Here at The Rideshare Guy, we enjoy hearing from drivers about what driving is like in their city, their tips and strategies for working smarter, not harder, and the things they struggle with. However, there’s nothing like speaking with drivers face to face to really get a good perspective on the driving experience. RSG contributor Sergio Avedian went out to speak with drivers in the wild and shares some of the shocking things he learned.
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For the longest time, I have wanted to go out and interview UberX and Lyft drivers off the streets. While Harry has interviewed thousands of drivers via anonymous surveys and compiled his findings in the 2018 Uber and Lyft Survey Results, I wanted to speak to drivers face to face and see what they had to say about Uber and Lyft.
Now obviously this study of drivers was by no means scientific and some of the findings even conflict with our survey results but I think it was enlightening to hear from real drivers. So recently, I visited the Lyft and Uber holding lots of the Los Angeles Airport (LAX). There, I interviewed drivers (primarily UberX drivers) and what I found was surprising! A summary of their responses, and my takeaways, are below.