Category: Pro Tip

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Long Pickups

I always make sure to use a middle finger to deny Lyft requests like this one. Lyft doesn’t pay extra for long pickups, so nope Dominick, I won’t…

Hugging Goodbye

If you see someone hugging a long goodbye as you approach the pickup spot, park a few yards away, don’t pull up close. …There’s a very good chance…

Sticky Surge: A Perfect Experiment

Picked up a neighbor from his home, dropped off at a grocery store nearby. He wanted to add a stop to make it a roundtrip, but I told…

Disrespectful pax at pickup, proper response

Pax: What the fuck you think you’re doing, making me walk 50 feet to your car?! You: Oh, I’m so glad you said that!… Pax: (blank stare, system…

Germaphobic LPT for the flu season

If you want to minimize your risk of catching a bug from your pax, turn on the fan in your car’s HVAC system (AC & heat to taste),…

Insurance: Shop Around!

After a few close calls I’ve decided to upgrade my insurance policy. I wanted everything – TNC endorsement, medical, collateral, collision, kitchen sink, you name it. First step:…

Why You Shouldn’t Pick Up Low Rated Pax After Dark

Perfect case in point. Yesterday was a very slow day, so I picked up the same 4.72 twice – once during the day, once later at night. The…

Staging In Undesirable Locations

If undesirable pickup locations in your area are far apart, your best bet at avoiding such pickups would be using these locations for staging… then denying all 1-minute…

Instant Voicemail

One of my recent encounters was a last straw. I don’t want pax to call me; if I need additional directions, I’d call or text them myself. Yet…

ULPT: Someone’s tailgating you at night with high beams on?

Sometimes they seem to be immune to the windshield washer trick, or there’s not enough speed for it to work… If that’s the case, take out that 18,000,000…

How To Kick Your Passengers Out

Preface: This might be my most controversial Reddit post ever. For a few months (!) I’ve watched its karma rise as high as 200+ (an incredible number for…