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”

Uber vs Lyft Passengers: Who do drivers prefer?

We have been noticing a lot of chatter on Pulse about the difference between driving for Uber and Lyft and wondered whether passenger behavior was markedly different. Here’s what we heard:

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Filing taxes for Uber, Lyft, and others in the on-demand economy

SherpaShare was built to help independent contractors maximize their earnings potential by providing them with more accurate analysis, mileage tracking and a real time community network. If you haven’t already, download our App and start tracking 2016 miles now.  Communicate with your local drivers and get ahead of the game. We’ve partnered with Shared Economy CPA to give you the important tax information you need as an independent contractor. 

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Why it’s a big deal that there are more women rideshare drivers than ever before

Uber survey photo

 

The percentage of female rideshare drivers is higher than ever. As 2015 winds down, we’re confident in saying that this has been one of the biggest demographic shifts among drivers in 2015. Now, over 1 out of 5 rideshare drivers is a woman. Compare that to the traditional taxi numbers which has around 2% female drivers (2006 study).

In this article, we look into the numbers and trends and give some perspective on why you should care. Over the last year, we’ve published numbers of female drivers a couple of times, based on the SherpaShare driver pool. We thought it was important to share the latest trends, show the differences between Uber and Lyft, and share why we think this trend is so important.

By the numbers: Women in the rideshare industry

In October 2014, we first looked at our SherpaShare user base to approximate the number of female drivers in the rideshare workforce. The distribution among Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar looked like this: Continue reading “Why it’s a big deal that there are more women rideshare drivers than ever before”

Lyft’s Express Pay is finally live – and we asked drivers if they would use it

Lyft Express Pay Announcement

Yesterday, Lyft announced that one of its latest driver-facing features, Express Pay, is now live in the app. They originally announced this nearly 2 months ago among a series of other big announcements, including Hertz and Shell partnerships, aimed at providing more benefits to drivers. The details on how it actually works are now
out and live on the Lyft Driver App.

How Express Pay works

The concept is quite straightforward. Need money? Now you can get it Continue reading “Lyft’s Express Pay is finally live – and we asked drivers if they would use it”

Report: The top demographic trends of the on-demand workforce

SherpaShare On-Demand Workforce Survey

SherpaShare, the largest independent on-demand worker support app, surveyed the on-demand workforce on demographics, income, and work trends, with nearly 1,000 verified responses.

REPORT SUMMARY
SherpaShare helps tens of thousands of workers manage their independent work and regularly surveys the on-demand workforce. For example, in July we released what rideshare drivers earn per trip in 20 cities across the US. Also, a year ago, our blog looked at how women were represented among on-demand rideshare drivers. This report updates that as part of five major demographic trends covered, across not just gender, but age, work frequency, self-reported income, and services.

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