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 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”

Special Pulse Event with Shannon Liss-Riordan

Join an exclusive “Ask Me Anything” with Shannon Liss-Riordan, “the lawyer suing Uber”.

This is a pre-announcement for an exclusive online conversation with Shannon Liss-Riordan on April 7th at 12pm PST / 3pm EST, on our Pulse App.

***We highly encourage you to join the event group now as space will be limited and we expect very high demand. You can find the group “LIVE Q&A with Shannon Liss-Riordan” under New groups in the Discover section of the Pulse app. The app and event are free, reserve your spot now.***

More details about the event will follow soon!

Download the SherpaShare Pulse App and join the Group “LIVE Q&A with Shannon Liss-Riordan”

Lyft Introduces Carpooling Option

For a long time Lyft has said they were on the path to going back to their roots of true ridesharing – people matching up on trips that are already taking place. Today, they announced their new carpooling option – it goes live in the Bay Area first. 

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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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Annoying passenger requests and how to deal with them

One of the most commonly asked questions on Pulse is, what happens when I have to wait between, during, or after a job? There is no correct answer and the situation varies greatly from circumstance to circumstance. This is not like filing your taxes – where there is more granularity. SherpaShare takes a look at the pros and cons that can arise from these situations. 

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How autonomous vehicles will change ridesharing forever

We welcome Brett as a guest contributor for this article. Brett has been a rideshare driver since early 2014, and blogs about his experiences on his blog, rideshareapps.com. Brett is a regular contributor on SherpaShareBlog.com. 

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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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The New SherpaShare Blog


Welcome to the New Sherpashare Blog – we’re thrilled you’re here!  As our community has grown, we’ve had lots of requests from independent workers like yourself to provide even more information to help you thrive as a flexible worker. You’ve found the place.

This is the official blog of SherpaShare. Think of it as your companion to our apps and website – any news, information, or in-depth perspective you need Continue reading “The New SherpaShare Blog”