Harry here. It seems like Uber’s bad PR just keeps happening, week after week. This week, it’s the departure of a top Uber exec and the potential for more employees to flee Uber. What does this mean for Uber – and Lyft? Senior RSG contributor John Ince breaks down the news, plus some alarming news for drivers who don’t have rideshare insurance, in this week’s round up.
Harry here. Sometimes it’s not the strategy, spreadsheets, or analysis that make Uber and/or Lyft drivers great. Sometimes, it’s the intangible things it’s hard to put numbers to. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea gives us tips on how to become a better Uber/Lyft driver – no spreadsheet needed.
We talk a lot on this blog about ways to earn more as a driver, and a lot of our writing involves analysis, strategy, and generally trying to be more clever than the average driver. But some of the most important keys to being a successful driver are actually pretty simple: things like health, sleep, and food can have a big impact on your ability to earn.
I know its not simple, the odds can feel stacked against us when our job involves spending long, strange hours in a rolling metal box. Our sleep schedules are often regulated by “Peak Hours” and “Quest Pay” that require driving strange hours. We become prone to processed fast-food to save time since we need to get to our next fare. If you smoke, it’s harder to quit when your job involves “navigate rush hour traffic 2x a day” and “don’t threaten your passengers.”
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Harry here. Lyft made some big news last week with their new luxury black car option called “Lux.” Is this going to be an Uber-killer? Probably not, but it’s a good opportunity for Lyft to get in on Uber’s lucrative game. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea breaks down what Lyft Lux is, if it affects you, and what it means for Lyft and Uber in the future.
Lyft recently announced they’ll be launching a new luxury black car option called Lyft Lux and Lux SUV. Lyft plans to initially launch this option in 5 markets before rolling it out to an additional 15 markets. Pay for Lyft Lux will be similar to Uber Black and SUV, however Lyft will assess a 25% commission on these rides at first (except for NYC) while the service is getting launched.
You don’t need a TCP or the associated commercial insurance to drive for Lyft Lux / Lux SUV. If you have the car, drive in the right place, and have a rating of 4.7 or higher, you are now a Lyft Lux driver.
Harry here. In general, I’ve found it better to work at night, especially weekend nights, because you can usually guarantee on bar hoppers and club goers to request an Uber or Lyft ride all throughout the night. However, not everyone can (or wants to) drive at night, so today, senior RSG contributor John Ince compares day time driving to nighttime driving to see which one truly comes out on top.