Local ride-hailing drivers hoping to remain independent contractors

Cam Jandrow, Spectrum News 1

Robert Powers is a former taxi driver who has been driving for Lyft and Uber for two years. Being able to work when and where he wants is part of the appeal of being a ride-booking driver.

“You’re your own boss,” Powers said. “I live here in Worcester. A lot of times, you end up wherever you end up. And it’s good to stop when you want to stop. A couple weeks ago, I was in Fall River and I saw Battleship Cove. I stopped and I went and looked around the battleship.”