RSG001: What’s Your Passenger Pick-Up Strategy?

RSG001: What’s Your Passenger Pick-Up Strategy?

Welcome to the first episode of The Rideshare Guy Podcast.  I’m super excited to be working on this site and especially the podcast.  I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting this first episode so I hope you guys enjoy it.

In this episode, we’ll talk all about passenger pick-up strategies and ways to maximize profitability, efficiency and more.  At the end of the show, I’ll also share with you 5 awesome tips for getting the best passengers.

You can find a transcript of the show here and a big thanks to our awesome listener Carolyn for transcribing the podcast!

Summary of the Show:


  • My first podcast for The Rideshare Guy
  • Why I like podcasting so much

How does the passenger pick-up/request system work?

  • The secret behind Lyft’s passenger pick-up algorithm
  • Why do you get calls from passengers that are 20 minutes away when there are closer drivers?
  • How to reset your passenger pick-up radius
  • Future tweaks to passenger pick-up algorithm
  • Is it better to move around or stay in one spot?

Hot zones

  • How to find Hot Zones
  • How to get passengers headed into hot zones

5 Awesome Tips for Getting the Best Passengers

  • What’s the most surprising day to work?
  • Should you worry about your acceptance rate?
  • Are longer rides better than shorter rides?
  • Can you drive in other cities/states?
  • How to find rideshare friendly events


  • Please leave a comment or question about the show
  • I want to hear from you guys about ideas for future blog posts and podcasts
  • Subscribe to our e-mail list!

Show Notes:

Thank You For Listening!

To get more Rideshare Guy content delivered straight to your phone, you can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.

Also, I would really appreciate if you’d leave a review on iTunes and help increase The Rideshareguy’s exposure.  I make sure to read each and every one of the reviews, also if you’d like, please leave your e-mail or URL and I can contact you later and say thanks!

And lastly, if you have any questions, comments or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out to me.