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Knowledge of the FHV Industry is a Weapon to Enable Change to Occur

Knowledge of the FHV Industry is a Weapon to Enable Change to Occur

Knowledge is the most powerful weapon you are ever going to have at your disposal. It is not a gun, a sword or a bomb, but it is the strongest instrument you will have if you really want to make a change. Knowledge is a weapon because it is what you learn that enables you […] Read More

Time for Drivers to Take Action- Contact Your Local City Council member

Time for Drivers to Take Action- Contact Your Local City Council member

The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) claims to be trying to fight the poverty status of for-hire vehicle operators, but all they seem to be doing these days is hurting drivers. In August 2019, despite opposition from the NYC City Council and drivers themselves, the TLC voted to approve a permanent cap on the […] Read More

The pros and cons of NYC’s ban on new Uber and Lyft cars

The pros and cons of NYC’s ban on new Uber and Lyft cars

No new vehicles will be able to join ride-hailing networks like Uber and Lyft in the biggest city in the U.S. for a year following just-passed local legislation. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday on a group of bills related to ride-hailing, one of which pauses the issuances of new licenses for vehicles […] Read More

Uber Pool Vs. Via: Which NYC Ride-Sharing Service Reigns Supreme?

Uber Pool Vs. Via: Which NYC Ride-Sharing Service Reigns Supreme?

NEW YORK, NY — Ride-sharing has exploded in New York City. The streets are teeming with drivers working for services such as Uber and Lyft just waiting for New Yorkers to cry out, “I can’t bear taking the subway right now.” Patch recently tested four car services — Uber, Lyft, Via and the good ol’ […] Read More

Uber driver saved after flipping car in East Village crash

Uber driver saved after flipping car in East Village crash

An Uber driver was rescued from his crushed car after it flipped onto its side when he smashed into three parked vehicles Sunday in the East Village. The man was driving downtown on Avenue D when he slammed into two unoccupied parked cars about 10 a.m., authorities said. The Uber car, a black Toyota sedan, […] Read More

Uber will now let you rate your driver mid-trip

Uber will now let you rate your driver mid-trip

Sometimes you know right away when your Uber driver is awesome. Or maybe they quickly reveal themselves to be rather creepy. For those times, Uber will let you rate your driver and leave comments in the middle of a trip. Wait to rate no more. Uber is framing the change as a burning desire to […] Read More

Five Things They Don’t Warn You About (But Should) When You Sign Up To Be Rideshare Driver

Five Things They Don’t Warn You About (But Should) When You Sign Up To Be Rideshare Driver

What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you while rideshare driving? If you’re a new driver (or just curious about what’s happened to other drivers), we had senior RSG contributor John Ince share some of the 5 things/passengers rideshare companies should warn you about (but don’t!) before rideshare driving. When you sign up […] Read More

Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees, judge rules

Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees, judge rules

Uber drivers are independent contractors, not full-time employees of the ride-hailing company, a federal judge ruled in what is said to be the first classification of Uber drivers under federal law. Reuters reported that US District Judge Michael Baylson said on Wednesday that Uber does not exert enough control over drivers for its limo service, […] Read More

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