Category Archives: Rideshare Driver Information

Driving for Uber & Lyft is a wonderful opportunity for people that need and easy way to earn an income. Both platforms provide training but it is easy to forget what they taught you during the short orientation and some of the necessary knowledge is never covered. This usually happens because the information is either too specific, there is not enough time to cover it, or both. You can find some of the useful information for rideshare drivers on Lyft’s and Uber’s websites or specialty forums, but you might have to piece it together and figure out what is the safe and legal course of action in a very short time.

Driver Income aims to cover these ridesharing knowledge gaps and keep you informed with the latest developments in the world of driving for a living.

Rideshare Etiquette 5/5 (1)

Ridesharing Etiquette

I’ve had an unpleasant passenger today. Lyft riders are usually friendlier and more chatty than people using other rideshare platforms. Maybe it’s got something to do with the way that they marketed their ridesharing app (if that is the case, bravo), maybe not. This morning’s first ride was a middle-aged man, with a habit ordering […]

Chicago TNP Airport Rules No ratings yet.

Chicago TNP Airport Lot

If you work as an Uber or Lyft driver, you’ll get an airport run probably sooner rather than later. It really helps if you can get yourself familiarized with the O’Hare and Midway rules, TNP drop off & pick up locations and their staging lots for TNP drivers. You may get a sizeable fine for […]

Chicago TNP Ridesharing Hours Of Service 4.33/5 (3)

chicago tnp hours of service

Last week (beginning of October 2017), the Uber app was sending out notifications trying to educate its drivers about the Chicago TNP (Transportation Network Providers) hours of service requirements. According to the rules published by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (a department that notably also does licensing for the taxi, limousine drivers, […]

Ridesharing Part Time Jobs For Extra Income No ratings yet.

Ridesharing Part Time

Since I started my own web presence management company last year, things have been a little bit rocky. Income is definitely not a constant, there a plenty of expenses (think software, courses, etc) and it takes a bit until I build a reputation and start getting some bigger clients. For that reason, I have been […]

How Ridesharing Works 5/5 (1)

how ridesharing apps work

I find that the simple way to explain how ridesharing works is the best. Each rider has a ridesharing app installed (such as Uber or Lyft) that they can use to request a ride. Once they request a ride, the riders are offered one of the nearby, on-duty drivers, along with his/her rating by other […]