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New Donation Button in Uber App Supports Afghan Refugees

Posted by RideGuru on September 14, 2021

The next time you open your Uber app to request a car you may notice a new donation button front and center. In an effort to drive funds and support to resettlement programs of the International Rescue Committee, Uber launched a new in-app donation button for all Uber app users.Over the last few we… Read more

Free Lyft Rides for those Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Posted by RideGuru on September 1, 2021

In response to Hurricane Ida, Lyft has activated their LyftUp initiative in Louisiana and Mississippi. LyftUp is a Disaster Response program that Lyft has now activated over 25 times since 2017. LyftUp provides access to free and discounted rides for those who need it most. Currently, LyftUp can be… Read more

How to Set Up an Uber Business Profile for your Company

Posted by RideGuru on August 25, 2021

Are you looking to streamline the time your company spends on expensing? With an Uber Business Profile, you can cut down on receipts and logging for individual trips taken and expensed by your employees. When you set up an Uber Business account, all your employees will be able to take rides from on… Read more

Uber Partners with GetUpside to Bring Promotions to Drivers

Posted by RideGuru on August 18, 2021

On Tuesday, Uber announced that it had recently entered into an agreement with retail technology startup, GetUpside, in an effort to bring new promotions to their pool of drivers. Through this partnership, Uber drivers and delivery personnel will now be eligible for cashbacks and discounts at fuel … Read more

Lyft’s Shared Rides are Back and Here is What to Expect (2021)

Posted by RideGuru on August 3, 2021

Lyft has reinstated their shared rides option after previously cancelling the service due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. In an effort to help communities to get moving again and to provide more opportunities for drivers to earn more, Lyft has revamped and launched a brand new shared ride experience in P… Read more

Uber Cancellation Fees: How to Avoid and Dispute a Cancellation Fee

Posted by RideGuru on July 15, 2021

The Uber platform lets both riders and drivers cancel rides for any reason, however, in some instances a “Cancellation Fee” may occur. Sometimes, the rider may even be charged a fee if the driver is the one who cancels! This can cause some confusion and frustration when riders feel they were treate… Read more

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Pros and Cons of Ridesharing?

Posted by Anonymous on June 14, 2018

The more you use Uber, the more expensive it gets. (Upfront Pricing)

Posted by StuffinMuffin on April 17, 2018

I figured this would be the case.  With the introduction of upfront pricing, Uber can charge customers anything they want.  They will ask for any amount riders are willing to pay.  I have heard cases where during the hours when the business users are out, the overall fare goes up. …

Uber's support is SO bad, this rider couldn't even get through when trying to report a mass shooter

Posted by BeMatt on September 17, 2021

A passenger who rode with Jason Dalton—the Uber driver convicted of a 2016 shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan—is suing Uber for allegedly misrepresenting its safety protocols and failing to provide an incident report service.

The passenger, Matt Mellen, claims that, hours before Dalton’s deadly rampage, the driver careened through the …

If you were the new CEO of Uber, with absolute power, what would be the first thing you'd change?

Posted by DaimsLer on June 9, 2018

I am asking the current Uber drivers, but anyone's welcome.

The vaccine mandate may not apply to your Uber driver

Posted by franciash on September 13, 2021

What do you all think about this? Should drivers be forced to get the vaccine?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/12/business/vaccine-mandate-companies-restaurants/index.html 

DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats sue New York City over delivery fee caps

Posted by andsold on September 13, 2021

DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats are suing New York City over its decision to make pandemic-era caps on the fees they charge restaurants permanent. The companies argue that the restrictions amount to government overreach and ultimately hurt consumers.


https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/10/business/delivery-fee-lawsuit-new-york/index.html

Can I drive someone else's car for Uber? (or Can my friend drive my car for ...

Posted by SmittenKitten on December 20, 2016

Can I drive someone else's car for Uber? (or Can my friend drive my car for Uber?)

What to do with a crying passenger?

Posted by FoxyEagle1 on August 28, 2021

One thing I realized as I started driving a few years ago is that you pick up people in various states of emotions. Obvious? No, it never crossed my mind.  One that stands out to me is the pax that cry the whole trip, because you know there is a …

$100 mcdonalds order - it happened

Posted by sweetchsse on September 2, 2021

I have always had issues with pax changing the destination mid-ride. i feel like that's bait and switch. int he name of customer service i dealt with it but it happened.  combine that with another thing I hate which is people picking up food especailly through drive-thru.

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