After 50 Uber rides, I finally ran into an Uber driver who had a sundry shop open in his car. He sold water, gum, mints, head phones, charging cables, bags of chips, red bull, chapsticks, etc. etc.
I asked the driver and he told he can do whatever he wants because he is an independent and the products have nothing to do with Uber, the company. I don't know the legality of opening up a store in the back of a Toyota Camry, but with all legal stuff aside, what are other ways drivers make money? What are cool ...
I have seen a lot of posts recently about giving minors rides which got me thinking, are there any circumstances in which you would give a minor a ride? What if the child was alone in an unsafe part of town? What if the child looked scared with cuts on his/her face? We all know we are not supposed to accept these types of rides but certainly some situations may be forgiven?
Was out last night driving overnight like I do most nights. I know how bad the deer are so I am very careful. Had just dropped a family of 6 off. Had a F150 with his highbeams on coming up opposite lane, headed up a hill I couldnt see over, was well under speed limit, had brakes on lightly when I started down hill. The deer was so small he didnt even come up to the bumper of my SUV. I didnt see him until it was too late. I didnt have much room to swerve but cut to the ...
It’s a fact that most rideshare drivers don’t treat rideshare driving as a business and jump in their car and accept every request with a daily $ goal in mind regardless of how long it takes to achieve it in the process of beating their cars into a pulp.
I keep reading about this big new campaign to encourage riders to ask drivers what their name is before getting in the vehicle. This bothers me as it is really the only way us drivers have to check the validity of our riders. Riders can check the license plate, car color, car make/model, etc. Have you had any passengers do this to you yet?
PLEASE read 2 links below. There are rideshare companies that are safe to use for minors. Here is yet another story of a driver complaining (rightfully so) about these minors. Parents take responsibility and get your child where they need to go. Stop putting your minor children in the hands of total strangers! WTH is wrong with you? WTH are you thinking? Have you lost your mind? Uber & Lyft need to up their Insurance or put a stop to this. Parents are the 1st ones to blame, Uber & Lyft are next, then the driver that takes these minors ...
Uber has a reputation for hiding how they calculate their exact fares and determining how the surges are determined. While their rates are technically posted on their websites (as legally bound in many jurisdiction), they seem to not follow these rates at all.Can you share your suspicion, confirmed or unconfirmed, on how Uber sets its prices? How it uses data and how it takes advantage of people's situations? I will respond to myself to start it off.This is of course besides the distance, duration, demand (for surges), etc.
Check my article in the Rideguru Newsroom.https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/the-micro-mobility-trend-the-economics-of-it-the-effect-on-rideshare-drivers-part-iihttps://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.businessinsider.com/bird-scooters-lost-100-million-q1-wants-raise-more-report-2019-7?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s
My first article for Rideguru, two part series. Everything you need to know about Micro-mobility.https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/the-micro-mobility-trend-the-economics-of-it-the-effect-on-rideshare-drivers-part-i
Uber’s lawsuit challenging the city’s one-year cap on the number of app-based for-hire vehicles could be headed for a spin out.I thought the new Green Cabs (boro taxis) covered outside of Manhattan now.Uber has argued the city’s cap is unfair for New Yorkers outside of Manhattan, where it’s harder to hail a taxi. The company also claimed in the suit that the city did not have any evidence the cap would impact congestion, “the problem the city was ostensibly acting to solve.”https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-uber-lawsuit-driver-cap-intervention-20190611-jf7provbjjbxhmbapg5bwyn2kq-story.html
My Uber driver who drives for like four companies told me he can deny service and cancel any requests whenever and for whatever reason Is this true?I feel like there has to be a guideline and some mandate from Uber.
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