Working and Hurricanes

Mars Troll Number 4

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So business sucks in September...

During a hurricane it gets worse.


Uber has enough warning to cap/turn off surges.

The roads are dangerous (I cannot stress this enough)

Gas is hard to find. (I cannot stress this enough)


Every year i take my vacation around now. If i wasn't doing rehab 3 times a week i would literally BE ON VACATION.

I had plans to go to Yellowstone...
I'd be off the grid in a tent, grilling hot dogs in the great outdoors.


For the the uber guys... Uber is so bad about paying on insurance claims.. This crap happens...

If something blows onto the road you'll be paying up to $1,000 to get it fixed, no matter what.

Because if your online your only option is to file with James river and pay $1,000 out of pocket.
The insurance companies are legally entitled to inquire about your online status these days.

This is a huge gamble...


For mears guys.. turn in your cars and stay the heck home, don't go out past Thursday morning period.

Business will suck and it will be dangerous, and it's not worth it.



I guess to sum up what I'm saying is...


STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME! STAY HOME!
 

UBERyDUMB

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Can you tell the people in the B52 lot?:

Flights to and from several airports in Florida were being suspended, while Orlando's international airport said that commercial flights would stop from 17:00 local time on Saturday.

It would not surprise me if they are still out there on Sunday morning.
 

touberornottouber

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I made a lot of money in the last few days taking long distance evacuation rides. But I have to stop now because the local stations are out of gas and I need that gas to evacuate myself.

The days before the hurricane are okay. Afterwards though, watch out! Especially at night. IF the traffic lights are out it is extremely dangerous because most outt there aren't pro drivers -- be very careful at any intersection. Also look out for debris all over the roads... yes, not worth it. Get your money BEFORE the hurricane and then stop and be safe!
 
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Mars Troll Number 4

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Mears spokesman Roger Chapin said his company’s buses also will cease service when sustained winds reach 35 mph. Mears taxi service will continue, Chapin said, until “law enforcement says all vehicles must get off the road.”

Lyft spokeswoman Campbell Matthews declined to say specifically what conditions would bring her company’s operations to a halt: “We are closely monitoring conditions and connecting with city leaders.”

An Uber spokesman said: “When officials advise that all drivers stay off the road, we will suspend operations until further notice. As such, one will not be able to log onto the Uber app at the time. In the meantime, we continue to closely monitor the situation.”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-road-bus-rail-20170907-story.html






So the big three in town here are going to continue operating until the curfew is put in place.
 

RedANT

Well-Known Member
Just because they're "operating" doesn't mean that people have to drive. MCO will be closed at 5pm tomorrow. After that, with no airport runs, you may as well just grab a beer and relax until this foolishness is over.
 

UBERyDUMB

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Foolishness? Anything is possible...

It was the first time the Patriots lost at Gillette Stadium when leading at halftime, a span of 82 games.
 

keb

Well-Known Member
I advise all to skip long distance evacuation trips. It took me 12 hours to get to Atlanta yesterday and of course a long haul back.

I'm sure it would take much longer now.

Gas is hard to find.

Use gas buddy to locate gas stations near you with fuel. Be sure to double check when it was last updated.
 

westorange

Active Member
I made a lot of money in the last few days taking long distance evacuation rides. But I have to stop now because the local stations are out of gas and I need that gas to evacuate myself.

The days before the hurricane are okay. Afterwards though, watch out! Especially at night. IF the traffic lights are out it is extremely dangerous because most outt there aren't pro drivers -- be very careful at any intersection. Also look out for debris all over the roads... yes, not worth it. Get your money BEFORE the hurricane and then stop and be safe!
yes most are not pro drivers most are uber drivers

I made a lot of money in the last few days taking long distance evacuation rides. But I have to stop now because the local stations are out of gas and I need that gas to evacuate myself.

The days before the hurricane are okay. Afterwards though, watch out! Especially at night. IF the traffic lights are out it is extremely dangerous because most outt there aren't pro drivers -- be very careful at any intersection. Also look out for debris all over the roads... yes, not worth it. Get your money BEFORE the hurricane and then stop and be safe!
Woo hoo Big money! Atlanta 300 miles =$195 + $65 in hourly wages $260 for 8 hour trip plus return drive. You could have made more strutting your butt on OBT and been given a couple happy endings
 

keb

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yes most are not pro drivers most are uber drivers


Woo hoo Big money! Atlanta 300 miles =$195 + $65 in hourly wages $260 for 8 hour trip plus return drive. You could have made more strutting your butt on OBT and been given a couple happy endings

No it was $1200. I have commercial insurance so I negotiated my own deal.
 

2Cents

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That's why he gets up puts his pants on, pays for commercial insurance and is in business, to have that opportunity.

$
 

Mars Troll Number 4

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If you have commercial insurance, you might as well get a detachable taxi sign.

like $350 a year in permits and you can do taxi business across most of orange/osceola county.
(just the airport, downtown orlando and universal studios are no fly)

The money is so much better than ubering it's a sick joke.


I've also NEVER had an issue with customers not being OK with the taxi sign on a car either (assuming it was the right car)
 

autofill

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There's still drivers waiting at MCO lot right now Saturday at 10:32pm. Someone ping him and tell him what's up.

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