Behind the Scenes with the Best Ride in Town – Mark Leclerc of Riding with Mark (Uber/Lyft)

Risky Business
Risky Business
Behind the Scenes with the Best Ride in Town - Mark Leclerc of Riding with Mark (Uber/Lyft)

Marc Leclerc is a 5-star Lyft & Uber driver in the Cleveland / Akron / Canton, Ohio market. He has uniquely outfitted his car and customized his service to provide “the best ride in town”. His YouTube channel features people from all walks of life trying out karaoke, trivia, games, contests, giveaways, featured performances, candid conversations, and more.

We discuss the highs and lows of being an Uber/Lyft driver, how to pay lower insurance as a driver, and some intriguing tips on improving your rideshare game.

[00:00] Introduction

[02:37] When People Become Passionate About What They Do

[03:32] Mark’s Journey to Entertaining People as an Uber/Lift Driver

[07:18] The Legal Way to Operate a Private Ride Service

[11:51] Transitioning Full Time Into Private Rides

[15:19] Insurance Risk for Drivers

[19:16] Safety Features For Tesla Versus Honda

[23:55] How to Pay Lower Insurance as an Uber Driver

[26:13] Funny Stories From Marc’s Line of Work

[29:45] Parting Thoughts

The Best Ride in Town

What’s your definition of the perfect taxi ride? For most people, simply arriving at your destination at a reasonable price is good enough. Add a bit of friendly small talk in there, and the driver is guaranteed five stars. However, since Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services were born, drivers have had to up their game if they are to compete. Marc is one such driver who prides himself on delivering great service. He explains that spending your days carrying strangers means many interesting and memorable encounters for both the driver and the passengers.

Links and Resources:

Riding with Mark on YouTube