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 things …
I am thinking about signing for Uber but I'd like to try out the food deliveries instead of passengers, i.e. UberX. Is there a way to do that?
and in case you are wondering, nah, I don't feel like dealing with people. I hear too many scary stories. Plus, I live in an area that has many restaurants, and I feel like I will be able to make good money.
Just because Biden is now President doesn't mean that people aren't still crazy out there. Be safe everyone.https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/01/21/woman-says-she-was-shot-over-parking-situation-while-making-deliveries-for-uber-eats-in-west-philly/
Drivers and Riders of Uber, Lyft, etc...
The most frequently asked question passengers ask me is "What is your craziest, scariest, or most funny Uber story? I thought I would share some of my stories here. The good, the bad, and the ugly! Names have been changed to protect the innocent, the drunk, the mean, and the crazy Uber/Lyft riders.
Uber/Lyft drivers I would love to hear some of your stories/experience while driving. Please feel free to share.
Uber/Lyft Riders please feel free to share your stories about your experiences with drivers.
August 3rd. I pickup 3 ladies in their …
Riding my bike around Chicago these days I'm always wary of cars pulled over, idling by the curb, or, more often, blocking the bike lane. A few years ago most of these obstacles in my path were clearly identifiable by their markings—they were taxis. Now it's much more difficult to tell public vehicles from private. But from my many years as a cabdriver I can still catch the telltale signs.
Though the only outward thing to give them away is an airplane decal on the back window, a dumb pink mustache or that ominous U on the dash, the drivers' …
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I heard from my nephew that Uber drives are sometimes so desperate to make money that they would randomly charge cleaning fees for no reason whatsoever. Is this true? What can I do to stop it or make sure it doesn't happen.
I came up with this. What do you think?
5⭐️ Keep this driver on the road.
4⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated, but we’ll forgive them this time.
3⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated, strike 1 out of 3.
2⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated, and this is the final warning, strike 2 out of 3.
1⭐️ Driver needs to be terminated NOW!
What passengers think:
5⭐️ This is the best ride I’ve ever had! I only want this driver to drive me. (A)
4⭐️ Pretty good, but I’ve had better. (B)
Awesome. What time to be alive. Cell phones hanging from trees.Someone places several devices in a tree located close to the station where deliveries originate. Drivers in on the plot then sync their own phones with the ones in the tree and wait nearby for an order pickup. The reason for the odd placement, according to experts and people with direct knowledge of Amazon’s operations, is to take advantage of the handsets’ proximity to the station, combined with software that constantly monitors Amazon’s dispatch network, to get a split-second jump on competing drivers.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/amazon-drivers-are-hanging-smartphones-in-trees-to-get-more-work
Hey All,Looking for some honest feedback from rideshare drivers. We make in-car vending machines - our vending machines are completely self-service so you don't have to hand products to passengers. Passengers scan a QR code, select the items they want in our app, the sections with the items open up and the customer is charged for products the select. We were wondering which business model will appeal to rideshare drivers and will appreciate your feedback. We also understand that not all Uber/Lyft drivers like to sell products in their car and that is totally fine - we are seeking …
This is pre-covid, but gosh, this is sort of article that sets the wrong expectation for new drivers and the public. Everyone thinks us drivers are swimming in money.$6000 x 12 = $72,000. Working six days a week. It's super misleading though, because it requires long hours (11 hours on weekdays and 8+ hours on Saturdays) and it doesn't consider for expenses.https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/30/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-full-time-uber-lyft-and-juno-driver-in-nyc.html
Thisn't for the faint of heart. Five "popular" passenger scams that drivers need to watch out for. Have you experienced any of these?
If you are a passenger, don't get any ideas. Uber and Lyft are putting more and more countermeasures in place, and drivers are quick to catch on.
(source: RSG - The Rideshare Guy)
1) Dropping the Pin Outside of a Surge Zone
It didn’t take long for passengers to figure out this one. Since surge and prime time zones are very localized, one street could be 2x and another could be 1.5x or even regular pricing. What …
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