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  1. lrod1887

    Should all uber drivers have FasTrak? LAX TRIPS

    Uber driver 101.. have a fastrak. One of the first things i did as an uber driver is get a FasTrak for express lane.... Just got an uber with this dude whose made 700 + trips and dude has no fastrak. Literally driving on 110 at 15mph while the express lane is open and drivers are flying by...
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    Uber Drivers leaving trash on my street you been warned....

    Hello, Former uber driver . Over 900 rides/ 4.89 rating. I quit about a year ago. Changed jobs so it was no longer convenient. I do miss the extra cash but I got a raise at my new job its all good. Not to mention im not killing my car and constantly keeping it clean, etc Anyways back to...
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    Uber tax deductions! Help .

    So there is a gross fare that uber provides on the 1099-k. Im currently trying turbotax and tax act and i see nothing for deductions . Uber takes 20% plus safe ride feee. Do we subtract it ourselves and apply it to the gross? Or where? I was able to input my miles and dead miles but nothing...
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    Stuff left in your car

    Unless its wallet, phone or keys, it's a pain in the ass to return. Its always more work for the driver. Unless i see something right Away and im still near the pax , other than that its a real inconvenience to return shit. Whats your policy?
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    destination filter = no icentinves?

    just did a 1.5x LA Core 6a-9am ride. PASADENA TO SANTA MONICA. i didnt see the 1.5x applied . I used the destination filter. Do i have to wait for the icentives to be applied before payday? or should it be there right away? or since i did a destination filter do i give up my incentives/...
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    Almost gave a free ride today...

    So Its surging at 2.5 and I get a ping, its the perfect ride. 17 miles and its on my way to work. I hit " start ride" before the pax got in the car. Finally he got in and it was a young kid no more than 20. He was on his way to school and i felt bad cuz this ride was gonna cost him $40-60...
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    pretty sure im quitting uber

    so been about 6 weeks since i drove. I been making extra money at work. I work about 50-55 hours a week now. And I make $50 cash on saturdays by helping a friend with 2-2.5 hours of yard work (CASH) , so i dont feel the need to work any more. Just for wear and tear on my car and headaches and...
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    How long without driving before getting deactived ??

    Cant get a clear answer on the website. I havent driven in a few weeks. Maybe 5 weeks. I got a text from uber yesterday saying if i dont drive " soon" i run the risk of being removed from the platform. I plan on driving this weekend... I hope i dont get deactivated by then lol I've...
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    My first 100 + mile trip tonight

    103 miles to be exact. Santa monica to carlsbad. Too bad i missed the surge Total payout was around $95 bux. Not sure if it was worth it since it took me 90 minutes to drive back home and deadmiles. The dude didnt even tip me. Not sure how i feel about this.
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    ubering and maintnance

    so these past months have been shitty. consider it a combination of me getting a pay raise at work and so many new drivers that I don't uber like I used to. I'm up for a front brake pad replacement along with serptine belt. I bought the parts myself and found a good mechanic who will do...
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    Metro LA declining , blame uber?

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ridership-slump-20160127-story.html uber prices keep dropping , I can see uber having something to do with Metro declining ..I mean why deal with walking to a metro station , dealing with all these crazy people who take the metro and other annoying...
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    when will we get 1099 forms?

    still waiting. im guessing uber being uber will wait till the end and we will get them February 1st thanks
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    uber drops prices again- LA UberX

    so uber X LA prices dropped to .90 cents per mile 15/cents a minute/ WTF? https://www.uber.com/cities/los-angeles I already cut back on driving. I started in August 2015th and it was great the first couple months. I noticed around December it was getting slow with too many drivers. now...
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    keeping inside of car clean during the Rain

    I been using news paper as floor mats... I know its kinda tacky but I don't want mud in my car. any tips you may have?
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    Using uber while traveling (uber sucks)

    Been taking uber in new orleans this past week and it sucks here. Sometimes No UberX is available and it surges crazy. I dont mind the occasional 2x surge but its been 3x + , last night it was 7.2 x I couldnt believe it. Seeing uber as a passenger , it sucks . Uber in LOs Angeles is cheaper...
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    did my final uber numbers $$$$ almost got a loss

    so im pretty much done driving for uber this year , and will start in 2016. on vacation so not trying to get on the road this week. I made about $7,000 in a few months with uber. $7,000 - 500 rides ( safe fee was $1 when I started then changed to $1.65) , i'll be quick and safe just say $1...
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    First time in OC advice?

    Had a good 40 mile fare this morning pasadena area to Anaheim now im near disneyland . Been wakting for 30 mins, no ping. Should i deadmile back to LA? Thanks. First time here :/
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    slowest month ever (december) ...but

    so this has been the slowest month since I been driving . part of it is cuz I had a lot of events this month as well as it being cold ( was not in the mood to drive that much ) and the over saturation of drivers. I still on pace to net about $125 this month which is a total of $500 . its not a...
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    if you didn't already know -IMPORTANT

    uber will not keep a log of miles driven this year. so if you haven't been keeping a log of miles driven + dead miles, I suggest you do it now and avoid having to do it come next year. SOURCE: I sent uber an email yesterday asking if they would give me a summary of miles driven and they said...
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    waiting on Lyft backround over 2 weeks

    last Saturday it was 2 weeks since I met at a pop up lyft station where I met with mentor and pretty much passed the inspection and was told it would take a couple days and at the very most 2 weeks... its been now 2 weeks and 2 days. anyone have any problems with lyft? I literally been...
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