Uber is now adding the 4 digit pin which is optional. Rider will give driver a 4 digit pin code (optional) to give to driver to start their trip. Driver will enter the pin and then be able to start trip. This should be done before you get into the car. They are working on Ultrasound Technology also and a selfie (slightly different) from what they have us do now.
Any drivers have any passengers in past 18 mths who still thinks you are not supposed to tip driver? Picked up a 64 yr old guy and grandson 2 nights ago for a 60 min trip on Uber. Had a nice conversation on our ride. We get to his house and I get out to open back up to get his luggage out. He says, "I know your not suppose to tip but I really want you to have this" and hands me 10.00. I was shocked, had he not taken an Uber in 2yrs? I said thank you and ...
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?
This makes it over a thousand laid off since the IPO, however they're hiring 3000 in Dallas, dies anyone have a clue of what's going on with this company?https://techcrunch-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/techcrunch.com/2019/10/14/uber-lays-off-another-350-across-eats-self-driving-and-other-departments/amp/?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#aoh=15710951395534&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcrunch.com%2F2019%2F10%2F14%2Fuber-lays-off-another-350-across-eats-self-driving-and-other-departments%2F
Well, last night I picked this guy up, he smelled weed the worst possible way. It's legal in CA now. After a half hour ride, I got stacked by another pax request, accepted it, on my way to her I opened all four windows. Picked her up, she immediately complained of the smell, I explained it to her but she didn't buy it, became hostile, I pulled the car over at a well lit spot and politely asked her to GTFO and 1*. I ended the ride turned the app off, pulled over to write a complaint. Before I could ...
They gave Uber 500 million pre IPO, gone in a couole of months. Softbank is also under as well as the Saudis. You know what happened to that journalist in Turkey when he wrote negative stuff about the kingdom. Watch out DK, you can mess with the drivers but not the Saudis.https://finance-yahoo-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/paypal-writes-down-228-million-210030706.html?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#aoh=15706634021091&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Ffinance.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fpaypal-writes-down-228-million-210030706.html
I drive in Philly. Mostly nights. I do pick up a lot of drunk people and i have had riders that are probably doing more than drinking. I frequently sit at a gas station few blocks from home positioned between Philly and Andalusia (Bucks county) when waiting for rides. I know the staff there and speak with them fequently. About 3am Monday morning I am done so I stop to clean my car and get gas for following night. One of the workers says that the car at the pump has been there for awhile with a female sleeping. So ...
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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 ...
I was ready to debate Uber and Lyft but the chickens did not show up they declined invitation.https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/inside-the-issues/2019/08/09/rideshare-drivers--have-their-concerns-been-heard-?cid=share_clip
Is that legit? or better yet, legal? I am not breaking the terms of using the Uber account as I am the one with the account and credite card. I have three children and I'd love to utilize Uber or Lyft. Safe too.
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
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 ...
A cheapass pool passenger tries to get driver to make other stops. She explains that he should've ordered Uber X not pool. Pool riders are to go from A to B no stops in between. Check out video link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7SkREkYadw&feature=share
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