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
Despite their attempts at creating an autonomous vehicle fleet, Uber and Lyft still need drivers on the streets. Legislation like AB5 makes them nervous, as it makes some drivers as well, but could the answer to improving driver satisfaction be in encouraging the return of more professional, long-time drivers with bigger bonuses and incentives? Senior … Read moreUber Tries to Lure Back Veteran Drivers with New Guarantees
One major complaint of Uber and Lyft drivers is just how expensive gas is! Luckily, more companies are helping drivers save money and earn cash back for filling up, and one of those apps is GetUpside. We had RSG contributor Paula Gibbins review the GetUpside app and show us how this app can help drivers … Read moreGetUpside Review – Will This App Help You Save Money on Gas?
One major complaint of Uber and Lyft drivers is just how expensive gas is! Luckily, more companies are helping drivers save money and earn cash back for filling up, and one of those apps is GetUpside. We had RSG contributor Paula Gibbins review the GetUpside app and show us how this app can help drivers … Read moreGetUpside App Review – Will This App Save You Money On Gas?
California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is well on its way to being signed by the California governor and, while we’ve covered it from the driver’s perspective, it could have an even bigger affect on other industries. Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers news on AB5, plus how older drivers earn less than their younger counterparts. … Read moreCalifornia Passes Landmark Law Regulating Independent Contractors
Recently, we asked drivers on Facebook what they thought of driver signs (like the one below). Reactions were mixed: some find signs for passengers helpful, whereas others think they’re tacky. Do driver signs actually work, or are they mostly ignored by passengers? Are they tacky? RSG contributor Paula Gibbins tackles the driver signs debate below. There … Read moreAre Driver Signs Tacky or Do They Educate Pax?
Lately, Lyft has been implementing a lot of new changes to driver earnings, destination mode, and more. Senior RSG contributor Sergio Avedian covers how the latest changes to the driver earnings statement will affect drivers below. The relationship between Uber, Lyft and their drivers has been a tumultuous one to say the least in recent … Read moreLyft Announces New Changes to Driver Earnings Statement
With all the coverage of California bill AB5, you may be wondering: who is coordinating all these driver protests? Are these organizations really looking out for drivers’ interests? Today, RSG contributor Sergio Avedian will cover these organizations, including unions, what they stand for and who may be best suited to represent the collective voice of all … Read more5 Organizations Vying to Represent Rideshare Drivers
Uber’s come a long way since its humble beginning as a black car service. Now Uber is getting into all kinds of projects, including Uber Eats, Uber Air, Health, Freight and more. However, out of all of these projects, the one I’m most interested in is micro-mobility, like e-scooters, e-bikes and more. Today, I’m talking … Read moreRSG105 How Uber Got Into Micromobility with Tortoise Founder Dmitry Shevelenko
In certain cities, Lyft is piloting new changes affecting the destination filter and more. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur outlines what changes some drivers can expect to see, and how these changes will affect driver earnings, below. When I first started driving in December 2015, we did not have a destination filter to guide us home. … Read moreLyft is Piloting Changes to Destination Mode With Some Drivers from 6 to 2 Destination Filters
In this week’s roundup, Uber is facing existential threats – from stock prices to pending legislation, what does the future hold for Uber? Senior RSG contributor John Ince tackles that question and more below. UBER AND LYFT FACE AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT IN CALIFORNIA — AND THEY’RE LOSING [The Verge] Sum and Substance: On August 29th, … Read moreFor Uber to Succeed, It Needs to Grow
With the future of the gig economy hanging in the balance, RSG has published numerous articles on AB5 in the past few months. Today, RSG senior contributor Sergio Avedian breaks down the Presidential candidates views and where they stand regarding AB5, and workers’ rights overall. On August 30, 2019, California’s Senate Appropriations Committee passed the … Read moreHere’s What the Presidential Candidates Think About AB5