No Lyft news today, but plenty about Uber! This time, it’s Uber suing another company instead of being sued by drivers, plus, Uber says it will pay us drivers basically what ever it feels like paying us. Sound familiar? In today’s round up, RSG senior contributor John Ince covers Uber’s new fight against a proposed class-action lawsuit, the departure of one of Uber’s top officers, and a bribery case against Uber in Asia.
As a driver, have you ever considered how you stack up against other drivers out there? Maybe one of you received a big tip, or another driver drove over 200 miles into another city for a passenger? Have you ever wondered if your trip or earnings were the most out of any other driver?
We wondered the same thing! How large was the largest fare ever earned by a driver, and how far have drivers gone for passengers? Wonder no longer: RSG has compiled an RSG US Book of Records (of sorts) for drivers and their greatest accomplishments. Today, RSG contributor Melissa Berry shows off some of the more extraordinary accomplishments of RSG drivers.
That said, we know some of you out there are record-breakers, and we want to know: how do you stack up against the drivers we highlight below? Show us your screenshots in the comments below and let us know if you can beat the largest fare or number of miles driven!
Remember: only screenshots count. If you received a cash tip of $1,000, we can’t count it, but we can count a tip on your screen if you remembered to get a shot of it! Also, we only have stats from US drivers so far. If you’re an international driver and have beaten some of these records, please let us know!
Today’s post comes from reader Tom, who contacted RSG to let us know his experience with Lyft’s insurance agent, Marsh Risk & Insurance Services. His story, outlined below, shows what can happen when you make a claim with Lyft’s insurance agent after an accident.
While Lyft and Uber do offer insurance coverage for drivers, in many cases it’s not sufficient during Period 1 (app on but no passenger in the car), which is why we recommend getting a rideshare endorsement to a regular auto insurance policy. It’s important to find an agent who understands rideshare drivers, which is why we’ve put together the Rideshare Insurance Marketplace.
Here you can find a list of insurance agents by state that are familiar with rideshare insurance and can help you find the best, most comprehensive auto insurance and rideshare coverage.
If you’ve been driving rideshare long enough, you’re bound to have encountered a few frustrations as a driver. From the distracting, like technological glitches, to the mildly annoying, like some passenger music preferences, we all have a list of frustrations. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince highlights his biggest frustrations as a driver. Agree this these, or have a list of your own? Let us know in the comments!
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Money, money, money is the theme of this week’s round up – and none of it (so far) looks like it’s coming to drivers. So what’s going on? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince highlights investments in both Uber and Lyft, critique of these investments (at least for Lyft), and how Uber’s new CEO is going to make more than you – a lot more.
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