Have you seen a ‘long pickup fee’ in your city? Not every city has these fees yet, but if you’ve driven very far to pick up a passenger lately, you may have seen the additional money in your driver account. So what is this long pickup fee, what triggers a ‘long’ pick up and how much extra can drivers make? Senior RSG contributor Will Preston answers these questions, plus what drivers need to know about the pickup fee below.
Like seemingly everything with Uber, long pick-up fees sound good at first but aren’t always what they seem. Yes, you can now be compensated when you drive more than a certain number of minutes to a destination. But depending on what happens once you get there, you might be in for a surprise.