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Uber dangles higher pay to lure U.S. drivers back, but warns it will not last

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermi/File Photo April 8, 2021 By Tina Bellon (Reuters) -Uber Technologies Inc said U.S. drivers on their ride-hail platforms should take advantage of pay hikes as trip demand […]

Transportation Secretary Floats Taxing Drivers by the Mile to Pay for Infrastructure Bill

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Friday said a proposal that would tax Americans for each mile they drive “shows a lot of promise.” Asked about various possible funding mechanisms for what’s expected to be a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill from the White House, Buttigieg said a mileage tax looks promising. “If we believe in that […]

Exclusive: Low tips, long waits – DoorDash takes on drivers’ Walmart gripes

FILE PHOTO: Jeff Leonard, a DoorDash driver, waits to pickup an order at a Walmart online grocery pickup parking lot in Cumming, Georgia, U.S., November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Nandita Bose March 22, 2021 By Hilary Russ and Richa Naidu NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Third-party delivery firm DoorDash Inc is taking steps to address what it says […]

Uber wins Dutch court case over data brought by British drivers

FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Illustration March 12, 2021 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch court has dismissed claims by a group of British Uber drivers that sought access to the data that the ride hailing company collects about them. The […]

Oklahoma Bill to Protect Drivers Who Hit Violent Protesters While Fleeing Passes House

A bill that could grant legal immunity for drivers who hit violent road-blocking protesters while fleeing from them has passed the House in Oklahoma. House Bill 1674, authored by Republican state Rep. Kevin West, was passed 79-18 on Tuesday and proposes measures to crack down on violent protesters who block roads or highways to paralyze traffic—a […]