One of the coolest parts for me about being a rideshare driver is all of the neat tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. There are a ton of new apps, gadgets and software that I now use to simplify my life that I would have never know about if I didn’t become a rideshare driver. Today, RSG contributor Scott Van Maldegiam takes a look at 9 tools that will make your life easier as a rideshare driver. This is a really impressive list and there are a few items on here that even I hadn’t heard about until now! Let us know in the comments if there’s anything we missed.
In case you couldn’t tell from my previous articles, I think a lot about how I can do things better. Today, I want to share with you how I set up my phone to make my job of being a rideshare driver just a bit easier. Specifically, I will share what apps/tools I use. Some of this may seem basic but in my time as a mentor, new drivers have really appreciated sharing some of these tips.
Harry touched on this in one of his podcasts a while back but or tax purposes, you need to track your mileage. This can be done on paper, but I prefer just having it done for me. There are 2 apps/tools available that I have used to do this.
Related Podcast: Rideshare Driver’s Tax Guide
This application, when setup correctly, can automatically start logging miles. There are a number of triggers you can set for the autostart. The one I use is connected to Bluetooth and speed over threshold. I also use TripLog for logging gasoline purchases.
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While this isn’t important for tax purposes, as it is almost always better to take the standard deduction for mileage, it is important to help you understand your costs as you are calculating your cash flow for any given drive period. [Read more…]