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. At the end of the day, getting a ride that would take me toward home was a crapshoot. Instead of risking it, I would deadhead my way home.
The destination filter is now one of the most valuable tools we drivers have in our arsenal. Recently, Lyft announced a few changes to their destination mode. I will review those changes and provide some perspective as well as comparison to Uber’s destination filter below but the most disturbing change is a drop in the number of DFs from 6 to 2 for some drivers.
So far, we have only confirmed that Lyft is rolling out these changes to some drivers in Los Angeles in a piecemeal strategy similar to how they rolled out Lyft Personal Power Zone. But as always, this could be coming to your market very soon once they work out the kinks.