driver to you passenger. You can choose busy area like Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru to earn more income as Uber promise you’re the higher fees.
Klang Valley covered by Uber Driver at Ampang, Central Kuala Lumpur, Hartamas, Mont Kiara, Bandar Utama, Damansaran, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail dan Petaling Jaya while the most pickup location is Citta Mall, Paradigm Mall, Atria, Shopping Complex, Jaya One, Tropicana City Mall, University Malaya, Subang Airport, The Strand, Dataran Sunway, 1 Utama, The Curve, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Uptown, Garden International School, Publica, Plaza Damas, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Shopping Complex, KL Sentral, KLCC, MidValley, Masjid Jamek, SS15, Sunway University, Monash University, KL Tower, IMU Bukit Jalil, IOI Mall and USJ 10 Taipan.
Uber don’t charge same fees from cities to cities. Be aware of this and choose wisely which city you prefer to drive. Other subject to think is rating for Uber Partner. Bad rating will affect your position and you could be suspended from Uber. So please take care of the way you drive and the passenger.
Avoid bad smell in your car, talk about general topics and placed you phone safely. Your behavior can be the good indicator to represent attitude of Uber Partner. Your data while driving will be recorded by Partner App, so please aware the style of your driving. Not really when drive with Uber, but when you drive in other time.
I’m interested to be Uber Partner, but how?
To join as Uber Partner, you only have to fulfill the minimum requirement below :
- 21 years old
- Valid driving license
- Drive car not more than 8 years old (own car or family’s car)
- Your name written in the car insurance policy as 1st or 2nd driver
As Uber Partner, you should not have a outstanding summons, criminal record and bad driving records.
Bring along your identity card, driving license and cover note insurance to Partner Support Center (PSC) to activate your account. Uber will activated you account manually. Some of the activation manages by Uber Business Partners at Uber Activation Site.
Uber provide App for Uber Driver called Uber Partner App. For both Android and IOS user, you can find it at Google Play or Apple Store and download it for free. Once installed, you need to wait until you account approved by Uber. This App will provide you all information about fare calculation and rider request.
Once you drive with Uber, they will pay your income once a week. Uber will transfer the amount to your bank account without any delay. So far, Uber has no problem paying Uber Driver income until today.
Uber is not a legal services or illegal. It is unofficially services and not a public transport. Uber operated as car pooling app. You need to inform the rider to pick you up as passenger. Uber Driver act as you friend. For now, SPAD don’t have permission to interrupt Uber’s activities as Uber also cooperate with SPAD to make their services become official in Malaysia.
When ride with Uber, please remember that no tipping or SPAD will bring trouble because the services likely public transports provider. Uber also introduce UberCash, the cash payment options for passengers. For this situation, you’ll keep the cash but Uber will deduct their portion from cashless passengers that ride with you.