Lyft changes driver pay rates for Western Maryland

Lyft announced last week that they are adjusting the Western Maryland driver pay rates. They were increasing the per minute amount by 65 percent and decreasing the per mile amount by 16 percent. Without even doing the math, I approved of these new driver pay rates. I’ve always believed the per minute amount was far … Continue reading “Lyft changes driver pay rates for Western Maryland”

What to do when a Lyft passenger does not have a car seat for their child

If you drive for Lyft, I’m sure you’ve found yourself in the following situation: you arrive at the passenger’s location only to find out they have a small child, but they don’t have a car seat. Lyft requires passengers with small children to have a proper car seat. From Lyft’s Help Center, under Children (17 and younger): … Continue reading “What to do when a Lyft passenger does not have a car seat for their child”

New York City to cap the number of Uber and Lyft drivers

New York City has become the first major municipality in the United States to put a cap on the number of ridesharing drivers allowed to exist within its city. From CBS News: New York City is hitting the brakes on fast-expanding ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a proposal to freeze … Continue reading “New York City to cap the number of Uber and Lyft drivers”

Worst day of rideshare driving ever

I don’t know why, but yesterday was the worst day I’ve ever had as a part-time Uber and Lyft driver. It was like somebody came to Hagerstown and gave everyone who didn’t have a car a free one if they agreed to delete the Uber and Lyft app from their phone. I had a total … Continue reading “Worst day of rideshare driving ever”

Thinking of driving for Lyft? Something to first consider

One of the things to consider before driving for Lyft is they have no problem asking you to take trips guaranteed to make you lose money. Case in point, the trip they sent me on the other day. Lyft sent me 21 miles away to pick up a rider who wanted a ride from his … Continue reading “Thinking of driving for Lyft? Something to first consider”