Find your low cost intercity ride
We made UK intercity rides low cost for customers and profitable for taxi drivers.
What is emptyride?
Reducing costs and saving the planet, one emptyride at a time!
Our emptyride platform is a brand new travel service operating in the licensed private hire/chauffeur car market. It aims to fix and eliminate the problem of empty leg vehicle journeys and democratize the current market of booking private hire rides. Read more
When drivers take customers on intercity trips, to airports and generally when travelling over longer distances, either the outward bound leg or return leg to their home base is often without a customer (‘empty leg’). The empty leg is often associated with wasted costs for the driver/private hire company in fuel and road tax without earning revenue from the empty leg.
Our research strongly indicates that drivers/private hire companies would be willing to significantly reduce their normal fare to fill an empty leg portion of a journey. This perfectly aligns with customer expectations to obtain rides at superb value for money which leaves both customer and driver.
Emptyride aims to solve these issues. Our platform connects drivers with potential customers, so that drivers can maximize their trip revenues, and customers can find intercity rides within their budgets, as well as reducing their carbon footprint.
How it works
Through our platform, customers can request an intercity ride by creating a Customer Ride to try and find a low cost empty leg trip that matches their travel requirements and budget. Similarly drivers can market their empty leg trip to potential customers at rates that they set by creating a Driver Ride. Our platform will automatically match any Customer Ride with a corresponding Driver Ride, which the drivers can then accept or reject. Drivers also have the ability to browse the emptyride platform for Customer Rides created by potential customers, and choose to either accept or reject these.
A customer requests a low cost empty leg trip by posting a Customer Ride on the emptyride app
The emptyride app searches for matching drivers who are potentially available to accept the Customer Ride on a low cost empty leg basis
A driver matches with the Customer Ride which is then accepted to complete the booking
The driver proceeds to the customer pick-up point and completes the Customer Ride. Customer is happy — low cost ride. Driver is happy – maximize revenue
A driver has a pre-existing intercity travel booking. Either the outward bound or return leg will be travelling empty
The driver has 2 options. Because at some point the driver is travelling empty, he is ready to offer or accept a low cost ride to maximize revenue and operate more efficiently
The driver can check the emptyride app for availability of a Customer Ride which matches the empty leg portion of his pre-existing booking
Alternatively, the driver can create a Driver Ride on the emptyride app to await a potential match with a Customer Ride
The result? A genuine and transparent market place for the intercity travel industry which benefits both customers and drivers with the added benefit of reducing the global carbon footprint levels!
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