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Dissatisfied drivers create new alternative apps

Dissatisfied with the working conditions and services offered by companies like UBER and 99, workers come together and create new applications with more affordable prices for users??

With dissatisfied users and precarious working conditions, drivers come together to create new applications to attract new users with fairer prices. Credits: Priscilladupreez

According to a survey released by the Datafolha Institute, it showed that last year 40% of people admitted to using apps for private transport in order to escape the queues and delays of public transport buses at the terminals of large cities. Firstly for its comfort, practicality, and finally the guarantee of arriving on time for your personal appointments.

Fever a few years ago, today the economic crisis in Brazil has caused transport applications to be hit and have their service affected

First of all, the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the destinies of the Brazilian population. Suddenly, we were forced to isolate ourselves to reduce the circulation of the virus, in large areas of concentration, and together with this, we saw our consumption relationships change, and in transport applications this did not end up being different.

With the economic crisis aggravated by the health issue throughout the country, a discussion began on the quality of service offered by large companies, such as UBER and 99, the most popular in the country, which saw the quality of service drop due to the increase in of fuel prices that generated a wave of cancellations, generating revolt on the part of the users of these platforms.

In this sense, discussions also arose for the regulation of the profession within the labor legislation, since many of the drivers who work in these companies work autonomously and informally. According to a survey carried out by the National Household Sample Survey of the IBGE (PNAD), it showed that more than 40% of people currently work informally in Brazil.

Likewise, due to the economic issue added to the lack of support in labor legislation, since workers work without an employment relationship with these employees, thus leaving them hostage in case of special situations such as illness or even in traffic accidents.

With that in mind, several groups of drivers have sought to unite and create new platforms that are alternatives to traditional giants such as 99 and UBER.

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Application that is in the testing phase, for the time being will be restricted to the greater São Paulo region. It has the advantage of being more financially attractive to attract partner drivers instead of its better known competitors. Initially, it intends to charge a monthly fee of R$ 59.90, plus a fixed fee of R$ 2.39 per ride.

This does not happen on competing platforms since this value is quite variable. In addition, the new platform offers accident insurance for drivers.


Operating in the interior of São Paulo, especially in the cities of Bragança Paulista, Atibaia, Piracaia and Itatiba. The idea of ​​creating the application came from workers who were dissatisfied with the conditions of traditional platforms.


It was developed by workers linked to the Cooperative of Logistics and Passenger Transport of Autonomous Drivers of the State of São Paulo (COOPAMA), located in the city of São Carlos, in the interior of São Paulo. With the aim of improving drivers’ earnings, it only seeks to charge fixed amounts, which do not affect the cost of rides.

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It emerged in the state of Paraná. It was also created by a group of drivers who worked on large platforms. Along with customer complaints and needs with the aim of improving the services offered. For this, the application charges a fixed monthly fee to drivers, in addition to the possibility of customer service over the phone but also through social networks.

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