Operations

Week In TNCs: Danger, DUIs, And Dumb Moves

Posted on July 1, 2016

Smugglers Use Uber-Registered Drivers to Move Migrants to U.S. Border: On June 10, five vehicles carrying 34 Central American migrants were apprehended while traveling together between the northern Mexican states of Zacatecas and Coahuila, an official said. Four of the vehicles were linked to the Uber Technologies platform, but it was unclear whether the human smugglers had hailed the drivers using the Uber app. The drivers said they were not the owners of the cars, but worked as Uber drivers, he said. Fortune article here

What Happens When Your Uber Driver Gets A DUI?: When Katie Gallion’s Uber driver started swerving across the road’s rumble strips only 15 minutes into her ride near Durham, N.C., on June 3, she decided to give him a pass. She didn’t know he’d polished off four beers before starting to drive for Uber that night. When the car crossed over a grass median, coming precariously close to the oncoming traffic lane, Gallion began considering her options. BuzzFeed article here

Uber Driver Faces Charges Of Sex Assault On Orlando Woman: An Uber driver is facing charges after a woman said he sexually assaulted her before he dropped her off. The driver denies the charges, and said she was the aggressor. But detectives said in a report the Uber driver took advantage of her because she was intoxicated. WFTV 9 ABC article here

Lyft Driver Groped, Threatened to 'F--- Up' Passenger, Prosecutors Say: A recently fired Lyft driver has been charged with threatening the Lakeview, Ill., woman who reported him for groping her last month, prosecutors said June 25. In a voicemail, Momen Hamdan, 21, told the woman, "Listen, b----. You got them to fire me at Lyft. I'm going to f--- your a-- up." DNAinfo article here

Leaked Uber Documents Suggest Uncertainty Over Impact Of Price Cuts: Internal company documents provided to BuzzFeed News, as well as conversations with Uber economists, suggest while the company claims lowered fares mean more money for drivers, Uber actually knows less than it publicly suggests about the relationship between price cuts and driver pay. Many drivers, meanwhile, say they lose money when Uber reduces prices. BuzzFeed article here

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

How To Stay Fresh, Different, And Fun

eNews exclusive: Ebonee Brown brings a youthful, optimistic point of view to the industry she never thought she’d be a part of.

Dawson Rutter's Company Named Best Car Service

Commonwealth Worldwide earns the Boston ranking for the seventh time as it marks 35 years of chauffeured service.

Family Business Becomes Millennial’s Passion

eNews Exclusive: Fast 40 operator Nick Boccio got his start in a garage and has since taken up a desire to continue his grandfather’s legacy.

Luxury Vs. Affluent Travelers: What's The Difference?

Luxury spenders are more driven by experiential and authentic experiences.

Company Aims To Reach Peak Operating Performance

eNews Exclusive: Abdou and Hillary Louarti believe industry involvement and education help them stand out in a crowded market.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - June/Fact Book 2017 $12.95 * Facts & Stats * Directors & Guides *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close