Amazon is reportedly using drivers’ tips for their base pay

Amazon is pulling an Instacart and counting customers’ tips towards Flex drivers’ base pay, according to an investigation by LA Times. The Flex program, which you can think of as Uber for high-speed deliveries, promises contract drivers a base pay between $ 18 and $ 25 an hour. But based on the emails the Times […]

Here’s what you missed this weekend: Trump tries to respond to dead children at the border, Kelly says the ‘wall’ won’t be a real wall at all, and truculent truck drivers block Tesla Superchargers

Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump, Republicans, and administration officials have responded to a second December death of a migrant child in US custody.  In an interview, outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly said Trump’s “Wall” won’t actually be a wall. Business Insider spoke to truck drivers pointedly blocking Tesla Superchargers as multiple […]

Forget lap times; this car control class makes teen drivers safer

Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Getty) WALDORF, Md.—To a casual observer, Regency Furniture Stadium, home of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team, probably looked like it was playing host to a weekend autocross. There were cones set up in the empty lot as I pulled in and some interesting cars to park alongside, many displaying […]

Weed behind the wheel: Stoned drivers now more common in US than drunk ones

Stoned driving is on the rise in the US, with a new study showing that THC – the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis – is now the most commonly detected intoxicating substance in American drivers. Following the legalization of cannabis in some states, Americans are getting higher than ever before, with an estimated 15 billion […]

Uber Unveils $260 Million Plan to Help All London Drivers Get Electric Cars by 2025

Uber’s $ 260 Million Plan to Go to Electric Cars in London Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]

Limo firm to judge: Tell us whether Uber drivers are employees

Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Lawyers representing a Southern California limousine company that sued Uber last month over state unfair competition allegations have now filed a motion for partial summary judgement. If the filing […]

Instagram car finance SCAM – Drivers warned of bogus lease firms using social media 

Motorists are being warned about a new finance scam that sees con artists targeting unsuspecting motorists with too good to be true deals.  Deals advertised on the social media Instagram are targetting the most vulnerable motorists on the road.  Typically they offer motorists a policy without the need for a credit check or a deposit.  […]