4 Easy Steps to Become an Uber Driver in Malaysia


Drivers in Malaysia now have something to sing about, because Uber is now in the country. Currently it is active in the cities that are mentioned below:

 

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Johor Bahru
  • Penang
  • Ipoh
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Kuching
  • Kuantan

 

As a driver, one can make money driving, and also make bonuses referring both drivers and riders to Uber. One can drive when they want and for how long they want at their convenience.

 

How Much Do Uber Drivers Earn?

 

Drivers earn differently depending on factors such as the time that they drive, whether there is a surge or not, and for how long they drive. Full time drivers tend to earn more than part time drivers. Some drivers are earning between RM22 – RM43 per hour driving for Uber. We have developed a calculator to help potential Uber drivers calculate how much they will earn based on the hours they drive. Click on the below to estimate your income.

 

Uber Income Calculator

 

 

Signing Up and Beginning to Drive for Uber Malaysia

 

The first step to making money on Uber is to sign up and create a user account on the Uber platform.

 

BECOME A DRIVER

 

 

Requirements for Uber Drivers in Malaysia

 

  • Aged 21 years and over
  • At least three years driving experience
  • Have a valid driving license (not L or P)
  • No criminal record
  • your name, expiry date, no car and driver plate disclosed in note insurance cover
  • Insurance is still active (not expired)

 

In the event that one is driving a car that is not theirs, they should make sure that their names appear on the insurance cover. This can be done for between RM. 10 and RM. 20.

 

Vehicle Requirements for Uber Malaysia

 

Common Requirements:

 

  • Model Year: Must be manufactured after year 2007
  • No Cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/Heavy Duty trucks
  • Vehicle insurance cover
  • Pass the Uber screening test

 

All the necessary documents for the driver and the vehicle can be uploaded onto the Uber profile so that Uber officials can verify them. The Uber officials will them contact the applicant and organize for a screening test.

 

Types of Uber Services

 

UberX

 

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This is probably the most common Uber service across the globe. This is because of the low fares offered. This also means that as a driver, you’ll get plenty of work and earn more money. The vehicles are usually 1600cc and below, but not limited to that. They can carry a maximum of 4 passengers.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Model Year: Must be manufactured after year 2007
  • Body Style: Any with 4 full, independently opening doors
  • No Cosmetic damage or missing piece pieces
  • No commercial branding
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/Heavy Duty trucks

 

BECOME A DRIVER

 

Cities and Pricing

 

Kuala Lumpur

  • Base Fare: 95
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.60
  • Minimum Fare: RM0.95
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Penang

  • Base Fare: 80
  • Per Minute: RM0.20
  • Per KM: RM0.55
  • Minimum Fare: RM0.80
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Kota Kinabalu

  • Base Fare: 95
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.50
  • Minimum Fare: RM0.95
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Kuantan

  • Base Fare: 00
  • Per Minute: RM0.30
  • Per KM: RM0.60
  • Minimum Fare: RM1.00
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Johor Bahru

  • Base Fare: 00
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.50
  • Minimum Fare: RM1.00
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Ipoh

  • Base Fare: 00
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.50
  • Minimum Fare: RM1.00
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Kuching

  • Base Fare: 95
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.50
  • Minimum Fare: RM0.95
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Examples of UberX vehicles include:

 

  • Nissan Maxima
  • Toyota Camry
  • Honda Accord
  • Ford Escort

 

 

UberXL

 

 

These are spacious vehicles that are genuine for family or group outings. The vehicles can carry a maximum of 6 passengers and are mainly in the 1600cc or below bracket.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Model Year: Must be manufactured after year 2007
  • Body Style: Any with 4 full, independently opening doors with minimum 6 person capacity
  • No Cosmetic damage or missing piece pieces
  • No commercial branding
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/Heavy Duty trucks

 

Cities and Pricing

 

Johor Bahru

  • Base Fare: 00
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.50
  • Minimum Fare: RM1.00
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Ipoh

  • Base Fare: 00
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.50
  • Minimum Fare: RM1.00
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Kuching

  • Base Fare: 95
  • Per Minute: RM0.25
  • Per KM: RM0.50
  • Minimum Fare: RM0.95
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Examples of UberXL vehicles:

 

  • Toyota Highlander
  • Honda Odyssey

 

UberBLACK

 

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This is a premium service that introduces luxury to the riders. The vehicles are black on the outside, and they have leather interiors. This is a service that is aimed at providing riders with a luxurious experience. This service is only available in Kuala Lampur.

 

Vehicle Requirements

 

  • Model Year: Must be manufactured after year 2012
  • Vehicle Specs: Minimum 2000cc with leather seats
  • Must not have Cosmetic damage
  • Commercial branding not permitted
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/Heavy Duty trucks

 

Pricing

 

  • Base Fare: 00
  • Per Minute: RM0.50
  • Per KM: RM1.40
  • Minimum Fare: RM5
  • Cancellation Fee: RM5

 

Examples of UberBLACK vehicles:

 

  • Audi: A6, A7
  • BMW: 5 Series
  • Cadillac: XTS
  • Infiniti: Q70
  • Jaguar: XF
  • Lexus: GS
  • Mercedes-Benz: E-Class

 

The Uber App

 

It is a must for all Uber users to download the Uber app as all Uber services will be offered through it. The services offered include:

 

  • Receiving rider requests through notifications
  • Inbuilt GPS map to follow convenient routes to destinations for driver convenience
  • Track down the history of the rides
  • Track down finances
  • Rate riders
  • In cases of danger, it is easy for Uber to track down the routes used during the rides with the help of a GPS
  • Disputes are easily tracked down, and especially those involving routes

 

Related Posts

 

Uber Singapore

How Much do Uber Drivers Make

Driving Uber in Australia

How Does Uber Work?

Surge Pricing

 

 

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