Harry here. A lot of drivers were dismayed at the news of Gett’s acquisition of Juno, but what will it mean for the future? Stay tuned as we’ll have a full analysis out on Monday, but in the mean time, RSG senior contributor John Ince takes a look at that Juno/Gett acquisition, another Uber lawsuit and the tragic story of an Uber engineer whose widow blames job stress and the culture at Uber.
Harry here. Bluetooth headsets make it easy to handle passenger and delivery phone calls, but finding the right Bluetooth headset can be challenging (not to mention expensive). That’s why we had Jon Knope review several different headsets for us – and keep reading for a giveaway below!
Bluetooth headsets are basically magic – no tangled wires, no cable-jostling noises, and no need for a headphone jack (looking at you, iPhone 7). They’re also a pretty handy accessory for rideshare drivers, so we decided to review a few – and give them away! Enter to win a pair using the widget below.
A Bluetooth headset makes it easy to deal with phone calls to passengers or delivery customers on the road. Rather than fumbling to get your phone off your phone mount, a set of wireless headphones allows you to handle calls mostly (or entirely) hands-free.
And if you prefer to listen to the soothing voice of your GPS app while you drive, a headset lets you do so without annoying your passengers in the back seat. As long as you’ve got one ear open to listen for emergency vehicles, car horns, and whatever else might be going on, you could even listen to audiobooks – or The Rideshare Guy Podcast (iTunes | Android | RSS).
Maximizing your deductions at tax time will save you a ton of money, but in order to do that, you’ll need a good mileage tracking system. So we tried all of the top mileage tracking apps, and here are our favorites!
Harry here. Driver safety is a real issue, especially for those of us who drive late at night. And even though the odds of something happening are low, since Uber does millions of trips a day, it’s always best to be prepared. Today, RSG contributor Curtis Preston recounts a recent ‘scary’ experience and what he could have done to handle it better.
Have you ever wondered what you would do, or what you should do, if a passenger sets off your Spidey sense? I had a situation last weekend that put me in this position. At the time I thought I handled it all right, but now I know I could’ve handled better. Worse, I almost handled it really poorly – based on what the sheriff’s department said when I spoke to them.
Harry here. This week, senior RSG contributor John Ince updates us on Uber’s upfront pricing, a new initiative in NYC to force Uber to add a tipping option and more.