Uber made $6.5 billion last year

Uber released last year’s profit and loss statement to Bloomberg News. It shows that they grossed $20 billion in fares for the year. Considering that Uber drivers, working as independent contractors, take 75% of fares, that would mean Uber should have netted $5 billion in profits based on fares last year. Instead, they report that … Continue reading “Uber made $6.5 billion last year”

Lyft adopts clear policy on service animals

Lyft has followed Uber in making it crystal clear that its drivers need to accommodate riders with service animals. As a driver, you cannot refuse service to someone because they are accompanied by a service animal. Uber made you agree to their service animal policy when you logged into the Driver app. Lyft sent out … Continue reading “Lyft adopts clear policy on service animals”

Why people hate driving for Uber

I decided to drive for Uber today. I went out this afternoon and ended up taking only three trips. The second trip irritated me. Not the trip, but the way Uber handled it. Uber sent me a notification that there was a rider at the Hagerstown Walmart. I accepted the trip and drove to Walmart. … Continue reading “Why people hate driving for Uber”

How driving for Lyft compares to Uber

I had my first experience driving for Lyft yesterday. I’ve tried to drive for the alternative to Uber for a while now, but I’ve never had any requests. I pulled up the app yesterday and in Rider mode – Lyft uses the same app for both rider and driver –  I saw that to get … Continue reading “How driving for Lyft compares to Uber”

Lyft is now in Hagerstown

Lyft, the ridesharing alternative to Uber, is now available in the city of Hagerstown. This means that if you need a ride to Walmart, the Valley Mall, or anywhere else, you can utilize the services of Lyft. Even if you need a ride to Baltimore or Washington DC, you can now take a Lyft to … Continue reading “Lyft is now in Hagerstown”

Fawzi Kamel is a terrible Uber driver

Bloomberg published a video of Fawzi Kamel, an UberBlack driver, arguing with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The argument took place during an Uber trip. The argument was over Uber lowering its fares. Uber has lowered fares riders pay for the UberX service. UberX is a normal four-door sedan and is the most common Uber product. … Continue reading “Fawzi Kamel is a terrible Uber driver”