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Your longest continuous hours of Uber driving?

SoCal_Uber

Active Member
I'm reading on this forum as well as in Reddit/uber-drivers that some of us have marathon driving sessions.
Continuous shift hours of 10, 12 hours or more.

I usually hunt and pick, a few hours here, maybe another hour there, etc. the longest continuous run for me was only 6 hours through LA traffic and I was shot energy wise. I guess it depends on what part of the day you start the shift. Also after 12 + hours, wouldn't driver fatigue set in?

I'm thinking of trying to stay online 8 PM to 8 AM this Sat into Sun.

What's the longest shift you guys/gals have pulled?
 

UberComic

Well-Known Member
I drove from 9 AM until 9 PM this past Saturday, which included two trips greater than $50. I was completely wiped out afterwards.
 

SunSmith

Active Member
Longest, 17 hours with a couple of half hour breaks. I've done a bunch of 12 hour shifts. When I do, I normally take the next day completely off.
 

zaner

Member
I have put in 2 12 hour Saturdays. Definitely the best day to do it in my opinion. Sometimes the demand is there and its hard to stop. You think you will stop hours before but a couple fun customers and teases of surge keep you driving until your rump is sore.
 

myuber

Member
Friday and Saturday's I work 12 to 16 hours.. noon to 4 am.. just depends on how busy it is.. One weekend I had 72 rides in 2 days..
 

kenny

Member
when I first started it was really exciting, the second week I did a 28 hours straight shift with small breaks in between for food and drinks. After the excitement wore off and saw how I really bring home any money after all the expenses, I usually do 12 hours shift but hardly work on the weekdays because it's totally not worth it. I mostly do it on the weekends but I put in some serious hours on those 3 days.
 

painfreepc

Well-Known Member
Don't drive for uber yet.

To the O.P.
In the transportation industry 10 to 12 hours is not a marathon.

As a taxi driver my longest hours was 52 hours, got in car 4am Friday got out of car 6am Sunday, I only sleep 3 hours from 3am sat till 6am sat after a drive to Las Vegas, I had to be back in time for a 11am LAX trip from riverside ca.

Longest hours without sleeping is about 37 hours.

The weekend is where the money is.
 
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Walkersm

Well-Known Member
Driving tired is equivalent to driving drunk in terms of reaction time and stopping distance. Be smart people, this activity is risky enough with the insurance gaps and personal liability, don't make it any worse being a zombie behind the wheel.
 

Sydney Uber

Well-Known Member
Kids and Wife weren't gonna be home Sunday, so I decided id do an all-nighter Sat-Sun chasing the 20 job incentive. Used to be able to make 20+ hours easy in my old cab days. Now I'm a wreck.

Thank goodness the typical UBER job is short and within city areas - a drive down the motorway would be a challenge to keep safe.

I also had to stay up for a private job and to get to a car dealer 1st thing.
 

getemtheresafely

Well-Known Member
I have a feeling that in the near future, that for share riding there will be some sort of "maximum # of driving hours" enforcement put in place
 
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LAuberX

Well-Known Member
Moderator
It takes more hours in L.A. to make what we did even 4 months ago.

I will do 12-16 hours on friday and Saturday to make what I used to in 9.

My weekly total number of hours is usually right at 40

Longest was 18 hours, 10am Sat to 4am Sun a few weeks ago.
 

grams777

Well-Known Member
Moderator
Author
Already happening in a few markets that passed legislation around ride apps. Limiting driving to 12 hours.
In Chicago 10 hours out of 24 is proposed. This applies to each person and each car as well. Lyft already enforces a 12 hours cumulative driver mode maximum which can only be reset after a consecutive 8 hours off, no matter how many days it takes.
 

uberdriver

Well-Known Member
I have a feeling that in the near future, that for share riding there will be some sort of "maximum # of driving hours" enforcement put in place
Yes, regulations are coming that way. And Lyft already has a time limit, after you reach the maximum number of hours you have to be offline for 8 hours. There is a reason for these limits, that is why in the truck industry they are strictly regulated and controlled.
 

Jeff212

Active Member
And of course people will run the hours out on one app and then start on the other app and that will make the government come up with some super expensive thing we will have to buy to be drivers because people always bend rules and eventually make things more expensive to do to make money....
 

painfreepc

Well-Known Member
And of course people will run the hours out on one app and then start on the other app and that will make the government come up with some super expensive thing we will have to buy to be drivers because people always bend rules and eventually make things more expensive to do to make money....
Would be very easy to do, just have 3rd party software monitor all rideshare apps logons and logoffs and/or driver's keep logs just like trucker's, when police pulls you over officer will ask for license, registration, insurance and log book.
 
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