100 Uber drivers jump to Grab
Grab Philippines has accepted 100 drivers from Uber as of Friday, August 18, after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowed transport network vehicle services (TNVS) units to transfer to two other accredited Transport Network Companies (TNCs).
Grab Philippines Country head Brian Cu, however, was not sure how many would jump from Uber to Grab.
On Thursday, LTFRB released Board Resolution No. 19 allowed Uber TNVS units to transfer to two other accredited TNCs like Grab and UHOP to ease the burden of commuters
Uber was suspended last August 14 and was ordered to cease and desist the operations of its online booking applications.
Under the said resolution, the TNVS should only show their proof of accreditation by Uber and insurance coverage. Grab and UHOP should submit to the LTFRB a list of operated TNVS on a daily basis.
Cu said, “We will accommodate the members of the TNVs community who want to join Grab’s platform so long as they abide by the requirements clearly stated in the order and the company’s policies.”
Cu said he was optimistic Grab would meet the demand beginning on Monday.
To maintain Grab’s quality of service, Cu said all drivers would undergo training and cross checking of their background. “We’re focused on serving drivers and consumers, and ensuring that the car-and-taxi-hailing transport continues to run as smoothly as possible,” he said.