I know the topic of car share programs like Uber and others like it have been talked about as a potential tool for those that are LCF or possibly considering making that transition. I personally didn't like the concept myself due to the fact that it was geared towards those that have smartphones (which I don't have), the data for the phone (which I don't want) and willing to ride with a complete stranger in a vehicle of unknown operational condition.
Flip side to that is there are those that will use those programs to generate revenue for themselves. I know that Uber has been running ads on Facebook recruiting drivers for Tulsa and stating that the potential earnings are up to $50k a year Sounds enticing doesn't it? Here's the catch- the fuel, time, and wear and tear between fares isn't covered by the company, so there is potential to lose money as well if a customer cancels before the driver shows up.
It seems that one company is accusing another of tying up it's drivers on bogus calls- thus depriving its drivers of income and potentially luring customers (and drivers) away.
Uber-nasty? Staff submits 5,560 fake ride requests - Aug. 11, 2014New data provided by Lyft, a competitor, shows that Uber employees have ordered and canceled more than 5,000 Lyft rides since last October. The data was provided to CNNMoney per a request made when reporting another story on the competition between the two companies.