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How To Drive For Lyft

Lyft used to be the redheaded stepchild of Uber, but after a massive marketing campaign over the last year, they have been making a big dent in the market of Uber – especially in larger markets where they focus a lot of their advertising.

Lyft amp
The Lyft Amp the company currently uses

Launched in 2012, Lyft was originally named Zimride (named after the founder John Zimmer) and focused primarily on long-distance trips. A year later, the name was changed to Lyft and become a direct competition to Uber as they secured tens of millions of dollars in financing to make the push. Originally, Lyft cars were branded with a big pink mustache mounted on the grill and riders were encouraged to fist bump with drivers and sit in the front with them. Thankfully those ideas were scrapped for a stylish “amp” that sits on the dashboard to be easily visible to passengers.



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