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Posted by RideGuru on June 1, 2020

Many states have started to slowly open back up and we have been receiving many inquiries on whether or not it is now safe to take rideshares once again. Based on our research and conversations with many rideshare drivers, we do feel taking an Uber or Lyft is a relatively low risk activity as lon... Read more

How to Order Uber Eats Family Style Meals

Posted by RideGuru on May 20, 2020

In an effort to help busy families during Covid-19, Uber has announced a new feature within their Uber Eats app, Family Style Meals. Family style meals will offer larger portions and value meals from participating Uber Eats restaurant partners.To order a family style meal, open your Uber Eats app... Read more

Uber lays off about 3,700 employees over Zoom

Posted by RideGuru on May 14, 2020

It is hard to find an industry that has not been impacted by Covid-19 but few industries have been more affected than the travel industry. In a leaked video, Uber exec, Ruffin Chevaleau, tells employees that Uber’s business is down by more than half. She then proceeds to layoff 3,500 workers. "Wi... Read more

Uber Now Requiring all Drivers and Riders to Wear Face Masks

Posted by RideGuru on May 4, 2020

As states begin to loosen Coronavirus restrictions and open back up, Uber is thinking ahead on how to best “restart” their rideshare business. According to CNN Business, Uber executives met last week to discuss new policies for both drivers and riders to help prevent the further spread of Covid-1... Read more

How to Get your Groceries Delivered to your Home (The 5 Best Delivery Apps 2020)

Posted by RideGuru on April 17, 2020

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Uber's New Feature Allows Riders to Keep a Low-Profile When Reporting Drivers

Posted by felicia on April 10, 2020

Towards the end of February, Uber released a new feature, which allows drivers to report small scale incidents, which don’t qualify as emergencies. The release comes after the company’s first safety report, which had some alarming results. Riders and drivers were experiencing similar rates of att... Read more

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How Do Car Business Owners Manage Their Business in a Smart way

Posted by amiteshtravels on June 3, 2020

Running a Car company is not so easy, There are plenty of curveballs to dodge, and while you can learn from failure, failure at this juncture could cost you everything. Promoting a business is an ongoing challenge for small businesses.     

Allocating experienced drivers to the customers, assigning time to make ...

Crucial aspects to be considered in Packers and movers app development

Posted by Angeline on June 3, 2020

People prefer professional services for moving their goods. It requires skills to handle and transport goods intactly. Some of the places where moving services are frequently needed are home relocation, office relocation, international moving, and car transportation. Rapid urbanization and industrialization are significant reasons for the immense growth of this ...

Driving in other cities. (Can I drive in another state or city to pick up passengers?)

Posted by PaulaCristina on July 4, 2017

Are there any ride share apps that allow me to use them in other locations while traveling?  I want a truly mobile income and to be able to travel.

As a driver, have you kicked out a passenger? Ended a ride early mid-trip?

Posted by WWBlueStuff on April 29, 2018

Please do share. Remember when some dude died after getting kicked off Lyft?  I can't help it to think he did something to be kicked out, you know? 

Lyft Passenger Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Freeway After Driver Demands He Exits Vehicle
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Can I ask my Uber driver to NOT record me with his webcam? If I do not want to be recorded, shouldn't I be able to request that?

Posted by NancyStride on August 21, 2018

Even calling into a customer service call (at a bank or whatever), we have the choice of asking not to be recorded.  What about with rideshares like Uber and Lyft?

I understand that the car is a private property, and drivers have the rights to record inside their cabin.  However, ...

Need to pay with cash

Posted by AmyAffrunti on June 9, 2017

Help!  I  need a ride but can only pay cash.  What company do I contact?

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