Uber Is Old Hat to Trucking
Satish Jindel • Journal of Commerce
June 27, 2016
Although the local taxi cab business is regulated, people have taken rides in strangers’ cars for decades. While those in younger generations may not be aware, baby boomers know that hitchhiking was a shared resource model achieved by thumbing down cars from the roadside.
I have hitchhiked within Philadelphia and long distance to Berkeley, California, (yes, 3,000 miles across the country) using the shared economy. Some drivers took cash payment to cover their expenses, but most did it to help the poor Indian. With changing times, hitchhiking became risky, and the shared resources exited the economy…Read More