When Uber and Lyft and other ride-sharing apps hit the scene they became all the rage across the United States, but these new services lack the respectability of black car services. Any time a brand new business seems too good to be true, it typically is. These big international ride sharing apps are cold and unfeeling. With a black car service you are receiving so much more.
Ride-sharing apps are may seem like an easy solution for your travel needs, but from behind that app is a driver that isn’t fairly compensated for his time. Over the past few weeks Uber and Lyft drivers from across the United States have begun going on strike to protest their lack of fair wages. These companies as they prepare to begin getting traded on the New York Stock Exchange feel the need to make as much money as possible to show shareholders-to-be that they are a good investment in their portfolio. When you travel by using a black car service, you are helping a small business make their way in this country. When you use these ride-sharing apps you are helping the richest individuals make more money off of the drivers, when you use a local black car service, you are helping a family keep their lights on at home.
Black car services are also much safer than car sharing services. When you order a black car service we come to the airport to pick you up. We have your name on a sign and you follow us directly to the vehicle where we take you to your destination. We know where we’re going so that we know all the back roads and ways to avoid traffic. We must perform every single ride with the utmost respect and courtesy for the future of our whole small family business relies upon it. When you order from a ride sharing app you are getting a driver you have to meet outside. You do not know who this individual is and Uber and Lyft or other companies are not going to be judged by their actions. While these organizations are now required to run background checks to hire drivers, those checks do not paint the full picture of a person’s intentions. You must match the drivers license to the one in your phone, and if you miss it you may end up in astrangers car who may have nefarious intentions. These drivers just blindly follow their GPS and may cause you to become late for your function or take a longer time to reach your destination.
According to Georgetown university, 33% of the rideshare drivers take on debt as a result of driving for Uber. Average Wage after expenses is $9.21, a driver may be better of getting a job at McDonalds, who pays about $9.50 an hour. According to Ridester, an average 40 hours a week only makes Uber driver maximum of $20,000.
Both Uber and Lyft have made their businesses on the backs of drivers, both argue that drivers are independent contractors and deny driver basic rights of minimum wage, Workers compensation and unemployment insurance. With IPO’s corporate owners make Billions and drivers are left in poverty and go Bankrupt.
If you are looking for a safe ride to New York City or anywhere else, you should trust the ethical and safe ride of a black car service over the unreliability of the international car services. Support small business over the international conglomerates and enjoy the safety and added luxury of your purchase!