Who uses uber/lift ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by scott180, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. scott180

    scott180 Light Load Member

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    With Walmart and shopping centers becoming more truck unfriendly does anyone use Uber/Lift to go shopping?

    I was also thinking this would be a great way to get to a Sunday church service when on the road.

    Anyone have experience doing this?
     
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  2. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Lots of us do I think. I certainly do when I need to. It's a cheap way to get around any decent sized city.
     
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I use them all the time. They have been a life saver more than once when I was broke down and needed parts. Saved me hundreds of dollars versus having a road service come out.


    Gotta remember to tip the driver!!!
     
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  4. icecold24k

    icecold24k Light Load Member

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    I used Uber several times when I was OTR. Especially when I was getting in a 34 hour reset or something like that. I went all kind of places. It is nice to be able to go shopping or just have a night out of the truck doing things.
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I just bobtailed wherever. Put the trailer up in a good place with permission and take off run around.

    If it is necessary just called enterprise and have them deliver me a car. And run around in that a few days.
     
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  6. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

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    I have used Uber and Lyft many times on the road.
    The only problem I had was going to a Buffalo Wild Wings to watch some NCAA basketball and when I was leaving there was no Ubers on duty. I had to walk the couple miles back to the truck stop.
    So the lesson is... if it’s a ‘small’ market, make sure to not go too far in case they aren’t on duty when you need to return...

    otherwise, it’s been awesome.

    Ive used it at home too.
     
  7. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I use it often. Last few times were going to a fitness center in MN, in FL to go to the ocean and and in TN had Uber driver bring me a part from a Volvo dealer from over 60 miles away
     
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  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yes but it is quite expensive sometimes.
     
  9. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    Bobtail ftw.

    Just park in a parking lot down the street from the bar so that they can't prove where you were :D
     
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  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I use it quite a bit if I’m hanging out someplace on the weekend. Best part is you don’t have to worry about parking. Nothing like going to a sporting event and getting dropped off at the door.
     
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