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How to opt-in to Hourly on Uber driver platform

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community 6 months, 1 week ago

Uber Hourly

Looking to opt-in to Hourly, the new ride option that allows riders to request an Uber by the hour, and start taking home a minimum of $36 per hour? Here are step by step directions for opting in through your Uber partner app.

First, only drivers who are eligible for Uber Comfort can opt-in to receiving Hourly trips. Unfortunately, if your vehicle is not eligible for Uber Comfort you will not be allowed to opt-in at this time.

  1. Open your Uber Driver app and tap on “Covid-19” in the menu
  2. Tap “New Earning Opportunities”
  3. Tap “"Accept longer trips with Hourly" …
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How to Request an Uber by the Hour

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 6 months, 2 weeks ago

 Hourly Uber Rides

Need to run multiple errands with Uber? Want to request an Uber car for a set amount of time?

In an effort to make ridesharing even more flexible, Uber has recently introduced their new Hourly ride option. Now in select cities in the U.S., you can book an Uber by the hour instead of per trip. With the Hourly Ride Option, riders can easily run errands without having to request a new ride for each leg of their journey.

The hourly cost is $50 with mileage caps and overage charges varying by city (see below). The driver will take home …

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Lyft is Advocating for City Streets with Fewer Cars

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Rideshare Knowledge 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Lyft Resilient Streets

In a recent blog post, Lyft took a big stance against single occupancy vehicles by proposing a new plan on how street space can be redesigned from suiting cars to buses, bikes, and pedestrians. As Lyft’s core business is their ridehailing platform, proposing a shift that would essentially hurt their single occupancy ridehail vehicles is a bit surprising. However, due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, Lyft’s ridehailing business (along with Uber) has been suffering greatly. With no current end in sight for the pandemic, it may actually benefit Lyft to push for city planning that is more geared towards …

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Uber Driver App Troubleshooting: Unable to Call or Text a Rider

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community , Rideshare Knowledge 6 months, 3 weeks ago

The Uber app can be difficult to navigate and troubleshoot at times. The last thing you want to be spending time on as a driver is researching, contacting uber support, and waiting to get help for various app issues that can occur. As part of an Uber Troubleshooting Series, we will be outlining steps to fix the most common Uber app issues over a series of articles. The first issue we want to tackle is when you are unable to contact riders through the app.

The first thing to check if you are having trouble connecting with riders, is to …

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Uber Promises Every Car on their Platform will be Fully Electric by 2040

Posted by: RideGuru Team in Driver Community , Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 7 months ago

On Tuesday, Uber announced that they have plans to ensure that every vehicle on their ridesharing platform is 100% electric by the year 2040. Further, they are have committed $800 million through 2025 to help drivers make the switch to electric vehicles.

With over 5 million drivers worldwide, this is a hefty goal. Uber plans to help drivers secure electric vehicles through various incentive programs. Already, Uber has formed partnerships with GM and the Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi alliance to give discounts to drivers who buy or lease electric vehicles. Additionally, under this new initiative, Uber plans to give discounts to …

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