In parts of the UK and indeed the world Uber have provided a serious business challenge to traditional taxi firms. Hackney and Private Hire.
Being a frequent taxi user I regularly use Uber when in London, and the taxi have always ben in good condition and when asked the drivers say they prefer working through Uber to any other form of taxi company.
In Rotherham I always ask taxi drivers about Uber, and in my limited survey drivers say they want to work for Uber. To know more go to http://goo.gl/wwkKO7
As of yesterday I got an email saying that Uber has started operating in Rotherham.
The interesting thing for RothPol is not so much the impact on drivers, as on the capo di mafia from the Kashmiri who have risen to comparative wealth and notoriety by skimming their margin from the drivers take; the taxi firm owners.
Uber has led to high level legal challenges across the world and a few turf wars…due to removing the charges of the middle-men taxi firms customers get low prices, drivers higher incomes and through competition remove some of the less than fair practices taxi firms use to protect their patch and charges.
All this while retaining or even boosting drivers income.
Interesting times in Rotherham, Uber has landed. The Uber mobile phone app can be found in Apple, Microsoft and Android online app shops.