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I have written extensively in the past about the changes Uber has implemented for California drivers since November of 2019! They are seemingly positive but Uber decided to push a new PAA (Platform Service Agreement) through the app on January 6. 2020. All drivers were forced to sign it in order to log on to the platform and earn a living. Before the PAA there was the TSA (Technology Services Agreement) in 2019 and TOS (Terms of Service). They are all long legal documents and I doubt that other than a handful of drivers a vast majority will not waste ...read more
Last week Rideguru contributor Sergio Avedian wrote about how to accept your first ride on the Uber driver app with a detailed app tutorial. This week it is Lyft’s turn, in this informative how to article Sergio hopefully will have all the answers a new driver may have as well as a few key tips.
So you’ve passed the background and DMV check that Lyft requires for all drivers, got your car inspected, Lyft has approved your application, you have downloaded the Lyft driver app and you’re now ready to start driving. I have an Android cell phone but ...read more
Accepting your first ride request as an Uber driver can be nerve wracking if you don’t know what to expect. To help you prepare, you can read these tips from Rideguru contributor, a fellow veteran Los Angeles driver, Sergio Avedian.
When starting something new, the fear of the unknown often holds us back. The what-ifs and what-abouts we project keep us from exploring a new opportunity that could lead to our next adventure. To overcome our fears and uncertainties, it helps to get advice from someone with first-hand experience. If you are a new Uber driver you may be unsure ...read more
About a decade ago, scooters, rideshares, and E-bikes did not even exist in our vocabulary. But we all have come to appreciate the usefulness of these new transportation choices. I have extensively written about the Micro Mobility Industry in the past. Initially, I thought that scooters and e-bikes had their place in cities, not knowing that they would proliferate like wild mushrooms. As with anything new, they looked like they were fun to ride. However, as we know now, they became a nuisance for most drivers, a regulatory nightmare for city officials, residents and a definite health hazard for riders. ...read more
Using a dashboard camera is definitely not a fad anymore, but a worldwide trend. Dash cameras are extremely useful to modern Rideshare (Uber & Lyft) drivers, coming with a wide variety of benefits. Buying a dashcam is definitely a smart thing to do for driver as well as passenger safety! However, first things first, before purchasing one of these devices, it is imperative to discover if dashboard cameras are legal in your state or region.
Even though dashboard cameras are legal in most states, there are still two important aspects to consider when talking about dash cam legality in USA. ...read more