Uber now offers drivers car rental

Uber now offers drivers rental cars in order to conduct work, pilot launched in Denver.

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Published Wed, Dec 2 2015 11:34 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

Parntered with 'Enterprise Rent-A-Car', Uber is now offering its drivers the chance to hire cars through this new project, allowing its workers to obtain a car for around $1000 per month.

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This 'pay-to-work' system is nothing groundbreaking but is certainly the first of its kind for a new industry like Uber, with the first drivers in Denver being shelled out cars for $210 per week before tax and additional fees. This pilot program has been created in order to give drivers access to cars that they may not normally be able to afford, meaning they are now able to work for a new Uber overlord.

While Uber has slated this as a major positive for the working-class, there's a few of fees, catches and issues with this program. Not only is there a $500 refundable deposit to be made payable and a $40 sign-up fee, drivers travelling over 4506km per month have to cough up extra money too. If you run over your 145km-a-day cap, expect to pay $0.25 per mile in additional fees.

While this may seem like a great way in order to start your own Uber career, bare in mind exactly how many miles you must drive just to pay back Uber themselves. There are some positives to these fees though, with Uber offering vehicle coverage which can be researched here.

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