surge - too many drivers

  1. K

    Decline Pings

    Question. Does it Actually count against you when you decline an order? I know the official story is that it does not. Story. Tonight I was in a purple surge zone. Say 2.50 or 3.00. Got a ping to drive across town to pick up Sonic. I declined and then did not get another ping for 90...
  2. TaraVon

    Is the airport serious right now???

    How is there a $9 surge on Uber right now at Logan Airport but yet 145 cars in the queue?!? It just doesn’t make any sense at all! Not too mention that I just counted 5 out state plates in one row. Mostly NY plates but the cars don’t have any rental decals on them like most “GetAround” vehicles...
  3. RideshareSpectrum

    Too Many Drivers? Here’s a Reminder

    Posted this in a thread but it applies to most of the complaints Drivers voice from day to day in the forums. Someone suggested it needed a thread of its own: REMINDER: The entire business model of transportation disruption is built upon exploitation... exploitation of unenforced/able...
  4. NeoGeoJC

    I am a 2-year Uber Select driver. AMA.

    What's happening? Been slow for a lot of people this month; figured I'd emerge from lurk mode and spend a bit of time sharing and learning. Even the best of us can benefit from a morale boost at times. Yes, the thread title was inspired by reddit, one of my favorite sites. Ask me anything. :)
  5. Coffeekeepsmedriving

    How many Drivers have a real job and are doing Uber part time? At Retirement you will be homeless!

    If you are doing this full or part time you will miss out on the benefits of social security and/or a pension. I am retired and am collecting $3,200 a month on social security plus a pension. Its better to get 2 part time real jobs than only one real job and uber.. if you do not pay into social...
  6. Project498

    Too many driverrrs!

    ugh I drove back n forth through Boise eagle and meridian tonight at least 10 times. I was in all the right surge spots. And guess what!? Not a damn request! ZERO! 4 hours online and I ended up getting one food delivery and the punk didn’t even tip! How was ur guys’ night? There were so many...
  7. M

    Your LI experiences after June 29th???

    So I signed up when Uber became legal for non tlc cars in Long Island. That July 4th weekend was pretty damn good. 300 bonus for 45 trips, surges left and right..... After? Not so much. Requests are coming at a painfully slow rate due to driver increase, min fares of 3.66 for a trip you spend...
  8. Uber-John

    Hidden camera captures secret Uber HQ meeting

    Driver posts on UP making Uber management crazy! Oh man, this is just too funny! Someone had a little too much time on their hands! ;) (I didn't create this, just sharing the humor). Watch video here>>> *** If you are...
  9. N

    Everyone at DTW Picking Up

    Everyone at dtw i hope you see this because this is important! 1. GO OFFLINE, park where you park and wait. go offline until the queue goes to 1 car and surges. it does this every single time within 2 minutes of 1 car in queue. 2. this way you will not receive requests from outside of the...
  10. Arriel

    Why are there so many drivers out?

    seems to me like there are a ton more drivers out this morning then they're usually are. It's only 3:30-4:30 in the morning. Usually by now there's already been a few pulses of surge pricing downtown, this morning... nothing if these are new drivers they need to realize that they have to shut...
  11. A

    Curious.. How much did you make this weekend

    I'm a new uber driver. I picked up just after the game last night at AT&T stadium. Rider told me that one of his friends paid 190$ from stadium to downtown dallas... Is that possible? I took him downtown too and his fare was less than 25$ Is it best to stay online when near surge areas or...
  12. RUSSREED2.0


    Ok, I studied the map today and it's surging. That was comforting until you see the traffic. I know Thursdays are the worst days to drive. However, today looks exceptionally bad. For example, I dont know how much more red it can get. It's burgundy. What'syour take? Be civil. Do you enduse...
  13. RUSSREED2.0


    Well, here's what happens, when you know to drive your city.and what's going on. This coming from a lil' Ole Uber Driver who people says knows nothing. ( shrugs) I guess I maybe dumb...
  14. Lottle Jotz

    Uber hates me!!

    I decided to take a chance and work downtown tonight. I've been here since 8:30. I received one ping as I was driving to my post up spot. There was maybe a 5 second delay in responding to it. It disappeared. I figure it was a glitch. Since then, I've not gotten a single ping. Ugh!
  15. Dave Z13

    SF is played out

    Okay I realize I'm a noob (300+ rides) but it seems to me SF is done: too many (out of town) drivers and no surges other than 3 nanosecond 1.5x, other than west of downtown. Without numbers to pickup or other guarantees it's not worth it. Thoughts?
  16. Lost In Translation

    The end of surge in San Francisco?

    Starting in July, surge payments to drivers have dried up completely in San Francisco. Areas that in the past were known to surge at certain times of the day or night are no longer surging. I only see surge at 2 AM for about 7 minutes because the bars are closing. But commute based surge is...
  17. C

    6/29.6/30 no surges??

    Hey everyone so yesterday 6.29 i did UBER For 3 hour and 17 min for a total of $50.33.. Do you think this is good? I've done $150 in 5 hours and 30 min when surges. I haven't seen any surge today and yesterday only made $2 out of surge. Is the business slow? Or is it Uber taking the surge out...
  18. G

    Does it ever surge in Fairfield county CT anymore?

    It appears as though Greenwich to Westport in Fairfiled County has become saturated to the point there is never surge anymore? I'm only a very part time driver but frankly it's almost not worth it without it ever surging. Are others seeing the same?
  19. eyewall

    Surge pattern in Burlington

    Have you guys noticed the surge pattern in the area lately? At first I thought it was surge manipulation but now I think it is actually the product of driver oversaturation. I notice the map on the rider app will be flooded with drivers and then a awhile later there are no cars available...
  20. Arriel

    Lets Create surge pricing together!

    Ok so I know that this will be hard to get people to go along with but ill at least give it a shot. What I have noticed is that surge pricing at least here in fort lauderdale occurs when there are no uber drivers available in an area. If that lasts for a few mins surge pricing will go to 1.5x...