5 Things Your Uber Driver Wishes You Knew

In 2016, I signed up to be an Uber driver in Tallahassee, Florida. After 5 years and many thousands of rides, these are the things I wish my riders knew.

1. What we earn is disconnected from what you pay

The price shown to you when you order a ride is just a guess, what Uber and Lyft call “up-front pricing.” They show you an amount that they think the ride should cost based on their internal algorithms, and you tap to order the ride. At that point, your part of the equation is done.