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Show Notes:

We were joined by Jesper and Gabe. We talk:

 

*Uber Pro! https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/1/18047746/uber-driver-high-performing-earnings-free-college-tuition-pro

 

*Airport Update

 

*Rideshare Insurance and how important it is.

 

*Jespers Blog on almost quitting rideshare driving: https://grrideshareadventures.com/blog/95-the-long-and-lonely-road?fbclid=IwAR2fZY8m2qzr7OGV-9ElZGeMg6bAcWW1Qlj8wU0Ffhz8nw9O9xjmkxS4DH

 

*School’s note home to parents about not sending a Uber or Lyft to pick the kids up.

 

* Uber's new 14.99 a month subscription service:https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/30/18042120/uber-ride-pass-monthly-subscription-cheap-fare

 

*Uber is testing a on demand staffing service:https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/18/uber-is-developing-an-on-demand-staffing-business/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook

 

*Flying uber?:https://youtu.be/nuFSh7N0Nhw


*Uber pushing to gain 70% of the food delivery service: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/23/18010490/uber-eats-growth-70-percent-us-suburbs

 

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We were joined by Cindi and Gabe. We talk:

*Rideshare insurance: Rideshare Insurance Episode

*ubereats tricks

*Racist passenger:https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/watch-racist-trump-supporter-calls-cops-black-lyft-driver-not-letting-play-music/

*Is uber a verb?: https://qz.com/1390882/is-uber-a-verb/

*Play by play story of a uber driver trying to scam the passenger into cancelling the ride:https://www.barstoolsports.com/boston/i-absolutely-bodied-an-uber-driver-trying-to-scam-me-last-night

*New safety features in the uber app for drivers and passengers:https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2018/09/05/uber-will-check-with-riders-drivers-if-something-seems-off/?noredirect=on

*We also talk about a driver that found a 100.00 bill in the back seat. Was it his tip?

 

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Thanks so much for listening to us! We hope you enjoy what we bring to you twice a month.

 

Today's episode is a bonus! We interview 2 insurance agents from Farmers Insurance about rideshare insurance. This mini episode is packed full of information.

 

You can find Jeff at Farmers Insurance on Wealthy st in Grand Rapids and on Facebook

His address is 1136 Wealthy st SE Grand Rapids MI 49506 and their telepone number is 616-726-2475

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* Uber driver gets tacos thrown at her

*What is legal when a driver uses a dashcam

*Should you tip your driver?

*Cargo a new "vending" service for drivers to make more money. Sign up here:https://app.getcargo.today/referred_by/jason_22

 

 

 

What if uber gave the option to tip while they are getting a ride. It would entice the driver to come to them over another ride.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/uber-driver-sparks-controversy-57138285

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6224515/Shocking-moment-Uber-passenger-attacks-female-driver-TACOS.html

 

https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/27/after-uber-partnership-cargo-raises-22-5-million-to-scale-its-in-car-commerce-service-globally/

 

https://app.getcargo.today/referred_by/jason_22 This the link for cargo

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/travel/should-you-tip-your-uber-driver-if-so-how-much.html

 

https://www.newsweek.com/married-woman-and-lover-call-uber-go-hotel-husband-comes-driver-1142460?amp=1

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October 1, 2018

Fact Check for Episode 19

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Show Notes:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-uber-glitch-drivers-unpaid-frustrated.html

 

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/17/uber-says-instant-pay-is-fixed-but-issue-still-affecting-some-drivers/

 

https://abc7ny.com/woman-jumps-from-moving-car-to-escape-fake-uber-driver/4216770/

 

https://www.investopedia.com/news/what-uber-cash/

 

https://fox17online.com/2018/09/14/self-driving-shuttles-could-serve-grand-rapids-next-year/

 

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-a-taxi-or-uber-driver-more-likely-to-rip-you-off-on-the-way-to-the-airport-2018-09-10

Tip Time:(2)

 

If you drive a xl I am sure that you have had groups try to fit 7. My Honda Pilot has room for 7 pax but most XL’s don't. We recommend calling or texting the pax and tell them you can only take 6. That will avoid problems. If you break up the group and take some of them, chances are you are going to get a 1 star. On lyft after the ride is completed you can tell them what happened and ask for the rating not to count towards you. Uber it’s best just to cancel the ride unless they are respectful and calm about it.

 

With all the drama with Uber not letting you cash out you need to keep some cash in your car. At least 20 bucks to get you through. Maybe even more like 50 if you have a bigger vehicle. Just leave it in your car and dont touch it!!!! Or if you’re not comfortable with driving with cash in your vehicle buy a prepaid card and put money on it and do not touch it.

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September 17, 2018

Fact Check Episode #18

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Sorry this is late!! Had a terribly busy weekend and just ran out of time!

 

Show notes:

Rideshare in the news:

 

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/grand-haven/caught-on-camera-grand-haven-uber-driver-verbally-harassed/69-590559402

 

Cindi’s Story

 

https://www.wfla.com/news/polk-county/polk-sheriff-calls-deadly-shooting-of-man-by-uber-driver-a-classic-stand-your-ground-case/1403990604

 

A driver shoots another person while his pax is in the car.

 

https://www.today.com/video/florida-uber-driver-who-fatally-shot-man-who-threatened-him-speaks-out-1311151171726?v=railb

 

Driver speaks out

 

https://dallasinnovates.com/womens-safety-based-rideshare-app-safr-driving-into-dfw-this-fall/

 

Women's only rideshare

 

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/09/01/lyft-prepares-for-ipo/

 

Lyft possible going public

 

http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/556996-no-ride-no-problem-jeromes-furniture-will-send-lyft-pick-you/

 

Furniture company will send a lyft to pick you up and take you home from the store

 

http://www.dailyindependent.com/cnhi_network/uber-driver-speeds-takes-wrong-into-san-diego-bay/article_5ea18b92-254a-50e1-831a-81deef3ffc83.html

 

Dumbass driver

 

https://local12.com/news/nation-world/uber-driver-drove-into-san-diego-bay

 

Tip Time: If you’re tired, do not drive! You’re putting yourself at risk as well as other drivers. It will negatively impact your fast decision making skills while driving. Some red flags you’re driving while drowsy are trouble focusing, heavy eyelids, head bobbing and trouble remembering the last stretch of road you just were on. Also drifting from your lane. Some studies have been done on tired driving, if you’re awake for 18 hours straight and decide to drive it makes you drive like you have a .05 blood alcohol level. Keep in mind that anything over a .08 is considered drunk driving. If you’re awake for 24 hours straight, you drive like you have a .10 blood alcohol level. Tired driving and drunk driving are essentially the same take a break when needed. Here is a link for anyone interested in more comparisons.

https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/drowsy-driving-vs-drunk-driving-how-similar-are-they

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September 4, 2018

Fact Check for episode #17

Thanks for listening. This is a day late due to the holiday! Again this is the fact check and its not PG. Thanks!

 

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Funny tweet by a passenger about the rating system

 

https://twitter.com/alexkealy/status/981984202618032128?lang=en

 

Interesting article about how rideshare companies are actually increasing traffic and miles driven on the roads. This article focuses on Seattle, but just last year's numbers alone are amazing.

 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/uber-lyft-boosted-car-travel-by-94-million-miles-in-seattle-last-year-study-says/

 

Article about safety while using the rideshare apps for riders. Pretty good article that brings up some very valid points but also some terrible ones. Should read them allowed and discuss as a group.

 

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/travel/fl-reg-tips-to-stay-safe-riding-uber-lift-rides-20180815-story.html

 

DFW airport changes coming starting september 8th. Their solution is to have airport employees shoo any drivers away if they are waiting curbside for more than 1 minute? Thoughts?

 

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/article216453150.html

Stats about how risk of crashing with the gig economy is increasing

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/20/gig-economy-demands-raise-uber-and-amazon-drivers-risk-of-crashing

 

Tip Time: Sometimes it pays off to wait for the riders. Not all the time, but when the riders have been very good about communicating I highly suggest waiting for them. Chances are if they say they are going to take good care of you they will. Prime example was Justin's trip this past weekend. Jason and I were convincing him to stay and wait it out and he did not want to. Jason actually turned down this trip and Justin took it.

Questions from our facebook groups

 

Q: I was under the impression that uber/lyft pays for our tolls? Now i have an $185.25 ticket that i need to pay. Original toll was $12.75 amount of penalty is $172.50.

 

A: They reimburse you for your tolls if you look at the ride receipt. If you miss paying a toll it is on the driver to go back and pay it. If you do not pay it or pay the penalties they will suspend your driver's license

 

Q: So now that we're using the new uber driver app is there no way to cancel a ride and get paid for a no show? When i arrive at my destination i can see the timer for the rider is notified but then after that expires it goes into charging rider but the timer never changes its always at 0 minutes. At one point i’d literally have waited over 8 minutes and never received the option to cancel the ride as a no show.

 

A: Seems like this has been a pretty common glitch in the new app. The option is there but sometimes does not work. At that point i would just cancel the ride and take the hit after 5 minutes.

 

Q: Did uber eats reduce the pick up fee for drivers? I have been doing uber eats since december when they first rolled it out here in Grand Rapids and the pick up fee has always been $1.98, but today both of my food deliveries were only $1.08 pick up fee.

 

A: Yes they lowered the delivery on both sides for the customer and for the driver. Have to think they lowered it because of all the new platforms starting in Grand Rapids.

 

Q: Did you know that Lyft has a maximum fare? Once you reach that maximum you will not be paid to drive any farther.

 

A: To check what the maximum rate is in your market go to dashboard on the driver app then click on rate card. In Grand Rapids maximum for regular lyft is $300. It’s the same for lyft xl also. Lyft lux is $375 maximum.

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