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  1. Dallas
    So I have a buddy up in the Lubbock area and he says he found a new driving app. I haven't heard of it myself, but what he was saying sounded almost too good to be true. He said with the company he works for he is able to keep 100% of the ride fares, including tips of course. Anyways he...
  2. Austin
    Work Search Requirement to be Reinstated for Unemployment Insurance on July 6 Date: June 16, 2020 Media Contact: Cisco Gamez Phone: 512-463-8556 Benefits will continue, but recipients must search for new jobs AUSTIN -The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today that the work search...
  3. Taxes
    Hello fellow uberists, I have surcharges imposed by the state of Texas and I need to make payments regularly at https://www.txsurchargeonline.com/onlineservices.aspx or else my driver's license will expire. Can I claim these payments as a loss for my business? Technically, this is a cost of...
  4. News
    https://www.theblaze.com/news/texas-teen-accused-of-ordering-lyft-ride-to-smuggle-illegal-immigrants-using-moms-credit-card A teenager from Mission, Texas, landed himself in hot water earlier this month, when he decided to become a human smuggler using his mother's credit card and his sister's...
  5. Austin
    Hi guys! I just traded my car for a brand new 2019 Niro Hybrid and I don't drive often, but like to just for a bit of extra money on the side of my real job. I'm confused about the inspection sticker, because since it's a new car, it doesn't need inspection for 2 years. Can I still drive...
  6. Stories
    https://www.ksat.com/news/crazy-video-shows-18-wheeler-pushing-mercedes-down-san-antonio-highway An 18-wheeler was caught on camera pushing a black two-door Mercedes down I-35 North past the exit for 281 Monday afternoon in San Antonio. Adrian Lopez shared a post to Facebook with three videos...
  7. Autonomous
    Henry Chester, a 68-year-old Arlington Texas retiree, heard about the demo on the morning news. He said he's been intrigued by futuristic cars ever since his son bought a Tesla. Self-driving cars could solve two problems, he said: cutting down on emissions and taking distracted drivers out of...
  8. Advice
    Hi Everybody, I am going to be moving temporally back to Orlando for 3 months or so to take care of my parents. While I am there I won't be working so I will be doing Uber/Lyft, Postmates, Instacart, etc on the side to make a few extra bucks. What I am wanting to know in regards to Uber (or...
  9. Austin
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/2/17069424/maven-gig-gm-car-sharing-uber-lyft-drivers-austin General Motors is bringing its car-sharing service Maven to the city of Austin, but just for freelance drivers for rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft, and on-demand delivery apps like Postmates, GrubHub...
  10. News
    "Look dude I drive for Uber, I don't have anything" Assailant: "I'm going to shoot you!" http://abc11.com/tough-to-watch-uber-driver-robbed-nearly-killed-by-armed-men/3134622/ ATASCOCITA, Texas -- Heart-wrenching video shows the terrifying moments an Uber driver was robbed and nearly killed...
  11. Chatter
    Shannen Martin CORSICANA, Texas - Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs. Officers in Corsicana, about 55 miles south of Dallas, were investigating a report of a theft at a grocery store on Wednesday...
  12. Austin
    Driving in Texas? Read this sometime (soon) > http://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-7.pdf Turning on your 4-way flashers doesn't make your rideshare vehicle exempt from Texas or local traffic laws. A couple of observations to help you survive ridesharing in Austin: Fire lanes &...
  13. Vehicles
    Hi, New guy here. How do I find out if my car is eligible for my market? And how long does it take Uber complete background checks? I have 2006 Jeep Commander 4 door SUV in Waco, Texas. I just submitted all my documents (DL, Insurance, Registration) but the app won't let me go online and had a...
  14. Dallas
    I took a ride from love field AP to DFW AP. As usual, I take 35 to 635. I check the fare details and uber subtracted a mile and graphed that I took a different route. The adjusted route only cost me a dollar less, but this is plain illegal. They could at least graphed that I took actual roads...
  15. Delivery
    Hey ya'll, New Instacart Shopper / Driver here and had some questions from anybody who has done Instacart before. There isn't much training it seems besides what Instacart gives you and I had some questions. I already picked up my Debit card and activated it into the App. My question is, I...
  16. Houston
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  17. Houston
    I have two questions. Unforutely I don't drive for uber. Had incident and they deactivated me. So just driving lyft for now. Although it is really really slow. Most times there are no pings for 3+ hours. I initially thought maybe my phone gps was messed up. But there's just not enough demand...
  18. News
    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2017/06/30/texas-uber-drivers-sue-company-seek-full-employee-status-back-pay Uber considers drivers to be independent operators, but a federal class-action lawsuit filed Friday in Houston charges that the company's grip on them is so extensive...
  19. Advice
    Hi y'all I just created this account because I want some advice. I applied to work for Uber yesterday, as I heard they have a leasing program for those who don't have a car of their own and I figured, "hey, this can work for me!" Now a little information; I been unemployed since December and...
  20. News
    FATHERS: TEEN DAUGHTERS USED UBER AND MEGABUS TO RUN AWAY FROM HOME TO LOUISIANA Email Video: EMBED <click Kids accused of using Uber and Megabus to runaway from home. (KTRK) Parents Demand Change in Ubers Policy By Tracy Clemons Updated 52 mins ago CYPRESS, TX (KTRK) -- Two Cypress families...
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