The Dig on the Gig~~~~>   This week we talk with The Rideshare Guy on the podcast, more driver tragedy, Uber car rental, Lyft sexual assault, Lyft EV rental program, new gig platforms and what they should learn from Uber, Wallgreens and Uber team up for same day delivery …. see articles below:

  • Knife Pulled On Uber Driver In Bowie:    The Bowie Police Department reported that it arrived to the Shell located at 13811 Annapolis Road around 10 p.m. Authorities added that they found the suspect still sitting in the backseat of the Uber.   Officers explained that they searched that accused man and found a red pocket knife in his front right pocket. Police took the suspect into custody without incident and identified him as Terrance D. Murray…. [read full article]
  • Nashville Uber driver struck, killed on I-24:    A Nashville Uber driver was struck and killed on the shoulder of Interstate 24 East early Sunday morning after coming to the aid of another Uber driver whose vehicle had a flat tire.   Metro police have found that Uber driver Marcus Utley was driving a couple in his Honda Fit on I-24 when he pulled over on the right shoulder to fix a flat tire…. [read full article]
  • The Future Of Rideshare With Guest Harry Campbell (The Rideshare Guy):  Uber Lyft Drivers & Gig Economy Workers Weekly News: This week I have Harry Campbell (TheRideshareGuy.com) on the podcast to discuss, ‘The Future Of Rideshare’. We cover a wide span of topics: Driver pay, Passengers back, Driver shortage, Safety, Transparency…. [read full article]
  • Uber Rent looks to shake up the rental car industry:   How does Uber Rent work?    Users can access rental cars on the Uber app by tapping the rent icon on the Uber app home screen. After entering their destination and dates, the app will showcase available options from dozens of rental car companies.   Prices vary by location, date and booking time, but Varner said the company aims to offer competitive pricing. Users will get 10% back in Uber Cash with Uber Rent bookings for a limited time, which can be used for rides and orders on Uber Eats. There’s also $10 credit on Uber rides to the rental car lots…. [read full article]
  • Lyft has yet to disclose sexual assault incidents as cases grow:    More than three years after ridehail companies Uber and Lyft first pledged to release safety reports disclosing incidents of sexual assault and abuse on their platforms, Lyft has yet to do so. Meanwhile, hundreds of passengers are now lining up for potential lawsuits over alleged incidents of this nature, plaintiff lawyers tell CNN Business…. [read full article]
  • Lyft launches EV rental pilot program for ride-hail drivers in Northern California:    Lyft Inc said on Tuesday it will launch an electric vehicle rental pilot program for ride-hail drivers in a part of the San Francisco Bay Area in partnership with a local utility.   The EV rental program in San Mateo County south of San Francisco is scheduled to begin this fall. It initially aims to provide roughly 100 EVs for use on the Lyft platform, the ride-hail company and Peninsula Clean Energy said in a statement.   Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County’s official energy provider which aims to provide 100% renewable energy by 2025, will provide $500,000 in incentives to ride-hail drivers to ensure the cost of renting an EV is comparable to a gas-powered car…. [read full article]
  • What Up-And-Coming Gig Platforms Can Learn From Uber About Workers’ Financial Well-Being:   Many companies are constantly looking for ways to deliver benefits that boost morale, drive engagement and make workers happier, healthier and more productive. Despite this, in my experience, few gig platforms are paying attention to one of the biggest stressors in workers’ lives: their financial health.    It doesn’t have to be that way. Consider, for instance, Uber’s Instant Pay, which gives drivers the option to instantly access their earnings as soon as they finish a ride — up to five times daily…. [read full article]
  • Walgreens and Uber team up for same-day delivery of your everyday needs:   Walgreens and Uber are expanding their partnership to offer same-day delivery. Starting Tuesday, US customers can order the retailers’ products — including health and wellness, household essentials and over the counter medication — for delivery using the Uber Eats app.    The new delivery option will create “seamless health and well-being experiences,” said Stefanie Kruse, vice president of digital commerce and omnichannel at Walgreens, in a release…. [read full article]

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