A Driver Network is a private network between fellow drivers who have been invited to join the network. The Driver Network is a subset of the overarching Oiii Network and all BSP (Booking Service Provider) responsibilities ultimately lie with the Oiii Network.
Drivers have the ability to create their own Driver Network, invite colleagues to it and join as many other Driver Networks they are invited to. Only the owner of a Driver Network is able to uninvite members of the network.
Drivers can receive and submit job offers from/to any network they are a member of (Oiii Network, Operator Network or Driver Network).
Driver networks are a novel concept that is unique to the Net-Cabs platform. The benefit to drivers is the ability to offload jobs in a structured and convenient way instead of relying on phone calls, texting and other apps as they do now. An additional benefit is the ability to set rules for the commission split. The platform automates the distribution of funds in line with the configured rules.
Net-Cabs uses the concept of attribution allocation for job dispatch. Subject to the job source, network and job fulfilment, different rules apply for attribution allocation.
For instance, the owner of a Driver Network can set a custom commission rate for drivers who dispatch jobs into their network (referred to as the source). For example, if the custom commission rate for the source is 5% and the Network Fee is $1, then the network will receive $1, the source will receive [(fare – $1) x 5%] and the driver who fulfills the job receives the remainder.
As booking fees and levies vary from state to operator, they are excluded from the calculations. They are typically collected by the Oiii network and paid out automatically to the respective recipients (e.g. state government department). The booking fee covers the cost of the customer payment transaction whilst network fees pay for BSP responsibilities and funds distribution.
A use case for a Driver Network is a driver with a private customer base who is unable to service all job offers and would like to offload some jobs to other drivers. Due to the elderly status of his passengers and the implicit trust he has developed over a period of time, the driver is reluctant to pass on jobs to unknown drivers. In this instance, he sets up his private Driver Network and invites his preferred drivers to service his customers.