Do you think Uber and Lyft would be better companies if they focused on retaining good drivers (drivers with high ratings, in particular) and rewarding the good ‘veteran’ drivers they already have? It looks like Uber might be leaning that way… somewhat. Senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins talks to a personal account specialist to see how … Read moreIs Uber Getting Desperate for Drivers?
There are lots of folks who like to complain about rideshare driving but one question that rarely gets asked – why are they still doing it? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur investigates some of the reasons drivers still drive for Uber and Lyft despite their complaints. It seems that all the news about rideshare driving … Read moreIf Rideshare Driving Is SO Bad, Why Do People Keep Doing It?
If you’ve been driving for any length of time, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve been involved in some type of minor accident. However, what happens if you hit a pedestrian while driving for Uber or Lyft? Senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins details when this unthinkable accident occurs, and what you can do to handle … Read moreHelp! I Hit a Pedestrian. Here’s How We Both Got Through It
E-scooters seemed to pop up out of nowhere and have been spreading around the US like wildfire – but what does it take to build a scooter company? Today we have a guest post from Asher Meyers on what it takes to start an electric scooter rental business that’s profitable and successful! This article is sponsored … Read moreHow To Start An Electric Scooter Rental Business Like Bird & Lime
More layoff news from Uber this week, with Uber now laying off more than 1,000 workers since July. What could this mean for Uber? Senior RSG contributor John Ince breaks down all the latest news for us in this rideshare roundup. Uber’s Layoff Total Rises Past 1,000 With Latest Cuts [The New York Times] Sum … Read moreUber Announces New Layoffs, Total Rises Past 1,000
If you’ve been watching Uber over the last few years, you may have had questions about its toxic culture, almost-worship of top leadership, and brass-knuckles tactics it used to overcome obstacles. In Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, author Mike Isaac answers these questions and more. Senior RSG contributor John Ince reviews Super Pumped, including … Read moreA Review of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
Delivery app work is becoming increasingly popular with rideshare drivers and each app provides a different level of insurance coverage to its drivers. A rideshare insurance policy covers you while you drive passengers, but it may not provide coverage while you deliver packages or food. It also might not cover add-ons like life insurance. Below, … Read moreHow Delivery Insurance Works For Uber Eats & DoorDash Drivers
Think driver coaching can’t help you earn more? Think again! Driver coaching can help turn you from a ‘grinder’, driving aimlessly with no real plan, into someone who is earning more while driving less. Below, senior RSG contributor Sergio Avedian shares how he helped one driver increase his earnings 30% with rideshare coaching. “Give a man a … Read moreHow One Driver Increased His Earnings 50% With Rideshare Coaching
Recently, we launched a new podcast called The Rideshare Dojo with Jay Cradeur. In this episode, I’ll be highlighting a new episode he just released with The Black Car Babe. This is a really unique episode not simply because the guest is a female driver, but also because we get to hear the perspective of … Read moreRSG110: The Black Car Babe on Driving Rideshare in New York City
The last time we had guest writer Angelo on The Rideshare Guy, he shared the expenses and challenges of becoming a rideshare driver in London. Many of you asked us to follow up with Angelo to see how he was doing, what his earnings looked like after spending all that to become an Uber driver, … Read moreHow Much Can You Earn as a London Uber Driver?
No one has been a more ardent defender of Lyft than our very own senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur. However, due to recent Lyft changes to rates and more, Jay is more than a little despondent. Below, 6 reasons why Jay doesn’t love Lyft anymore. Oh Lyft, what happened? I was your guy. You were … Read more6 Reasons Why I Don’t Love Lyft Anymore
Don’t have a smartphone to order an Uber? For some passengers in Toronto, this might not be a problem – just order at a kiosk! Senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins covers a new type of rideshare-ordering kiosk Uber is testing out in the Toronto airport and how it could affect drivers in the future. Uber … Read moreA New Kiosk Will Help Uber Passengers Without Smartphones Order Rides
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier – that’s the general idea, right? Not if Uber and Lyft get their way. In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince highlights a story about how Uber and Lyft are trying to create ‘walled gardens’ around their mobility tech services, and what this means for … Read moreThe Bleak Future of Open Mobility
Recently, the news dropped that by the end of the year, the James River Group will no longer provide insurance for Uber. What does this mean for drivers? RSG contributor Paula Gibbins breaks down the latest below. On Tuesday, the James River Group announced it was cutting ties with Uber. Is this a good thing or … Read moreJames River Insurance Drops Uber – What Does It Mean for Drivers?
It’s probably happened to you: you pull up to pick up your passenger only to discover they’d also like to bring their furry friend. Whether or not you take them (and their pet – not service animal) is up to you, but now Uber is making it easier for drivers in some cities to accept … Read moreUber Pet: Get Paid More to Transport Passengers’ Pets
Passengers who are looking for an Uber or Lyft ride out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are in for a major change starting October 2019. Below, senior RSG Contributor Sergio Avedian details all the changes for the drivers as well as passengers. This is a rendering of what LAX will look like in a few … Read moreMajor Changes For Uber & Lyft At Los Angeles International Airport
It seems like whenever Uber and Lyft are in the news nowadays, it’s for all the wrong reasons. What do all of the current and upcoming regulations say about the state of rideshare? In this episode, I’m speaking with an expert transportation consultation about the current state of the rideshare industry about changing trends, regulation … Read moreRSG109: Bruce Schaller on Why Too Much Uber and Lyft is a Bad Thing for Cities
In many major cities, traffic congestion is a serious problem. In addition to being frustrating, traffic congestion adds to poor air quality and increases health risks. But are Uber and Lyft truly to blame for additional traffic in urban areas? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur investigates Uber and Lyft’s impact on traffic congestion and what … Read moreAre Uber and Lyft Responsible for the Increase in Traffic Congestion?
Have you ever received a ride request from GoGoGrandparent? You may have wondered what it was about or how your ride might be different. It turns out, GoGoGrandparent is just another way for passengers to get around, linking passengers (usually elderly) without smartphones to transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber or Lyft. RSG contributor Paula … Read moreYou Might See Rides from GoGoGrandparent
In this week’s roundup, it’s good (growth) news for Uber, beyond ridesharing and even delivery. Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Uber for work, business loans and more on the rideshare industry below. Uber’s push into on-demand recruitment is a natural progression for the gig economy [Venturebeat] Sum and Substance: It had been rumored for … Read moreUber for Work is a Natural Progression for Uber
Rideshare driving is a great way to make money on the side, but in most parts of the country, it’s very difficult to make a full-time living on a rideshare driver’s income. RSG regularly covers life after rideshare, and this article by RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea is no different. Here, she interviews rideshare driver … Read moreDriver Success Story: Driving For Lyft and Becoming a Census Worker
Lyft is launching a new driver rewards program called Lyft Rewards. Will it be beneficial for drivers? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur outlines the new Lyft Rewards plan, what the rewards are, and whether or not drivers will benefit from this new program. Lyft has just announced a new rewards/loyalty program called Lyft Rewards. Similar … Read moreLyft Launches New Driver Rewards Program
Driving for Uber and Lyft is, essentially, a quick, easy and flexible way to work and earn money. Will you get rich? Probably not. But for someone looking to start a job, work several hours, then cash out – it’s practically perfect. Senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins outlines all the things she loves about driving … Read more10 Things I Love About Driving for Uber and Lyft — And 2 Things I Despise!
One of the things I love the most about the rideshare industry is all of the cottage services that have popped up due to Uber and Lyft’s immense growth. Everything from apps, products and services, and even blogs and podcasts (like this one!) have popped up and many are designed to help drivers succeed and … Read moreRSG108: Victor Pontis is Helping You Start a Scooter Company with Spring!
If you’re in an accident with an Uber rental car (or other type of rideshare rental vehicle), you may have a lot of questions about how to handle insurance, contacting the rental company, and more. We had RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea look into what you need to know about if you are in an accident with a … Read moreWhat to Do If You’re in An Accident with a Rideshare Rental Car
Are you driving a new (or new to you) car for rideshare? If so, you want to make sure it’s rideshare ready! Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares his best tips on getting your car ready to go for Uber and Lyft driving below. Whether you’re a brand new driver getting ready to take your … Read more5 Steps to Get Your Car Rideshare Ready
There’s plenty of Uber news in this week’s roundup, and not all of it good. Senior RSG contributor John Ince gives us a behind the scenes look into Uber’s Special Investigations Unit, how Uber’s business is still “sustainable” after billions in losses, and Uber’s Big Event tech announcements. When rides go wrong: How Uber’s investigations … Read moreUber’s Big Event Unveils New Changes to App
Here at The Rideshare Guy, we take reader questions seriously, so when one DoorDash reader reached out to us about delivery orders getting pushed back, we had to look into it. Do some restaurants delay service for DoorDashers, Postmates couriers and others in favor of their own delivery orders? RSG contributor and Dasher extraordinaire Dash … Read moreDo Restaurants Push Delivery Drivers Orders Back?
In California, Assembly Bill 5 recently passed and could uproot the entire economy. We’ve covered AB5 extensively, but today I wanted to talk to someone who knows the industry (and regulations surrounding the gig economy) well, someone who could give us a bigger bigger about what AB5 means for gig workers and rideshare drivers. In … Read moreRSG107: What AB5 Means for the Rideshare Industry with Alex Rosenblat
To get started as a rideshare driver, you need a car! But not everyone wants or can use their personal vehicles, which is why Uber and Lyft both have programs offering similar vehicles to drivers. Which program is best for you? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur breaks down the main differences between Uber’s Fair rental program … Read moreUber’s Fair Rental Program vs. Lyft Express Drive
There are a lot of apps out there claiming to help rideshare drivers and today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea covers the top driver apps of 2018 to make your job driving easier (and perhaps more profitable). If you’re instead looking for a list of the best rideshare and delivery services to drive for, click … Read moreBest Rideshare Apps: Make Your Life Easier on the Road
It’s time for another YouTube Live recap. Each month, Harry goes live on YouTube to discuss some of the latest breaking news in the rideshare industry as well as to answer questions. This week’s video provided an AB5 update and answered some important questions about this bill going into effect along with some helpful tips … Read moreWith Rates Decreasing, How Can Drivers Continue to Make It?
In addition to concerns about low pay and reduced driver incentives, drivers also have to be careful while on the road. In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers ways that drivers have to protect themselves from other passengers on the road – both in and out of the car. She Claimed Her … Read moreUber, Lyft Drivers Have More Concerns Than Just Low Pay
Recently, RSG reader Josie sent us an alert about Uber removing the driver referral program from her market in Denver. We put out a call on social media wondering if other drivers had seen the same thing, and you responded in droves! Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur investigated which cities have lost their driver referral … Read moreSay Goodbye to Uber’s Driver Referral Program
Recently, when Lyft began restricting NYC drivers from logging on and driving, we wondered when Uber would follow suit. While it didn’t happen the week after Lyft changed its rule, eventually Uber decided to copy Lyft. RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea covers what changes Uber made and how these changes will affect drivers. About a … Read moreUber is Copying Lyft in NYC!
If you have questions about what California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) could mean for drivers, you’re not alone. It’s not a simple question to answer – over at The New York Times, I address how AB5 could impact driver flexibility, for example, and why AB5 in its current form can’t satisfy all parties. In the … Read moreEverything You Need to Know About AB5
How to make more money with Uber & Lyft Lots of our readers have been asking us how to make more money with Uber. There seems to be this notion out in the world that Uber and Lyft drivers still make a lot of money. While that may have been true a few years ago, … Read moreHow To Make More Money With Uber & Lyft (Boost Your Income)
With California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) all over the rideshare news, we have received many questions from drivers asking what it would be like to work as an employee, not an independent contractor, for Uber or Lyft. Senior RSG contributor Sergio Avedian covers a new rideshare startup called Alto that touts its driver-employees as a … Read moreAlto, a Dallas-Based Rideshare Startup, Looks to a New Business Model for Drivers
Uber Eats is one of Uber’s fastest growing business segments right now, but they’re not the only ones trying to tackle the future of food and technology. Today’s guest is the perfect person to help us dissect a new concept gaining steam: virtual kitchens. If you’re curious about what’s going on behind the scenes of … Read moreRSG106: Virtual Kitchens With Matt Newberg of HNGRY
If you read my recent op-ed in The New York Times, welcome! And if not, feel free to read it here. If you’re interested in learning more about me, please take a look at my about page. We have been covering AB5 closely so if you are interested in learning more about what drivers have … Read moreWelcome New York Times Readers