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Why is it so slow for Uber drivers over the summer?

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 Posted 3 years, 5 months ago


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    622 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    School. Also there may be more people driving for Uber due to better weather and people out of school (think teachers) trying to make an extra buck.

    So the demand is down because the school people are out, and the supply is up because school people are driving.

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     1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    I think they are not so fast because they have more orders, but I would say I haven't noticed such a trend in the summer....I guess they're not as fast because they have more orders, but I would say I haven't noticed such a trend during the summer. Besides this I as a college student can't help but notice that it really is tiring, especially when you rush to an exam to have taxi which is very slow, this is why I choose accounting and finance as my degree, by the way I will use because there is a lot of information on the given topic, and later maybe I will manage to get hired at uber to manage to solve this problem, because it seems like I know why this happens.

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     1 year ago

    There are a few reasons why the demand for Uber rides may decrease during the summer months, which can lead to slower business for Uber drivers:

    1. Decreased demand for transportation: During the summer months, many people are on vacation, schools are closed, and work schedules may be more flexible. As a result, there may be fewer people who need to use ride-hailing services like Uber.

    2. More people using public transportation: In some cities, public transportation options like buses and trains may be more convenient or affordable during the summer months, especially for people who are traveling to tourist destinations or events.

    3. More people driving themselves: During the summer months, more people may choose to drive themselves, either for leisure or to avoid the crowds and delays that can come with using ride-hailing services.

    4. Increased competition among drivers: With fewer ride requests, there may be more drivers on the road competing for a smaller pool of passengers, which can make it more difficult for individual drivers to get fares.

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    291 Driver Driver
     3 years ago

    I see people mentioning schools, but this depends on location.  In college towns, sure. People leave and there's a huge void of people on campuses.  However, these people do not simply disappear. They go somewhere else to utilize Uber elsewhere.  The demand must be up where they end up.

    The activity level should be UP in the summer.  People go out more, tourism is way up, they go be active. I'd like to think the demand in general remains the same (or likely up) and the spike goes to touristy or activity filled towns.

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       3 years ago

      I think this is right. I challenge the notion that it's less busy for drivers over the summer.  Maybe in some places but the overall demand must be up.

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    86 Driver
     3 years ago

    Schools are out.  College students and faculty are out. They're all home doing whatever.