Partnership sees all Trans-cab drivers using Grab's app to serve on-demand bookings

 A Grab taxi banner on display in Change Alley at Raffles Place. Ride-hailing company Grab and Trans-cab, Singapore's second largest taxi operator, on Thursday (Sept 1) announced a partnership to bring all Trans-cab drivers onto the Grab platform.
A Grab taxi banner on display in Change Alley at Raffles Place. Ride-hailing company Grab and Trans-cab, Singapore's second largest taxi operator, on Thursday (Sept 1) announced a partnership to bring all Trans-cab drivers onto the Grab platform.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing company Grab and Trans-cab, Singapore's second largest taxi operator, on Thursday (Sept 1) announced a partnership to bring all Trans-cab drivers onto the Grab platform.

The partnership is Grab's first with a taxi operator and will see about 7,000 Trans-cab drivers using the Grab mobile app exclusively to serve on-demand passenger bookings.

Effective from Thursday, both companies will begin onboarding Trans-cab drivers who are new to Grab, adding to Grab's largest land fleet of drivers in Singapore.

Trans-cab drivers will have immediate access to Grab's passenger base and technology that enables the efficient matching of passengers and drivers. Similarly, Grab's passengers will find it even easier to get a ride now through Grab's expanded network of drivers.

As part of the onboarding process, new Trans-cab drivers will undergo trainings to help them familiarise with the Grab app, learn about Grab's safety guidelines and expected code of conduct.

The partnership comes as part of Grab's continued commitment to serving its GrabTaxi drivers, following the opening of its first GrabTaxi Driver Support Centre in Jurong East in July and second driver support centre that is set to open in Bedok this month.