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Ever since Assembly Bill 5 was passed in California, rideshare companies have been making changes left and right. Uber and Lyft, will do anything possible to avoid having to classify their drivers as employees and thus change the entire structure of their company. This includes spending tens of millions campaigning against AB5 or even pulling out of select markets.
Apart from their extensive campaigning Uber has already made the following changes to their app in an effort to avoid AB5.
About a decade ago, scooters, rideshares, and E-bikes did not even exist in our vocabulary. But we all have come to appreciate the usefulness of these new transportation choices. I have extensively written about the Micro Mobility Industry in the past. Initially, I thought that scooters and e-bikes had their place in cities, not knowing that they would proliferate like wild mushrooms. As with anything new, they looked like they were fun to ride. However, as we know now, they became a nuisance for most drivers, a regulatory nightmare for city officials, residents and a definite health hazard for riders. ...read more
Cargo the company known for putting vending display boxes in Uber’s and Lyft’s across the country just announced a major pivot to their business model. In a message sent to drivers, Cargo stated “As you may have heard the bittersweet news from our last email, we’ve determined that the best path for Cargo in 2020 is to pause our Cargo Store business and double our efforts within the Cargo Beam program. We will forever be grateful for the support and work our drivers have put in towards the Cargo Store.”
According to the Cargo ...read more
Yes and no. People will always need to get where they need to be going, and that is not dependent on what time of year it is. Winter can be very lucrative for rideshare drivers, but it can also be a slow time of year.
Summer is the busier time of year from the standpoint that there are more activities, parties, events, and occasions to go out and about. There are more people wanting to go places, but there are also more rideshare drivers vying for those rides. You will definitely be busier driving in the summer, but you will ...read more
Using a dashboard camera is definitely not a fad anymore, but a worldwide trend. Dash cameras are extremely useful to modern Rideshare (Uber & Lyft) drivers, coming with a wide variety of benefits. Buying a dashcam is definitely a smart thing to do for driver as well as passenger safety! However, first things first, before purchasing one of these devices, it is imperative to discover if dashboard cameras are legal in your state or region.
Even though dashboard cameras are legal in most states, there are still two important aspects to consider when talking about dash cam legality in USA. ...read more