There are several drive share companies operating today and most of them seem to be very popular but some still offer promotions in order to entice still more customers. For example LYFT is one of these drive share companies and they offer lyft coupons that can provide a new user with a reduced rate first ride or even a free first ride. Why they offer reductions on that first ride is because they are confident that once you have tried them once, you will be so pleased with the convenience they offer, that you will continue to use them, even without any discount. By the number of people that are now using these drive share companies, it would appear that their thinking is justified.
Basically a drive share is an app that can be downloaded onto your smartphone. Once you have downloaded the app, anytime you need a ride anywhere, you place the details in the app and a driver will be assigned to carry you; it is as easy as that, no waiting in line and no having to worry if you have enough cash to pay the fare as payment is made through the app and a debit or credit card. The drivers that provide the rides for the drive share companies are anyone that has a licence and wants to make a little extra money. Any qualified driver that has a current driver’s licence can download the app and apply to be a driver. This is a very appealing opportunity as it allows a driver to make extra money, whilst not having a boss or a strict timetable to answer to. Once it has been agreed that you are a driver for the company, you can start working any hours you wish and can also decide which trips you will make. It is possible to make as much as $35 per hour but remember there are busy times and quiet times and so obviously, choosing to work during the rush hour, could mean more pick-ups. Apart from the regular pay per trip, there are bonuses that can be earned and these are usually given if you work more than a certain number of hours per 30 day period.
Although drive share started off in the United States, it has now become an international business with a company like Uber operating in Kenya, Mexico and several European countries as well as countries further afield. Each country that Uber starts in, it seems to very quickly become popular and its popularity continues to grow. Although both passengers and drivers seem to be happy with the arrangement, in some countries and areas where these drive share companies are operating, the more traditional taxi drivers are starting to complain because they of course, are losing business. The taxi drivers claim that the drive share drivers are operating illegally as they are not required to have adequate licence and insurance for carrying fare paying passengers. In these instances, the local authorities are looking into the claims.