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The pros and cons of NYC’s ban on new Uber and Lyft cars

The pros and cons of NYC’s ban on new Uber and Lyft cars

No new vehicles will be able to join ride-hailing networks like Uber and Lyft in the biggest city in the U.S. for a year following just-passed local legislation. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday on a group of bills related to ride-hailing, one of which pauses the issuances of new licenses for vehicles […] Read More

Uber will now let you rate your driver mid-trip

Uber will now let you rate your driver mid-trip

Sometimes you know right away when your Uber driver is awesome. Or maybe they quickly reveal themselves to be rather creepy. For those times, Uber will let you rate your driver and leave comments in the middle of a trip. Wait to rate no more. Uber is framing the change as a burning desire to […] Read More

Five Things They Don’t Warn You About (But Should) When You Sign Up To Be Rideshare Driver

Five Things They Don’t Warn You About (But Should) When You Sign Up To Be Rideshare Driver

What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you while rideshare driving? If you’re a new driver (or just curious about what’s happened to other drivers), we had senior RSG contributor John Ince share some of the 5 things/passengers rideshare companies should warn you about (but don’t!) before rideshare driving. When you sign up […] Read More

Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees, judge rules

Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees, judge rules

Uber drivers are independent contractors, not full-time employees of the ride-hailing company, a federal judge ruled in what is said to be the first classification of Uber drivers under federal law. Reuters reported that US District Judge Michael Baylson said on Wednesday that Uber does not exert enough control over drivers for its limo service, […] Read More

2018 Uber and Lyft Driver Survey Results – The Rideshare Guy

2018 Uber and Lyft Driver Survey Results – The Rideshare Guy

At the beginning of every year, I send out a detailed survey to rideshare drivers across the country in order to get their take on the driving experience and see what’s changed since the year prior.  This year’s survey was sent out on 1/25/18 and we collected nearly 1,200 responses from drivers on our email […] Read More

New York approves surcharge for Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan

New York approves surcharge for Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan

As part of the budget that New York lawmakers passed last Friday, ride-hailing services and taxis face a new fee if they drive in Manhattan. These aren’t nickel-and-dime increases, either: Uber, Lyft and the like face a $2.75 charge for each ride, taxis get a $2.50 increase and group ride services like Via and uberPOOL will be charged $0.75 […] Read More

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