RSG: I love talking to my passengers but one thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of people love to ask the same questions over and over. Most of these questions are pretty harmless but I’d love to hear from you drivers out there what questions you get asked the most and how you answer them. Here’s a great list that RSG contributor Scott Van Maldegiam has compiled and he definitely saved the best for last. Enjoy!
10. How long have you been driving for (name your favorite ride sharing company)?
I started driving for UberX in December of 2013. I switched to Lyft when UberX decided to start charging $10 a week for the use of the device in August. They also lowered their fares, discontinued a bonus ($1 per ride), and raised their commission to 20%. Lyft has scaled commission (actually “rider bonus”) and allows for tips in the app. Also, Lyft seems to take driver quality to a higher level than UberX as they require a mentor ride.
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I will always push the ride sharing company I am driving for. I am an independent representative of the company so I will not push another service over the one that was requested. I will explain the differences but put the spin on it for the one I am currently driving for which currently is mostly Lyft. When UberX introduces the Android Driver app, I will sign back up with UberX. [Read more…]