My name is Lloyd Pena and I have started this blog to share my experience about being a local taxi driver. I drive for multiple companies. More specifically the main two companies I drive for are Uber and Lyft. This blog will detail my experience as well as share some unique and exciting adventures about the people that I meet. I have been driving for Uber and Lyft for several months now and I regularly get asked questions by friends and family.
One of the most common questions I get asked is how much do I make and is it worth driving for a ride sharing company. While I seriously doubt anyone would get rich driving for a ride sharing company it can be easy to get started and it allows me to control my schedule day to day. I currently am pursuing my degree at the local university and driving my car allows me to maintain flexibility based on my class schedule. It allows me to somewhat control my income while going to school. If I need more money then I can drive more hours.
The most interesting thing about being an local driver is the people that I meet. From ride to ride I can meet people who are totally different. In fact as I arrive to pick up a customer, Im never sure what story I will hear during that ride.