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About Us

We’ve been in the rideshare and delivery space since 2014, allowing us to provide you with the most accurate and up to date information and resources about this niche.

17years in business
1K+products launched
53%remote employees

At Ridester, we strive to produce only the highest quality content, based on our years of experience in the transportation space.

My name is Brett Helling and I’ve worked in the rideshare space since 2014. I started driving for Uber and Lyft in 2014 in Omaha, NE, giving hundreds of rides and gaining a lot of experience in the rideshare space. I liked driving, but I also want to help other drivers do better in their own efforts.

That’s why I started a Ridester – to share my findings with other drivers. I wanted to dedicate my time to helping other rideshare drivers and delivery drivers maximize their income potential.

Whether it’s helpful guidespromotions, or ebooks, we share what has worked for us and what has been proven to work for others too.

This push for quality allows us to provide you with the most accurate and up to date information, which is regularly quoted in publications like Forbes, The New York Times, The Guardian, CNBC, and Entrepreneur.com, just to name a few.

When I’m not writing for Ridester, you can also find me contributing to other websites including AutoblogRideGuru, and Recruiter.com.


Our Team

We’re drivers just like you

We use our industry experience to help you become even better

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FOUNDER

Brett Helling

Brett Helling is the owner of Ridester.com. He has been a rideshare driver since early 2012, having completed hundreds of trips for companies including Uber, Lyft, and Postmates. In 2014 he acquired Ridester.com to share his experiences with other drivers. His insights are regularly quoted by publications such as Forbes, Vice, CNBC, and more. He is currently working on a book about working in the Gig Economy, expanding his skill set beyond the rideshare niche. He loves hearing from readers and is always looking for ways to provide more value on Ridester.

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Marketing Director

Jonathan Cousar

Jonathan Cousar began driving for Uber in 2013 when the ride-hail company first began operations in New York City. He has booked more than 7,000 trips. In 2014 he created Uber Driver Diaries, which was the first blog by an Uber driver describing the highs and lows of driving as well as offering tips and tricks and information on the industry as a whole. In 2016 Ridester acquired the site, and Jonathan began writing full-time about the rideshare industry and the gig economy. He has also done extensive research into driver issues related to pay and working conditions.