Must Haves For Rideshare Drivers

Updated: Jan 16, 2019



Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting the #Atlanta streets by swarm. What started as a new form of transportation after a night out in Buckhead in the past, is now turning into a convenience for people at all hours of the day. This list presents a good idea of common necessities that drivers tend to need while completing a trip.


For the Driver:

As an Uber or Lyft driver, there are certain things that you need to have with you to make your day of driving as successful as it can be.


1. Phone Mount

As a driver, it’s a good idea to have a phone mount so that you can look at your GPS hands free. This will also help you comply with the #Georgia Hands-Free Act.


2. Mileage Log For Taxes

Some may not know that you can write off your mileage when it comes time to do your taxes. You can either download an app or purchase an actual log to track your miles. This is an absolute must if you want to make the most out of being a driver!


3. Phone Charger

This is a given, because as a #rideshare driver, all of your work is done through the apps and your phone battery can go quickly throughout the day.


4. Bluetooth Headset

The main idea here is that as a driver it is important to be hands free, especially if you are in a state that has adopted the Hands-Free Act, like #Georgia. Drivers typically make phone calls to their customers when they arrive, so a headset can come in handy especially if your car does not have built in Bluetooth connection.


5. Cleaning Products

At the end of a trip, customers can rate you on various things and a clean car is one of them. Customers love getting into a clean vehicle, so having cleaning products on hand to clean the inside of your car between trips can be essential.


For The Customer:

Additionally, as a driver, you are providing a service that people rate you on. It’s smart to have a few essentials with you at all times.


1. Water

Offering a bottle of water to your riders can be a nice gesture leaving people very pleased with their ride.


2. Gum or Mints

Again, this is simply a nice gesture that drivers can offer to their riders as a way to boost their ratings.


3. Trash Can or Trash Bags

In the case of an unfortunate event, a customer may be sick. Whether that be due to intoxication or maybe on the very off chance they caught food poisoning, you should be prepared.


4. Tissues or Napkins

Honestly, everyone needs tissues or napkins in their glove box. We’ve all spilled coffee in the car once or twice, right?


5. Aux Cord

Customers love when they get passed the aux. This allows them to listen to the type of music they like while on their ride.

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