Grab's new driver reward system raises questions

Scheme guarantees up to 5-figure income, but some say hitting targets regularly will be hard

Under ride-hailing company Grab's new programme, a driver who hits 180 trips a week for one month, for example, can earn $10,888, before deducting costs such as rental and fuel. Grab guarantees gross monthly incomes of $6,888 to $11,888.
Under ride-hailing company Grab's new programme, a driver who hits 180 trips a week for one month, for example, can earn $10,888, before deducting costs such as rental and fuel. Grab guarantees gross monthly incomes of $6,888 to $11,888.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Ride-hailing firm Grab rolled out a new reward programme on Monday (Oct 29) that guarantees up to a five-figure monthly income, but questions have already been raised about how sustainable the targets are.

Under the programme, a driver who hits 180 trips a week for one month, for example, can earn $10,888, before deducting costs such as rental and fuel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2018, with the headline 'Grab's new driver reward system raises questions'. Subscribe