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An Inside Look at Lyft’s Streak Bonuses

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community 3 months ago

Lyft Streak Bonus

Lyft loves to entice drivers by implementing various forms of gamification bonuses to their app. One such bonus that isn’t talked about much is Lyft’s Streak Bonus. This is most likely because Streak Bonuses are not available very often and depend on passenger demand, only being offered during the busiest times.

What is Lyft’s Streak Bonus?

A streak bonus is awarded to a driver when they accept a required number of ride requests back-to-back. Right before a streak bonus is active, Lyft will send the driver an email or text notifying them that a streak bonus hour is active. Lyft …

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How to Use Lyft's Destination Mode (for Drivers)

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

Using Lyft's Destination Filter

Destination mode on the Lyft driving app has been around for a while but we have been getting a number of questions recently from our new drivers on how to best use this mode. We wanted to put together a comprehensive guide on using the Lyft Destination Mode and why you should be using it!

Lyft’s Destination Mode matches you with riders who are heading in the direction you would like to go, allowing you to earn income while en-route to your personal destination. Destination Mode also allows you to input a certain time you would like to reach your …

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More Trouble for Uber in California! Uber Faces $59 Million Dollar Fine.

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rideshare Knowledge 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Uber Fined $59 Million Dollars

Once again, Uber is in hot water for dodging the authorities and assuming they are above the law. This time, Uber faces a $59 million dollar fine for failing to answer important questions about a sexual assault report from December 2019. California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has given Uber 30 days to pay the fine or face suspension (again!) in California.

The report in question was released last December by Uber, after intense public pressure to do so, and detailed thousands of sexual assaults that occurred on trips taken on Uber’s ride-hailing platform during 2017 and 2018. Shortly after this …

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Car Travel during Covid-19

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rider Community , Travel/Wanderlust 4 months ago

Car Travel during Covid-19

With the holidays quickly approaching many are wondering if they should undergo their normal pilgrimages home to loved ones. Simple tasks a year ago, such as hoping on a flight, booking a hotel, or stopping at a rest stop for lunch have now become much trickier as we battle through this pandemic. With Covid ramping up once again, many travelers are opting out of flying and choosing to drive long hours to their holiday destinations instead. While driving is certainly safer than flying these days, it does not come without risks. To help your holiday travel go as smoothly as …

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Proposition 22 Passes! What this means for Uber and Lyft Drivers.

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community , Rideshare Knowledge 5 months, 1 week ago

Proposition 22 Outcome

On Tuesday, California voters voted in favor of Prop. 22, 58% to 41%. This means that app-based drivers will stay classified as independent contractors and not employees. This is a huge win for Uber and Lyft, who along with DoorDash, spent $200 Million in support of the measure. In fact, Uber and Lyft poured so much money into supporting and advertising Proposition 22 that it became the most expensive ballot measure campaign in California history!

While drivers will not be entitled to costly employee benefits such as unemployment, health insurance, or retirement savings plans, Proposition 22 does mandate that Uber …

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