How is RideCo different?
With RideCo, you can earn money during your Uber downtime by accepting requests from RideCo passengers. With both apps running at the same time, you open yourself up to twice the user base and twice the riding requests. That means more income for you when you’re behind the wheel; in fact, our drivers report earning significantly more when they drove with RideCo and Uber, as opposed to just Uber.
RideCo’s platform heavily emphasizes shared rides – matching riders who are going in the same direction. Our algorithm prioritizes creating routes that ensure your vehicle is as full as it can be, for the longest time possible. That means our typical ride is much longer than those of our competitors, as seen by the map on the left. The end result? Less downtime and more income for you, when you go home.
Get Paid for Long Pick-Ups
Sick of driving 20 km just to have a $5 trip?
We didn't think that was fair to drivers and so that doesn't happen on RideCo! We pay after the first 5 km when you have to drive far for a pickup. This means that, for example, if you had to drive 20 km to go pick up a passenger, you would be paid for 15 km + the full fare. With this knowledge you no longer have to check where the passenger is, you can simply accept the ride and know that you will be paid if the pick up is farther than 5 km. Join RideCo and earn more!
Get paid to be online! Our system will send you offers to be online for 15 mins, either in your current location or to go to a specific location and simply be online. This means you can make some extra income by simply being available for rides when the system calculates that we need an extra driver or two to be in a specific area. Drivers have earned over $90 a week just in standby bonus offers! Just another way that RideCo is able to help drivers achieve the maximum income possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I drive with RideCo while driving with Uber at the same time?
Yes! We understand that drivers are looking to have multiple sources of income at the same time. We encourage our drivers to drive for both RideCo and Uber so that they can maximize their earnings potential and diversify their options.
2. I have never driven for any ride-sharing service. Can I sign up?
Yes! We'd be thrilled to be your first ride-sharing experience.
3. Is there any cost to sign-up?
Nope! It is free to sign up to drive for RideCo.
4. Is RideCo operating legally in Kitchener-Waterloo?
Yes! In June 2015, the Ontario Superior court ruled that ridesharing and Uber is operating legally and always has been. RideCo is a ridesharing company and is legal. We are also working with local governments that will be providing regulations for the industry in the months to come.
5. What are the requirements for signing up?
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Full G drivers license (Must have had for a minimum of 2 years)
- Operate a 4 door vehicle
- Vehicle cannot be salvaged or rebuilt
- Good driving record with no more than 5 points and no suspensions over the past 3 years
- Able to work legally in Canada
6. What is your coverage area?
Please see here.