Even though AVs have been in the news a lot over the past few years, the industry is really still in its infancy. In this episode, I’m chatting with someone who’s on the other side of autonomous vehicles, dealing with things like public perception, helping human drivers and more. We’ll cover the politics of AVs, … Read moreRSG103: Grayson Brulte on the Public Perception of Autonomous Vehicles
Using the Uber driver app is pretty straightforward – open your app, get online and start driving. However, there are a few interesting features on the Uber driver app you may not be aware of. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur highlights his favorite hidden features of the Uber driver app below. I know we all … Read more8 Hidden Features of the Uber Driver App
It’s time for another monthly YouTube Live recap! Every month Harry goes live on YouTube to share all the latest rideshare news and answer questions from current or interested drivers like you. This month’s August live Q and A recapped the Uber Pro expansion, Harry’s thoughts on Uber and Lyft’s major loss report, honest opinions on … Read moreWhat Can Drivers Do About Low Mileage Rates in Their City?
In all of the news from last week, you may have missed one interesting (and worrying) tibit from Square’s sale of Caviar. Senior RSG contributor John Ince breaks down what Caviar’s sale means for Uber stock investors, plus more ridesharing news, below. Uber lost over $5 billion in one quarter, but don’t worry, it gets … Read moreCaviar Sale Should Make Uber Stock Owners Nervous
Picking up and dropping off passengers on busy streets is a major complaint, particularly for drivers in busy cities or highly trafficked tourist areas. If there’s no easy place to pull in to wait/drop off, drivers are put in an awkward position of navigating curbs and loading zones. In his recent analysis, Bruce Schaller from … Read moreManaging Curb Space for Rideshare Drivers
Best Lumbar Support For Your Car? A Review of the BackShield As drivers, it can be tough to take care of your health (and back) while on the road. After all, who can remember to keep good posture when you’re picking up passengers, dodging pedestrians, and merging onto highways? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur tried … Read moreReview of BackShield – Back Support for Your Car
Want to know what rideshare drivers have to say about all the latest news? Check out our new weekly newsletter on LinkedIn, Rideshare Drivers React, where we cover the latest news and your top commentary. Visit the first installment of Rideshare Drivers React on LinkedIn here. Recently, RSG readers in Florida reached out to us … Read moreLyft Now Requiring 2017 or Newer Vehicles in Florida
As rideshare drivers, it’s important to carry the right kind of rideshare insurance. Having rideshare insurance can save you money (and time) if you get into an accident as a driver. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur highlights a new product by ESurance called ShareSmart for California rideshare drivers below. If you are going to be a … Read moreHow Esurance ShareSmart Works for Rideshare Drivers
Join us for our August YouTube live on Tuesday August 13th at 4:00 pm PT! You can subscribe to our Youtube channel here and be sure to turn on notifications (instructions here) so you know when we go live. It was a busy week and weekend for Uber and Lyft, from earnings calls to TLC … Read moreLyft Plays Hardball in New York City
One thing we are big proponents of here on RSG is diversifying your income! Whether that’s through in-car opportunities like Cargo or notary public work in addition to driving, there are always more ways to make money on your own schedule. Here, RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea outlines the best part-time jobs for retirees, including rideshare … Read moreBest Part-Time Jobs For Retirees
Recently, Uber and Lyft announced their second quarter earnings results, and the results were interesting to say the least. Who is up and who is down, and what does this mean for drivers? Senior RSG contributor John Ince breaks down all the news for us below. Uber and Lyft’s earnings announcements were keenly awaited this week by … Read morePutting Uber/Lyft Earnings Announcements in Perspective
Getting deactivated as an Uber/Lyft driver is no fun: oftentimes, it comes out of nowhere, with no explanation and no recourse and it could mean your livelihood is on the line. Today, RSG contributor Paula Gibbins shares some of the top reasons why drivers are deactivated and how you can get back on the road … Read moreHow to Fight an Unfair Deactivation from Uber or Lyft
One of the potentially most time-consuming aspects of becoming an Uber driver is the vehicle inspection. You have to get the correct forms and information, take your car to be inspected, upload your documents and… wait. It can trip new Uber drivers up, so we had RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea outline everything you need … Read moreUber Vehicle Inspection – What To Expect & Tips For Success
Over the past few months, Lyft has been actively blocking Mystro – an app that we’re a big fan of (Harry is even an advisor to Mystro) and many drivers have e-mailed us to express their frustrations. Today, RSG contributor Paula Gibbins looks into what’s going on and what you can do about it if you … Read moreWhy is Lyft Blocking Third Party Apps like Mystro?
In the midst of some not-so-great news for DoorDash (or Dashers), DoorDash has been trying to improve its image and be more transparent. Dasher extraordinaire Dash Bridges recently took part in a discussion about DoorDash pay, transparency and more. He shares how the discussion went and how it may impact Dashers going forward below. Recently, DoorDash founder … Read moreDoorDash Corporate Asks Dashers’ Input on New Pay Structure
In 2019, can anyone really say there is much difference between Uber and Lyft? Not so fast – there are still key differences between Uber and Lyft! Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur analyzes a recent article breaking down these differences, and shares his thoughts on how drivers can still take advantage of these differences. As part … Read moreAre There Any Real Differences Between Uber and Lyft in 2019?
Every month, Harry goes live on YouTube to share all the latest rideshare news and answer questions from current or interested drivers like you. This month Harry was joined by special guest Jay Cradeur who is a RSG contributor and host of the new podcast Rideshare Dojo. Jay is also a rideshare driver who’s completed 25,000 … Read moreDoes Uber Really Put People in Time Out?
This week the news is all about Uber earnings and Uber’s layoff announcement. What does this mean for Uber – and for drivers? Senior RSG contributor John Ince breaks down the latest rideshare news, including how drivers are faring in California, below. Uber Lays Off 400 as Profitability Doubts Linger After I.P.O. [The New York … Read moreDrivers Struggle While Uber Tries to Find Profitability
Exciting news: we have a new ridesharing podcast to tell you about! Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur recently launched a new podcast called the Rideshare Dojo Podcast, and below he explains the steps he took to create, design, and deploy his podcast. There are two things about rideshare driving that I belligerently enjoy: listening to … Read moreHow I Launched My New Rideshare Podcast in 7 Easy Steps
When we first started our series on truck driving, many of you reached out inquiring about Uber Freight. We had contributor-at-large Jon Knope continue his series on truck driving with Uber Freight: how it works, pay, and more. Interested in truck driving? Visit our Truck Driving Jobs page here. Driving an 18-wheeler is no easy task – … Read moreHow to Become an Uber Freight Driver
As drivers, we’re asked to deliver all sorts of interesting people to and from destinations. But have you ever been asked (by your Uber app) to deliver an item and not a person? In some markets, UberX drivers are now seeing requests to pick up and deliver items. RSG contributor Paula Gibbins outlines what to … Read moreHow to Handle an UberX Delivery Request
Is there life after rideshare? For many drivers, the answer is an enthusiastic ‘yes!’ Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur highlights one driver’s life after rideshare as a notary public, which he pursues in addition to driving for Uber and Lyft. His story, and how you can learn more and pursue your own Plan B, is below. … Read moreFrom Rideshare Driver to Notary Public: One Driver’s Plan B
No one wants to be involved in an accident while rideshare driving, but what happens if you’re involved a relatively minor accident (like hitting a curb) and need insurance coverage? We sent RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea to investigate this tricky question, and what she found may surprise you if you don’t have rideshare insurance … Read moreHelp! I Hit a Curb
In this roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers California’s AB5, the recent departure of two Uber board members, and what drivers say they notice about passengers. That, plus how drivers may overlook a basketball superstar, below. Uber and Lyft drivers run their own businesses? Give me a break [CNN] Sum and Substance: Whether Uber … Read moreWhat Drivers Notice (And Who They Don’t Notice!) About Passengers
Drivers are the key to Uber and Lyft’s success: without drivers, at least for now, Uber and Lyft couldn’t exist. However, according to a Rideshare Guy driver survey, drivers are still leaving in record numbers. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur covers what Uber is doing to combat this problem – and you might be shocked … Read moreWhy Is Uber Sending Out Postcards To Recruit Drivers?
One of the best parts about rideshare driving is the low barrier to entry, meaning people of any age, gender, race can sign up and drive for companies like Uber and Lyft. However, one pretty expensive barrier to entry can be the vehicle you drive for rideshare. Today, I’m talking to the CEO of Fair, … Read moreRSG102: Fair CEO Scott Painter on Rideshare, Cars and Uber
Recently, DoorDash CEO Tony Xu announced new changes coming to DoorDash. Senior RSG contributor and Dasher extraordinaire, Dash Bridges, tackles what these changes to transparency and more may mean for Dashers. If you’re into reading about DoorDash, you may have seen DoorDash CEO Tony Xu’s blog about DoorDasher pay. In it, he discussed a variety … Read moreDoorDash Pledges Pay Transparency and More for Dashers
It seems pretty obvious: without a car, you can’t be a rideshare driver. But how, when, and what type of car to get for rideshare driving is more complicated, involving money and time. Sounds like you need a car buying guide for Uber/Lyft drivers! In this Throwback Tuesday Classic, senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur walks … Read moreHere’s What it Takes to Buy a Car as a Rideshare Driver
Most people assume that being a rideshare driver is pretty easy, you pick people up and take them from point A to point B. But there’s so much more that goes into it. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares his top tips for mastering the pick up. As a veteran driver with over 24,000 rides … Read moreHow to Perfect the Passenger Pickup
New to Uber? Click here to sign up to ride Uber as a passenger Here’s How to Earn an Uber Driver Sign Up Bonus Top Ways for How to Contact Uber Customer Service Sometimes I like to joke that one of the reasons this site is so popular is because Uber and Lyft are so … Read more6 Tips To Contact Uber Customer Service For Fastest Support
One of the best ways to increase how much money you bring in everyday as a driver is to increase your tips. But getting people to tip isn’t as easy as it sounds. RSG contributor Paula Gibbins breaks down some new research showing what strategies work the best to increase tips – and which ones don’t work … Read moreThe 3 Best Ways to Increase Your Tips – and 6 Ways That DON’T Work
Rideshare driving is a great, flexible part-time job, but some drivers want more. Much like planning for your Plan B after rideshare driving, some drivers take on equally flexible part time work in conjunction with rideshare driving. Today, RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea shares the best part-time jobs in addition to rideshare driving. One of … Read moreBest Part Time Jobs – Including Rideshare Driving
In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers how drivers could potentially beat Uber at their own game, plus how price-conscious passengers are affecting drivers in New York City. How Drivers Can Beat Uber at Its Own Game [New York Times] Sum and Substance: By forming their own corporation, ride-share workers could win leverage … Read moreCould Raising Fares Destroy Uber and Lyft?
As scooters become more ubiquitous and noticeable in many cities, we wondered how “scooternomics” fit in with profitability for Uber and Lyft. Are Uber and Lyft making more with scooters? How do other scooter companies play a role? RSG contributor Sergio Avedian dug in to see how Uber/Lyft profit from short rides, how scooter rides have … Read moreHow Micromobility Could Be Double Trouble for Uber and Lyft’s Profitability
Today, RSG contributor Paula Gibbins shares her review of Freebird – a cash back and rewards app for Uber and Lyft passengers. Plus, rideshare drivers, keep reading til the end to find out how to use the Freebird app to make more money while driving for Uber and Lyft. Download the Freebird app here | … Read moreFreebird App Review – Cash Back Rewards App for Uber & Lyft
A lot of RSG readers have questions about insurance deductibles, including what are they? How much do I have to pay? When do I pay it? Insurance is never clear, so RSG contributor Gabe Ets-Hokin wades into the swamp to try and pull out some answers. CRUNCH! It’s a sickening sound, and if you haven’t … Read moreYour Guide to Insurance Deductibles
Today’s podcast episode is a special “bonus episode” and I have some exciting news for you: we’re launching a new podcast called the Rideshare Dojo! The podcast tagline is ‘by a driver for drivers’ and is meant to be like a water cooler for drivers. In today’s bonus episode, I’m introducing you to a Rideshare … Read moreBonus Pod: Introducing the Rideshare Dojo!
In this Throwback Tuesday Classic, RSG contributor Paula Gibbins answers a question many drivers are worried about: do we need business licenses to drive with Uber and Lyft? Many LA Uber drivers recently received a notice from Uber stating they need a business license to operate in the city, which came as a surprise to … Read moreDo Rideshare Drivers Need To Get Business Licenses?
Over the years, Uber and Lyft have changed up their bonus and guarantee programs and terms so frequently, it can be tough to keep track of all of them. But have these changes improved driver pay at all? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur outlines the state of Uber and Lyft bonuses in 2019. Recently, I listened … Read moreThe Declining State of Lyft and Uber Bonuses in 2019
Every month, Harry goes live on YouTube to share all the latest rideshare news and answer questions from current or interested drivers like you. Last month’s June live Q and A was all about the new Uber petition as well as Lyft’s rate adjustment. Harry discussed what this all means for drivers and answered tons of great … Read moreMy Wife Was Deactivated From Uber For No Apparent Reason. What Can She Do?