Greater Victoria’s only rideshare company eyes growth
Three rideshare drivers were on the road Friday morning in Greater Victoria, picking up passengers for the region’s only operating ride hailing service, Lucky To Go.
“We started our operations in Victoria last year,” said Mandeep Rana, owner of Lucky To Go.
The company currently has 10 drivers registered on its app – and as the city begins to open up, demand for the service is growing.
Meeting that demand has been nothing short of challenging.
“A shortage of labour is all across the industry,” said Rana.
To begin with, many drivers from all sectors of passenger transportation left the industry during the pandemic. Now, many are driving for SkipTheDishes or DoorDash.
Then there is the issue of licensing. In order to transport passengers you must hold a class four licence. The pandemic shut down road tests for a period of time and now there is a backlog at ICBC.
“It is totally good money on the side,” said Heike Fleing, a driver for Lucky To Go.
This mother of three began driving last year for the rideshare company. She holds a full-time job but finds that the flexibility in driving for Lucky To Go works for her.
“On my off hours I do this,” said Fleing. “It keeps me busy if my son is at football practice.”
“I just want to make sure I have that extra cash for special occasions,” she said.
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