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GrabTaxi Indonesia Launches USD$1.8 million Fund for Driver Welfare

The Elite Driver programme benefits include financial support and paid Umrah package for best performing driver JAKARTA, April 30, 2015 – GrabTaxi Indonesia today launched their Elite Driver programme, a USD $1.8 million welfare fund for their top drivers. The […]

The Elite Driver programme benefits include financial support and paid Umrah package for best performing driver

JAKARTA, April 30, 2015 – GrabTaxi Indonesia today launched their Elite Driver programme, a USD $1.8 million welfare fund for their top drivers. The welfare fund is established from their investment received over the past 14 months, totalling to USD $340 million.

The Elite Driver programme is a year-long initiative to promote and reward GrabTaxi’s most active drivers and who meet the startup’s highest service standard. Elite Drivers will enjoy benefits such as an annual insurance coverage, certificate of recognition, financial incentives and free GrabTaxi collaterals. Additionally, there is also a pension fund with a monthly contribution of Rp100,000 by GrabTaxi and Rp50,000 by the drivers.

“The Elite Drivers are the best of our drivers. They embody GrabTaxi’s key pillars of Safety, Certainty and Speed when carrying our their duty. The Elite Driver programme is a recognition of their exemplery service, a show of appreciation by GrabTaxi,” said Hong Eu Gene, Deputy General Manager, GrabTaxi Indonesia.

As such, GrabTaxi will reward the best performing driver with an all-expense paid Umrah trip for

“Driver welfare has always been a key focus area. We recognise the importance of physical as well as spiritual well-being, which is why we’re delighted to sponsor the best Elite driver to fulfil his Haj pilgrimage,” said Hong.

GrabTaxi aims to register 200 driver on the Elite Drivers programme by end of this year. Drivers will need to fulfil GrabTaxi’s performance standard that is based on several metrics including customer feedbacks, number of rides completed and number of customer complaints.

Since its founding in 2012, over 75,000 taxi drivers have been using the GrabTaxi app to receive bookings in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. There has been over 3.8 million downloads of the app around the region. In Thailand, GrabTaxi was launched in November 2013 and is a widely used taxi booking app in the country. GrabTaxi is currently available in Jakarta, Surabaya and currently undergoing a beta trial in Padang.


About GrabTaxi

GrabTaxi’s mission is to revolutionise the transportation industry in Southeast Asia. Runner-up in the 2011 Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest, its core product is an on-demand dispatch service with GPS-enhancements, allowing passengers to hail the nearest available taxi, car or motorbike with extreme ease. Since its founding in 2012, tens of thousands of drivers have been using the GrabTaxi smartphone-based technologies to receive bookings in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. With over 3.8 million downloads of the GrabTaxi mobile app around the region and 7 bookings per second, GrabTaxi has become the market leader in Southeast Asia. Passengers can download the app to book rides on their smartphones and tablets (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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