All GrabCar and GrabCar+ drivers will need to fulfill these requirements:
- Malaysian Citizen holding a valid Identify Card
- Possess a valid driving license (No age requirements) , Not P License
- Possess a 4 door car that is not older than 10 years ( inspected needed for cars older than 7 years old)
- Pass JPJ and PDRM summons check
- Acceptable grooming ethics
- Able to communicate in English and BM
Driver that is 50 years and older must do health check up. There are no maximum age requirements
These car does not qualify as Grab car
Proton Gen2, Proton Juara, Proton Wira, Proton Iswara, Proton Satria Neo, Proton Savvy, Perodua Kelisa, Perodua Kancil, Perodua Viva, Perodua Kenari, Perodua Kembara, Inokom Atos, Inokom Matrix, Kia Picanto, Kia Spectra, Renault Kangoo, Hyundai i10
Cars that qualify as 6 seaters
Chery Easter, Nissan Grand Livina, Nissan X-gear, Perodua Alza, Proton Exora, Proton Ertiga, Toyota Innova, Toyota Avanza, Toyota Alphard, Toyota Vellfire
Cars that qualify as Grab Premium
BMW 3 series, BMW 4 series, Honda Accord, Nissan Teana, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Mercedes C Class, Mercedes CLS, etc
We can help you register as Grab drivers for areas in Klang Valley, Nilai and Seremban.
Grab Required Documents
Malaysian Identity card. Take photo of your IC top down on a clear background in landscape mode. Do make sure all corners and texts are sharp and readable.
Malaysia driver license. Take photo of your driving license top down on a clear background in landscape mode.
Car Insurance Cover Note. Take photo of your driving license top down on a clear background in landscape mode. You can still be a driver although your name is not listed as car owner. The only requirement is that your name has to be listed as driver on the insurance cover note. If not , you can request to add driver name into the cover note from your insurance provider for a minimal fee.
Do make sure all corners and texts are sharp and readable for Idendity card, Driving License and Insurance Cover Note.
Latest Profile photo, Head & shoulder only. Please hold IC on your left chest using your right hand. Please do not wear sunglasses, songkok or hat)
What is Grab
Grab is a car booking app and an on demand chaffeured service providing you with unbeatable prices for rides powered by the MyTeksi mobile application. There are two types of GrabCar services which are GrabCar Economy and GrabCar+ (Premium). GrabCar Economy caters to ordinary and more casual rides on a daily basis while GrabCar+ is a premium car service offering more luxury and comfort.
GrabCar is an alternative way of covenient commuting compared to conventional taxis. GrabCar and GrabCar+ both comply to the same pillars of MyTeksi which is Speed, Safety and Certainty. It provides meaningful, personalized and condusive riding experiences. Those who are interested to be a GrabCar driver must undergo a screening procedure.
Grab operation cities
Grab is operating in Klang Valley which includes Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Klang, Shah Alam and other cities such as Johor Bahru, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu and Penang.
This is the most basic services offered by Grab to get from a place to another. Most of the cars here comprises of normal sedan cars.
Grabcar+ is the premium way to get from a source to destination.
Grab MPV is specially catered for drivers with MPV or 6 seaters vehicle. This service is launched on December 2016 which promises much better pay for drivers.
Signing up and activating account
For drivers who are interested to join GrabCar, you will first need to sign up and activate your GrabCar account. Upon activation, you are required to watch GrabCar’s training videos made specifically for new drivers. The videos give a background of the app, how to use the app, what to do after receiving bookings and dealing with fare transactions. Get familiar with the rules of conduct and other information on how to get started.
Driver Penalty Guidelines
For drivers starting out with GrabCar, it is important to be thoroughly acquainted with the GrabCar Driver Penalty Guideline. This guideline has four stages and begins with warning, 3 days suspension, 5 days suspension and banned. For example, at the warning stage, some of the points are dangerous or fast driving, driving without seatbelts, being late for 20 minutes without notifying passenger, being dirty, smelly, demanding passenger to sit in front, taking on another job with a passenger on board, taking longer routes and not using GPS and many more. For 3 days suspension they are things like no show, overcharging passenger and many more that can be read further. GrabCar takes each offence seriously and upholds it’s guidelines strictly to ensure customer’s safety and satisfaction.
Another driver using your application
Another driver is not allowed to use your profile or application to drive for you. They will need to sign up as a driver and possess all the required documents given. Letting another driver use your application will result in a ban as shown in the SOP. However, sharing a car for e.g as husband and wife is accepted although both persons need to have their own separate GrabCar app accounts individually.
Once you receive a booking, you should take it and you are not allowed to select bookings according to your own whims and fancies. As you appear online, it will mean that you are prepared to pick up any passenger that require the service. There is a 15 seconds wait before you accept a booking and by the end of the 15 seconds you have not picked up the booking, the app will instantly log you out. The app will ask you to manually login again to begin accepting jobs. Ignoring bookings will tarnish your ratings and result in loss of incentives. Some other more serious offences involve “Gaming the System” which means accepting bookings for rides that you did not accomplish and pressing ‘Pick up’ before passenger climbs in the car or stopping to drop passengers off far away from the destined spot. Gaming is also considered when passenger who uses a promo code miss showing up and driver presses and receives a free top up to his credit balance. These are serious offences and will result in immediate ban.
Should there be any difficulty of behavior on the passenger’s end like not showing up for 20 minutes, not paying after drop off or other illegal activities, please call 1300 80 5858.
Safety and fraudulence
If you would like to know if the booking made is genuine or fraudulent, pull down the notification panel and check the last 3 or 4 digits of the booking ID which indicates the number the amount of bookings the passengers has made. If they are less than 20, call the passenger and speak to them in English to detect if the response is made in broken or foreign English accent. If it is the latter, call 1300 80 5858 to cancel the trip and report them.
Payout & Incentives
Payouts are made weekly into your bank account starting at 12am on Mondays and stops on Sundays at 11.59pm. If you have referrals that made 10 trips in the first month of joining GrabCar, RM100 will be banked directly into your account. As of all e-hailing services, you probably can make good money out of incentives given out by Grab. Here are the chart of incentives given to Grab Ambassador and Grab Pro.
*Please do that note that the incentive table may change on periodic basis and does not reflect the current incentives.
Grab Driver Customer service
If you encounter any issues please contact CS at 1300805858.
Things that you should not do as a Grab driver
Grab is getting strict with it’s drivers. There are a lot of things that you should not do as a driver. Continuously violation may get your account permanently banned ! Yes , you will get no able to drive with Grab anymore if you are permanently banned
- Gaming Pretty much a general term in Grab. You should not cheat Grab incentives based on exploitation of Grab’s system.
- Camping, You cannot hide in low demand areas with very little Ping after completing minimum trip for incentives.
- Do not cancel your Jobs for more than 30% in a week, this may result in 5 days suspension
- Do not cancel your jobs for more than 50% in a week, this may result in permanent suspension
- Never accept regular booking from the same passenger
- Notify customer service if the Dropoff location is different from initially requested
- Cancel passengers booking and deal direct with passengers while bypassing Grab
- Do use the “Drop off” or “End job” only after passenger have exited the car.
- Do not take other jobs when you have another passenger who have not exited the car
- Do not self book your own car
- Always honor all PROMO CODE jobs when you have received your confirmation SMS. Do refer to Customer Service if there are any doubts or questions
- Do not cheat or commit any acts to defraud Grab
- Always check your pending traffic summons
Grab Driver FAQ
I’m a PR or Foreigner living in Malaysia. Can I become a driver for Grab ?
- No, only Malaysians can become Grab driver
How much can I earn driving for Grab?
- Earnings can be flexible and depend on driver’s commitment. There are drivers getting consistent returns by driving
Grab Office : Jalan Kempas 1, Kawasan Perindustrian Tampoi
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Tatapan Minda, 3 Jalan Medan Aliff Harmoni 1/2, Taman Damansara Alif, Johor Bahru
Tan Chong building Penang
Level 1, Tan Chong Building, Weld Quay ( 2pm to 6pm)
Level 2, Tan Chong Building , Weld Quay ( 10 am to 2PM)
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McDnolads, Sungai Dua (8pm to 10pm)
Starbucks , E-gate(8pm to 10pm)
Starbucks, Tanjung Tokong ( 11am to 3pm ,8pm to 10pm)
McDonald’s, Time Square ( 8pm to 10pm)
MTC Training Center 10am to 2pm , 8PM sharp
No 5-1, 2nd Floor, Jalan KL 3/11, Sek 3 Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka