Driving for Uber and Lyft isn’t for everyone, but what other jobs (besides being a taxi driver) are out there for people who like to drive, but don’t necessarily want a chatty passenger (or smelly food) in their car? That answer might be trucking. Contributor Jon Knope covers what it’s like to get started as a truck driver, how much truckers can make, and how you can get started in the industry. This is the first of two articles on truck driving – let us know what you think in the comments!
The last time we put out a call for record-breaking rides (and earnings), you delivered! James E. shared that he regularly does 130 rides a week, a number we found astonishing (and no else broke!). However, on a recent call for record-breaking rides on our Facebook page, we found one driver who truly shattered the record. RSG contributor Paula Gibbins interviews this Las Vegas driver who gave over 300 rides – in one week! – and how he did it below.
Everyone has their great weeks where they get more rides than they’ve ever had before and earn more money than they anticipated. But what about record-breaking numbers? Let’s take a look at Jason Howard, who completed 304 rides for Lyft in one week and then shattered his own record a couple of weeks later with 331 rides.
Here’s a quick introduction to Jason. He started driving for Lyft in Dallas, Texas on Dec. 31, 2015. He uses the Express Drive program with Lyft to use a vehicle without having the debt of owning his own vehicle. He’s recently moved to the Las Vegas area and that’s where he completed his record weeks.
Are you looking for a vehicle to drive with Uber or Lyft? Take a look at our guide to finding the best car rental option for Uber, Lyft, etc. here.
If you’re considering being a Lyft driver, you’ll want to make sure to earn the biggest Lyft driver bonus you possibly can. This guide will walk you through how to earn the biggest Lyft bonus you can.
How to Earn a Lyft Sign Up Bonus
Signing up for Lyft is easy, and profitable, as long as you sign up with a referral code. You’ll start by entering your cell phone number and agreeing to the terms of service.
From there, it’ll take you to a page that asks for more of your personal information, and the city you’ll be driving in.
For many Uber/Lyft drivers, rideshare driving is great: flexible schedules, earning money on your own time. However, sometimes rideshare driving isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur outlines the brutal truth behind why being a rideshare driver sometimes sucks.
I don’t know if it it was the winter slowdown, the cold weather or what. But I do know is that I woke up last week wanting to write about all the lousy things associated with being a rideshare driver. It helps to occasionally look at things in a brutally honest fashion. Crystal clarity is good. And like any job, there are positives and negatives associated with ridesharing. So let’s take off the rose-colored glasses and speak frankly about this thing many of us do to make some money.
Whether you are new to driving, have been driving for a while, or are considering being a driver, this article will lay out seven real challenges of suiting up each day, filling our tanks with gas, and hitting the road.
What would you do if you didn’t get a promised sign up bonus? That’s a question one Uber driver was faced with recently, and what he found in pursuing his bonus might surprise you. RSG contributor Paula Gibbins shares this reader’s story of pursuing his sign up bonus.
Recently, an unlucky Uber driver reached out to us about not receiving his sign up bonus. Curious, we wanted to know if this was common, what Uber’s reason was, and what options drivers have if they are denied their sign up bonus (or guarantee). Here’s the story of Rob Jones (his real name will not be used due to his current legal battle with Uber).
Rob has been a driver with Uber for less than 90 days. He was told he’d receive a $525 bonus for completing 100 rides within his first 90 days of driving. “I finished the required rides in under 30 days,” said Rob. “I have emails and chat transcripts with Uber customer service representatives that all confirm that a bonus would be paid once the 100 rides are complete.”