With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be wondering what the best gifts are for rideshare drivers. Whether you’re new to driving and not sure what to get, or you’re reading this looking for the perfect gift for the driver in your life, senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins has put together a list of the … Read more20 Best Gift Ideas For Uber Drivers & Lyft Drivers
What is it like being a rideshare driver in Florida? Today, RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea interviews Gary from the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area about his strategies, tips, and why he only drives for Lyft. We’d love to know what it’s like driving in your city! Simply fill out this form and we’ll contact you for a … Read moreA Day in the Life of a South Florida Driver
How drivers (including delivery) are rated is a sore point among drivers. Basically, anything less than a 5 can eventually lead to driver deactivation – even though a 4 might be considered good! RSG contributor Dash Bridges covers how delivery ratings work for DoorDashers and how they could be improved, both on the pickup and delivery … Read moreDoorDash Driver Ratings: Can We Do Better?
We’ve been closely following the fight in NYC over rooftop advertising, and it looks like there’s a new bill being introduced by Transportation Committee Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez to overturn the TLC’s ban. The bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to issue permits to allow exterior rooftop advertising on any type of for-hire vehicle provided … Read moreThere’s a New Rooftop Advertising Bill in NYC
Looking to save money the next time you fill up at the gas station? Senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins found the top 8 best gas apps to help you save more no matter where you fill up. If there’s one thing that a rideshare driver can’t get enough of, it’s saving on gas. It’s an expense we … Read moreThese 8 Apps Will Save You Money on Gas
Recently, I attended one of my favorite conferences: CoMotion LA. The conference brings together the top names in the public and private sides of transportation, and it’s a great conference to attend if you have the chance. Today, I’m talking to another conference-goer about our conference takeaways. Intro Today I’ll be chatting with Tom Mourmouras, … Read moreRSG112: CoMotion LA Recap with Tom Mourmouras
We all have a pretty good idea of how drivers feel about being independent contractors vs. rideshare employees – but have you ever thought of how actual Uber and Lyft employees feel about this debate? RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea summarizes interesting new information, directly from Uber/Lyft employees, about how they feel about drivers becoming … Read moreWhat Uber and Lyft Employees Really Think About Drivers’ Employment Status
Join us for our December YouTube live on Tuesday December 10th 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. One question we get a lot at The Rideshare Guy is which platform is more ‘fair’ to … Read moreThe Ratings Game: Who is Better Between Uber and Lyft?
Join us for our December YouTube live on Tuesday December 10th 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. In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince highlights articles claiming the ‘free-wheeling era of … Read moreThe Free-Wheeling Days of Uber and Lyft Are Over
This post is sponsored by the Get It Back Campaign and the CASH Campaign of Maryland but, as always, opinions are our own. Are you stressed by taxes? Roadmap to Rideshare Taxes is a helpful, free guide (with step-by-step information!) on how to pay taxes when the IRS treats you like a business. Taxes can be tricky, especially … Read moreUse This Free Roadmap to Help File Your Rideshare Taxes
Late on December 5, Uber released its two year US Safety Report, which documents rideshare safety incidents in the United States from 2017 to 2018. We had senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur dig into the numbers and explain what it all means for drivers below. Late on Thursday afternoon, I received an email from Uber. … Read moreUber Releases Two Year Safety Report – How Bad Is It Really?
In this Throwback Thursday post, senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins gives us an update on some of the biggest nights of the year for rideshare drivers: the holidays! Should you go out and drive this year? Our updated analysis below. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years With the majority of the major holidays happening in a … Read moreBusiest Time of the Year for Uber Drivers: October-December
This post is sponsored by Stride and as always, all opinions are our own. We’re proud to partner with Stride, because as rideshare drivers, we know it’s important to have reliable health insurance. We’ve found Stride to be affordable and reliable – two important keys to good health insurance! If you are like many of us … Read moreHow I Saved Over $20,000 Using Stride Health
Recently, drivers received another update to the Uber Terms of Service (TOS) agreement. Senior RSG Contributor Sergio Avedian decided to read all 27 pages of it, and in this comprehensive article he will explain what it means when you sign this agreement. Like many others, I tried to go online to drive with Uber last week … Read moreWhat You Need to Know About Uber’s New Terms of Service Agreement
Big news for Uber drivers: Uber has heard drivers and is rolling out three brand new features that drivers have been asking for. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares this exciting news below. Let us know in the comments what you think about these new features! What is the world coming to? Something I have … Read moreUber Finally Lets Drivers See Where Passengers Are Going!
Uber recently announced it will be recording driver and passenger interactions in Brazil and Mexico, rolling out to the US “soon”. RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea outlines how this could work – and how it could benefit drivers in disputed interactions with passengers. Due to the rising safety concerns regarding rideshare trips, your conversations with … Read moreUber Wants to Record Your Conversations: Could This Help Drivers?
Lyft and Uber’s destination filters can be an excellent tool for drivers – if you know how to use them. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur outlines his top strategies for effectively using Lyft’s destination filter, known as destination mode, below. Lyft keeps making changes to their programs, many of which I’ve been critical of. Earlier … Read moreThree Strategies For Lyft’s New Destination Mode To Maximize Your Revenue
If you ask RSG contributor Gabe Ets-Hokin what happened to his Rideshare earnings in 2019, he will take you to the nearest cliff and point down. Oversaturation of drivers and massive reductions of bonuses as well as the regular fare cuts have made it harder to earn the decent hourly rate he enjoyed the previous five … Read moreEarn Extra Money By Helping People Pass Their Driver Exams
It was a busy week for Uber, and to a lesser degree, Lyft. Some of the biggest news stories this week involved safety, from new recording rules to London’s ban on Uber. Senior RSG contributor John Ince breaks it all down for us below. Uber’s latest attempt to address safety concerns: letting riders and drivers … Read moreUber Strives to Find an Acceptable Safety Policy
As drivers, one of our biggest expenses is gas. But what if there was a way for you to save money on gas, quickly and easily? Today, senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins shares how you can save more with GetUpside vs GasBuddy. You can sign up for GetUpside using our exclusive referral link which earns … Read moreGetUpside vs GasBuddy: Which Gas App Is KING? [My Experience]
What if we told you that you could give yourself a $3-per-hour raise right now? Well you can…if you switch to an electric vehicle (EV) for your gig work, be it delivery driving or rideshare. The amount you save using electricity instead of gas really can boost your earnings by that much! EV champion and … Read moreThe 5 Best Electric Vehicles for Uber and Lyft Drivers
It’s holiday time again, and as always we want you to be safe. Today, we’re highlighting driving safety facts and tips for how to be prepared and steer clear of the chaos while driving for Uber. Scary fact: According to the US Department of Transportation, an average of 300 people die in drunk driving crashes … Read moreDrunksgiving Through New Year’s: 5 Pro Tips to Stay Safe
As you may have heard, London has declined to renew Uber’s license for drivers to continue business in London. The reason? Passenger safety risks. Let’s do a quick dive into what happened, why and what it means for Uber drivers in London and potentially elsewhere throughout the world — possibly even the U.S. What’s the … Read moreLondon Bans Uber – What Now?
I can’t say I was surprised to hear that Juno shut down recently. They offered a lot to drivers and really seemed to do their research, but ultimately it wasn’t meant to be. Today I’ll be talking about Juno as a case study – what happened, what went wrong, and what we can get out … Read moreRSG111: Alison Griswold on Why Juno Failed
During his usual early morning shift, RSG contributor Sergio Avedian has discovered that some of his Uber rides had the old surge multiplier attached. He wrote extensively about the Penny Surge (Uber Flat Rate Surge) in his previous article and explained some of his new strategies. Let’s take a deeper look at this new phenomenon of Uber … Read moreIs Uber Bringing Back The Original Surge Multiplier?
Today senior RSG contributor Christian Perea talks about how the night before Thanksgiving is secretly one of the busiest nights of the year if you play your cards right while providing a forecast on what the week will be like. 👉Click here to see a list of essential gear for Uber Drivers 👉Click here to buy … Read moreIs Thanksgiving The Busiest Night Of The Year for Uber Drivers?
This post is sponsored by Mobilads and as always, all opinions are our own. We’re excited to partner with them as they will be launching campaigns for drivers across the United States and offer a great way to boost your monthly rideshare income! How hungry are you for an additional revenue stream with no upfront costs? … Read moreA No Cost Way to Increase Your Monthly Rideshare Revenue by $500
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 November live Q and A was all about Uber Beacon, how to handle third-party riders, and Lyft reducing their destination filter opportunities for drivers. Feel free to view the original … Read moreWhat Should Someone Do If They’re Deactivated?
In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince shares a shocking story on tipping – are you surprised by the number of people who don’t tip their drivers? That, plus the latest Uber news and more below. Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer’s slaying [SFGate] Sum and Substance: NEW YORK (AP) — … Read moreMost Rideshare Passengers Don’t Tip – But Drivers Aren’t Surprised
Uber has two new features called “Share Adjustment” and “Surge Adjustment” and you’re going to want to know about them since it means you’ll be getting paid extra. Today, RSG contributor Joe Pierce shares his experience with these adjustments in Minneapolis. A few weeks ago I gave a long ride with a $6.25 flat rate … Read moreUber Paid 4X My Original Surge!
As rideshare drivers, we all have expenses – and they can add up! What if you could get cash back (legitimately!) from purchases you already were going to make? We had RSG contributor Paula Gibbins try out and write up a Rakuten review to show you how you can save (and make) money this holiday season. … Read moreRakuten Review – Is Rakuten a Scam? Honest Review of Rakuten
Looking for the best ways to get to LaGuardia airport? Drivers and passengers now have a new option with the Via and Port Authority LGA Connect program. If you’re a New York driver, you may see a lot more trips from Via soon! RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea shares more information about this program and … Read moreVia & Port Authority Launch New “LGA Connect” Airport Rideshare Service
The rapidly maturing rideshare industry now offers most drivers plenty of ways to pay for a rental vehicle to use with Uber, Lyft or a delivery company. But which one is best? We’d say one that pays you back a little in bonuses to cover the rental fee. RSG contributor Gabe Ets-Hokin tried out Fair’s … Read moreFrom Lyft Express Drive to Fair – How to Get the $500 Fair Switch Bonus
Every year I send out an annual Lyft and Uber driver survey to our email list of 60,000+ drivers and eagerly await the results. Even though I’ve talked to tens of thousands of drivers over the years via email, social media, phone and in person, it’s always good to add some quantitative data to those … Read moreDespite Pay Increase, Uber and Lyft Drivers More Unsatisfied Than Ever
New York City drivers now have one fewer service for which to drive. Juno has shut down today. I’m going live today at 4 PM PT to talk about the Juno shutdown. You can attend and catch a replay of this YouTube live here. Uber and Lyft haven’t been accepting new drivers in NYC since … Read moreR.I.P. Juno – Here’s What it Means for Drivers
Fair Promo Code The best Fair promo code is RSG100. If you’re looking for an easy way to lease a car from an app, or you need a car to drive for Uber and Lyft, then look no further than Fair. There’s a lot of options for car rentals and leases, and today we cover one … Read moreFair Promo Code “RSG100” Gets You The BIGGEST Bonus
HyreCar Alternatives & Competitors There are a lot of services out there that pair with or complement the rideshare services jobs out there. Four of them are HyreCar, Turo, Fair and Lyft Express. I’m going to break them all down, describe their services and then do a compare and contrast of the four services. One … Read moreHYRECAR vs. TURO vs. FAIR vs. LYFT EXPRESS (Comparison)
For some drivers, rideshare driving is a way for them to pursue other goals, like starting their own business or funding a passion project. For guest contributor Tyler Philbrook, rideshare driving enabled him to attend one amazing conference and completely transform his life. “You Win” That was the subject of an email I received in … Read moreHow 1 Amazing Conference Changed This Rideshare Driver’s Life
In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince primarily covers the story of Uber and Lyft’s Q3 earnings reports. What did they say, and what do those reports mean for drivers? In addition, we cover some breaking Uber and Lyft news regarding Uber’s large fine in New Jersey and bad news for Lyft scooters. Uber’s … Read moreWhat Uber and Lyft’s Earnings Reports Say About the Future
For a long time, the only way to travel between states and still stick to a flexible rideshare driving schedule was with Lyft. However, for some drivers, Uber has made it possible for drivers to drive between states with Uber Eats. RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea breaks down this news and what it means for … Read moreUber Eats Now Allowing Drivers to Deliver in Other States