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
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?
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 was thinking about driving for an Uber so I asked a driver of my intentions. I told him I'd like to do 9-5, and he laughed, laughed, and laughed, and finished his laugh torrent saying, "That'd never work. Stupid idea."
I laughed along, but didn't really know what was so funny. I assume he was referring to how I may be missing the crazy busy times like Saturday nights, but I feel like 8-hour days for 5 days a week will be adequate in making decent money.
Am I wrong? Is there something I don't know? Do drivers not …
My girlfriend told me this is absolutely true. I dismissed it as an urban legend, but then I heard from a driver the other day. Is there any basis on this rumor?...or is it really true? I know Uber historically has done some shady things.
Over the years I have had numerous incidents of being hit by other cars periodically. When I drove a taxi it was something the company took care of as there was never an incident where I was found to be at fault. The only time I ever actually hit a person was one night in the Haight Ashberry neighborhood, carrying a passenger, who yelled, before I saw a man on a bicycle cruise in front of me into an intersection. I hit the man square on, he flew high in the intersection and both bike and man came down hard. …
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.
What they don’t tell you…
Well for one thing, that I would have a constant crick in my neck from trying to get comfortable sleeping in my car. Dang that automotive engineer that designed those seat belts so they won’t lay down flat and poke you in the lower ribs and stomach. Tip take a thick fluffy towel. Roll it up and drape it around your neck for a comfortable car pillow.
They didn’t tell me I would depreciate my car 150,000 miles worth. But I got 54.5 cents per mile Safe Harbor Rate from the IRS as a tax …
For an avid driver, there are certain benefits for officially incorporating your ridesharing work as an official business. These include benefits and convenience aroudn tax filings and deductions, as well as protecting yourself from certain liabilities.
The below is an excerpt from a resourceful article. It is by Doug on RidesharingDriver.com.
Driving with an LLC or Corp? How to send your EIN to Uber or Lyft
Most Uber and Lyft drivers are sole proprietors who will report their ride share earnings on their Schedule C tax form, but some of you may have an LLC, corporation, or other tax …
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.
ZipCar, Uber, and other rideshare companies want to make it illegal to own your own self-driving car in the city.
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