In 2003 the Public Chauffeur Training Institute was located at Harold Washington College on Lake Street downtown. This was the place you had to go if you wanted to become a taxi or limo driver in the city of Chicago. I was returning to the job after six years of delivery driving, waiting tables, bartending and a few other service-industry gigs—none of which seemed to suit me financially, temperamentally, or in any other way. While I wasn’t a newly arrived immigrant to this city and country like the majority of my classmates, I still hadn’t quite found my place ...
The new driver app is out! What do y'all think of it? I've heard some complaints that it's harder to switch between Uber and Lyft with it and complaints that it's harder to find your earnings. Thoughts?
I recently received a go to the pin request for a pick-up. I went where Uber sent me! I sat outside a driveway where I went to waiting time. The phone rang , I picked up, and the client asked me where I was. I informed him that I was waiting on a dead end street in a cul-de-sac for him. He told me that he was at the Sunoco about 50 yards away - (through a backyard)! I told him, “I’m on my way!” When I got there ( about 3 minutes later), I told the client and his ...
So I was rehashing this topic, ever since Uber announced the acquisition of those red bicycles - "Jump."
Then I remembered that this isn't anything new. I walk outside in Boston, and I see those bikes everywhere. Docked on the sidewalk. It looks like Jump has some cool GPS features and it's "dockless", but i know there are like 100 companies who do this.
Then the Theft and Vandalism - Complete lack of returns.
Then I remembered this shared-bike economy has been so disappointing in the recent years. Theft and Vandalism. People stole the crap out of every bicycle and ...
This seems like a pretty significant news on how the travel websites are starting to invest in rideshare companies... and it isn't with the American Uber.
Priceline will work closely with Didi to offer its on-demand car services through its Booking.com apps, and Didi customers will have the option to book hotels through Booking.com and its sister site Agoda. Booking also operates Kayak, Priceline.com, Rentacars.com and OpenTable, which makes it a powerful ally for Didi, which is in global expansion mode.
Has anyone ever had ride from Driver Ed in Philadelphia? A young guy drives for Uber in Philadelphia he plays an instrumental version of some well known songs. Catch is he provides no words. Passengers sing along and if they dont know the words they are encouraged to make them up. With their permission he post the video. Good Day Philadelphia tv show hosts took a ride with him and tried to sing a few songs. It's a good thing they dont need to sing for a living lol. Some riders are drunk some are not but they all look ...
I am disappointed in what I have seen in terms of the quality of people who use ride share transportation. Dishonesty, disrespect and unwilling to tip. 25% of the ridership is GREAT. The rest is so so. You can't serve this public, without holding your nose. It is sad.
Riders, I would be interested in hearing about all the best of the best rides you have experienced. What made them special or so good? Tell us one thing we can do as drivers that will tickle your fancy.
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