express drive

  1. J

    Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program

    https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-lyft-express-drive-20190520-story.html Lyft and its rival Uber have struggled to attract enough drivers to meet demand. As the companies have sought to expand their fleets, they have tried to recruit workers whose vehicles wouldn’t pass...
  2. J

    Experience with renting cars from Lyft/Uber through Hertz or other programs?

    Hi, I'm a reporter with the LA Times. I've covered Uber/Lyft for about 5 years -- 1st at BuzzFeed then at Recode now at the LA Times. So there is a chance I've spoken to some of you at one point or another. I'm shifting back to covering more of the labor issues & in covering the driver strike in...
  3. EmOinDallas

    Does Lyft prioritize Express Drive program drivers at airports?

    I was in the DAL airport lot yesterday after dropping off a pax (don't make it a habit to hang out waiting for airport rides). I was walking around and a driver wanted to get my opinion on a matter. She said she'd rented a car from Lyft for awhile and said whenever she came to the airport, she...
  4. Driver Larry

    I'm enjoying driving all over Los Angeles.

    Hi, this is my first post here. I've been driving for Lyft for over a year, using their Express Drive rentals. Express Drive seems like a good deal for people who are willing to work about 65 hours per week to get the Rental Rewards bonuses. I like driving, so I don't mind the long hours and...
  5. D

    Use express drive car for Uber?

    hi all, I know it's against the "rules" but has anyone gotten their express drive car approve to drive with Uber? They said if you get caught using it for any other business purpose then they will deactivate you. But I don't know how I would get caught - sans getting into an accident while...
  6. YaelDrives

    Lyft Express Disaster in Fort Lauderdale

    Hi everyone. I am sharing my lyft express disaster in the Fort Lauderdale market. Tonight is my last night with the car. I am so excited to get rid of it. It was a disaster because I made no money. In fact I lost money. It is important to keep in mind the personality of each market is different...
  7. Renna

    Lyft Express Drive Program

    Hi All, I’m trying to decide to rent a car w/ Lyft through their express drive program which requires a $250 rental deposit up front, then costs $200 per week for the rental. They do lower that weekly price if you hit a certain number of rides per week. Another plus is that they deduct the...
  8. H

    LYFT DESTROYS LIVES!!

    After almost 3 years! when I started driving I had 5000 dollars in my account, I was trying to make extra money- as this company deceives their drivers and bottlenecks them to be insolvent! my exroomate is in a homeless shelter and I will be soon! after my fan belt broke, I never even heard from...
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    EX ROOMMATE IS NOW HOMELESS FROM LYFT AND EXPRESS DRIVE

    So he was driving, got rear ended by another driver and it wasn't even his fault, of course he was deactivated, Hertz then, didn't turn in the info to lyft until 4 days later, then charged him for the next day rental, the accident was at night there was no way to turn it in- then lyft doesn't...
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    HERTZ RENTAL DEACTIVATED

    when I first started with hertz the rental was free and .25 a mile off the clock. It was 65 rides for your PDB, 20 peakrides. Then they started charging 180, then 200, then 210, now its 250 a week! 85 rides, 35 peak and with taxes and other charges. PDB is impossible, its not even a bonus, its...
  11. H

    deactivated, then this ping

    I was just deactivated during Saturday night, then laying in bed from a ping. So. i rush out to only sit there and wait for 5 minutes, can't call pasanger, cant hit no show, restart phone only to have my account blocked again. Wtf ..I didn't do anything, harrassment and brutality ... Waiting to...
  12. H

    deactivated, pax said I was drunk

    I am so broke as it is, and moving, and they gotta freeze my account Sat night, I don't drink n drive, the last nail in the coffin. this company destroys lives!!! Im seeing this all over the forum... Either their setting up drivers now, or have informants, but everyone I picked up was nice...
  13. C

    Lyft and Flexdrive Partnership

    I have been doing Express Drive and when at PepBoys, one of the drivers told me that he is going to CarMax to get a new Flexdrive vehicle. Lyft sent him a ride to take him to Fremont. 1. Does anyone have additional information on this? 2. How do I get invited? 3. Are they new cars? 4. What does...
  14. H

    Holiday no surges, and low ride counts...

    Not to complain, BUT it really has been probably the slowest Friday, Saturday........... 16 rides in 8 hours - sat is usually about 35 rides in 8 hours- I wonder if other drivers are having a hard time getting their bonus rides- 83 dollars in 8 hours is not good- all the surges went bye bye...
  15. H

    Express drive bonus changes

    Did anyone else in the SF market get a notice that the bonus structure is changing Aug 28th? The email states the new goal for the $130 bonus is 95 total rides and 25 peak hour rides and the $180 bonus is the same at 105 rides but decreased the peak rides to 25 . They upped the total rides but...
  16. Alkimist

    Hertz Express drive return policy..

    lyft ambassador txted me that they available cars in their location, knowing that its hard to reserve one i drove myself to rent a car at around 10:am and once everything was done and i was good to go, I have an emergency call from home so i drove my car back and left the rental car at their...
  17. L

    lyft PDB is only long rides!

    Now with all these algorithms and changes, the over saturation and attemp to burn drivers out of gas and time with long destination pick ups, and pdb rides being longer, so its harder to achieve your bonus. Express drivers get a very low algorithm, and are targeted with certain rides out of...
  18. H

    express drive scam

    Don't do it! Express drive gets no surges, its completely fixed now. Your lucky to get 15 an hour!... Scammm!!! Its all fixed! 1 pdb an hour, no surges unless go below your PDB. Then you pay for your rental. Besides long rides. 200 a week in gas. Don't do it!
  19. F

    express drive question?

    Has anyone driving express drive got a surge over 100%..???? It was surging 400% 600% today and as usual every ride was far away with no surges, until I didn't accept 5 rides! Then I only got a line for 100% surge. For 2 miles. I was in the middle of a surge zone. I don't think I ever got...
  20. L

    Lame SURGE in HOLLYWOOD

    ALl week I been trying too get a surge, and dab in the middle of HOLLYWOOD, deep red at 500% and of course I get a ping 1 minute away with no surge... I don't accept, then another 1 minute away no surge.I don't. Accept... Then the same ping same guy for 25%.. Don't accept... All of HOLLYWOOD is...
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