New über stickers

In the mail yesterday, I received two new über stickers for my car. I noticed what looked like an RFID tag in the stickers, so I did some research. Apparently the new RFID chips are a secondary method of tracking where an über driver is, especially if they have to drive on roads or bridges that require tolls (all of which are charged to the passenger). If anything, the RFID stickers, that are now removable, provide another layer of security for both the driver and the passenger.

I don’t mind being tracked, in fact, I prefer it. Plus, it keeps both passengers and other über drivers honest.

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There are Real über Pirates!

I was actually checking to see how this site is doing online and found, while searching on Google, that there are actual folks who rip off über drivers.

According to the online Urban Dictionary, “A passenger who steals or pirates services of an Uber or Lyft Driver by placing their destination close to original start point and then asks for the driver to drive them to different stops along the way,taking up time that wasn’t paid for.”

Another version of the über pirate is the driver who leaves the app to make money driving without über’s knowledge.
Check out this story: I Was an Uber Pirate

Who knew?. . . .now YOU do!

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Extra Buck for Electric?

Uber drivers who use electric vehicles may be getting a raise under a new pilot project. The company launched a broad effort on Tuesday to get drivers to ditch their dirty, fossil fuel-burning vehicles in favor of cleaner, electric-powered ones — in part by offering them more money to make the switch.

Extra Buck for Electric?

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Been a While

I haven’t gotten out to über at all of late. . . just a lot of stuff going on outside of über, making it difficult to get out!

Although this afternoon looks like I may finally get out and make some cash.

See you on the road!

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Skunked!

Not every day is a good day to über.” — translated from the original Klingon

I spent a few hours in Newark yesterday around lunchtime and did not get one über-call. Besides not having a lot of the undergrads around, the only other activity was massive planning for UofD graduation ceremonies and new construction all over town. Newark will probably be an über dead zone ’til September, when the kids are back and the construction’s done.

I may have to head up 13 and into Wilmington proper to get fares.

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NYC? Really?

So here we go.

Picked up a lady at Grotto’s Pizza on Main Street in Newark, DE and literally drove her around the block to her house. . . a whopping $3 fare.

Then I’m summoned up to Christiana Towers for another young college lady, with bags packed, apparently heading home for the summer. I really didn’t pay attention to where I was taking her until my GPS told me to get on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. . . then I checked my final destination. . . . The Bronx in NYC!!!!

Yup, it was my first $250 fare, which more than covered my time and gas.

On my way home, I figured it out that taking an über to NYC was cheaper than flying. She would have had to take a $100 über to Philly Intl’, then a $150 flight, then probably a $50 cab ride home.

Smart lady and good for my wallet!

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Big Photo Work = No über!

I’ve been over-worked scanning and fixing folks’ old photos and getting to them as fast as possible. It’ll probably be this way for a few more weeks.

Have old, fading photos that you need digitized before the next flood, fire, or natural disaster? Save your family’s history!

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