After Austin, Uber and Lyft face challenges in Chicago

After Austin passed a proposal that would require rideshare drivers in the city to require fingerprint background checks, Uber and Lyft withdrew from the city making good on their threat to leave. With a similar proposal now looking to get passed by Chicago, there is a real danger the same will happen there. Here’s why.  Continue reading “After Austin, Uber and Lyft face challenges in Chicago”

Uber Tips: Have the SherpaShare tip decals helped?

Thousands of our ‘Tips are appreciated’ signs have now hit the road across the US, in response to one of the non-monetary terms of the proposed Uber settlement. Here are our tips on getting more tips, and success stories from some early drivers using our tip signs. Continue reading “Uber Tips: Have the SherpaShare tip decals helped?”

Apple, Uber make advances in self-driving technology: An Update

Recently, we wrote about the advances in autonomous vehicles – a very important and popular piece among independent drivers. Given the interest we wanted to share some really interesting recent updates from Uber, Apple and China. Continue reading “Apple, Uber make advances in self-driving technology: An Update”

A new $27M Lyft driver settlement is reached, doubling driver payouts

A new settlement has been reached in the Lyft driver misclassification case, and Lyft will pay $27 million to drivers under this new agreement. This settlement was renegotiated after the judge in the case rejected the first agreement. Based on this new settlement, drivers will get paid out Continue reading “A new $27M Lyft driver settlement is reached, doubling driver payouts”

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?”

Here’s what’s trending among Uber, Lyft, on-demand workers on SherpaShare Pulse

What would a driver owned company look like? Will what happened in Austin happen in other cities? Meet a newly out-of-work Austin driver. Left behind cell phone question. Pride for a new Lyft jacket. Question about retirement benefits as an Uber or Lyft driver. And more.

We pulled some of the most popular driver conversations from the past 24 hours. For the latest up-to-date threads, check out SherpaShare Pulse or view the blog widget (right column on website).

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What would a driver owned company look like….

Uber Driver Owned Company SherpaShare Thread

Will what happened in Austin happen in other cities?…

Thoughts on Uber Lyft Austin News SherpaShare Thread

Meet a newly out-of-work Austin driver… Continue reading “Here’s what’s trending among Uber, Lyft, on-demand workers on SherpaShare Pulse”

Falcon Zero F360 Dual Dashcam Giveaway

Have you been thinking about getting a Dash Cam for your driving? Waiting because you are not sure it is worth it?  Wait no more! We’re giving away the Falcon Zero Dash Cam, one of the more popular dash cams among Uber and Lyft drivers! It’s a cool $300 value. Here’s how you can enter to win! Continue reading “Falcon Zero F360 Dual Dashcam Giveaway”

Uber Tips: Why the tipping culture will change

Last week we had an exclusive interview with Shannon Liss-Riordan who explained that one of the things she gauged during negotiations with Uber was how reluctant they are to incorporate any aspect of tipping into their system. If you haven’t already, make sure you go and watch the whole interview here! Which brings us to tipping…. Continue reading “Uber Tips: Why the tipping culture will change”

An Uber Tip Sign in Every Car

A major part of the Uber settlement was Uber agreeing to allow drivers to put small signs in their cars to the tune of: “Tips are not included or necessary but are appreciated”.

We want to help every Uber driver in the country have a great looking tip sign. As a SherpaShare member, you can now order a free tip decal from SherpaShare. The pre-order decals are limited. Pre-order here.

If you’re not a SherpaShare member, you’ll first need to create a free account here.