Monthly Archives: May 2017
Monthly Archives: May 2017
One of the most loved attributes of rideshare driving is that you can do it on your own terms - when and where you want and for however long a period you desire. Despite being able to do it whenever, I don’t know any drivers who are doing it for love, so knowing when the most profitable times are is an important factor in deciding when you get on the road.
UberEATS Came to Australia in April, 2016. Melbourne was first, a pilot city we were told, and one of only three outside the US trialing it. The promise of more trips had me a little excited, but I probably really signed up to do it more out of curiosity. One thing which had me torn though was if I would enjoy it as much as UberX with nobody in the car to chat with. Some drivers I met were looking forward to this, especially since, if you preferred, you could go online and only receive delivery requests and no passengers. It didn’t work both ways though, if you wanted to just drive UberX, you were out of luck, because going online with UberX allowed both types of requests to come through.
The next time a rider isn’t at the pickup point or complains that you’re not stocking their favourite brand of mint, remember how lucky you are not to be driving in a country where you take your life in your hands every day.
The following list of the 20 most dangerous places in the world to drive is in no particular order and is based on several studies and analyses by the World Health Organization and research by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, which did its own study. Both calculate the rate of traffic fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants.
Most of us, at one point or another, have been a rider in an Uber. Once you’ve started driving, and take a ride as a passenger, the dynamic is very different. A driver’s mindset when riding, mine at least, turns to a critique of the car quality, friendliness of the driver, checking for water and mints, and anything else I can compare with how I do things. As much as this driver is my colleague in a sense, they are also the competition because the more drivers there are, the less rides there are to go around.
It happens to everyone. Sooner or later, you’ll show up to pick up your rider, but they won’t be there. Don't Stress.
That’s my first piece of advice - don’t stress about it. The worst thing that’s going to happen is that you’ll get paid a cancellation fee and move on to your next ride.
Note that you need to wait for the rider for 5 minutes before you can get the cancellation fee.
But before you do that, there are several things you should check.
Because in my experience, most no-shows aren’t.