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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 8:31 am

Over the last two years everyone has heard of the newest wave of transportation that has been made available across the United States. The company is called Uber.
Uber is an alternate way of getting fast transportation designed precisely for your needs.
Drivers are independent contractors who use their personal vehicles to pick up people who need rides for any reason.
Uber has been such a success that several other companies have started using the same idea. LYFT is one of those companies that has flourished over the last several years using the Uber business model.
Benjamin McMahan of Heathsville is going on his second week as a certified driver for Uber and LYFT and so far loves the decision he made.
McMahan got started on the idea when some family friends rented out they’re beach house to a family from Scotland and they needed to find a way to the airport from the Sandy Point area.
“Taxi companies wanted anywhere from $150 to $250 to come from the Richmond area to pick them up. So, I got to thinking that I have a decent car, I’ve got time on my hands, I like meeting people so I signed up for Uber and was accepted pretty quickly and hit the road,” said McMahan.

For the full article pick up a copy of this weeks Northumberland Echo 7/25/18