What: Z Trip is the taxi industry’s answer to Uber and Lyft, allowing you to sign on (for a fee) to operate a cab service via your smart phone

Expected pay: $20 + per hour

Husl$core: $$


Austin; Baltimore, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Northern Colorado, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburg, San Antonio, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

Requirements: Over the age of 23; a U.S. citizen; never convicted of a felony; be willing to be finger-printed and thoroughly background-checked


Z Trip is the taxi industry’s answer to Uber and Lyft. A company called Transdev, which operates taxi and black car services, sponsors this app, which is really for professional taxi drivers. The company realized that the new services were doing two things — convincing more people to hail rides and convincing more people to drive fares. Meanwhile, taxi companies have always had the problem of dealing with inconsistent demand. So Transdev created its own app and re-branded itself to sound more, well, millennial.

If you want to drive for them, you will get thoroughly checked out — finger printed, background checked, trained, your car inspected, and then you’ll either work for them full time or provide part-time services, much in the way that Uber and Lyft drivers do. The difference is that you’ll pay Z Trip a fee, which is not disclosed on the website. The company, in return, provides your car with 24/7 auto insurance through their company policy and auto maintenance. The lack of pricing transparency is a red flag. Meanwhile, there are few driver reviews and plenty of reviews from unhappy customers.

Better-rated apps include Lyft, Ride Zum, Wingz and Uber. If you have a truck and are willing to drive it around to help people move, check out Truxx, Hitch It, and GoShare, which all offer relatively high hourly pay. 

What their drivers say: (From Indeed)

Too much competition from uber and lyft in the city. Too many drivers at ztrip and not enough ridership. Very long waiting lines behind other cabs at airports and hotels to get a fare

We are actively seeking driver reviews. Please hit “contact us” if you have driven for them and are willing to express your opinion.

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