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Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees, judge rules

Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees, judge rules

Uber drivers are independent contractors, not full-time employees of the ride-hailing company, a federal judge ruled in what is said to be the first classification of Uber drivers under federal law. Reuters reported that US District Judge Michael Baylson said on Wednesday that Uber does not exert enough control over drivers for its limo service, […] Read More

2018 Uber and Lyft Driver Survey Results – The Rideshare Guy

2018 Uber and Lyft Driver Survey Results – The Rideshare Guy

At the beginning of every year, I send out a detailed survey to rideshare drivers across the country in order to get their take on the driving experience and see what’s changed since the year prior.  This year’s survey was sent out on 1/25/18 and we collected nearly 1,200 responses from drivers on our email […] Read More

New York approves surcharge for Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan

New York approves surcharge for Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan

As part of the budget that New York lawmakers passed last Friday, ride-hailing services and taxis face a new fee if they drive in Manhattan. These aren’t nickel-and-dime increases, either: Uber, Lyft and the like face a $2.75 charge for each ride, taxis get a $2.50 increase and group ride services like Via and uberPOOL will be charged $0.75 […] Read More

Why Are NYC Taxi Drivers Killing Themselves?

Why Are NYC Taxi Drivers Killing Themselves?

It was a somber scene outside New York’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Four coffins sat at the foot of the steps; one by one, taxi drivers covered them with white flowers, before assembling on the steps and shouting for the city to “stop Uber’s greed” and “stop making us slaves.” It was the second such […] Read More

Rideshare Vehicle Rental Options Compared

Rideshare Vehicle Rental Options Compared

Harry here.  One of the biggest barriers to entry for a lot of new Uber and Lyft drivers is an eligible vehicle.  We’ve covered the Uber Xchange Leasing Program in depth already but today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea takes a look at all of the rideshare vehicle rental options that are currently available to […] Read More

TRAFFIC IS A DISEASE. AN UBER TAX IS THE CURE

TRAFFIC IS A DISEASE. AN UBER TAX IS THE CURE

THE WORLD’S CITIES are dying. The diagnosis is heart disease, or, as it’s also known, traffic congestion. The cause of the problem is Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing services. The solution to the problem is taxes. Congestion isn’t new; gridlock predates Uber. Still, before Uber came along, it wasn’t particularly easy to drive around a […] Read More

Lyft and Uber reshaping Long Island’s transportation sector

Lyft and Uber reshaping Long Island’s transportation sector

Lesly Remy says his taxi can’t compete with Uber, so he’s going out of business. He is the sole driver for his company, Long Island Good Guys Taxi & Limo, a Brentwood-based operation that also shares customer calls with independent cabdrivers at no cost. Remy, 52, said his incoming calls and revenue are down 40 […] Read More

Uber wants to be public transportation, and I have some serious concerns

Uber wants to be public transportation, and I have some serious concerns

Last night, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi gave some of his most expansive comments to date since taking the reins seven months ago concerning his vision for the company. Among them, he said he wanted Uber to expand its imprint on public transportation, which should raise some red flags for reasons I will soon outline. Khosrowshahi […] Read More

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