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Live in Florida? Now You Can Hail an Uber Through a Phone Call!

Posted by: Lilly Kenyon in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 1 month, 1 week ago

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Uber has just released a new, unique feature geared towards the baby boomers. Throughout the state of Florida, customers can now call a phone number to request a ride instead of hailing one through the app.

While the service was created and intended for older users of the popular ridesharing app, anyone can dial the new number to request a ride. Simply call 833-USE-UBER and you’ll be automatically connected with a human. The operator will ask for a few details, such as where you are located and where you would like to go, and then will confirm your trip and ...

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Why Tipping in Cash is Best

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The world has come to rely on credit cards. Even credit cards are beginning to be less necessary through the advent of Venmo, Google Pay, and similar technologies. Cash is far less common in people’s wallets than it was thirty years ago or even ten. It lacks the safety features credit cards do, so why is it still the best way to tip?

Companies tipping policies can vary as drastically as fall weather. When you leave a tip on a credit card, it can affect how the person you’re tipping receives it. Tips left on credit cards are taxed. Some ...

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Lyft Restructures and Lays Off 90 Workers

Posted by: Lilly Kenyon in Rideshare Knowledge 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lyft has been struggling with one very important question: Can they make money? 

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Lyft announced it is in the process of a corporate restructuring, which means job cuts.

Lyft employs over 5,500 people throughout the company and their various departments. The layoff will affect 90 people in the marketing and enterprise sales departments. The marketing department is being restructured. They currently market on a city to city basis. The restructuring will see the creation of marketing teams dedicated to regions instead of individual cities. The enterprise departments are reorganizing and reevaluating which markets are their ...

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Step by Step Guide To Get An Uber & Lyft Car Inspection

Posted by: Sergio Avedian in Driver Community 1 month, 2 weeks ago

In this step by step Guide, Rideguru contributor Sergio Avedian explains how to complete a yearly car inspection for Uber and Lyft! He lives in Los Angeles but in most cities getting your annual car inspection is a simple process.

I have been driving for Uber and Lyft for close to 4 years. A lot has changed over those four years, mostly for the worse as far as earnings are concerned but one thing has remained constant for drivers. They must get their car inspected yearly in order to continue driving. This is certainly a good thing as far as ...

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Need Legal Advice on Driving for Uber or Lyft? Find the Answers Here.

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Driving for Uber and Lyft is made to seem simple. Download the app, sign up, and start driving! However, there are many legal gray areas when it comes to rideshares and sometimes drivers are breaking the laws without even realizing it. To ensure you are armed with the correct knowledge, RideGuru along with LegalRideshare hosted a livestream on February 9th, to discuss the following hot topics.

The event was extremely successful and many drivers walked away saying how informative, simple, and helpful Attorney ...

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