Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Grant McDonnell, GigGuyGrant, from London.   Grant started driving rideshare for Uber in London in 2017, then like everyone Pandemic-Pivoted to Delivery April 2020.   He has since continued to work only UberEats, Just Eat, and Deliveroo since.    He also has a YouTube channel where he does “ride along” delivery videos, only he uses a moped to navigate the streets of London.    Throughout the podcast we compare notes from here at home, to over there in London.  Here are some of the topics covered:

  • London YouTube Creator.
  • London Rideshare TFL regulations.
  • Switched from Rideshare to UberEats, Just Eat, & Deliveroo when the pandemic hit.
  • Just Eat who merged with Takeaway.
  • Grant’s “ride-alongs” are done from a moped recording on a GoPro8.
  • Grant started driving Uber London in 2017.
  • London, UK compared to USA market comparison (I was shocked to hear Grant say that London does not have a “tipping culture”).
  • London App Stewart is another delivery service there, but not as reliable as the other platforms in that space.
  • Position on ‘Unions’.
  • Grant’s encounter meeting Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
  • London’s new “worker” classification.
  • Airport re-matching EASTER EGG for drivers here in the United States.
  • London rideshare driver sign up takes 6-8 months, much tougher regulations from TFL in London, a better system for on-boarding?
  • Rideshare Insurance, London TFL requires you carry Commercial.
  • Congestion and Location charges paid primarily by drivers?!
  • London’s push for going all Electric Vehicle’s & their problem with many people not being able to park at their homes.
  • GoPro videos showing us “Grant’s London” are awesome!
  • Here we put peoples food on the ground and take a picture, over there you hand peoples food to them.
  • Drivers over there must be wearing their TFL badge or risk ticketing, another idea for here(?).
  • Uber, Ola, Bolt, FreeNow, London rideshare companies.
  • Middleton Technologies Apps: Maxymo, DUH, FlexAlert.
  • Grant mentioned a company called… PARA?  Awesome!!!
  • London Taxes on ALL non-electric vehicles.
  • Driving: Addison Lee London.
  • “Union Brainwashing” –Grant McDonnell.
  • Grant’s final thoughts on Uber.

Find Gig Guy Grant (Grant McDonnell):

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GigGuyGrant

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gigguygrant/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gigguygrant

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GigGuyGrant

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