While the SherpaShare App is designed to run in the background and track your driving mileage automatically, that alone is not useful if you don’t know what to do with this mileage afterwords. Here are 5 tips on viewing, labeling, editing, adding, and exporting your mileage.
Pro Tip: Download the free app first on iOS or Android, then read below
How to see your past trips
When you login to your web dashboard, under the Mileage screen you’ll see a list of your tracked mileage. You can scroll or search by date, and tap the map marker icon under Miles. Once you do, you’ll see the full map of that trip.
For our latest post we welcome guest contributor Brett Helling to share his insights on lessons learned while rideshare driving – and what you can learn from them. Brett has been a rideshare driver since early 2014, and blogs about his experiences on the blog he runs, rideshareapps.com
It’s been almost two full years since I signed up to become a rideshare driver. I first signed up with Lyft, then took the plunge and signed up for Uber too. After a few months of driving people around, I thought I knew it all. But towards the end of 2014, the rideshare scene was drastically changing, and I had to adapt to keep up.
2015 brought its fair share of lessons, and I would like to share with you a few things I’ve learned over the past two years. Hopefully some of these suggestions help you avoid rookie mistakes and help you maximize your income too!
In an email to drivers this morning, Sidecar announced that “effective December 31st at midnight, Sidecar will cease rideshare and delivery operations”. The email said that this effective shutdown is “in order to pursue other strategic opportunities”.
A week ago, we shared 8 maps from cross the US that showed just how busy it was on the road this holiday season – and that as an Uber or Lyft driver you’re not alone. The maps were a hit! We decided to share more in our second installment in this visual journey:
For our latest post we welcome guest contributor John Sollars to share his perspective on UberPool. John also runs the blog RideshareDriver.com and we’ll be sure to include upcoming features by him on the SherpaShare Blog.
I’m a full-time driver and a veteran in the driving industry, and recently ran some of the numbers: It turns out that a driver’s compensation for UberPool rides is nearly identical as it is for UberX rides, and can often lead to higher earnings for the driver.
On the surface it might appear that the driver has to work harder for exactly the same amount of money when accepting an UberPool vs. UberX ride. Drivers earn the same mileage rate, the same rate per minute and the same base fare (for the 1st passenger) as they do for an UberX ride.
Shout-out to @ridesharedriver, this weeks Chat User of the Week! @Ridesharedriver has been doing his thing on Chat for a while now in California, by not only asking great questions but telling stories and giving tips.
Drivers are cleared for pickups at Los Angeles International Airport starting today
Yesterday, Lyft announced that it will be cleared for passenger pickups at Los Angeles International Airport starting at 8am today. Here’s what you need to know before you pull up and attempt to pickup the hordes of holiday travelers.
Before you take your first trip, you’ll need an airport placard
To fellow drivers, deliverers, passengers, and packages, what a year it has been! We can’t wait to see you on the road this holiday season and in 2016 – whether we’re next to each other at the light, we pick you up at the airport to take you home or out to dinner, or deliver holiday treats to your door. Thanks for sharing the road this year! Happy holidays & happy New Year! – The SherpaShare family
For our latest post we welcome guest contributor Adam Wagener to share his insights on GAP insurance – and what you should know about it as a rideshare driver. Adam has been a rideshare driver since June 2014 and likes acting, writing music, and drinking an occasional craft beer after a shift!
There are a lot of expenses when you’re a rideshare driver: Gasoline, maintenance, car payments, amenities, just to name a few. And let’s not forget the one you’ll pay the most money for and hopefully use the least — insurance! Sure everyone knows about auto insurance, because you need to have it to drive your car legally, but what about GAP insurance? Do you really need to get this as a driver? Here’s what you need to know before you make a decision.
How GAP insurance works and its secret
Let’s say you picked up a new car. Maybe you trade in an old gas-guzzler to grab a nice, fuel-efficient ride. Chances are, you aren’t able to pay all cash, so you get financing for most or at least some of it. During this process, the sales person should offer you something called GAP insurance, or “Guaranteed Auto Protection.” Continue reading “Should you get GAP insurance as a rideshare driver?”