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Boston Surges good money pt. 2

Discussion in 'Boston' started by Nick781, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Nick781

    Nick781 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Nice night of great surges in the city of Boston. I worked from 8:30 pm to 12:40 am making $140 after deductions. I have a bad habit of cancelling alot of ride requests imagine what I would have made if I accepted all requests tonight..
     
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  2. BostonBarry

    BostonBarry Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Pretty good for me too. Went into city later than I wanted, on road by 9:30. Didn't get far from home before I got a ping for Plus back north in Wilmington. Rider called me right away to say they were headed to Boston. Awesome. $50 fare to get me into city. Had a couple more, strangely enough with all that demand I gave three different groups two rides each. Best fare was Plus with 50% all the way out to Newton just off of route 95 with three stops, $65. Overall $250 gross before tips for 6 hours and only 100 miles on the odometer, 30 of which are travel to/from home. Glad the college kids are back, bring on the the cold, rain, and snow!
     
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  3. ber fine print

    ber fine print Active Member

    Location:
    new york
    As long as your insurance company knows you drive for uber seems good. . till you have accident it seems good. Does uber have your back Read the partnership agreement Do you have any idea what you agreed to?
     
  4. Nick781

    Nick781 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston
    what?
     
  5. ber fine print

    ber fine print Active Member

    Location:
    new york
    most drivers for uber don`t realize the potential liability issues If you read the partnership agreement you will see if there`s an accident you`re on your own and your passengers are on their own. If there`s an accident their going after you
     
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  6. BostonBarry

    BostonBarry Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Yes I've read my agreements. Now you know why I hardly ever drive Uber.
     
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  7. Casuale Haberdasher

    Casuale Haberdasher Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Marco Island , FL.
    POST # 6/BostonBarryBostonBarry: Don't be SO
    DISMISSIVE of
    ber fine printber fine print 's VALID QUE$TION.
    Lyft provides NADA on the upside of
    the Insurance Equation ....BUT.....BUT..
    a $2500 Deductible on Claims from YOU
    as a Lyfter.

    PLEASE, if I'm missing an Important
    Difference on Insurance, where Lyft
    Treats Drivers better, let us ALL know.

    THE ONE solution that I know of for
    MA. Drivers is, barring a Valid Hybrid
    Plan, is Commercial Livery Insurance.

    Bison: Safe, not Sorry.
     
  8. BostonBarry

    BostonBarry Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Sorry to confuse, my prairie roaming mentor. I was not dismissing and meant to infer simply that I believe Uber rarely stands behind drivers except in those rare instances that it better serves their own interest. I do feel that Lyft strikes a better balance between rider and driver happiness and have had them immediately take me at my honest word in scenarios where Uber simply promises to "investigate". So I feel better supported and more likely to be supported by Lyft. Not blindly confident, just optimistic.

    As for deductibles, my emergency fund is 3k, and so long as no injuries were present would attempt to have other driver agree to handle this outside of insurance. If passenger in car I would use their insurance, fairly confident that they are more interested in minimizing bad press during this delicate time of regulation than saving a few bucks on claims. There are risks, but I'm confident I do all I can to minimize them.
     

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