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  1. neigedoi

    Driverless Cars Could Make Transportation Free for Everyone

    Here's the article's premise (link below): "Want a gratis ride? You’ll just have to stop at some stores along the way." As a pax, it sounds great. For me as a driver, it sounds like Pool+ (or Pool-minus). EDIT: Here's a bit more from the article: "Say you and your friends want to go to the...
  2. BurgerTiime

    Boston Uber driver charged with rape

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/04/25/boston-uber-driver-charged-with-rape/fcddNesDx5m6iadF4H4kJK/story.html
  3. Maven

    Cops tell an Uber driver he can't film them

    Friday, March 10 2017, The Washington Post and many other media outlets One of the first things Jesse Bright did after being pulled over by police on a recent Sunday afternoon was turn on his phone and begin filming. Bright was driving for Uber to make some extra cash, but he works full-time...
  4. Silent_Philosodriver

    For those who believe "Uber wouldn't do that, they are simpletons who give money away to drivers"

    For those of you who keep thinking Uber is run by idiots who want to lose money forever... please read (yet another piece of data that wont change your minds, but whatever...i'm trying to tell you something important) Another Female Uber engineer has blogged her awful time at Uber, with more...
  5. L

    Looking for Florida Drivers who were Screwed over with the Leasing Program

    I leased a car thru Uber's Xchange Leasing Program. They never sent a hard tag, Let the car sit for 5 weeks, then repossessed the car and tried to charge me outrageous money to redeem it. Fast Forward 5 months, My son and I are homeless because I couldn't pay my rent and got evicted. Their...
  6. SMH Uber

    Is Lyft getting busier?

    Just got this message from Lyft. Has any of the Lyft Drivers seen a significant up tick of lyft rider since the #deleteuber campaign? Now that we have the media's attention we need to capitalize on driver's plight. Bring up our issues with uber.
  7. yeahTHATuberGVL

    Uber asked me for feedback...and I took the bait

    Uber sent me the feedback email today, and since I had some time to kill on the john, this long love letter happened. On a scale of 1-10, I selected 2 as pretty unlikely to suggest Uber driving to friends and family. Suggestions for improvement? *Ahem* Stop fighting with competitors by...
  8. Emily Reid

    Your health and safety as a driver matters to us.

    Flu. Vomit. Accidents. Fatigue. Harassment. You or pax gets sick or injured. You have health and safety concerns as a driver. We want to hear directly from you. This is a study on the health and safety of UberX drivers and passengers. We are asking drivers to participate in focus groups in...
  9. GPU

    Get Picked Up are looking for more drivers - Read More....

    Hi Everyone, We are looking for more drivers to join us in Brisbane so we thought we might give the forum another whirl. Who are Get Picked Up? We originally started as a Limousine/Hire Car operation and have operated in all capital and main cities in Australia for the past 4 years. Since the...
  10. GPU

    Get Picked Up are looking for more drivers - Read More....

    Hi Everyone, We are looking for more drivers to join us in Sydney so we thought we might give the forum another whirl. Who are Get Picked Up? We originally started as a Limousine/Hire Car operation and have operated in all capital and main cities in Australia for the past 4 years. Since the...
  11. Daniel Rombouts

    Are you interested in Prebooked Fixed Fares? - GPU Adelaide July

    Get Picked Up (GPU) are launching GPU Ride in Adelaide in July and we are looking for drivers. We work with a lot of large Travel Agencies including Flight Centre and have alot of existing clients who are looking to use our service in Adelaide. GPU has been operating a Chauffeur Service...
  12. Daniel Rombouts

    GPU Ride is Launching in Perth July - Signup ahead of the launch.....

    Get Picked Up (GPU) are launching GPU Ride in Perth in July and we are looking for drivers. Our main points of difference is that we offer customers Prebooked Journeys and Fixed, Upfront Prices. We display Journey Date/Time/Pickup/Destination and rate at the time of a booking offer so you know...
  13. Daniel Rombouts

    GPU pays drivers 5% ongoing commission for client referrals and are looking for drivers.

    Get Picked Up (GPU) have a new promo running offering 5% ongoing commission on client referrals - and we are looking for drivers! If clients sign up with a drivers referral code they; Become a preferred driver for all future bookings. (meaning you are offered it first) Receive 5% commission...
  14. Manotas

    Uber driver dozes off forcing passenger to take the wheel

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/watch-uber-driver-dozes-off-forcing-passenger-to-take-the-wheels/story-bD0cxqmoZ5mPb9dGR9jc5N.html An Uber driver allegedly dozed off while driving a passenger from New Delhi to Gurgaon leaving the latter with no choice but to take the wheels. Ishaan...
  15. David Miner

    Uber has to change pay structure for smaller cites

    Uber needs to change how they pay drivers in Kalamazoo, MI (which relates directly to other small cities, also). Fares can go up since they are 50% less than a taxi and Uber can share it's wealth with it's partners. (Are we, the drivers, really treated like partners at Uber? My partners never...
  16. D

    Clarification about lyft line rates

    So After a couple back and forth emails with lyft support, which were answered within minutes, suprisingly.; I finally got the clarification I wanted on the lyft line rates. They aren't exactly forthcoming when they train you and say that you are still getting paid according to miles and time...
  17. tipster98122

    Seattle App Based Drivers Association(ABDA) meetings, updates, etc.

    Hey Sea-Tac Drivers, what's going on with the Seattle ABDA?
  18. tipster98122

    Unionizing Uber drivers in Seattle. Why?

    So, I'm generally in favor of unions but I don't get this idea. What are the benefits to the drivers? If the benefits don't include comprehensive auto and health insurance then I'm not in favor. Also, it's been my experience as a union member that if you are a part-timer you really get screwed...
  19. Michael - Cleveland

    HOW UBER, LYFT, AND FACEBOOK DRIVERS ARE ORGANIZING

    THE TEAMSTERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: HOW UBER, LYFT, AND FACEBOOK DRIVERS ARE ORGANIZING October 2014 BY NEAL UNGERLEIDER - FastCompany When you think of the Teamsters, you might still think Jimmy Hoffa. But you should also now think Uber, Lyft, and even Facebook.
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