Cleveland Uber & Lyft Driver Guide

Cleveland Lyft & Uber Driver Guide

As one of Ohio’s largest cities, Cleveland has much to offer those who want to make money as a rideshare driver. Whether you work with Lyft or Uber or drive full-time or part-time, you have the potential to make some serious cash in the Cleveland area if you know how to drive efficiently.

Below is a quick guide for where and when to drive Uber and Lyft in Cleveland. In addition to telling you what you need to know about Cleveland’s busiest areas, we’ll also provide some driving tips and shortcuts to help you better navigate the city during your rideshare shifts.


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When and Where to Drive Lyft & Uber in Cleveland

If you want to maximize your earnings, try to drive during peak hours. Like most major cities, Cleveland’s best times to drive are during the morning and evening commute hours and on the weekends during the hours when people are heading out to enjoy the nightlife. Here are some tips for when to drive Lyft and Uber in Cleveland:

  • Monday through Friday, from 7–10 a.m. and 5–7 p.m.: Take advantage of morning and evening commuter requests as people travel to and from downtown Cleveland.
  • Weekdays, 6 p.m.–4 a.m.: Though there isn’t as much demand during weekday evenings, you can find more ride requests downtown near Progressive Field, University Heights, and West Lakewood.
  • Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. –3 a.m.: This is the weekend rush, when you can take advantage of nightlife traffic in Downtown, Lakeview, University Heights, Cleveland Heights, West Lakewood, and West Park.
  • Sundays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: During this time, there is high demand in the Lakeview, Cleveland Heights, and Ohio City areas.

Also, be sure to check out Lyft’s 2018 Cleveland Lyftie Awards. Places like Punch Bowl Social and Town Hall made the list last year. The Lyftie locations tend to be super busy with Lyft riders.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: What You Need to Know

You don’t have to be an Uber or Lyft driver for very long before you receive a ride request to or from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). If you want your pick-ups and drop-offs to go smoothly, follow the rules of the airport and navigate to the correct areas when dropping off passengers and waiting for ride requests.

When you are on the airport property, keep the Lyft or Uber driver app up until you have exited the airport. Both Uber and Lyft operate on a first-in, first-out basis at the airport. This means that the first driver in the rideshare waiting area of the airport will be the first to receive airport pick-up requests. If you turn the app off, you will lose your place in the queue.

When dropping off passengers at CLE, you can take them to the appropriate departure gate. If you would then like the opportunity to receive a trip request afterward, you’ll need to keep your app up and proceed to the rideshare waiting area, which is located at 20001 Brookpark Road.

Once you are in the rideshare waiting area of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, you will be able to receive ride requests. After you receive a trip request, you can then navigate to the airport terminal. The pickup location will be on your left. (Just follow the signs for “Rideshare Services.”)

Cleveland Uber & Lyft Driving Tips and Shortcuts

If you want to maximize your earnings (and your ratings) while driving Uber and Lyft in Cleveland, it’s important you know how to navigate the city and get around any high traffic areas. Here are just a few helpful shortcuts for avoiding traffic throughout the city:

  • When traveling near University Circle in the afternoon, avoid hitting heavy traffic by taking Chester Avenue heading west, turning left onto East 55th Street, turning right onto Prospect Avenue, and getting on I-90W to I-77S. From there, you can stay on I-77S or take I-490W to avoid Innerbelt traffic.
  • If you hit morning traffic on I-77N, exit I-77 at Fleet Avenue, turn left onto Fleet, right onto Independence Road and left onto Broadway. This will take you all the way to East 14th and East 9th Streets.
  • To avoid the MetroHealth curve and Innerbelt traffic on I-71N, take 480E to 176N to 490W to Broadway.
  • To avoid MetroHealth curve and Innerbelt traffic on I-71S, take I-77S to I-490W to SR 176S to I-480W to I-71S.
  • If you’re on the West Side heading south or east of downtown, take I-90E to 176S to I-480E, staying on 480 to head east or exiting on I77S to head south.
  • When taking passengers from downtown to the western suburbs, you can avoid traffic by staying in the left lane of I-90E, which then becomes I-490E. Exit at Broadway Avenue, turning left. This will get you to East 14th and East 9th Streets.

Now that you know when and where to drive Lyft and Uber in Cleveland, it’s time to start making the most of your rideshare driving shifts. Use the driving tips and shortcuts above when you need them to avoid traffic and provide a smoother pick-up and drop-off experience.

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Superbowl Uber & Lyft Driving

Driving Lyft Or Uber Superbowl Week – Atlanta 2019


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It’s no secret that major sporting events and concerts can make for a lucrative Lyft or Uber shift. When 75,000 people try to leave a concert at the same time, there’s going to be a heavy demand for Lyft and Uber drivers.

While the spike in demand from a regular Braves game often lasts less than an hour, Super Bowl week in Atlanta should provide an overall increase in demand for most of the week before the game.

Atlanta expects more than 1 million people will visit the city in the week and a half before the Super Bowl this year, with about 150,000 guests packing into the city the weekend of the big game.

Driving Super Bowl Week – What To Expect

Overall demand for Lyft and Uber drivers is likely to be as high as it has ever been in the city. Atlanta Deputy Police Chief Scott Kreher had the following suggestion for those attending the SuperBowl in Atlanta

“MARTA, MARTA, MARTA, ride-share or your sneakers,” said Kreher. So, if you drive Uber or Lyft in the Atlanta area, you should expect Super Bowl week to be pretty busy, but the traffic to be worse than usual.

And although the city will be packed and rideshare demand high, it’s important to be aware of some things to maximize your earning potential and avoid some rookie pitfalls.

Here’s a few tips to help you drive Lyft & Uber profitably during Super Bowl week.

Be Aware Of Street Closures

Be sure to check out the Atlanta Super Bowl site road closures page to see the special Super Bowl detours and closures around Mercedes Benz Stadium and Centennial Park. Some closures have already started.

The road closures that will be in effect are listed below.

From January 21st:

  • Baker St. NW will be closed between Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW and Luckie St. NW.
  • Mitchell St. SW will be closed between MLK Jr. Dr. SW (South) to Elliot St SW.
  • Mangum St. will be closed between Markham St to Foundry St.
  • MLK Jr. Dr. SW (South) will be closed between Northside Dr. NW to Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW

From January 23rd

  • Andrew Young International Blvd. NW will be closed between Marietta St. NW and Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW.


Super Bowl LIII – February 3 – Day of Game Closures

From Saturday Evening, February 2 through morning of Monday, February 4

  • Northside Dr. NW will be closed between Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW and MLK Jr. Dr. SW (South)


Where To Drop Off / Pick Up Lyft & Uber Passengers Around The Super Bowl

Starting January 26th, Uber & Lyft drivers should drop off and pick up their passengers on Centennial Olympic Park Drive, in front of the CNN Center.

On February 3 (game day), drivers will also be able to drop off (no pick ups) at the Yellow Lot, North of the stadium,

Super Bowl Rideshare Promotions, Streaks, and Bonuses

Both Uber & Lyft will likely run promotions and bonuses during Superbowl week. Expect a few hourly guarantees, quests and ride streaks in the week leading up to the game.

However, don’t chase the surge or prime time. Both companies will look to have a lot of drivers out on the road in the coming weeks. So, with the exception of right after the game, price surges will likely be high, but short lived.

And surge pricing and prime time aren’t what they used to be anyway. It’s better to concentrate on doing rides safely and efficiently, instead of shooting for multiple unicorn rides (and wasting gas in the process) that you may or may not get.

Pro Tip – Drive Before Super Bowl Weekend

If possible, drive around the stadium and do a few rides before Super Bowl weekend, and certainly before game day itself.

Even though you may be familiar with the city, when a city closes major streets, and reroutes others, it can throw off even veteran drivers.

The Super Bowl is a mega event, and the weekend of the game, the area around Centennial Olympic Park will likely be as busy as it has been since the beginning of the rideshare era.

When you add to that multiple detours, as well as limited rideshare pick up and drop off spots, a little bit of advanced scouting couldn’t hurt.

Knowing how the road closures and detours around MB Stadium and Centennial Park are laid out will make for a smoother driving experience come the weekend. It also may allow you to scout out a few unofficial pick up and drop off spots that you can use on game day. Look for landmarks that passengers will be able to see (restaurants, hotels etc..).

Some veteran rideshare passengers have figured out it’s often easier to get picked up if they walk a few blocks away from a major event zone, say to the various hotels just east of Centennial Park. While you won’t be able to stop around there, the flow of traffic may be slightly better there, than right next to the stadium.


Another Reason To Drive – The Week Before The Super Bowl Will Be Busy

Hundreds of thousands of people are coming to the Atlanta area in the days leading up to the game. There will be parties all over town, and people will be going out in numbers.

Now, this doesn’t mean demand will be off the charts on Thursday, January 31st at 2pm.

What it will mean is elevated overall demand in the Atlanta market in the week before the Super Bowl, and of course the day of the game.

And don’t forget about the Foo Fighters concert at Atlantic Station the evening before the game.

Driving Lyft Or Uber The Day Of The Super Bowl

Except for the parts that specifically reference Atlanta, this advice could apply to driving in most markets on Super Bowl Sunday in 2019.

Expect demand to start rising in the late morning (after 9am). Ride requests will likely come from the all over the city and burbs as people make their way downtown if they’re lucky enough to have a ticket, or more likely, to their friends house to watch the game. Unless you have a dropoff at the Super Bowl village itself, avoid the area as it will be incredibly crowded.

Don’t worry, you’ll probably get rides taking you there anyway. However, getting out of the area once you’re there will be difficult because of the detours and closures.

If possible, you want to stay east of Centennial Olympic Park (Sono or Old Fourth Ward) when you’re waiting for rides near the stadium. It will probably be slightly easier to navigate traffic, but to be clear, the whole downtown area will be very busy.

Find Alternative Drop Off Spots

Traffic will probably start to get worse as it gets closer to game time. If possible, during the week, scout out a couple of alternative drop off locations just outside the Super Bowl complex (a nearby hotel sometimes works).

Then, when you get a ride that drops off at the stadium, tell the passengers the traffic is pretty terrible at the Stadium, and suggest that they might get to the game faster if you dropped them off at one of the locations you scouted out earlier, that’s just a couple blocks away.

Use your best judgment as to whether to use this approach. Some passengers are going to want to be dropped off right in front no matter how long it takes!

Before The Game

Sunday mornings are often great times to drive anyway. There’s less traffic, and fewer Lyft and Uber drivers are on the road because many of them drove late the night before. Superbowl sunday should be no exception, but overall traffic should be slightly higher.

You can also expect to see a below average number of rideshare drivers on the road before 11am.

However, beware of super market runs where the customer asks you to wait. Lines will be pretty long at markets on game day. If you agree to wait, you could be sitting in a parking lot for 25 minutes for a 3 mile roundtrip ride – not profitable.

Through the afternoon leading up to the game, rideshare demand should be steady to above average, with rides taking you all over town. Bars in Buckhead, Piedmont Park, and other popular areas should be busy.

Be sure to check out our Atlanta Lyft & Uber Driver Guide for more hotspots.

During The Game

Once the game starts, expect a lull. While you might get someone switching houses at halftime, this is the time to grab a bite, and maybe watch some of the game.

Consider using somewhere in Sono or Old Fourth Ward as your staging area at this point, and after the game. It will be easier to find a place or two where you can pull over in these areas.

After The Big Game

If you plan on picking up someone from the Stadium after the Super Bowl, be prepared.

It will be incredibly crowded, and you should definitely call your passenger as soon as the request comes in, and confirm their location.

Hopefully, your passengers are at the designated pickup spot in front of the CNN center. If they are, great, go pick them up. If they’re not, try and determine their location, and whether you can pick them up there, or if there’s a better location they should meet you at for a faster ride out of the area.

And don’t forget about the day after the Super Bowl. All of those out of town visitors have to get home. So expect loads of airport runs the Monday after the game.


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Best Mileage & Expense Trackers for Uber, Lyft and Delivery Drivers


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Are you tracking your mileage and expenses? If you’re an Uber, Lyft, or delivery service driver, you should be. The simple task of tracking your mileage and costs is far too often overlooked by self-employed individuals, and as a result, they end up losing quite a bit of money when tax time arrives. Find out exactly why expense and mileage tracking is so valuable as well as which app you should choose.

Why Uber and Postmates Drivers Need To Track Mileage and Expenses

Mileage trackers for Uber and Lyft drivers are an absolute must. For one thing, for every 1,000 work miles you drive, you get a $545 tax deduction.

Also, with the high number of miles the average Uber, Lyft or Doordash driver covers, it’s important to keep track of your vehicle maintenance and repair costs. By tracking your mileage and expenses, you can offset some of these expenses by using them to reduce your tax liability. Since you’re in charge of your own taxes, reducing your liability will come in handy during tax season.

What Lyft and Doordash Drivers Should Look for in a Mileage and Expense Tracking App

The most important quality you need in an app is mileage tracking. While most rideshare companies provide an end-of-year statement, it’s impossible for drivers to ensure its accuracy if they’re not tracking the information themselves. Utilizing your own app will provide the most precise measurements and allow you to access the information whenever you want. If you do end up getting audited at tax time (unlikely, but better to be prepared), you’ll also have thorough documentation to prove your mileage deductions.

As a Lyft, Uber, or delivery driver, it’s also beneficial to track expenses that aren’t necessarily mileage based. Some of the potential deduction opportunities, aside from standard mileage, include:

  • Vehicle payments
  • Registration costs
  • Fuel charges
  • Rideshare insurance
  • Cell phone service
  • Car loan interest

Unless your vehicle is used exclusively for work, you’ll only have the opportunity to deduct a portion of these expenses. However, full-time drivers can expect their deductions to add up quickly.

Certain apps will actually allow you to track both miles and additional expenses all in one place, which makes it much easier for you at tax time. A few even allow you to pull your bank and credit card statements directly into the system so that you can easily differentiate between personal and business expenses. While some individuals will prefer to keep it simple, the most advanced and easiest to use apps top our list.

The 5 Best Mileage and Expense Tracker Apps of 2019

As an independent contractor, your time is valuable. Fortunately, you can avoid perusing the app store to find the perfect mileage tracker because we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are the best trackers on the market.

1. QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks is known for making financial record keeping easier for businesses and individuals alike. While their Self-Employed software option isn’t specifically designed for rideshare or delivery drivers, it’ll suit your needs perfectly. The app’s automatic mileage tracking makes it super easy to accurately monitor your trips. Plus, it allows you to categorize the miles as personal or business.

Aside from mileage, you can also track all your other business expenses within the app. Instead of having to input the information yourself, Quickbooks allows you to sink your bank and credit card accounts so that all earnings and expenditures are automatically located. You can go through each item individually and label it by expense-type or create a rule that trains the program to do it for you.

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On top of all of that, QuickBooks will estimate your quarterly taxes for you so that you stay on top of your payments. When it’s time to file your tax return, the system compiles a report that allows you to easily see what you earned alongside your various business expenses.

Besides how easy Quickbooks self-employed is to use, it also integrates seamlessly with TurboTax (both are made by Intuit). So, if you do your taxes yourself, you can export your records directly to Turbotax. You can also easily important any needed tax information from Turbotax into Quickbooks Self Employed.

After considering functionality and ease of use, and the simple Turbotax integration, it’s easy to see why Quickbooks Self Employed tops our list of mileage and expense tracking apps.

Cost: Typically, Quickbook Self-Employed costs $10 per month on its own or you can purchase it with the TurboTax bundle for $17 per month. Right now, they have a special deal that cuts the standard option in half—$5 per month—for the first three months. You can also score the bundle option for a rate of $12 per month for the first quarter. Click the button below to get 50% off Quickbooks Self-Employed.

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2. Hurdlr

Hurdlr is another application designed specifically for the self-employed. As with QuickBooks, the app allows you to track your mileage as well as your expenses directly through the app. As a mileage tracker for Uber and Lyft drivers, the software is spot on and offers the benefit of automatic tracking so that you don’t have to remember to turn it on for every trip.

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With Hurdlr, you can also sync your accounts to better stay on top of your deductions. However, the tracking app goes the extra mile by allowing you to visually view your earnings before and after your expected taxes. This feature is incredibly valuable for rideshare and delivery drivers because it allows you to evaluate your current financial position and make adjustments as needed.

Cost: One of the best things about Hurdlr is the cost. The basic services are free, which includes unlimited mileage tracking for Uber drivers and the like. It also allows you to export the data for free. The premium package includes more features, like automatic expense and income tracking, which is set at $7.99 per month. You can also save by purchasing a year-long subscription for $60.

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3. Stride Tax

Stride Tax is perfectly designed to track expenses of Lyft and Uber drivers. The app offers both mileage and other expense tracking features, so you keep all of your financial documentation in one place. It also provides a convenient tax summary report to make your taxes go much smoother.

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After an easy setup process, the app will track all your mileage and most expenses automatically. Stride tax can even discover new write offs you may have missed!

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While it doesn’t offer some of the more advanced features of Quickbooks such as seamless Turbotax integration, it offers far more than expected at its price point.

Cost: Of all its fantastic qualities, the most impressive thing about Stride Tax is its cost—it’s completely free. There’s no paid upgrade option, so you get complete access to the entire software from the get-go. However, there is a catch: there are ads.

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4. Everlance

As with QuickBooks and Hurdlr, Everlance can also be used as an expense tracker for Uber, Lyft, and other types of rideshare or delivery services. Its convenient platform allows you to connect your accounts to automatically track expenses. You can even upload and attach physical receipts directly from your phone.

Everlance Expense Tracker


Its automatic tracking also makes it perfectly suited for the rideshare and delivery industries. The feature activates when your vehicle’s moving and automatically tracks your trips. You can also export your mileage and expense reports with ease, either for your personal records or to give to your accountant at the end of the year.

Cost: The basic Everlance package is free, but it limits your mileage tracking to 30 trips per month. So, if you’re a full time driver, you’ll need to opt for the premium package. However, it does allow you to upload an unlimited number of receipts. To activate the unlimited mileage tracker and account syncing features, you’ll need the premium package, which costs $8 per month. If you choose to pay on a yearly basis, you can save money by only spending $60.

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5. MileIQ

MileIQ is designed with simplicity in mind. This Microsoft app focuses solely on mileage tracking, so if you’re already tracking your finances in other software, MileIQ is an excellent option. Its automatic trip tracking makes it incredibly easy to stay on top of your mileage without ever clicking a button.

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As with QuickBooks, you can classify the ride type directly on the screen to ensure you keep personal and business expenses separate. The app also sends drivers a report of their mileage on a weekly basis, but you can also create custom variations to suit your needs. MileIQ also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365.

Cost: MileIQ’s basic option is free, but it’s restricted to 40 trips per month. You can obtain unlimited mileage tracking by choosing their premium policy for $5.99 per month or a yearly rate of $59.99

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Which Mileage and Expense Tracker Is Right for You?

Not all expense and mileage trackers for Uber, Lyft, and delivery drivers are created equal. In fact, some of them aren’t even designed solely for the rideshare community, but that doesn’t mean they don’t do the job exceptionally well.

The two best options we’ve found are Quickbooks Self Employed and Stride Tax. However, to find the best one for your needs, you may find it easiest to try a couple of options until you find one that works just right.

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Rideshare Taxes For Uber, Lyft, & Delivery Drivers – An Accountant’s Guide

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If so, it’s crucial to understand the tax impact of rideshare and delivery driving. This will help you minimize your tax liability. As we approach the April 15, 2019 deadline for the individual income tax returns, it’s important to note all the tax deductions rideshare and delivery drivers can deduct in order to maximize their refund. This is true whether you drove full-time, or just part-time for some extra income.

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Keep Records

As you’re probably aware, as a rideshare driver, you are a self-employed independent contractor. You are not a direct employee of Uber or Lyft. As a self-employed contractor, you will deal with different tax impacts than if you were an employee of a company. Accurate record keeping is very important. It will make it easier to allocate deductible business expenses when it is time to prepare and file your tax return.

Expense Tracking And Tax Deduction Apps For Uber & Lyft Drivers

Here are the best available expense tracking options for rideshare drivers:

Uber Taxes & Lyft Taxes: Self-Employed vs. Employee

It’s important to understand the differences between a company hiring an individual as a self-employed contractor vs. an employee.

Employees typically work for a company for an indefinite period of time and receive benefits from the company. Additionally, employees receive a Form W-2 at the end of the tax year which summarizes all the income and taxes withheld during the year. Self-employment tax, which consists of social security and Medicare tax, also differs between an employee and self-employed individual. As an employee, the employer splits the self-employment tax costs 50/50. As a business owner, or self-employed individual, you will pay both parts of this tax (discussed further in this article).

Self-employed contractors are generally hired for a certain period of time and the relationship can be terminated at any time. Instead of a Form W-2, self-employed rideshare drivers receive a Form 1099 that summarizes the income earned during the year. Typically, rideshare drivers will receive a Form 1099-K or Form 1099-Misc, or both.

Tax Impacts of being self-employed

There are several tax impacts that differ from being an employee vs self-employed. Self-employed contractors are required to:

  • Pay their own taxes (federal, state, social security, Medicare, etc.). This differs to being employed by a company which withholds these tax payments from your paychecks.
  • Pay 100% of social security and Medicare taxes. As an employee, your employer pays 50% of these taxes. If self-employed, you to pay the full portion of these taxes.
  • File a Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, with the Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040. Being self-employed is similar to owning a business. The Schedule C will report all the income and deductible business expenses to calculate how much the income you earn is actually taxable.

Lyft, Doordash, And Uber Tax Deductions

One of the major benefits of being self-employed is that there are a wide variety of expenses that you can deduct from your income. For many of your vehicle expenses, there are two methods that you can choose from when calculating the deduction: the standard mileage rate deduction or the actual expense method.

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Additionally, there any other business expenses that you can deduct from your income, regardless of whether you are using the standard mileage rate deduction, or the actual expense method.

Standard Mileage Rate

The standard mileage rate deduction is the method by which the IRS allows a set deduction amount per mile driven for business. The standard mile deduction rate for 2019 is $0.58 cents per business mile. This means for each business mile driven, you get a $0.58 deduction for tax purposes. Another way to think about it is that for every 1,000 business miles you drive, you get a $580 tax deduction!

The miles that qualify for business tax standard rate deduction include:

  • fare mileage
  • mileage driven between pickups
  • mileage driven to the gas station or store to purchase business supplies

Using this method will disqualify you from deducting any of the expenses mentioned below in the actual expense method section. The standard mileage rate deduction method is often most beneficial for taxpayers since it usually results in a higher tax deduction.

The standard mileage rate deduction is reported on the Schedule C of the Form 1040 in line 44.

Actual expense method

If you do not choose to use the standard mileage method, you can deduct actual expenses of operating your vehicle for your rideshare business. Actual expenses that can be deducted include: depreciation, lease payments, registration and license fees, insurance, gas, oil, repairs and maintenance, tires and any other direct expenses with the vehicle. If the vehicle is used for business and personal reasons, the taxpayer will need to allocate these costs based on the miles driven for business and personal. Proper documentation and record keeping is helpful to get the most accurate deduction.

Other Deductions

Some deductions are available to taxpayers no matter if the actual expense or standard rate mileage method is used. Expenses such as Uber fees, tolls, parking fees, airport fees, roadside assistance fees, and supplies (such as refreshments and water bottles) are tax deductible.

If some or all of your phone bill is business related, you can deduct the amount of the phone plan and any activation fee on Schedule C of the Form 1040. Like all expenses, if the phone is used for business and personal uses, only the percentage allocated for business use can be deducted.

For more detailed information on tax deductions, be sure to check out:

Nondeductible expenses

Unfortunately, parking tickets or other traffic/driving violation tickets are not tax deductible. Since neither Uber or Lyft reimburses the driver for these incidents, you pretty much have to pay (or fight) the ticket, and you cannot take a tax deduction for the cost of the ticket.

Form 1099

A Form 1099 is an information return that is filed with the IRS and also sent to taxpayers who earn different forms of income. Income earned from driving for a rideshare service is reported on a Form 1099 and should be used to complete the individual income tax return.

If you receive a Form 1099-K, Box 1 consists of the gross receipts from all rides for which you were paid in tax year 2017. This box does not include any service fees or other fees that may have been incurred during business driving, which will be reported as deductible expenses.

If you receive a Form 1099-MISC, you have likely earned a driving bonus, referral bonus or some other miscellaneous income that was not earned for driving services. Box 7 of the Form 1099-MISC will typically provide the amount for this income.

If you have not received a Form 1099, perhaps the income you earned was too low to qualify the need to file a Form 1099. You can find most of the income information needed to compete your tax return on the driver profile section of the rideshare service website you are contracted with.

Completing a Schedule C

You are self employed and driving for Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare or delivery service. So, you will likely need to complete Schedule C with your Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040. This schedule is a part of the full individual tax return and will report any income and deductible expenses for your self-employed business.

Part I of Schedule C will summarize all gross receipts. This information will come from the Form 1099 that will be provided from Uber, Lyft or another rideshare service. Since driving Uber or Lyft does not involve product costs, there should not be any cost of goods sold  in this section.

Part II should be completed with all the deductible business expenses explained above. Any expenses that can be split between personal and business should be allocated according to the percentage of business vs personal miles driven in the tax year.

Self-Employment Tax

As an employee of a company, the employer and the employee split the cost of self-employment tax so each pays 50% of the total portion due for each employee. Self-employment tax consists of Social Security and Medicare taxes. You may know them as the FICA Tax (Federal Insurance Contributions Act).

As a rideshare driver, the taxpayer is considered to be self-employed, which required reporting and paying the full FICA Tax due for the year. Drivers who earn less than $400 will not need to file or pay FICA taxes on their earnings.

The 2017 Self-Employment Tax Rates are as follows:

2018 FICA Rate

  • 15.3% on first $128,700 of net income.
  • 2.9% on income greater than $128,700

The 15.3% FICA Tax Rate is calculated as follows:

  • Social Security Tax Rate – 12.4%
  • Medicare Tax Rate – 2.9%

Final Take

If you are new to driving for Uber, Lyft or any other rideshare service, you should understand all the tax implications that come with being self-employed. Many taxpayers may not have filed a Schedule C on their Form 1040 and do not know all the business deductions they are entitled to.

Keeping complete and accurate records will make it a lot simpler to allocate expenses between personal and business. It can save you many hours when it comes time to file your tax return. So, be sure to download a mobile app like Quickbooks Self-Employed or Hurdlr.  These apps can track and provide a report of the mileage that you drove for personal and business use. You can also use Quickbooks or Stride to help allocate certain expenses for business purposes. This will help reduce your taxable income on your Schedule C, which will lower your taxes or increase your tax refund.

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Lyft Driver Promo Code – Current Lyft Promotions 2019


Lyft has exploded in popularity over the past year, adding millions of new passengers and grabbing 40% of the U.S. rideshare market.

Currently, Lyft has over 20 million active riders. However, this means Lyft desperately needs drivers. Use our Lyft driver promo code when you sign up, and you will get a $1000 Lyft driver bonus earnings guarantee.

This Lyft promo ensures you’re guaranteed to earn $1000, if you complete 125 rides in your first 30 days.

Our promo code works in all Lyft markets in the U.S. and Canada.

Sign up to drive with Lyft today using the link below to receive your $1000 earnings guarantee.


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In all cities, Lyft has moved away from cash sign up bonuses and towards earnings guarantees.

Current Lyft driver guarantee amounts range from a few hundred dollars up to $2100. However, the $2100 Lyft bonus guarantee is only available in a few cities (San Francisco), and requires completing over 200 rides.

The below image is of an older $3500 Lyft driver guarantee that is no longer in effect, but illustrates how the bonus works. Basically, Lyft guarantees you’ll make $3500 (gross pay, before Lyft takes their cut) if you do a certain number of rides in your first four weeks. If you do that, but don’t make $3500, Lyft will pay you the difference.

Lyft $3500 Earnings Guarantee


As you can see, the above guarantee required a new Lyft driver to give a lot of rides. This is why we only suggest manually entering a driver referral code if you plan on driving with Lyft full time.

How To Use A Lyft Driver Promo Code

Using a Lyft driver promo code is pretty simple. Just click the button below to start your application with a Lyft promo code.


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Or, you can visit the Lyft Website, and follow the steps below to enter a Lyft driver code manually.

1. Enter your cell phone number on the first screen. Then, click “Apply To Drive”.

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2. Enter your name, email, driving city, and the code – TAKINGLYFT

Enter Lyft Driver Promo Code

Pretty easy either way, right? That’s all you have to do to start your application, and lock in your bonus amount.

The Lyft Application – Next Steps And Required Documents

To finish your Lyft application you’ll need to complete the following steps:

3. Choose to use your own vehicle or rent a vehicle through Lyft.

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4. Fill in your driver information.

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5. Give consent to Lyft to run a background check.

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6. Upload your insurance, license, and other required info.

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Document requirements vary by market. Usually, you need your registration, license, and proof of insurance. But check your specific market requirements here.

After that, you just have to wait for approval.

Basic Lyft Driver Requirements

The Lyft driver requirements are as follows:

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • You must have had a license for at least one year.
  • You must be able to pass a background check.
  • You must have a relatively clean driving record.

If you don’t meet all the requirements above, you may still qualify to drive for Doordash.

Basic Lyft Vehicle Requirements

In most markets, a 2004 or newer model year car will qualify for Lyft. The car must have 4 doors and at least 5 seatbelts.

In certain markets, you’ll need a newer vehicle. Also, if you want to drive Lyft Lux, you’ll need a 2012 or newer qualifying vehicle.

See the Lyft vehicle requirements page for information for you specific market.

How Does The Lyft Driver Bonus Work?

As long as you use a Lyft driver promo code, or use our link when you sign up, you’ll get a Lyft earnings guarantee. However, you must be sure to enter a code when you begin your application.

To be clear, Lyft no longer offers cash bonuses for new drivers, only earnings guarantees.

The cash Lyft sign up bonus, when it did exist, was per ride. Here’s how it worked.

Say you signed up with Lyft in Los Angeles and you got a $800 sign up bonus, for giving 400 rides in your first 60 days.

So, you received a bonus of $2 on each ride you give.

Because the bonus is per ride, if you gave 200 rides in 60 days, you would still get a $400 sign up bonus, on top of your driver earnings.

Even better, you got paid part of your bonus each week. You didn’t have to wait 60 days to get the bonus!

If you gave 40 rides in your first week, you’d get an $80 bonus. That’s was on top of your regular Lyft driver earnings. Unfortunately, those days are gone, and Lyft will currently only guarantee that you will earn a certain amount.

How Much Will My Lyft Bonus Be?

It depends where you are located. Your Lyft sign up bonus is determined by where you’ll be driving.

The highest Lyft driver sign up bonus is currently $0 and the highest Lyft earnings guarantee is $2100. Sign up bonuses are no longer available. In all cities, Lyft has switched to a sign up earnings guarantee.

Beware Of The Fake Lyft Driver Referral Code

There are a number of sites out there promising $4000, or even $5000, cash sign up bonuses. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing.

So, if you see sites promising giant bonuses like that, you can be sure they are fake, or that you won’t get the promised amount.

Has The Lyft Driver Bonus Changed Over The Years?

Yes, when Lyft first started and until about 2017, it used to be a lump sum bonus instead of per ride. It worked like this.

A new Lyft driver would be required to complete a certain number of rides. After the driver completed the rides, they would receive their Lyft bonus. Then, Lyft changed the bonus and the driver received their Lyft bonus a little bit at a time, as they completed each ride, not after completing all the rides.

Once upon a time, there actually was a $5000 Lyft sign up bonus. It was in Los Angeles. The ride requirements were insane, something like 2000 rides in three months.

But, if you were able to complete all the rides, you would get a $5000 bonus, on top of your regular Lyft earnings.

At the beginning of 2019, Lyft completely stopped all bonuses that paid additional cash on top of driver earnings.

How Much Can I Make Driving With Lyft?

It depends. Earnings vary a lot between Lyft markets. However, Lyft drivers in cities with more than 500,000 people tend to earn more. Drivers who have a car that qualifies for Lyft Lux or Lyft XL can earn the most.

However, a driver in a smaller market like Oklahoma City is unlikely to earn as much as a driver in San Francisco, Boston, or Chicago.

When you first start to drive with Lyft, a realistic expectation is around $15 per hour. As you drive more and gain experience, your earnings should go up.

Pretty much every Lyft driver earns more in their second and third weeks driving, than in their first.

Lyft Bonuses And Streaks

If you drive with Lyft, you can also increase your earnings through various bonuses and incentives.

With Lyft streak bonuses and earnings guarantee promotions, drivers can add hundreds to their weekly pay.

What It’s Like To Drive With Lyft

It’s actually pretty routine most of the time. You pick people up, take them where they are going, and you get paid.

You meet some interesting folks and have some good conversations. Also, you learn your way around very well.

You also wind up becoming a better driver. After all, you’re driving more, and practice makes perfect.

Use Your Lyft Driver Referral Code To Earn More

Once you’re approved, you’ll receive your own Lyft driver referral code. Think of this as your own Lyft driver promo code.

You can give your Lyft driver referral code to friends or family. You can also post your code on your social media accounts. Some drivers even have Lyft promo code business cards made.

You can refer new riders and drivers. When they sign up, they can get free Lyft rides or a Lyft driver bonus. And as the referrer, you could get a Lyft driver referral bonus.

The Lyft Driver Promo: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use two Lyft driver promo codes?

Nope, you can only use one code. Also, you can give no more than one ride to the same person for the bonus requirements.

Do you make more money driving for Uber or Lyft?

Nationally, Lyft drivers earn about $2 more per hour than Uber drivers. But earnings vary from market to market.

Can you drive Lyft with a friend or family member in the car?

No, you will definitely be deactivated.

How long does it take to get approved by Lyft?

It can take from one day to several weeks. Most people are approved to Drive With Lyft in 5-10 days.

What day of the week does Lyft pay its drivers?

Lyft sends payments out every Tuesday. At most banks, the money is in the account by Wednesday.

Can I be paid instantly on Lyft?

Yes, Lyft has instant pay. You can cash out your earnings at any time during the week. After cashing out, the money usually arrives in your bank account in a few minutes.

Final Word: Get Your Lyft Driver Bonus Today

If you’re looking for flexible work that let’s you be your own boss, get started driving with Lyft today!


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Some Features Of The Uber Rider App Explained

Though Uber started as a simple app that allowed individuals to hail a ride close to their locations, it has now expanded, offering a number of valuable features to rideshare riders. From sharing your location with others to splitting the fare with your friends, there are a variety of options that help you get more out of your Uber ride.

Top Features Of The Uber Rider App

Below, we’ve put together a quick guide to every feature in the Uber Rider app. We’ll explain what it is, why it’s valuable, and how to use it.

Uber Share Status

Share Status allows you to share your ride status with up to five friends, family members, or co-workers so they know exactly when to expect you. This gives those who are waiting peace of mind as they can follow along with your journey in real-time.

This feature also helps some riders feel safer because their friends or family know where they are. Though ridesharing is a quick and easy way to get from Point A to Point B, some riders may be apprehensive about riding along with a stranger. With Share Status, that’s no longer a worry.

How to Use Share Status

Share Status is easy to use. Here’s all you need to do to share your location with others:

  • Request a ride like you normally would. Once you’ve requested it, swipe up on your app screen and tap “Send Status.”
  • Choose up to five people from your contact list that you’d like to share your status with.
  • The people you’ve chosen will receive a text that contains a link with your trip details. When they open the link, they’ll see your driver’s name and vehicle information as well as your real-time map location.
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Uber Saved Places

Do you often find yourself taking an Uber to the same location time and time again? Whether it’s your office, a friend’s house, or your favorite restaurant or bar, if you often take an Uber ride to the same location, the Saved Places feature can help you get there faster and easier.

When you save a location you frequent to the Uber app, you can call an Uber to take you to this location in just two clicks. By saving important addresses in your Uber app, you won’t need to remember the name or address of a place. You simply pull up the app and click on the destination to start getting there quickly and efficiently.

How to Use Saved Places

Here’s how you can save your favorite places to the Uber app:

  • Open the Uber app, then tap “Where to?”
  • Then, tap on the “Saved Places” option underneath the search bar.
  • Click “Add Saved Place” and enter the address of the location you frequent.
  • You can then add a name for this saved location such as “Sarah’s home” or “Work.”
  • Hit the black “Save Place” button, and the location has been saved to your Saved Places.

When you’re ready to ride, you can access these Saved Places by opening up the Uber app, tapping “Where to,” and then tapping on the “Saved Places” button. You’ll see a list of all the places you’ve saved. Simply click on the right place to call your Uber.

Split Fare

It’s not uncommon for Uber riders to share a ride with friends or family. Whether you’re going out for a night on the town or just riding to work with a co-worker, it can be challenging to calculate all the IOUs and exchange cash back and forth. Uber’s Split Fare feature makes these difficulties a thing of the past as you can easily divide the cost of the ride with your friends directly in the app, making your ride experience easy and stress-free.

Once you’ve invited other riders to split the fare, the price of the ride will be divided equally among each rider. Each rider will incur a split fare fee of 25 cents. This will show up on the receipt for each rider. If the other riders don’t accept the invitation or don’t have a valid payment method, then the person who requested the ride will be charged for the entire ride.

How to Use Split Fare In The Uber App

To use the Split Fare feature:

  • Start by requesting a ride as you normally would.
  • Once you’ve requested the ride, you can swipe up from the bottom of your app, select the payment method, and then tap on “Split Fare.”
  • Then, simply enter the names and phone number of the other riders and everyone you add will receive a notification request to accept the Split Fare invitation.

Scheduled Rides

Sometimes you know ahead of time that you’re going to need a ride. Whether it’s an important meeting or early morning flight, you can now request a pickup for these occasions ahead of time with the Scheduled Rides feature in Uber. This feature allows you to schedule a ride up to 30 days in advance for events in your calendar.

To lock in your price ahead of your trip, all you need to do is schedule at least 60 minutes before you need a ride. This allows you to know ahead of time how the ride impacts your budget. You can schedule a ride up to 30 minutes in advance to ensure an on-time pickup, or Uber will give you a $10 credit.

How to Use Scheduled Rides

Scheduling a ride is easy with this Uber feature. Follow these instructions to get your ride scheduled:

  • Open up the Uber app and tap on the car and clock icon.
  • Set the date, time, location, destination, and ride type. Then you’ll get a fare estimate.
  • Confirm the details of your scheduled ride and tap on “Schedule.”

You can edit or cancel your scheduled pick-up at any time before your ride. However, if you cancel a scheduled ride, it is subject to the same cancellation policy as on demand rides. Though this feature is available in most cities, it is not currently available to schedule a ride from the airport due to variables like flight delays and the time it takes to deboard and retrieve luggage.

Multiple Destinations

The Multiple Destinations feature allows you to add stops along the way to your destination. This is a great feature for those who want to drop off or pick up friends on their way to their destination. With Multiple Destinations, you can add up to two extra stops along your route. And you are still able to add, change, or remove a stop if plans change while you’re on your way.

Multiple Destinations is convenient as it allows for flexibility in your travel plans. Whether you need a last minute pick-up or you know ahead of time that you want to swing by and pick up a friend on your way out, this feature makes it possible. And there’s no need to tell your driver, as you can make these changes in real-time right on the app. You can even use the Split Fare tool to divide the fare with your friends.

How to Set Multiple Destinations In The Uber App

Here is how to use the Multiple Destinations Feature:

  • Open the Uber app to request a ride like you normally would.
  • Click on “Where To?” to add your destination.
  • You can then tap on the “+” button to the right of the destination box. This allows you to add stops to your route. You can add these before or during your ride.


Fare Estimate

Knowing up front how much it costs to get to your destination makes your ride experience simpler, allowing you to have greater control over your budget.

With Uber’s fare estimate, there are no surprises once you arrive at your destination. You know how much the ride will be before you request it.

Uber takes into consideration a number of different factors that impact the fare when calculating the upfront cost. The app uses past data as well as real-time information like traffic, tolls, and surges to estimate the cost before your ride begins. This cost is unlikely to change unless the rider adds extra stops, changes the destination during the trip, or there are unanticipated delays or route changes above a certain time or distance threshold.

How to Use Uber Fare Estimate

Your fare estimate will be automatically calculated when you input your destination into the Uber app. You will be able to see the fare estimate for each Uber service — UberPool, UberX, UberXL, Select, and Lux. Then you can choose the ride that best fits your needs and your budget.

Request for a Guest

Sometimes a rider may want to request an Uber for a friend or family member, either to take them back home or pick them up. With the Request for a Guest feature, friends and family don’t need to have the Uber app to get a ride. Uber users can easily request rides for other adults.

This is a great option for those who may not have the time to pick up a relative from the airport. Whether your friend or family member doesn’t have a smartphone, doesn’t use the Uber app, or you simply want to treat them to a ride somewhere, you can quickly and easily make sure that they make it to their destination safely using this feature.

How to Use Uber Request for a Guest

Using this feature is simple. Here is how:

  • When you open the Uber app, tap on “Where to?”
  • Above the address box, you’ll see a scroll-down option that allows you to choose the rider.
  • After you’ve requested the ride, the person you requested it for will receive a text message from Uber with important trip details. They’ll get information on the driver’s ETA, type of car, and contact information so that they can easily coordinate with the driver themselves.
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Calendar Sync

Yet another way Uber makes it easy for riders to conveniently get from Point A to Point B is through Calendar Sync. By syncing your calendar to the Uber app, you can easily request rides when you need them to ensure you’ll make your meetings and appointments on time, every time. When you sync your calendar, your events will appear as shortcuts on the main app screen.

This feature makes it easier to get to where you need to go. Instead of scrambling to find addresses for conferences, meetings, or other events, you simply pull them up directly from your calendar in the Uber app. Riders who use this feature can rest assured their calendars will never be shared with anyone else.

How to Sync Uber With Your Calendar

Here’s how to sync your calendar in the Uber app:

  • When you open the Uber app, tap “Settings” from the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner. (It appears as 3 horizontal lines.)
  • Then, select “Calendar Shortcuts” and tap the slider to connect the calendar from your smartphone to the Uber app.
  • Once you’ve enabled this feature, you will see any upcoming calendar events as destination shortcuts in the Uber app.


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Driving Uber Or Lyft On New Year’s Eve – Driver Pro Tips

Driving for Uber or Lyft on New Year’s Eve 2018 should result in good, but not spectacular money.

In most markets, if you start in the early evening and drive until a few hours after midnight, you’ll probably make more money than you would on a busy weekend night in your market.

Driving Lyft Or Uber On New Year’s Eve Is Not What It Used To Be

However, the days when all of us could go out on New Year’s and make $700 – $1000 are over.

In fact, the last New Year’s Eve when drivers really cleaned up was in 2014.

That year, a lot of Lyft and UberX drivers cleared well over $500 in a few hours, and many of those who started earlier topped $1000.

On the other hand, New Year’s Eve 2015 was a disaster for drivers in most Uber and Lyft markets. Both companies hyped the evening too heavily. In 2014, both companies surged like crazy on New Year’s and a lot of people complained.

In order to avoid that, Lyft and Uber wanted to have as many drivers on the road as possible for New Years 2015. Unfortunately, it worked. On New Year’s Eve 2015, it seemed like every single Lyft and Uber driver in the world was on the road, and very few drivers made a lot of money.

The next year, both companies learned from their 2015 mistake. In 2016, Lyft and Uber hyped New Year’s, but not as much as the year before.

As a result, most drivers did well, but those that were expecting to make $500 in the hours after midnight were pretty disappointed.

Uber And Lyft Passengers Got Smarter In 2016

In 2016, customers became more patient and waited until the post midnight Surge and Prime Time rush to die down.

Even so, in a lot of the larger markets, many experienced drivers who drove a full shift (8 hour or more) cleared over $500.

In 2017 though, it became clear that making $500 on New Year’s Eve driving Lyft or Uber was not going to happen except in the busiest and most expensive markets. Even then, it was only really possible if you started in the early evening and drove for 8 – 10 hours.

However, as always, drivers who were driving an XL, Black, or Lux vehicle earned more. On New Year’s, people like to live it up, and that often means opting for the fancier ride.

People also go out in large groups on New Year’s Eve, so it’s usually a pretty good night if you drive an Uber or Lyft XL vehicle.

What To Expect Driving For Lyft Or Uber On New Year’s Eve 2018

If you Drive With Lyft and Uber on New Year’s Eve 2018, expect it to be similar to 2017.

In most markets, if you drive a full shift starting in the afternoon around 4pm, you should be able to make in the $250 – $500 range, depending on how late, and where you drive.

Business should be relatively steady, and both Lyft and Uber are offering guarantees and incentives in a number of markets.

However, Keep In Mind New Year’s Eve Has Lulls

Don’t expect it to be too busy between 10pm and 12:30am. Between 8pm and 10, most people are where they want to be at midnight or on their way there. If they’re not, they’ll be close to where they want to be, so expect a lot of quick, short rides.

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If you’re going to drive Uber or Lyft on New Year’s Eve this year, here’s a few tips to help you have a profitable, and relatively stress free evening.

Drive Prepared – What To Have In Your Car

On New Year’s Eve, people will be drunk (especially later in the evening), so be sure to keep the following items in your car:

  • paper towels
  • plastic bags or CareBags
  • Clorox wipes

Now, in all likelihood, you won’t need the items above. However, if by chance someone gets sick (and you’re not able to pull over in time), you’ll want something for them to get sick in.

Normally, I don’t keep CareBags in plain view of riders, but on New Year’s around 9pm, I stick them in the pockets behind the front seats. That way, the riders know that if they’re feeling sick, they can grab the vomit bag sitting right in front of them.

In general, your passengers will be in a pretty festive mood. However, later in the evening, you may run into some passengers who aren’t having a great New Year’s. So, if you want to be realistic, expect a little bit of drama, and maybe an occasional crying passenger later in the evening.

People generally have a really good time, or a really bad time on New Year’s, and you’ll probably run into examples of both. However, the payoff for the drama from people who are having a crappy new year is that you’ll be making good money.

What To Expect Driving For Uber Or Lyft – New Year’s Eve Daytime

I’ve driven during the day on New Year’s Eve multiple times, and it’s generally pretty steady, but nowhere near as busy as the evening. Although I have even done a couple of airport runs on December 31st, you should expect a lot of short trips mostly.

People will be headed to the grocery store, or to their friends, but that’s about it. It’s not a big shopping day, and not a big commuter day. However, traffic will be very light, so it’s easy to get a lot of rides done in a quick and efficient manner.

What To Expect Driving For Uber Or Lyft – New Year’s Eve Late Afternoon And Early Evening (4PM – 10PM)

Starting around 4pm, it should start getting increasingly busy. At this point, it will be like any other weekend evening, although many people will be dressed a lot nicer. Earlier in the evening, you’ll be taking people to friends places for New Year’s Eve pregame. Starting around 5:30pm, you’ll be dropping people off at restaurants and hotels mostly. Business should be brisk until around 10PM. At that point, things will likely slow to a crawl. This is when you take your break. Get a coffee, go to the bathroom, eat a quick bite, and relax for a little bit.

NYE Drama Generally Starts After Midnight

Be prepared for at least one passenger who didn’t have a good New Year’s. In general, these passengers will just be looking for a sympathetic ear, and won’t be very troublesome.

What To Expect – New Year’s – After Midnight

About twenty to thirty minutes after midnight, you should start getting requests. Some drivers actually go offline at midnight, and come back online around 12:15am – 12:30am.

Surge and Prime Time guarantees will likely be in effect at this time. Expect to be busy until about 3:00 – 4:00am in most markets.

Of course, you will very likely have some intoxicated passengers. However, it’s usually not an issue. If a passenger gets sick, take many pictures, submit it for a cleaning fee, and decide whether to call it a night, or get back on the road.

Should You Drive Uber Or Lyft On New Year’s Eve?

It’s your choice. If you do, you’ll make money. However, don’t go out thinking you’re going to be able to pay a month’s rent in one night. Sure, it could happen, but it’s not likely. That being said, your earnings should be higher than a regular weekend evening. And who knows, you may actually have fun and meet some nice people.

One Final Tip

While you should always drive defensively, it’s even more important on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, there are many idiots in our world, and some of them are going to drink and drive on New Year’s Eve. So, always be aware of your surroundings, and constantly scan the road ahead, and check your mirrors.

Drive with a little extra caution, and you should be fine.

If you plan on driving for Lyft or Uber this New Year’s Eve, hopefully this guide helps you a bit.

Best of luck out there and have a very Happy New Year and a wonderful 2019.

Stay safe and drive profitably!