What is it like being a rideshare driver in Florida? Today, RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea interviews Gary from the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area about his strategies, tips, and why he only drives for Lyft.
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The rideshare industry has definitely changed over the years. Some of these changes are across the board while others are state-specific like AB5 in California and Lyft’s new Florida requirement that new drivers must have a 2017 vehicle or newer.
Luckily for Gary, a frequent RSG reader, he was already grandfathered in with Lyft and is able to drive throughout the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas, even with an older vehicle. Gary has been driving for the past few years and completed 15,700 trips with Uber and 8,200 trips with Lyft.
He enjoys the flexibility of the rideshare opportunity and after owning a business himself, couldn’t really see himself working as an employee with strict conditions. In this interview, he’s sharing some of his best tips for drivers especially if you live in an area that’s not as busy or profitable as L.A.
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