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Uber entices drivers back post-pandemic with $250 million stimulus

Despite the classification of ride-hail drivers as “essential workers” during the early days of the pandemic, last April  Uber’s business dropped by 80%. Drivers decided they’d rather not risk contracting or spreading COVID-19 for the measly revenue provided by the few rides per day they were getting, so when the federal CARES Act extended the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to gig workers, many Uber drivers decided to hang up their keys.  With more than a quarter of the U.S. population a...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Rideshare, On-demand, Gig Economy, Ride Hailing, Phoenix, Uber Drivers, Gig workers, Philadelphia Austin Chicago Miami


6 Tips to Drive Safely During Fall Leaf and Rain Season

Fall is upon us. The team at Openbay always shares seasonal tips on how to drive safely for its vehicle owner customers and to visitors to Openbay Overdrive. Leaves are falling at a steady pace. When you combine leaves on the roadways with rainy conditions, we have a set of circumstances that can lead to dangerous driving conditions if not prepared. Vehicles react differently when crossing over wet leaves on roadways especially ones that have many twists and turns. Here are some tips on how you ...
Tags: Autos, Seasonal, Car Safety, Vehicle Safety, Car Care, Openbay, Driver Safety, Uber Drivers, Driving Tips, Lyft Drivers, Driver Safety Tips, Driving In Fall, Driving In Rain, Driving On Leaves, Lyft Driver Apps, Lyft Driver Safety


Ford’s Rao to Ride-Sharing Firms: Our Service Centers are Waiting; Come and Get It

Ford Motor Company may soon press dealership service centers to prioritize maintenance and repairs for ride-sharing fleets and their employees. This comes after the company’s decision to expand its in-house shuttling firm, known as Chariot, and as its long-term plan to bring an autonomous ride-sharing solution to market by 2021 takes shape. But Ford also knows rival companies can be […] The post Ford’s Rao to Ride-Sharing Firms: Our Service Centers are Waiting; Come and Get It appeared first on ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ride-sharing, Ford Motor Company, Ford Smart Mobility, Rao, Service Centers, News Blog, Uber Drivers, Fleets, Raj Rao


Uber offers $1 per driver to resolve labor questions, drivers’ attorney agrees

After class-action status was rejected for claims brought by drivers against Uber, the drivers' attorney is willing to accept a $7.75 million settlement offer, well below the $100 million offer made when the case was a class action. The post Uber offers $1 per driver to resolve labor questions, drivers’ attorney agrees appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber will shell out $20M to settle claims it misled drivers over wages

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million over claims made by the Federal Trade Commission that it recruited drivers with false information about how much they could earn in the job. The post Uber will shell out $20M to settle claims it misled drivers over wages appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Cars, Trends, Drivers, Settlement, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Uber Drivers


Uber blog post encourages drivers to relax, learn during breaks between trips

Uber suggests drivers take walks, listen to music, and browse libraries during breaks between trips. The emphasis is on relaxation and education. The post Uber blog post encourages drivers to relax, learn during breaks between trips appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Business, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Uber Drivers


Hold or fold? How do Uber drivers decide when to call it a day?

Ridehailing drivers decide their work hours, not only when they start but when they call it a day. Quitting times vary depending on economics. A recent study of Uber drivers tested if drivers quit work based on daily income goals or something else. The post Hold or fold? How do Uber drivers decide when to call it a day? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Business, Cars, Trends, Gig Economy, Uber Drivers


Uber must face Lyft driver lawsuit arising from alleged fake rides

A California judge ruled that a Lyft driver can argue his lawsuit against Uber in court. The driver also drove for Uber, which has a driver arbitration provision. The judge said the provision didn't apply. The post Uber must face Lyft driver lawsuit arising from alleged fake rides appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Uber, California, Cars, Trends, Ride-hailing, Uber Drivers


Lyft driver who is suing Uber over fake rides will get day in court

A California judge ruled that a Lyft driver can argue his lawsuit against Uber in court. The driver also drove for Uber, which has a driver arbitration provision. The judge said the provision didn't apply. The post Lyft driver who is suing Uber over fake rides will get day in court appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Uber, California, Cars, Trends, Ride-hailing, Uber Drivers


Uber gives drivers a chance to save for retirement

Uber still considers drivers independent contractors, but will offer app-driven retirement savings account as a benefit. The company promises no related fees for the first year and stresses the convenience of deposits by app. The post Uber gives drivers a chance to save for retirement appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Cars, Trends, Employee Benefits, Uber Drivers


If Uber and Lyft switch to self-driving cars, what about the drivers?

Uber and Lyft are in the news with experiments with self-driving cars. What happens to ridesharing service drivers if autonomous cars take over? The short term answer is "nothing," but in the longer term, there's reason for concern. The post If Uber and Lyft switch to self-driving cars, what about the drivers? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Cars, Trends, Ride-hailing, Uber Drivers


It turns out Uber drivers are abused more often than passengers are

Uber drivers are more likely to be abused or attacked by passengers than the other way round, says the company. Riders can be banned due to driver ratings. Uber also works closely with police when incidents occur. The post It turns out Uber drivers are abused more often than passengers are appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Cars, Trends, Abuse, Ride-hailing, Uber Drivers


Not just for toddlers: Uber drivers get ‘timeouts’ if they turn down UberPool rides

Uber drivers say UberPool rides more often result in poor rider ratings, but refusing them causes the company to give four to 15-minute timeouts. Riders don't like going out of their way to pick up other rides and complain about other passengers. The post Not just for toddlers: Uber drivers get ‘timeouts’ if they turn down UberPool rides appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Business, Cars, Trends, Uberpool, Uber Drivers


Uber and Lyft drivers can now rent from Hertz

Expanding on a pilot program with Lyft, Hertz is now entering into agreements with both Uber and Lyft for weekly driver rentals. In addition to adding an option for potential rideshare drivers, the program also gives Hertz a way to make more money. The post Uber and Lyft drivers can now rent from Hertz appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, Cars, Trends, Hertz, Ridesharing, Uber Drivers


Uber and Lyft drivers now have another option — rent from Hertz

Expanding on a pilot program with Lyft, Hertz is now entering into agreements with both Uber and Lyft for weekly driver rentals. In addition to adding an option for potential rideshare drivers, the program also gives Hertz a way to make more money. The post Uber and Lyft drivers now have another option — rent from Hertz appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, Cars, Trends, Hertz, Ridesharing, Uber Drivers


Uber to start watching its drivers more closely

In tests in different groups of cities, Uber is going to monitor its drivers. One test will monitor ride smoothness, the other texting while driving. Uber says the purpose of the tests is to give better feedback to drivers about passenger ratings. The post Uber to start watching its drivers more closely appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Monitoring, Uber Drivers, Texting While Driving


How much do Uber drivers really make?

Because ride-share drivers are considered contractors and cover their own expenses, being an Uber driver isn't a strong career path. Recent calculations for three cities indicated that drivers earn from $8.77 to $13.17 an hour after expenses. The post How much do Uber drivers really make? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Cars, Trends, Uber Drivers, Ride-sharing Services


Uber releases new app features designed to benefit drivers

Six new features in the Uber drivers' app may help drivers manage their business. The Driver Destinations feature may help drivers choose profitable routes. The features add convenience but don't address the larger issues between drivers and Uber. The post Uber releases new app features designed to benefit drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Cars, Trends, Ride-hailing, Uber Drivers


Uber changes mean drivers can choose destinations and take bathroom breaks

Six new features in the Uber drivers' app may help drivers manage their business. The Driver Destinations feature may help drivers choose profitable routes. The features add convenience but don't address the larger issues between drivers and Uber. The post Uber changes mean drivers can choose destinations and take bathroom breaks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Cars, Trends, Ride-hailing, Uber Drivers



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