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IRS Rideshare Mileage Compliance

Avoiding business mileage tracking mistakes

Any business mileage submitted to the IRS is likely to be closely scrutinized, and your mileage log is the most important piece of evidence for this. The reason: Mileage can be an enormous deduction for tax filers and the IRS knows how to quickly find record keeping mistakes that could wipe out your entire deduction. Here’s how you can avoid common mistakes when submitting your business mileage.

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Mileage record keeping that won’t work

Don’t wait until the end of the year to make something up. Even if you think you have a “sense” of how much you drove for business and you attempt to re-create a log before filing, chances are it will be missing some key information. This could lead you to losing your entire mileage deduction.

If you drive 200 miles a day for ridesharing for example, at the current 2015 per mile rate of $0.575, you could deduct $115 per day. Chances are that’s a major portion of your daily income - and would be a huge hit if you lose out on.

Don’t leave out the business purpose in the log. Even if you diligently keep track of the mileage for each trip and starting locations, if you don’t have the purpose of the trip written down, there’s a good chance the IRS may throw out your deduction. The purpose helps substantiate the mileage you’ve written down. It doesn’t have to be a complicated description, just a clear way of identifying the business purpose for each mileage recorded.

Don’t try to cut corners. This is really meant to underscore the above points: Don’t try to take shortcuts when keeping track of your mileage and business purpose. If your record is sloppy or not clear, it will raise questions. And if your descriptions are too vague, this will also raise questions.

To take the above mileage example, if you drive 200 miles a day even for only 150 days of driving, that’s 30,000 miles a year, or $17,250 in potential deduction. It’s fair to say it would be a disaster if you lost out on this deduction.

Mileage tracking that will work for the IRS

The good news is it’s easy to avoid some of the above problems. Here’s what the IRS requires for record keeping: Your mileage for each trip, the places you drove for those trips, the purpose of those trips, and the date of those trips.

The best way to keep track of this is when your taking these trips, such as the same day or right after you complete the trip. The reason for this is: Most people are bad at guessing or forgetful, and keeping a record as soon as possible minimizes these risks.

One other note: The IRS also wants to see the total number of miles you’ve driven during the entire year, for business, commuting, and personal driving. It’s a good idea to jot down your year beginning and end odometer readings too.

You can either track this mileage in a paper log or with an app. SherpaShare is compliant with the above requirements, and the best part is, it uses GPS tracking to accurately track all of your mileage. All you have to do is categorize the type of trip and purpose.

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Whichever method you use, be sure to keep a record. You cannot simply wait until the end of the year and make up a number. For more information, here’s the IRS publication on Recordkeeping.

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How Much Do Uber Drivers Earn?

We love providing insight into this question, and have provide various reports on driver earnings over the past 2 years. Recently, we provided a look at on-demand earnings by demographic. Below shows previously unreleased data based on that on-demand demographic report from October 2015. Enjoy!

How much do Uber drivers earn?

The below chart shows a distribution of weekly earnings of Uber drivers who participated in our October survey. The chart only shows drivers who exclusively drive for Uber.

Uber Weekly Gross Earnings Distribution

The y axis is the number of drivers who reported earning, on a weekly basis, within the range plotted on the x axis. As you can see, the average weekly earnings is skewed quite low. The 50th percentile of earnings is $250 per week.

Another way to put it is this. If you earn $125 per week, you're already higher than 25% of surveyed drivers. If you earned $450 per week you're higher than 75% of drivers. And if you earned $845 per week, you're higher than 95% of drivers.

How much do Uber drivers earn by city

On SherpaShare we breakdown earnings at the city level. If you want to see what you can expect in your city, how you compare to averages, or how you rank compared to others, you can visit our City Metrics page. (Full disclosure: You'll need to create a free SherpaShare account and then select your city in order to view).

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What are workers talking about on SherpaShare Chat?

Thousands of conversations have been happening on our driver chat from independent workers around the US - so we thought we'd spend a minute to share a bit more detail about what drivers are posting!

What are you posting or what would you like to read? Tell us on Chat! (iOS or Android)

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The Worst Uber and Lyft Rides Last Week

And What You Can Do to Avoid These

Worst Uber and Lyft Rides

Sure, drivers are out there to earn money, but it's some of the wild driving stories that fuel long days - and nights - on the road. Here are five of our favorites from last week that were posted on the SherpaShare Driver Chat. Have an entertaining driver story? Be sure to share it on Chat (iOS | Android).

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College Kids, Rain, and Pizza

The Gist: College kids cram in your car, make a mess, and don’t tip.

The Original Post: Uber College Kids Mess

Words of Wisdom:

  • Live and learn I made this mistake too… now I only take the max that Uber allows (4 on X or 6 on XL) matt_raleigh_nc
  • I cancel the ride as soon as I count 5… At best they hit your rating if you take em.. detroitdan
  • I am firm no andrew38
  • That was a no no anyway they should’ve gotten a xl. Plus you should’ve told them no eating in the car. Sorry for that jacked up experience. mikewit6
  • Yeah it sucks that they’ll hit your rating if you don’t let them cram in. A group got really mad at me for not letting people sit on laps. I straight up said I could lose a lot of money if they cops got me, and they are EVERYWHERE. cbstrange4

Our Favorite Tip: Promises mean nothing in uberland and lyftville. I’ve learned the hard way too over a similar situation. suze_chicago

Waiting Forever for Drunks to Show Up

The Gist: Waiting a half an hour for XL passengers and deciding whether to stay or leave.

The Original Post: Uber Passenger Waiting

Words of Wisdom:

  • If you know they are going far then it sounds like you’re waiting.. I hate waiting, lol. detroitdan
  • I wouldn’t wait longer than 15 minutes. paul_raleigh_nc
  • If they are going far and XL, I wait… it’s better then short X igorki
  • Tell them their beer is getting warm. Lol. DFdubya
  • I wait 5 minutes after arrival then text; should I continue to wait? If not answer in 2 minutes I cancel. If I’m on the trip clock I’ll wait 10 and if no answer end the trip. davidd43

What Actually Happened: Yes I started the trip.. they lied to me about having booze after I repeatedly told them no alcohol allowed. Sigh I let them step on me and put myself at risk had I gotten pulled. Next time I’m just gonna have to have a stronger tone. The guy just stood there with a Collins glass and kept making excuses. matt_raleigh_nc

Being a Guy with an “Uggo Lyft Pic”

The Gist: Girls cancelling on you because they want to get picked up by a “hot Uber guy”

The Original Post: Lyft and Uber Driver Pics

Words of Wisdom:

  • Just let it go. It happens….igorki
  • Yeap! One pax canceled me when I was outside of her house. Saw my car and canceled. Requested a uber SUV. reneh19
  • Rude! 1 star those mean girls. emiliem76
  • They couldn’t have been very smart, wanting to get a hot uber guy while requesting a Lyft. peter
  • You should have cancelled on them saying they’re not hot enough. oaktowncar

Our Favorite Tip: Lol! Text them and demand a pic before you’ll show up! whit_sanfran_sj

Babysitting Passengers

The Gist: You got instructions to ‘deliver’ an inebriated pax who starts requesting a different location

The Original Post: Uber Drunk Passenger Requests

Words of Wisdom:

  • Call pax (boyfriend) to verify address and that she wants to go to a different address.paul_raleigh_nc
  • You do know that he can see the route on his phone. Since he ordered the ride. He can see that it’s going to different destination. kp
  • I’d call the requester, put my phone on speaker and have her tell him. Before that I’d tell her that I have to take her to the address entered into the phone so we have to call him to change it. Otherwise you’re making yourself very vulnerable. peter
  • Legally speaking - taking her to a loc against her will could be considered kidnapping. Better cancel ride and have her ping you. If no acnt better toss her or change destination. What if BF is abuser? Deliver to another abuser? Think not. whit_sanfran-sj

The Response: Learned my lesson, lol. I am not anybody’s mother. I have compasion, but I need to mind my own business sometimes. cbstrange4

Bringing the swimming pool to the car

The Gist: Wet swim shorts cost you two hours in down time during peak driving

The Original Post: Uber Wet Swim Shorts

Words of Wisdom:

  • I think you would have needed to take a picture and send it in to them. detroitdan
  • Yes, immediately pull over a block away, take pictures, and a video that you can email to your support person… Had a two ounce puker once and got $200.. ride started at 1:50, by 2:10 I got $213 for one ride and went home christopher h62
  • Next time bring a blow dryer dexr29
  • Uhhhh… I would go in person to your support office and talk to someone face to face. That’s too much of a loss if you ask me. Tickets me off when I can’t work cuz of inconsiderate people. andrea

Our Favorite Tip: Depends also on the interior of your car, unfortunately. Had a drunk rider spill an entire bottle of water over the seats at the end of a ride, but since my seat covers are black there was no way to photograph the wet seats properly. Reported to Uber but was basically told ‘tough luck’. So I was stuck with a useless car at the start of surge on a Saturday night. hallieb

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How Mileage Tracking Protects Thousands of Dollars in Rideshare Income

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How Mileage Tracking Protects Thousands of Dollars in Rideshare Income

This is a pretty basic post, but only because we want you to really understand the benefit to using SherpaShare to track your earnings, mileage, and more. For this post, we’ll focus on mileage tracking and how you can save (or earn back) thousands of dollars in rideshare income by making sure you track your mileage properly.

Let’s take your average rideshare driver, and say he drives 200 miles per day, for 250 days out of the year.

Since the IRS allows you to deduct $0.575 per mile while operating a business vehicle, this means potentially saving thousands of dollars in rideshare income in the form of a tax deduction.

So back to our average driver:

200 miles per day at $0.575 = $115
250 days of driving = $28,750 in tax deductions

But what if you drive less?

We get it - not everywhere is like Manhattan or the Bay Area. So what if you only log 50 miles per day for 100 days?

50 miles per day at $0.575 = $28.75

100 days of driving = $2,875 in tax deductions (almost HALF of the ‘standard deduction’ - which means you should be itemizing)

So why is mileage tracking so important, and how else do I save on my taxes being a rideshare driver?

The IRS requires you to keep detailed records.

"For car expenses, the cost of the car and any improvements, the date you started using it for business, the mileage for each business use, and the total miles for the year." - IRS Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses Table 5-1

"Other car expenses for parking fees and tolls attributable to business use are separately deductible, whether you use the standard mileage rate or actual expenses." - IRS Topic 510 - Business Use of Car

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Learn More About SherpaShare's In-App Chat Feature

One of the features we’re really into around here is the chat section in the app. One of our goals is to have every SherpaShare user participating in that chat as much as possible, so that you can connect with each other, learn and share experiences, and much more!  

Some of the things you may not know:

  • We currently have three ways to sort the chat:
    • #global - shows every chat
    • #trending - shows popular discussions
    • #nearby - shows discussions happening within a close radius to you

  • Everyone has the ability to customize their usernames up to 25 characters and we strongly encourage you do so! Some excellent examples of sharers who are doing this use their first name, an underscore, and their city. Ex. joe_sanjose or david_brooklyn

  • Topics can vary greatly, and are great for learning from other SherpaShare users things like how to deal with certain situations, how to get the most bang for your time, handling problems when they arise, you name it. And it’s not limited to JUST app related discussions or even ride sharing discussions! One user recently created a “Driver Poetry Contest” in the chat - cool, right?

One of the other things about SherpaShare is that we get better, more accurate data when there are more drivers in your city. That’s one of the many reasons we invented our Ambassador program. If you’re interested in joining, please drop us a line at and we’ll be in touch very soon.  

We’ve decided to run a little friendly competition between all our drivers in order to help you get more active in the chat, as well as have a chance to win something awesome!   How does a $25 gift card sound?  

Yep - We’re going to be checking the stats and posts in the app chat, and between now and September 4th, 2015, the user with the most relevant posts and comments is going to get $25 to spend anywhere they want on! As a matter of fact: We’re going to give two out. First and second place. UPDATE: To help increase your odds of winning, we've decided to add two more gift cards, for third and fourth place. Good luck!   You could buy TWO huge bags of macadamia nuts for that. Or a whole season of your favorite HBO series. Or a few pounds of your favorite exotic coffee.   Either way, everyone can find something to spend $25 on at!

Now, we hate to even have to say this, but anyone found spamming the chat just to get their numbers up, or posting things just for the sake of posting will be automatically disqualified. It’s at our sole discretion what qualifies as a valid post or comment, but we’re pretty sure you’re savvy enough to know the difference and post responsibly. ;)
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Now you can see your driving earnings per hour in app

The latest iOS version of SherpaShare has just hit the App Store

We're excited to roll-out our latest iOS update with some big updates - be one of the first to try it out! Here are the highlights from the latest iOS version. (Need 'Droid? Here you go.)

See your real earnings per hour & total earnings

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In the latest version you can see a monthly look at your total earnings and how it's been distributed across your services. Plus, with mileage tracking set up you can start to see your true hourly earnings - your driving earnings divided by the total work time you have tracked on the SherpaShare app.

Note: You'll see the hourly earnings difference right away! For months where you weren't tracking mileage and time, your hourly will be significantly higher than when you started tracking your mileage and time with SherpaShare.

Haven't set up your earnings integration yet? There's a how-to right on the Earnings Tab, or you can go directly to your Web Dashboard to integrate earnings from Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and Sidecar.

Discover and onboard with new work opportunities

SherpaShare Certificate Program for new work options

Now on the Discover Tab (which also features our super hot "Driver Heatmaps", you can enroll in our Certificate Program. The Program allows you to fill out one form and instantly on-board with new services, and get exclusive new opportunities. We're only pre-enrolling for the program now with limited spots, so be sure to enroll.

Once you enroll in the program you can also share with other drivers who'd be interested in new opportunities too!

Plus Improved Heatmaps, Local Chat Channels and More

SherpaShare Heatmap and Chat

All of the great features we've been rolling out since May are updated too. This includes driver heatmaps with more drivers (keep up the great work building your networks!), more chat customization and localized channels, and improved trip tagging.

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4 Tips Every New Driver Should Know

Driver Tip #1: Plan Your Work Schedule

One of the biggest perks of ride-sharing is that you can create your own schedule. While this may sound like ultimate freedom, the truth is that you can significantly multiply your income just by driving the right days and times.

For example, during a slow time of day, you might be lucky to average $10 and hour - but if you work a busy time of day with surge pricing, you might earn $40 an hour. By driving smarter you can work less hours, while making more money.

Services like Lyft, for example, will show you a schedule with estimated earnings per hour. While this is a good place to start, it’s not guaranteed. That’s why we recommend using the SherpaShare dashboard to find the best times to drive.

We use real driver data and insights to show you what days drivers are making the most money. This allows you to quickly and easily choose which days to drive. Here’s another tip: If you drive full time, try to take your days off during the slowest days of the week.

And don’t forget, there are usually a ton of rides early in the morning and late at night. So if you’re a early bird or a night owl, don’t miss out on these lucrative hours. A quick word of advice: mornings are usually busy with commuters, while the nights are filled with people getting a ride home from the bars. Depending on your personality, you’ll probably love one and hate the other.

The other benefit of setting a schedule? You can make sure you hit your target income. By setting aside a set number of hours per week to drive, you are much more likely to hit your income goals. Your SherpaShare Dashboard can also help you see where you’re at financially for the week, and how much further you need to go.


Driver Tip #2: Avoid Rush Hour Gridlock

Here’s a quick cautionary tale:

"My first passenger pickup happened to be on Market Street in San Francisco during rush hour. Imagine balancing rush hour traffic, greeting your first passengers, starting the ride, not really knowing where they were going, and trying to fumble with using navigation? Now it’s old hat, but those first rides definitely were a bit stressful.” - Driver, San Francisco

Remember, miles pay more than minutes. If you’re stuck in rush hour for 30 minutes, and you only drive 2 miles, you’re going to earn a painfully low fare. (Unless there’s a major surge price in effect!) On the other hand, if you’re zipping down the highway, a 15 minute ride may earn you a big fare.

Many drivers find rush hour to be a stressful time to drive. As a driver it’s important to be patient and not get stressed. If you’re new to ride-sharing, you’ll want to take things easy at first. Here’s a tip: Mention to your passengers it’s your first day. They’ve probably heard it before, and they’ll usually be more friendly and patient (it also helps to have some basic city knowledge).

Until you’re comfortable with the ins-and-outs of being a driver (using the app, navigating, dealing with passengers) take it easy, and avoid the extra stress of rush hour.


Driver Tip #3: Be Careful Where You Park

"My first delivery pickup was in Palo Alto and I was picking up food from a few restaurants during the lunch time rush and delivering to a few nearby offices. The pace and expectation was quite different than having a passenger, but it took some getting used to on how to review and ensure accuracy of the order - the most important thing.” - Driver, Silicon Valley

Whether you’re waiting for a passenger or pulling over somewhere to pick up a delivery, you might find that you’re parked somewhere that’s far from an official parking spot. The good news? As long as you’re pulled over in a safe place and you’re not there for too long, the odds are you’ll be ok. But remember, The last thing you want to get is a ticket.

Here are some tips: Don’t stop somewhere that can block traffic and stay away from crosswalks and intersections. If you’re parked illegally and your passenger is taking a long time to arrive, send them a friendly text to remind them that you’ve arrive - and if necessary, find a more appropriate spot to wait for them.

Waiting for your next ride? Try pulling over in a big open parking lot (like those outside of grocery stores). These areas are usually centrally located so you can pick up another ride fast, plus parking there is free - this can save you from driving around in circles and wasting gas.

The absolute most important thing is for safety to be your #1 priority. It’s great to go above and beyond for your passengers, but remember to always follow the law and be mindful of your surroundings - you don’t want to risk getting a ticket or putting a passenger in harms way.


Driver Tip #4: Keep Your Phone Charged.

New drivers are often amazed at how quickly their phones die on the road. Between the apps and navigation running non stop, you battery will drain quickly.

Remember: If your phone dies - you can’t get any rides. It seems simple, but it’s happened to the best of us, and it’s a nuisance.

"I had a phone charger but for some reason it wasn’t working in the car outlet, so I had to get creative. I took out my computer and put it under the driver seat, and charged directly from the computer. However, I had to keep tapping it on so the charge would stay active. I was taking a passenger home from the airport so needed the GPS. It was pretty bootleg, and in retrospect, not very safe. - Driver, Los Angeles

Get a car charger and drive with your phone plugged in. Driving is also a lot easier when you have a good car phone mount.

Here are some additional time saving tips: Take some snacks and water with you on the road so you don’t have to pull over for a long lunch. Also make sure you have enough gas in your tank for your shift before you start driving, this way you won’t run out of gas with a passenger or need to stop mid shift.


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Why most Uber drivers are speaking out in support of staying 1099

“Tell the attorneys they can pander their anti-free market rhetoric elsewhere” — Why most Uber drivers are speaking out in support of staying 1099.

Published Thursday August 6th, 2015

Today, a hearing in San Francisco will determine if a group of Uber drivers can file a class action lawsuit against Uber. The complaint is that Uber drivers are misclassified as independent contractors and should be deemed employees and entitled to employee rights. This has been a story for months — and for good reason. The implications of this are a big deal for the independent workforce and the billions of dollars backing marketplaces that independent workers utilize.

Independent work is the future of work

Five years ago, hardly anyone in the US was even thinking about giving rides around their city for extra cash. Along came Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. Today, hundreds of thousands of drivers in the US are giving rides using these platforms. If you don’t personally know someone who is driving, you will very soon.

The reason for this independent work revolution is simple: Whether you have a full-time job or no work at all, the idea of complete earning freedom and flexibility is compelling. You are in control: Your extra time, your car, and your phone. And you can rope in an extra $50, $100, or $500 a week.

Whether you have a full-time job or no work at all, the idea of complete earning freedom and flexibility is compelling.

Everyday people are compelled by this financial independence, or the idea of it, to pay off loans, save money, or take the family on vacation. Now these everyday people see an increasing number of driving opportunities that are (or will be) available to them, such as Shuddle, Gett and Wingz, and an increasing number of delivery companies, like Postmates, Saucey, and DoorDash.

Yes, despite these opportunities, as Hillary put it in a recent speech, this work is “also raising questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.” As Jeremiah Owyang recently remarked, “In 2008, it was all about ‘Joe the Plumber.’ In 2016, it will likely be ‘Carl the Uber driver.” This debate will not disappear anytime soon, and we’ll loop back to some of these challenges in a minute.

Survey: Uber drivers do not want handouts

We surveyed active rideshare drivers in California who were using SherpaShare to manage their work — around 10% of Uber and Lyft drivers in California — and this is what the majority told us: Drivers want to be independent contractors, not employees. 

Our previous survey and report in June found that 63% of surveyed rideshare drivers considered themselves being independent contractors.

This latest survey was only open to active rideshare drivers in California, the ones who will directly be affected by the California lawsuit, and the results were even more telling.

 — 65% of California drivers are against the class-action lawsuit proceeding and being classified as an employee

 — There was no significant difference of opinion whether you worked more or less than 15 hours per week

 — 85% of those that commented supported being independent contractor and/or criticized those that were bringing this lawsuit about

Survey reactions: Pro-1099 and anti-lawsuit.

Here’s just a few of the perspectives from the vast majority of survey comments that we’re pro-1099:

I’m against anything that would jeopardize the good thing we’ve got going. The people who are behind this are looking a gift horse in the mouth. If they win, they could end up on the street. Stupid.
I HATE the idea of W-2 classification. Tell the Attorneys they can pander their anti-free market rhetoric elsewhere!
A large part of the appeal for driving with Uber is that I am an independent contractor. I come and go as I please. I can drive one hour one week and 20 hours the next. -No meetings, no managers, none of what regular employees have to contend with. As with any small business, there are expenses, such as gas, vehicle maintenance, etc. I don’t expect Uber to have to deal with any of that. The firm representing the people who want to be reclassified as employees are definitely representing the minority of drivers using the Uber platform.
Self employed is he best thing that happened to me.
What kind of insincere moron thinks others should have to pay their business expenses???
Uber drivers are not employees. I also don’t think it is right of Uber to say if you don’t drove 15 hours you can quit. I am disabled and do this work when I can. When I can is very important to me since it adds some much needed money to keep me going. I drive when feeling at my best and not struggling.

Nearly a third of drivers said they SUPPORTED the class-action lawsuit and W2 status, although they were less willing to share their reasons. Here were two that broadly criticized without much explanation:

No way the drivers that make this business model viable shouldn’t receive some benefits that taxi drivers have hoarded for decades!
Uber’s entire business rhetoric is profoundly misaligned, creating a great rift, putting the driving community deep into an abyss of uncertainty.

With the right independent resources for drivers, it will become a drivers market

Hundreds of thousands of people are becoming first time business owners — this is the biggest opportunity and biggest challenge.

The opportunity is clear:

— Most drivers already have some full-time work. According to our December 2014 survey, 70% of drivers had full-time work during all or part of 2014. The primary Uber opportunity is for people looking for extra options.

— Drivers have options. The consumer demand is growing fast and appearing in new markets daily, and new consumer facing driving opportunities are growing to meet that demand.

 — Drivers want to work for multiple options. As we’ve reported in the past, 2/3rds of independent contractors work for 2 or more services and we’ve seen this steadily increasing.

The challenges are also clear:

 — Drivers have not been small business owners before and don’t have all the answers — on how to keep track of expenses effectively, buy the right benefits, etc. — yet. Services like SherpaShare are working on this.

 — As long as drivers don’t have good ways of addressing these challenges, take-home pay will likely be lower and they’ll feel less empowered to meet their financial and entrepreneurial goals.

 — One driver put it well: “As with any small business, there are expenses, such as gas, vehicle maintenance, etc. I don’t expect Uber to have to deal with any of that.”

Let’s hope drivers continue to discover ways of dealing with it themselves in the best possible way. By staying independent of the companies and getting the right resources and support, millions will be able to become empowered independent workers.

About SherpaShare

SherpaShare helps tens of thousands of rideshare drivers and deliverers manage earnings, expenses, and mileage in one place. SherpaShare helps these drivers get insight into their independent work and their opportunities. It’s the largest driver management app in the US and was founded in 2014 by Jianming Zhou and Ryder Pearce in the Bay Area.

About the Survey

A sample (n=700)of active rideshare drivers in California using SherpaShare were emailed on August 6th, 2015. The email briefly outlined the Uber perspective and the plaintiffs perspective as it related to Thursday’s court hearing. Drivers were then asked to select one of four responses, of which 110 drivers responded. The selections were as follows: I drive LESS than 15 hours per week, and I am AGAINST a class-action lawsuit and W2 status; I drive LESS than 15 hours per week and I SUPPORT a class-action lawsuit and W2 status; I drive MORE than 15 hours per week, and I am AGAINST a class-action lawsuit and W2 status; I drive MORE than 15 hours per week, and I SUPPORT a class-action lawsuit and W2 status

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