Drive slower and take crowded roads. I used to feel good with going 60 on the freeway, now I will feel good going 3 on the burnside bridge. We will have to adjust and to me it's all about the bottom line. I have just gotten back into the country and will be driving today and tomorrow and will see what it looks like when the rubber meets the road, literally.This cuts distance pay from .91 to .70
Well that makes wait times better. So that is a good thing. I can see this as better for heavy traffic.Time is. 24/min, which is $14.40/hr
There is no doubt that Uber considers the drivers expendable. Unfortunately for every Uber driver that leaves there are 2 more to take their place. I am amazed at how many ex-Uber drivers I get. The common thread is that they didn't make enough money to live on.Uber wouldn't do this unless it was a significant difference to their bottom line.
Drivers should start Twitter war against fUber and Gryft!
The cost is negligible. The biggest cost in a vehicle is the odometer. The more miles the less the vehicle is worth. Fuel is just the most obvious cost that most ride sharing drivers look at and that is a big financial mistake and why most of them get out of the business soon after they get in.Unless you are driving all electric, opting to avoid freeway and drive on congested routes may cost you more in fuel cost. I am saying that based on doing Uber in an all electric vehicle in 2015/2016.
I never have an issue with getting rides. I prefer someone in the car with wheels rolling than taking a chance of sitting on the side of the road waiting for a ping.Plus, drivers taking congested route on purpose may miss out on getting the next ride in line because trip will take longer to end.
Never buy new. Big waste of money. Buy a newer used car.What type of new car should I buy given this new pay structure? Thoughts?
Exactly. Not a fan of Prius but a high miler is good. I have a Cruz that gets 30mpg in the city.New?
Pre-owned high mpg car make the best business sense. Prius.