Maintaining great ratings isn’t hard to do, and most drivers don’t seem to experience much trouble staying active. Despite this, drivers do get deactivated by transportation network companies (TNCs) for falling below the required standards (i.e., having a rating below 4.6 for Lyft, and 4.5 for Uber). This post isn’t geared to getting out of a falling rating rut. Instead, I’m focusing on why the nice rideshare driver may have more of an advantage than their grumpy, cold, and/or aloof counterparts. Let’s dig in! Read more
Driver-partners are currently recognized as Independent Contractors (IC). This doesn’t provide a lot of job security for individuals that rely on ridesharing income.
So, how does a rideshare driver ensure their job security is rated as an A or even A+? There are several things drivers can do to decrease the probability of becoming deactivated, and thus enhancing their job security. Some of these things include adding external devices to your car (e.g., a dash-cam), and others include boosting your driver rating(s).
Traditionally, cab drivers have been considered unfriendly. With the advent of the “gig economy” in recent years, individuals from all walks of life have filled the role of cabbies. Except rideshare drivers only can keep using Uber and Lyft if they avoid bad ratings. Most drivers treat this gig like a business, which means putting yourself first. But how will that affect your driver rating? And why do riders give out bad ratings to drivers so capriciously?
Hi. I’m adding an *new* update to this post because some of the information has changed, and isn’t technically accurate anymore. For example, my rating is at an all-time low (4.57) and my account was even flagged because of it. So much for being a driving ace!
The first step in determining what your biggest weakness is, in terms of being a professional driver, is to take a good look in the mirror. Dress professionally, as if you were going to a meeting with someone for a business casual lunch. Read more