The sharing economy has already turned consumers' lives upside down. Now those trendy habits have spread to business travelers, according to a new study.
Uber accounted for 41 percent of ground transportation that workers expensed to their employers in the fourth quarter of last year, according to Certify. The online travel and expense management company aggregated 9 million receipts and expenses, and found Uber beats out car rentals, which declined to 39 percent of rides, and taxis, now just a fifth of ground transportation charges.
And Uber's market share appears to be on the rise: In the first quarter of 2015, all three types were around a third of ground transportation expenses tracked by Certify. As it turns out, the ride-hailing company has paved the way for other start-ups to make their way onto companies' lists of approved vendors, in what Certify calls a "pivotal year of change in business travel."