One question we get a lot at The Rideshare Guy is: what type of drivers do Uber and Lyft value more? Do part-time or full-time drivers get better treatment? We had senior RSG contributor John Ince investigate this question and share which group he believes is more valued and why.
At The Rideshare Guy we really do pay close attention to what you, the readers, are saying and thinking. In fact, this article is a direct response to a comment from one of our readers that appeared last November on Uber Pro – New Rewards Program Helps Drivers Be More Successful
In response to that article, Cappy Benton asked,
Reasons Why Uber/Lyft Prefer Part Time Drivers
Full time drivers are more likely to succumb to fatigue syndrome
This is an under-reported, but critical part of this job – knowing when to stop driving and take a rest. But full time drivers have been doing it so long, the boundaries of fatigue become blurred. Reaction time may be affected. Judgement may be impaired.
All of these factors affect safety. And when you’ve been doing it for sixty hours a week for 2 years, you can become a real hazard on the road.
Now it’s your turn. Which do you think the companies value more: full time or part time drivers?
-John @ RSG