Stop picking them up.
if you drove taxi, you would get the same people every morning going to work and school..
Get better at recognizing addresses and remembering who you picked up there and where you took them.
On voice dispatch, every dispatcher knew the regulars and when they went. Most of the drivers learned pretty quickly who were the regulars, where and when they went. If a driver did not want a certain regular, he stayed off the stand around the time that the regular went. If the stand cleared, he kept his mouth shut if the dispatcher were calling the section from which the regular went. He did all of the above until he heard the address of the regular that he was trying to duck go out. To be sure, at times a driver would get burned on this. If the dispatcher had more than one call in the section, the driver who was trying to duck the regular missed out. If the regular did not go that day, the ducking driver missed out, too.Do not accept
A true acronym. As the motivation for doing it this way is to keep up your acceptance rate it is not quite the same as throwing back a job on voice dispatch (something that would get you put off the air, in most cab companies). You can not hide from a GPS, thus, the digital call assignment system does not allow a driver to "keep his mouth shut". Allowing for throwing back is the compensation.Accept
Only issue with that is that most drivers (such as myself) don't give a crap about their ratings. As long as it's above the level for deactivation, they're fine with it. In the end, what matters most is profitability by far.I also have a number of regular passengers that require short trips, daily. You get to know them well and you can count on 5 star ratings. It all adds up over the course of the week. That's not a bad thing.
This happens sometime if my street hails want to pay with Uber. You would think that since, in my case, at least, the customer is no more than five feet from me, that I would receive the ping. Usually, I do, but every once in a while, the application sends it to someone else. Like your regular, my street hail simply cancels and tries again. Only once have I had to have the customer do it three times. Fortunately, she was from Chicago. More than one of my passengers from Chicago has told me that Chicago Uber users who hail a taxi frequently will ask if it is an Uber Taxi and then pay with Uber. They have told me that having to request twice is not uncommon, and, every once in a while, three times.if he gets a driver that is not me (happened once or twice) he just cancels and repings.
Profitability is always my primary goal. Just behind that is my rating or standing, as it shows up on their passenger app when I receive their request for a trip. It helps me get tips and generally more respectful passengers. It's well worth it .Only issue with that is that most drivers (such as myself) don't give a crap about their ratings. As long as it's above the level for deactivation, they're fine with it. In the end, what matters most is profitability by far.