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GrabTaxi Indonesia Appreciates Driver Partners with Carnival and Elite Driver Programme

– Winner of “The Best Elite Driver”awarded Umrah Package – GrabTaxi commits to driver welfare with US$1.8 million Elite Driver Programme – GrabTaxi improves lives of driver partners by providing free English education and tuition for their children JAKARTA, August […]


– Winner of “The Best Elite Driver”awarded Umrah Package
– GrabTaxi commits to driver welfare with US$1.8 million Elite Driver Programme
– GrabTaxi improves lives of driver partners by providing free English education and tuition for their children

JAKARTA, August 30, 2015 – GrabTaxi Indonesia today held Drivers’ Carnival, a recreational event organised exclusively for GrabTaxi’s driver partners and their families to show appreciation for their hard work and commitment to enabling GrabTaxi’s propositions of Speed, Safety and Certainty. [insert name] was awarded “The Best Elite Driver” for achieving the highest performance standards and won the Umrah Package. The event took place from 9am to 9pm at the Plaza Utara Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Senayan, Jakarta.
“In addition to improving the public transportation system, GrabTaxi is committed to improving the welfare of our driver partners. We have allocated US$1.8 million for The Elite Driver, a programme setup to take care of our Indonesian driver partners’ welfare. Included in the programme are insurance protection, cash incentives and pension contributions,” said Herman Iswanto, Head of Driver Loyalty & Retention, GrabTaxi Indonesia.

The Elite Driverprogramme recognises GrabTaxi drivers for outstanding service and comprises driver partners that always adhere to Safety, Comfort and Speed in performing their duties as drivers. The Elite Drivers meet GrabTaxi’s performance standards that is based on several criteria including assessment (ratings) from passengers, the number of taxi rides fulfilled using GrabTaxi, and minimum number of complaints from passengers.

“By awarding The Best Elite Driver, we hope that the other driver partners will be even more motivated to always provide their best services as well as work harder so that they can also become a part of the Elite Driver programme,” Herman added.

GrabTaxi is also committed to improving the lives of driver partners and their families, in recognition of their contributions to the company. GrabTaxi driver partners are provided with English lessons and motivational training to further develop their skills, and their children can receive tuition assistance.

Over 5,000 driver partners and their families attended Drivers’ Carnival. They received free medical check-ups, as well as free haircut and reflexology services. Attendees were also entertained by various musical performances and games throughout the day.

“Through this Drivers Carnival event, we hope that the driver partners canould feel the relaxed atmosphere as well as being entertained for a moment from their daily routine. Moreover, our concern to the drivers’ families shows our serious commitment in creating a large, close-knit and prosperous GrabTaxi family,” Herman ended.


About GrabTaxi

Founded in July 2011, GrabTaxi mission is to revolutionize the taxi industry in Southeast Asia. Since the app was launched in 2012, over 110,000 drivers have been using smart phones equipped with GrabTaxi sophistication to accept bookings in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. GrabTaxi began as a taxi app but has diversified its product offering to include GrabCar and GrabBike; available via the GrabTaxi app. GrabCar is a private hire vehicle service currently available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. GrabBike is a motorbike taxi booking service that was launched in Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. The GrabTaxi app has been downloaded for more than 6.1 million times and is the market leader in Southeast Asia. This application can be downloaded on smart phones and tablets with (iOS: http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-iOS, Android: http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-Android and Blackberry: http://bit.ly/grabtaxi-blackberry. For more information, please visit: http://www.grabtaxi.com.


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