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KABU To Launch In Kamloops And Abbotsford As Economy Restarts

KABU-Ride Inc. will expand its services to two major markets in B.C. on Canada Day, coinciding with the restart of the provincial economy.

On July 1, KABU will begin to offer its ride-hailing services in Kamloops, doing so while partnering with Kamloops tour and shuttle company TasteFull Excursions.

On the same day, KABU will expand its services to the east and into the Fraser Valley, including the Abbotsford/Chilliwack region.

KABU-Ride Inc. is excited to introduce ride-hailing to Kamloops as well as Abbotsford and the neighbouring cities, and our Canadian company is eager to help locals solve their daily transportation challenges,” said KABU-Ride Inc. president Billy Xiong.

“As B.C.’s economy slowly ramps up again, KABU wants to be part of the solution by helping full-time and part-time drivers in both Kamloops and Abbotsford to earn a living wage on a flexible schedule where they get to pick their hours,” Xiong said.

To ensure its services meet the unique needs of the Kamloops community, KABU is partnering with TasteFull Excursions, which has raised the benchmark in the transportation sector in Kamloops since launching in 2014.

Gordon Stamp-Vincent, CFO of TasteFull Excursions, said the opportunity to partner with KABU was a natural fit for the transportation company he started with his wife and company CEO Maatje Stamp-Vincent.

“We are familiar with the service gaps for convenient and reliable transportation in Kamloops experienced by residents and visitors alike, and we see KABU and its team as a big part of the solution,” he said. “And it’s important that they’re a Canadian company that will always put drivers, customers, and the public first, so the synergy is ideal.”

Locals can download KABU from the App Store or Google Play to access their choice of transportation: KABU Pure (basic services), KABU Premium (premium vehicles), and KABU Plus (space for five adults). With a few taps and swipes on their smartphone, registered customers can hail a ride from one of KABU’s courteous and experienced commercial drivers who are dedicated to bringing people to their destination safely and reliably.

To drive for KABU, drivers must have a valid Class 1, Class 2, or Class 4 license. If you’d like to be your own boss, and choose when you work, where you work and how long you work, fill in the application form on our website at

KABU charges the lowest commission rates in the industry— drivers keep 80 percent of their revenues—and full-time drivers qualify for subsidized health, dental, disability, and illness coverage, along with a free $250,000 life insurance policy.

KABU is a provincially-licensed ride-hailing service provider headquartered in Richmond, B.C., and was founded in 2016 by a couple of post-secondary tech entrepreneurs.