Rideshare Rodeo Podcast

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig-economy news, interviews, insights, stories from the road, and much more! Presented by UberLyftDrivers.com

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7 days ago

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Matt Lafferty, CEO/Founder of Curri, on the podcast and I grade the company on the last 90 days working the platform, talking with Drivers, Earnings, Transparency, speaking with higher ups at Curri, The Driver Roundtable, and more.   Join me in my follow up interview with Matt to hear the full breakdown. Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Sign up for PARA: https://withpara.com/ **HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL**

Saturday Nov 20, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Gail Gordon on the podcast.  Gail owns and operates a non-profit Opera Company in Los Angeles.   I had Gail on the podcast in October 2020 and we discussed what had happened.   Today, a year later, I have her back for an update on the effects of California AB5 on her NON-profit business.   Unreal the damage this law has done!*SEE DETAILS ON EXACTLY HOW THIS EFFECTS GAIL BELOW* Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Sign up for PARA: https://withpara.com/ **READ BELOW TO UNDERSTAND ABC TEST** ABC test – B prong is impossible to justify for musicians. (A) The person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact. (B) The person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business. (C) The person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed Section 2775 and the holding in Dynamex do not apply to the relationship between a referral agency and a service provider, as defined below, under the following conditions: (A) A person who utilizes a referral agency to contract for services from a service provider  ex:  Opera company using a “Contractor” to hires an orchestra for performances. (a)Section 2775 and the holding in Dynamex do not apply to the relationship between two individuals wherein each individual is acting as a sole proprietor or separate business entity formed as a partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or corporation performing work pursuant to a contract for purposes of providing services at the location of a single-engagement event, as defined below, under the following conditions: (1) Neither individual is subject to control and direction by the other, in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact. (2) Each individual has the ability to negotiate their rate of pay with the other individual. (3) The written contract between both individuals specifies the total payment for services provided by both individuals at the single-engagement event, and the specific rate paid to each individual. (b) “Single-engagement event” means a stand-alone non-recurring event in a single location, or a series of events in the same location no more than once a week. (A) The musical group is performing as a symphony orchestra, the musical group is performing at a theme park or amusement park, or a musician is performing in a musical theater production.             (F) “Single-engagement live performance event” means a stand-alone musical performance in a single venue location, or a series of performances in the same venue location no more than once a week. This does not include performances that are part of a tour or series of live performances at various locations. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB2257  

Tuesday Nov 16, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have three Dumpling Platform business owners, from three different states, on the show to discuss the difference between Dumpling and other Gig work.  What it takes to actually be your own business and go the extra mile.   The advantages and perks that come from a platform like Dumpling compared to on-demand shopping platforms like Instacart.   How they came to switching from Instacart like platforms to owning their own businesses.   Plus many other topics we discuss, join me and my panelists to learn about a different gig platform.  DUMPLIING! Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Tonights Dumpling Shopper Panelists: Shopping By The Shore (Atlantic City NJ) https://shop.dumpling.us/celestep288 https://www.facebook.com/shoppingbytheshore https://www.instagram.com/shoppingbytheshore/   Suze Q Shops For You (Redland CA) https://shop.dumpling.us/suzek https://www.facebook.com/suzeqshopsforyou https://www.instagram.com/suzeqshopsforyou/   Q Delivery Solutions (Tampa FL) https://shop.dumpling.us/qdeliverysolutions https://www.facebook.com/QDeliverySolutions   Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Do NOT forget to check out our live radio show Fridays 4pm PST/7pm EST:TNCRadio.live (featuring Jason Tieri and mE)

Thursday Nov 11, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Kim Kavin on the show to discuss the very real threat facing Independent Contractors, and their fight to choose the way they work, live, and earn.   Kim has been a key player in keeping workers freedoms and ways they earn up to them, NOT our government.  She also runs the website #FightForFreelancers  With multiple states trying to end the choice to be an Independent Contractor, and even the Federal Government trying to take this right away from the entire country.   Kim has been extremely vocal in stopping junk bills and legislation from ending the Independent Contractor as we know it. So, settle in and relax, as we discuss what is going on all over the country regarding Union takeovers and what we can do to stop it. These type laws would effect 59 Million workers in the United States, that is over 30% of the workforce.   Join us on this episode as we dive into 'what is going on?' Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Kim Kavin links below:Website: https://fightforfreelancersusa.com Facebook group Fight For Freelancers USA: https://facebook.com/groups/2754328577981607… Fight For Freelancers USA on Twitter:https://twitter.com/Freelancers_USA Twitter: @thekimkavin   Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Do NOT forget to check out our live radio show Fridays 4pm PST/7pm EST:TNCRadio.live (featuring Jason Tieri and mE) & Make sure to listen in our sister companyhttps://www.gigeconomy-podcast.com  

Tuesday Nov 09, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Grant McDonnell, GigGuyGrant, from London.   Grant started driving rideshare for Uber in London in 2017, then like everyone Pandemic-Pivoted to Delivery April 2020.   He has since continued to work only UberEats, Just Eat, and Deliveroo since.    He also has a YouTube channel where he does "ride along" delivery videos, only he uses a moped to navigate the streets of London.    Throughout the podcast we compare notes from here at home, to over there in London.  Here are some of the topics covered: London YouTube Creator. London Rideshare TFL regulations. Switched from Rideshare to UberEats, Just Eat, & Deliveroo when the pandemic hit. Just Eat who merged with Takeaway. Grant’s “ride-alongs” are done from a moped recording on a GoPro8. Grant started driving Uber London in 2017. London, UK compared to USA market comparison (I was shocked to hear Grant say that London does not have a “tipping culture”). London App Stewart is another delivery service there, but not as reliable as the other platforms in that space. Position on ‘Unions’. Grant’s encounter meeting Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. London’s new “worker” classification. Airport re-matching EASTER EGG for drivers here in the United States. London rideshare driver sign up takes 6-8 months, much tougher regulations from TFL in London, a better system for on-boarding? Rideshare Insurance, London TFL requires you carry Commercial. Congestion and Location charges paid primarily by drivers?! London’s push for going all Electric Vehicle’s & their problem with many people not being able to park at their homes. GoPro videos showing us “Grant’s London” are awesome! Here we put peoples food on the ground and take a picture, over there you hand peoples food to them. Drivers over there must be wearing their TFL badge or risk ticketing, another idea for here(?). Uber, Ola, Bolt, FreeNow, London rideshare companies. Middleton Technologies Apps: Maxymo, DUH, FlexAlert. Grant mentioned a company called… PARA?  Awesome!!! London Taxes on ALL non-electric vehicles. Driving: Addison Lee London. “Union Brainwashing” –Grant McDonnell. Grant’s final thoughts on Uber. Find Gig Guy Grant (Grant McDonnell):YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GigGuyGrantInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gigguygrant/Twitter: https://twitter.com/gigguygrantFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GigGuyGrant Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Don't forget to catch Jason Tieri and I weekly on Fridays: TNCRadio.live (4pm-6pm PST/7pm-9pm EST)  

Tuesday Nov 02, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have 4 Curri Drivers on to discuss the platform and what drivers can expect when working on the app. Thanks to my Roundtable panel:   Markiss (Seattle), Ed (New Jersey), Mac (Portland), and Millard (Connecticut). Some of the topics we discussed: Being A Curri Route Driver: Great Pay & Not Your vehicle. From Full Pick-Up Trucks-To-Trailers To Any Size Vehicle. All Gig Economy Workers Should Be Using Curri Platform & Why. Even Though Market To Market Pay Differs All Markets Pay Great. Tips From Curri Drivers For New Workers To The Platform. Curri Support: Fast, Efficient, & Located In The U.S. Mapping Some Deliveries With Apple Maps. Curri Is The Best Paying App For Gig Workers Time. The 30 Second Wait Time & Understanding It. Making The Most Out Of Curri Hot Shot Runs. $300 order!  $1,200 order!!! Hot Shot, Long Shot, Long Haul and understanding them. Pick-up, Drop-off, hands free on handling payload. Unanimous From Tonight’s Panel: You can NOT get paid more on any other Gig platform than you will on Curri. Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Don't forget to catch Jason Tieri and I weekly on Fridays: TNCRadio.live (4pm-6pm PST/7pm-9pm EST)

Friday Oct 29, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Mike Baselgleea of "Mike Delivers Podcast" talking about the New Jersey Uber Eats market.   Mike has put out over 200 podcasts in the last two years, both food delivery space and his NBA podcast as well.  Some of the topics we covered: Uber Eats. Mikes Podcasts: Mike Delivers and his sports podcast. McDonalds, Chipotle, & Jersey Mikes. Being a gig worker in Bloomfield, NJ. City of LA teams up with Waymo and puts driverless cars in a small area, already sounds like trouble. Start-up Gig-space app companies, are they here to stay? Mike talks about how he could consult restaurants in his area after what he has seen in two years of delivery (actually a good startup idea... maybe?). We have all these November earnings challenges going around here in the U.S.  New Zealand also does but there's has a $2,000 bonus attached. Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Mike Delivers Podcast: podcast: https://pod.co/mike-delivers   Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Don't forget to catch Jason Tieri and I weekly on Fridays: TNCRadio.live (4pm-6pm PST/7pm-9pm EST)

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   This week I have CEO/Founder of Middleton Technologies, Gary Middleton.  We discuss his 3 apps that help Gig workers be more productive with their time and in selecting the trips and deliveries they want.  Some of the topics we covered: Gary’s background, how and why he started the Maxymo app 7 years ago. Which came first, Maxymo or the original Mystro? Discuss the differences of getting apps on Android/GooglePlay vs. Apple/iOS. We discuss the 3 different apps Gary has created:1) Maxymo: Helps rideshare & delivery drivers become safer drivers by auto-switching between apps, auto-accepting only the trips they want & auto-declining unprofitable trips. The more services you drive for, the more trips you can get, which equals less downtime and more money.2) DUH (Drivers Utility Hub): The Drivers Utility Helper app is designed to assist independent contractors that are already signed up for doordash be safer drivers & more proficient while on delivery. Keep your focus on driving & delivering, less on watching your phone for orders.3) Flex Alert: Do you deliver for Amazon Flex? Well then you know the hassle of tapping the screen for hours on end just to see if there is a block available. Flex Alert helps take away this task with automated tapping, sound alerts and notifications to let you know when a block has appeared. Now you can focus on other task or earn on other gigs while you wait for a block to drop. Did we mention it is free? Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Middleton Technologies link: website:  https://middletontech.com *you can find the links to all 3 apps from the website, or in the GooglePlay store* Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Don't forget to catch Jason Tieri and I weekly on Fridays: TNCRadio.live (4pm-6pm PST/7pm-9pm EST) *Also, make sure to check out our friends over at Gig Economy Podcast:  https://gigeconomy-podcast.com/

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   This week I have Hannibal from "Hannibal Is Hungry".  Hannibal has some really great content on his YouTube channel, so make sure to see his links below.  Some of the topics we covered: Hannibal and the ROVER platform. Hannibal has created his own business, as all gig workers should be doing, or at least treating the platform work you are doing as your business. We discuss a couple of his recent videos:1) "What I Wish All Gig Apps Stopped Doing"2) "Are Gig App Workers Truly Independent Contractors?" Uber now has training videos in the app, hmmm. United States supply chain, and how the issue could be fixed 3-4 times quicker than is expected at this point. Hannibal put out a "Mental Health" video a few weeks back with other YouTube creators Sara Elizabeth video she put out on her channel today. YouTube Gig Creator 'Feuding'... why? Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Hannibal Is Hungry social media links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGw1m5bqayp2w1cGdhbGUA Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hannibal2484 Instagram: https://instagram.com/Hannibalishungry   November 2nd on the podcast will will have a panel of Curri Drivers from different markets, using different vehicles, performing different tasks, experiences, and anything else they want to share! Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib  

Tuesday Oct 12, 2021

Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   This week I have Veena Dubal on the podcast.  Veena is the Law Professor at University of California Hastings.  She also is a big piece of the California AB5 movement, as well as, an advocate against California Proposal 22.  We covered: 1. Veena’s background and what brought her to the fight for AB5. 2. The Taxi industry post 9/11. 3. Law School, Dissertation on ‘A Century Worth of Taxi Worker Organizing’. 4. 2013: learned about ‘for transportation’ vehicles picking up people at hotels. 5. 2014: California created “Transportation Network Company”. 6. 2014: Taxi Medallions in both San Francisco and New York City became worthless in such a short time. 7. Dynamex decision brought on AB5 in California. 8. Control Test, IRS Test, Borrello Test, ABC Test. 9. ABC Test has been used for years, in over 20 states to determine whether or not people qualified for unemployment. 10. Lorena Gonzales moved to have the ABC Test in California not only apply to ‘Unemployment’, but for ‘employee’ status as well. 11. The Traditional Independent Contractors and California AB5, carve-outs, and those who never got carve-outs. 12. California Prop 22: The money spent on the proposal, the passing of Prop 22, the fight that Prop 22 now faces in the state for breaking the ‘California Constitution’. 13. Proposition 22 was intended to allow app-based on-demand workers/drivers to remain Independent Contractors and other platform worker incentives. 14. My NEED to be an Independent Contractor, and how can I remain one? 15. The NEED for ‘Flexibility’ on these platforms. 16. Taxi Union structure of the past. 17. Limiting the amount of workers on the platform. 18. How market-to-market growth affects each city. 19. Massachusetts Bill h.1234 (mirrors California Prop 22). 20. Will other states start following the fight that draws in ‘The Coalition For Workers’ to other states, because they see the amount of money being used to fight Prop 22 in California and Massachusetts. Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Thanks to Veena for coming on the podcast, and agreeing to come back on to finish up our discussion. Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib November 2nd on the podcast will will have a panel of Curri Drivers from different markets, using different vehicles, performing different tasks, experiences, and anything else they want to share! Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib  

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