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  • DashCamBros
    Blog: DashCamBros's blog. By DashCamBros at 4:51 PM.
    Note: The BlackVue DR650GW-IR has been replaced with the newer, updated model the BlackVue DR650S-IR With the rising popularity of ridesharing/transportation network companies comes an increase in the inherent risks for professional drivers for these services. Some of these risks include car...
  • FlyingFortress
    Blog: FlyingFortress's blog. By FlyingFortress at 11:01 PM.
    It's NUTZ AND BOLTZ. (Vs. Dollars and Cents). You fill it with gas, crank the key and it goes. Wait, not so fast. We drive our own cars for Rideshare, like it or not. The cars worked OK before the Rideshare experience and we're hoping it'll all work as well when this is all over (Rideshare, it...
  • AgentGG
    Blog: AgentGG's blog. By AgentGG at 8:01 PM.
    At least in Western cities with high nominal minimum labor rates, TNCs like Uber/Lyft appear to be in retreat and may be signaling their permanent withdrawal from this marketplace. Indeed there are many signs this will be the case and that the real big idea will be fully automated Uber taxis,...
  • FlyingFortress
    Blog: FlyingFortress's blog. By FlyingFortress at 6:42 PM.
    KNOW WHO YOUR PAX ARE. BE ENGAGING YET COURTEOUS. The more engaging the driver is, the more comfortable the PAX will be. And the more inclined they’ll be to award a higher rating or give a cash tip. There’s much to be said about the broad variety of personalities we see in our cars, sometimes...
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    Gadget
    Blog: Gadget's blog. By Gadget at 4:16 AM.
    A lot of buzz flowing through the forums in the last few weeks with Uber’s latest announcement of Uber’s Advance Pay option. Here is an analysis - note there’s a lot more that meets the eye here. NEW DRIVERS: THINK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS UBER PROGRAM The Facts: Open to...
  • Skyring
    Blog: Skyring's blog. By Skyring at 5:42 PM.
    I was waiting for my next job in Civic, Canberra's city centre this morning. The World Hockey Masters championships are in town at the National Hockey Centre, and I watched the England team, looking very smart in fresh red and white uniforms, climb into their hired bus. The Australian team...
  • Gadget
    Blog: Gadget's blog. By Gadget at 8:32 AM.
    SherpaShare, a Million Dollar startup, just announced their "pilot" concept to accept tips for drivers. Why are they being funded to come up with these ideas to cater to drivers needs? Because with a database of e-mails, phone-numbers, and on-demand account details, SherpaShare has the potential...
  • thehappytypist
    Blog: thehappytypist's blog. By thehappytypist at 5:32 PM.
    A pair of articles released by BuzzFeed have shaken things up in the Uber world. They're spreading like wildfire. The CSRs who participated were right in the things they said but unfortunately there's been some spinning of the facts and I'd like to address these articles based on my own...
  • Kerinna
    Blog: Kerinna's blog. By Kerinna at 9:13 PM.
    I started driving in the summer of 2015. I liked the job so much, I made it my full time occupation. Occasionally I made some real good money. That’s all changed now. When the guarantees end, the wages won’t be worth working for without surge. Let’s take a typical example of what I’m talking...
  • UberHammer
    Blog: UberHammer's blog. By UberHammer at 12:49 PM.
    In September of 2014, the City of Columbus passed their new Peer to Peer law, known as Chapter 590 of the city's revised code. It made Columbus one of the first cities in the country to pass a law to regulate new Peer to Peer transportation networking companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft....
  • thehappytypist
    Blog: thehappytypist's blog. By thehappytypist at 4:06 PM.
    Most of you are probably aware of cleaning fees and the basics of how to request one. However, it's extremely difficult to get comprehensive information about them in one place. Most find out the nitty gritty details after a cleaning fee has already happened and aren't getting their fee because...
  • Casandria
    Blog: Casandria's blog. By Casandria at 3:24 PM.
    As I was booking our hotel for New Years' Eve, it occurred to me what I was doing a year ago that night. I was anxiously tracking my husband's fares making sure he was safe and later that evening, actually at 3am, I was cleaning up puke out of the backseat of our car. Not exactly a romantic NYE,...
  • Skyring
    Blog: Skyring's blog. By Skyring at 12:38 AM.
    UberX has been running in Canberra for just over a month now. Legal from Day One. As part of the deal Uber cut with the local government, cars had to be inspected for safety, and drivers had to pass police and driving tests. I had to submit my documents several times over during the...
  • Aaron ZoomZoom
    Blog: Aaron ZoomZoom's blog. By Aaron ZoomZoom at 6:59 AM.
    The advent of the rideshare economy has thrived on its easy and available resources at the discretion of the customer. As expected, with an industry disruption, is the omnipresent demand for increased priority in safety, appearing alongside reports of rapid growth. Specific to rideshare, surge...
  • Skyring
    Blog: Skyring's blog. By Skyring at 1:08 PM.
    We get into a routine. Our comfort zone. We pull it up around ourselves, tuck ourselves in. It's a comfortable coccoon, where we listen to our favourite music, munch on the same food and drink the same beverage we had yesterday, meet the same people, see the same places. This is what I like, we...