Where to drive
A great way to maximize your earnings is to drive in areas that tend to receive the most trip requests. To help you identify these areas, we compiled a list of the major hotspots throughout Philadelphia for you to use as a guide.
See the the map below for the busiest areas to drive. Try driving during weekday commuting hours or weekend nights to see the most action.
Confirm your rider's name
Ask your rider what their name is to make sure you have the right rider, especially if you're picking up from a crowded location.
Be ready for groups
Many people may be traveling with friends or family, so keep your seats clear in case you have more than one rider. And if you drive an SUV, make it easy on yourself and have your back seats already up.
Double check the destination
Confirm the rider has added the destination they intended in their app. This will also help you let them know if there might be traffic that could affect their trip route.
Call or text before cancelling
If you have trouble finding your rider, we recommend calling or texting your rider through your Uber app. Telling the rider the color of your car, putting your 4-way flashers on, or describing the nearby buildings is often helpful.