Uber Struggles for Drivers While Lyft Apparently Looks for Passengers

HNG latest ride sharing investigation, along with the Wall Street Journal's findings, and Cnet's on-going coverage of Ride share drivers, reveals some interesting findings. It seems according to advertising efforts and targeting that Lyft is focused on the need to acquire more passengers, while Uber, the ridesharing powerhouse, struggles to get enough drivers to meet current demands.

HNG latest ride sharing investigation, along with the Wall Street Journal’s findings, and Cnet's on-going coverage of Ride share drivers, reveals some interesting findings. It seems according to advertising efforts and targeting that Lyft is focused on the need to acquire more passengers, while Uber, the ride sharing powerhouse, struggles to get enough drivers to meet current demands.   

In a barter world one would think that maybe Uber could lend some passengers, while Lyft contributed some drivers to Uber. As this barter type scenario doesn’t seem to be surfacing anytime soon,  Headline News Guru sought out the ride share informational authority "top gun," I Drive with Uber, to explain this phenomenon.

I drive with Uber has quickly risen to be the authoritative resource for ride share drivers, both Uber and Lyft for that matter. So when we asked Chris Greenman, representative of IDWU, to explain how this with a seemingly simple solution but yet rising problem of supply, brand, and demand is a growing issue.

Greenman said. "It's actually pretty simple I believe, Uber has the brand loyalty and influence, therefore has the customers. Many people have never even heard of Lyft, they are already loyal Uber customers. So Uber needs drivers as their demand continues to grow, and even more exciting for Uber, the demand is forecast to continue to grow for years to come."

Lyft on the other hand has drivers but not passengers, so from the outside someone might say, "why doesn't Uber give some of its passengers to Lyft, and Lyft give some of their drivers to Uber?"

As one can imagine neither one of these companies would most likely be willing to do this. Luckily IDWU facilitates these voids by properly aiding in the support to hose that area wanting to become ride-share drivers and the passengers that look for information as well. Effectively the IDWU representative told our staff that their role effectively helps both ride-share power houses, that being Uber and Lyft, in every aspect.

"We give the industry high incentives for both drivers and passengers for Lyft and Uber. We serve as an informational resource to all ride-share drivers and passengers as well. Each company is different with respective offers, incentives, promo codes for Uber, promo codes for Lyft, branding, etc. We are a neutral party that simply lays out a very organized platform with facts so passengers and drivers can make their own decisions. Many people consider IDWU their 'union', and honestly that is flattering and we appreciate being there as a one stop shop for the ride-share community."

IDWU seems to be doing their part in filling the gap for both these companies. However, it also seems if these companies just simply got together and exchanged what the other one lacked they would both be better off. Someone famous once said, "can't we all just get along?"

Ajeet Sonja Rominhawa - Guest awarded journalist (former taxi cab driver of 26 Years)  - International Journalism Review   

Formally IJR News - Headline News Guru (former taxi cab driver of 26 Years)

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