Rideshare Insurance 101: Is your coverage enough?

Recently SherpaShare asked its readers about their insurance coverage and discovered that a vast majority of people were, in fact, not covered adequately for incidents that occurred as the result of ridesharing.  Continue reading “Rideshare Insurance 101: Is your coverage enough?”

Quick Poll: 80% say that, all things equal, they’d prefer to drive for Lyft

We love polling our community of independent workers and drivers to get the pulse of driver public opinion and how it’s changing. For example, last week we published our multi-week survey (in the thousands of respondents) that showed drivers want diverse options and flexibility.

Storylines for the on-demand worker or rideshare driver can often be dominated by the very vocal minority and often don’t reflect a true picture of reality. Our community of tens of thousands of drivers represent the full spectrum of on-demand work!

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Survey: Drivers want diverse income sources and flexibility

Almost 1500 drivers responded to a SherpaShare users survey in December of last year about some of the reasons they drove for rideshare companies and how they split their time. Here are two of the key takeaways from the survey.  Continue reading “Survey: Drivers want diverse income sources and flexibility”

Do you have adequate rideshare insurance?

SherpaShare and NerdWallet teamed up to survey Uber and Lyft drivers across the country on insurance. In the survey, conducted by SherpaShare (here, on the blog and within the Pulse app), 1,022 responded from the SherpaShare community. SherpaShare and NerdWallet wanted to determine whether drivers were adequately insured and the reasons for doing or not doing so. Here are the results!

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What do NYC contractors really think about the Uber/Lyft price wars?

Uber and Lyft have both recently announced  15% decreases in New York City and cuts in other parts of the country as well. The justification used by Uber was fairly simple. A decrease in wait time increases revenue more than the loss incurred by dropping prices. We dove into New York City in a bit more detail to find out what NYC contractors really think about the price wars. Continue reading “What do NYC contractors really think about the Uber/Lyft price wars?”

Uber trips are becoming longer and faster, but are they more profitable?

The following report and analysis was done by SherpaShare in collaboration with Simon from the Rideshare Dashboard. SherpaShare looked at Uber markets across the US and selected 10 of the largest Uber markets in the US for further analysis.

The length and speed of Uber trips are increasing

Uber Trip Distance Change 2015 via SherpaShare

The US average Uber trip distance has increased by 12%

We noticed this trend in certain markets but this was the first time we dove into the data in greater detail. In the 10 cities analyzed, the average trip distance increased by 13%, while the national average trip distance increased by 12%. Continue reading “Uber trips are becoming longer and faster, but are they more profitable?”

What Happened After Uber Cut Fares in 48 Cites in 2015?

To dive a bit deeper into the recent Uber fare cuts, Simon from the Rideshare Dashboard took a look back at the January 2015 cuts in 48 cities to give some context on what drivers might be able to expect from this latest round of fare cuts.

What Happened After Uber Cut Fares in 48 Cities in 2015?

So hopefully many drivers already know about the fare cut in 80 cities two days ago and many are asking if these fare cuts are permanent. That is a hard question to answer.

It is both yes and and no. Uber did eventually raised up the fares in most cities, but they did not restore the pricing in many of those cities.

I have been tracking rates every week, and here is a summary of price increases of the original 48 cities that had a fare cut:

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More Uber and Lyft driver heatmaps from across the US

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:

Chicago has been one of the busiest rideshare cities outside of the coasts since Uber and Lyft launched there, and has had a few recent pro-rideshare developments: Continue reading “More Uber and Lyft driver heatmaps from across the US”

These 8 maps prove that you’re not alone on the road this holiday season

 

It’s the holidays! It’s a busy time of year for many, but it can be a particularly tough time of year for drivers. In part because you’ve got end of year financial goals, and also because, if you’re out driving, you may be missing your family and friends.

We’re starting to see drivers comment about “holiday blues” on the road. When you find yourself taking people to and from holiday parties, you might be thinking that you too would like some of that time with family and friends.

We wanted you to know: You’re not alone on the road! If you are driving over the next few weeks, don’t worry, there will be tens of thousands of other folks like you providing safe rides home for hundreds of thousands of people across the country. And we put together these maps to prove it to you.

Warning: This is a visual journey; don’t look for hard-hitting driver insights in this piece! Continue reading “These 8 maps prove that you’re not alone on the road this holiday season”

Maybe you’ve seen some of our reports and surveys? Here’s where they are all hiding…

SherpaShare Surveys and Data

We’ve released a lot of survey data and reports to help shed insight into trends – at both the national and local level – for the on-demand world.

We’ve looked at how much drivers make per trip (our most popular report by far), how much Uber drivers earn, what the major rideshare trends were in 2014, how rideshare drivers feel about being an independent contractor, and more. Now all of those reports are listed here, all in one place.
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