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Uber Makes Big Changes to Driver App!

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community 5 days, 1 hour ago

Uber Driver Flexibility

Perhaps the biggest perk of being a rideshare driver is the flexibility. Turn the app on when you want to work and shut it back off when you are finished. Work a 60-hour week or a 2-hour week. The flexibility is unparalleled to any other job.

Uber understands this and, in an effort to make their Driver app the “absolute best platform”, Uber has added new key features that give drivers three main things: even more flexibility, more choice, and more support.

Reimagined Upfront Fares

Uber Upfront Fares

Uber is dedicated to showing drivers how much they will earn and where they will …

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Lyft Now Accepts Cash as a Form of Payment!

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 1 week, 5 days ago

Lyft CashImage from Lyft.com


Up until this point, rideshare companies only accepted debit/credit cards as a form of payment. Unfortunately, that created a transportation barrier for almost 7.1 million US households who are “unbanked” or have limited access to traditional financial services. Lyft, in an effort to be more inclusive, recently announced a new way to pay for Lyft rides: with cash.

According to Lyft, “Riders can now conveniently add cash to their Lyft Cash balance at more than 35,000 retail locations nationwide including Walmart, ACE Cash Express, Kroger Family of Stores and more. Riders can simply present a barcode or …

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Lyft Lux Driver Requirements

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Photo Credit: Lyft.com


Looking to change up your side hustle? Do you have a luxury car at home? Lyft’s Lux drivers earn significantly more per ride than standard Lyft drivers, though in order to level up, driver’s do need to qualify first!

Lyft’s Lux services are available in more than 80 cities throughout the US. There are three services that a driver can qualify to drive for, they are as follows:

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Lyft's Driver Acceptance Rate

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Photo Credit: Lyft.com

A driver’s acceptance rate plays an important part in their overall success as a rideshare driver. Lyft drivers’ acceptance rates are based on the percentage of ride requests a driver accepts and completes. All Lyft (and other rideshare) drivers have the ability to accept or decline a ride request at any time, however, too many declined rides can negatively impact your rating and thus your earning potential. In every state, except for California, Lyft uses acceptance rates to determine eligibility for certain features and bonuses!

Lyft Acceptance Rate Calculation

According to Lyft, “Your acceptance rate is …

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Choose a Tesla with Uber's new Comfort Electric service!

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rideshare Knowledge 1 month ago

 Uber Comfort Electric

Uber has officially launched their new Uber Comfort Electric service in over 30 U.S. cities! Uber first announced plans for the new ‘Uber Comfort Electric’ service about 8 months ago, sharing that through a partnership with Hertz, drivers would be able to rent a Tesla for use on the Uber platform.

As of today, more than 15,000 drivers in 30+ cities, including Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami, have rented a Tesla through this program. And, together they have already completed more than five million fully electric trips! Not only is this initiative an important step in helping …

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